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Why Choose Sarah Rutherford

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Find Your Dream Home

Get started today in the journey of finding your dream home.  I am here to walk you through every step and make it an enjoyable experience.  From researching available homes in Brevard that fit your needs and price range and all the way through the closing.  I will be your guide, come walk with me to find your dream Brevard home.

Sarah Rutherford is a lifelong Brevard County resident.  Sarah carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything she does, and is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs.

When Sarah isn’t helping her clients find their dream home, she enjoys spending time boating, fishing, and doing just about anything else near the water. Sarah lives in Suntree with her husband, children, and their pug Bo.

I love everything about living on the Space Coast, and have comprehensive knowledge of the area and all it has to offer you and your family.  Whether you are ready to buy or sell, or are simply curious about our local market, contact me to see how we can make your real estate goals a reality.

Best in Brevard Property Management Real Estate DirectThe Official Community's Choice Awards

Property Management You Can Count On

Entrusting your property or properties to someone else is a major decision. You should choose a property management firm not only for their reputation, but also for compatibility. Ask yourself what you expect from your property manager and read the factors below to learn about Real Estate Direct’s property management services:

Experience

Real Estate Direct has been officially offering property management services to the public since 2007. Our managers have been trusted with property oversight for over twenty years in the Brevard County area exclusively.

What it means for you:

Your property manager is not only intimately familiar with state and federal laws regarding property management, but also with city and county restrictions and statutes which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. An experienced manager will also know how to recognize a valuable and reliable tenant and conduct appropriate checks to ensure the safety of your investment. In addition, your property manager will be able to recognize what is necessary or unnecessary to improve your property to find the right tenant at the right price for you.

My Featured Properties!

These properties in Brevard are from my personal clients.  I always give my clients the special attention they deserve and work diligently to close on their sale.

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Featured Rentals

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Testimonials From My Clients

Don’t take my word for it.  Hear it straight from my clients!
Larry Brown
Larry Brown
17:35 26 Jul 19
Andy provided us with a very knowledgeable and professional experience. Amy and I bought our first home together and Andy led us down the right track to make sure the whole process went smooth. He is easy to get along with, not pushy and fun to be around. Let Andy show you your new home ! Thanks Andy!!
Charlie Priesto
Charlie Priesto
22:14 16 May 19
Andy is one of only a handful of lifetime Brevard County real estate agents. Remember the drive-in movie theater on South Patrick Drive? He does. Remember Houser's Zoo and the old race track on Wickham Road? Andy does. He's been around a long time and knows what to do and more importantly, what not to do. If you are looking for local knowledge and history to help with your real estate purchase, call Andy.
Mike Hartnett
Mike Hartnett
12:34 16 May 19
I have known and worked with Andy Noel for over 30 years buying and selling residential real estate. Andy is not a pushy seller, he points out the pro's and con's with properties. He is truly looking out for your best interest, not just looking to make a buck. Andy has shown me numerous properties in the Brevard County area, at least 5 of which I have purchased and either lived in or used as an investment. His trustworthiness, professionalism, consistency, and constant interaction with every aspect of the buying, listing, selling, and renovations is always nice to know he is looking out for me. He has a vast knowledge of the real estate market and the buying and selling process and helps make the process smooth. I would highly recommend him to anybody in the market!
veronica obrien
veronica obrien
20:26 14 May 18
Andy Noel is a fantastic Real Estate Agent. He has come thru time and time again with purchasing our investment properties and our homes. Would and have recommended him to anyone that asks.
James Lindquist
James Lindquist
18:52 14 May 18
Andy is a trustful and reliable agent, whose local real estate knowledge helped make my home transaction as smooth as possible! I would definitely recommend Andy Noel to anyone looking to buy or sell in Brevard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Buyers FAQ’s

Should I talk to a lender before I start my home search?

Absolutely!  I frequently hear buyers say that they’re not concerned about financing because they have great credit.  Well that is a very good start, but there is so much more to the process. If financing is required for the purchase of your home knowing how much you can borrow and what to expect for mortgage payments is vitally important.  This knowledge can only be gained by speaking with a reputable mortgage banker or broker. They will gather information about your income, work history, current financial obligations and more. On top of all of that, if you find your dream home while we’re out looking (and that is my goal every time) you won’t be able to submit an offer until you have a preapproval in hand, losing precious time  and possibly allowing a “Not You” who was prepared to get your dream home.

How many homes can I look at?

The honest answer here is as many as it takes.  Popular real estate shows have given people the impression that you look at few homes then pick the best one from those…that is not the way it works.  Sometimes you will need to go out looking quite a few times before finding “THE ONE”, and that is okay.  But don’t feel like your wasting your time, each home we see gives me insight into what works for you, and what doesn’t.  I take finding the perfect home for you personally, and we will find it!

Are there first time buyer programs available?

Maybe.  In the mortgage world first time buyer usually means that you have not been a home owner in the last three years, this means that these type of programs are availble to buyers who don’t even consider themselves first timers.  However, most of these programs have a limited amount of funds available, so the quicker you get an application in the better. These programs are usually accessed through your lender so if your interested let me know right away, that way I can make sure your using a mortgage banker or broker who has these programs available

Can I get closing cost assistance?

Probably.  There are several ways to get assistance with closing costs, from grants available in areas of Brevard County, to lender programs that will assist buyers, even those who are not first time buyers.  Additionally, this is something we can negotiate into your offer, even with new listings the offer can be formatted to incorporate closing cost assistance.  Just ask me how.

Sellers FAQ’s

What repairs should I make before listing my home?

There are certainly repairs that can be made to improve the value of your home, as well as the time it takes to sell it.  Prior to doing any repairs or updates you should always consult your Realtor.  They will guide you depending on your specific situation as to how to best prepare your home for the market.  To review a best practices to-do list before listing any home click here.

Preparing your Home for the Market

What should I do before showings?

Showings are very important so there are some best practices for making the best impression you can on buyers, as well as making your home the one they remember at the end of a long day of showings.  Additionally, when strangers are touring your home, even with a licensed professional, it is best to protect yourself and your property with some common sense precautions.  To view my list of best practices when showing your home click here.

Home Showing Checklist

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Contact

If you need anything please call me at 321-693-0678 or send me an email here.  I’m available 7 days a week, don’t hesitate to contact me if you need anything.

Cell: 321-266-3041

Office: 321-254-0688

srutherford32940@gmail.com

1540 Highland Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32935