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Jo Rutstein - Realtor, Premier Sotheby's International Realty

“Having true passion for what you do in life is a crucial key to success.”

Presented by Premier Sotheby's International Realty June 14, 2019

Jo Rutstein is a woman of many passions. First and foremost is her family and following closely behind is her successful real estate career and her generosity towards her community. Jo’s passion for the Sarasota area coupled with her enthusiasm, dedication and persistence have resulted in a consistent record of achievement throughout her years in real estate. And as a longtime Longboat Key resident, she has a true appreciation of the beauty, lifestyle and variety of cultural activities that Sarasota has to offer. She specializes in Sarasota, Longboat Key, Bird Key and properties West of the Trail, and prides herself on providing the best possible experience to each and every client.

“90 percent of my business comes from past clients and referrals from clients, family, and friends. To me this is the highest honor a Realtor can achieve and speaks to the dedication and quality of service I provide,” she says.

Jo is very active within the performing arts community, especially the symphony and ballet. She has served on committees and co-chaired events for Sarasota Rotary Foundation, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, American Jewish Committee and Neuro Challenge, and is a proud supporter of Planned Parenthood and Embracing our Differences. Children First, however, is her pride and joy. She began working with them in 2004 and has held many positions, including president and chairwoman of the board. In 2017 she was honored when a new section of playground was officially named “Jo’s Place” in recognition of her hard work and dedication to the organization. 


  • 2019 NCJW “Women in Power” Award winner for her philanthropic work
  • 11 Year “FIVE STAR” Customer Satisfaction Award winner
  • Over $132 million in career closed sales within her 15 years of real estate
  • Consistently ranked in the top 1% of Realtors in Sarasota & Manatee counties
  • Annually ranked in the top 25 Realtors for Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist- (CLHMS), Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) and Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS)

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