Judi Rutland
Contact Information

Judi Rutland

Broker Associate - Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
4458 Legendary Dr Ste 100
Destin, FL 32541

Some, call the panhandle of Florida, paradise....I call it home sweet home

As a Florida Broker and Certified Residential Specialist,  I offer my customers the knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in our local market. Buying and selling real estate is not the same everywhere, so you need someone that you not only like but  can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you and here are some of the things I can do to assist in the process:

Finding A Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! You need a strong negotiator.  You need a REALTOR that has strong work ethics and never waivers when things get rough.  I will work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you need for your ideal home. 

Selling a Home
When it's time to moving, you need someone who will market your home, show it to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, overcome objections, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing until the very end and then beyond. I take care of everything, from listing to closing.

Consultation on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers cannot visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make recommendations for your home to attract its ideal audience.  Some of those things include:  advising,  staging, making repairs or minor improvements. I have 20 years of a proven track record in marketing and selling homes.  I put in the work so that you can make your next move.




  • Graduate Leadership Development Program - Emerald Coast Association of Realtors®
  • Graduate DeKalb College -  Associate Degree in Business Administration
  • Graduate Kennesaw University - Bachelor Degree in Psychology
  • Graduate Georgia State University - Master Degree in Education Psychology
  • Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI)
  • Graduate Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
  • Graduate Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Certified Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
  • South Walton Realtor® of the YEAR (2000, 2005)
  • Destin Realtor® of the Year (2014)
  • President - Emerald Coast Association of Realtors® (2012)
  • President -  Women's Council of Realtors® - Emerald Coast (2016)
  • Florida Realtors® District 9 Vice President (2015)
  • Florida Real Estate Instructor
  • Florida Realtors® Instructor
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate Sales Instructor





"Judi Rutland is a five-star Instructor consistently scoring 5 out of 5 in her Instructor evaluations by 100% of attendees. I have worked with Judi for 5 years in my capacity as Education Director for the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors. Judi is professional, dependable, passionate and always well prepared. She has the rare ability to combine the art of imparting knowledge with strong interpersonal skills, making her classes both valuable and enjoyable. This is especially important as she teaches some of the most difficult topics including contracts and ethics. It is my pleasure to recommend Judi."

  -Paula Cook, Colleague

"I worked with Judi for many years as an R.E. Administrator starting back in early 2000 when I was trying to break into Real Estate. I continue to be impressed by her passion for the business, her zeal for excellence, and her commitment to her clients and colleagues, as well as community, family and friends. She truly goes "the extra mile" and I am blessed to call her friend. BJB"

  -BJB, Colleague

"Judi was very professional and very patient with us while we looked at the many condos of our choice. She was helpful. We would recommend Judi for anything you may need. "

  -Susan and John Hanekamp, Client

"Judi was recommended to me by a friend. She was very easy to work with and was a great help since I live out of State. Judi kept me in the loop on all showings and also shared recommendations to help sell the property. "

  -Doyle King, Client

"If you are looking for a "true professional" Judi is your agent. I have known Judi from the time she entered the profession. No one I know in my 40 years in real estate has worked harder to gain the education and experience to be the "clients agent". Her record of success as an broker/agent and her continued leadership in the real estate community show she is an excellent choice to serve you as a client."

  -Jamie Forbes, Colleague