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Jo's Head Shot ver1Jo’s passion for the Sarasota area truly stands out in her client service. Her enthusiasm, dedication and persistence, have led her to achieve consistent results for her clients. A Longboat Key resident for over Fourteen years, Jo has a true appreciation for the beauty, lifestyle and the variety of cultural activities that the Sarasota area has to offer. She and her husband are very active within the performing arts community and enjoy the Symphony, Ballet and the Opera. Jo is past Chairman of the Board of Children’s First and has proudly served on the committee for Sarasota Rotary Foundation, The Jewish Family Community Services, and Ringling College of Art & Design.

With over 20 years of sales experience working for major retailers in women’s apparel based in New York City, Jo honed her extensive marketing and negotiating skills. This – coupled with her extensive travel throughout the U.S. and abroad – have given her the diverse background necessary to effectively manage the complexities of real estate transactions today as well as the ability to understand situations from all perspectives.

Jo specializing in Sarasota, Longboat Key, Bird Key and properties west of the trail. Along with the following certifications; GRI, CLHMS, CIPS, RSPS, Jo is a proud recipient of the FIVE STAR Real Estate AgentSM award for the past ten consecutive years, an honor only 20 agents out of 12,300 have received. She is a member of The National Association of Realtors, The Sarasota Association of Realtors and The Institute of Luxury Home Marketing.


Jo Rutstein - Agent with Premier Sothebys International Realty
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