Cathy Rustin Real Estate Agent at First Light Real Estate

Cathy Rustin

Real Estate Agent at
First Light Real Estate

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  • Luxury Specialist
  • Luxury Home Specialist
  • Waterfront Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Cathy sells properties fast - selling more than 47% quicker than the average Osprey agent.
Cathy gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Osprey agent by 17%.

Cathy's Transactions

  • 11610 Apple Tree Circle, Bradenton, FL 34211
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 3 bath
  • 8268 Larkspur Circle, Sarasota, FL 34241
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 4 bath
  • 5723 Firestone Court, Sarasota, FL 34238
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 2 bath
  • 4349 Marcott Circle, Sarasota, FL 34233
    Single Family Home
    2 bed / 2 bath
    Cathy helped a buyer purchase this property for 13% under asking price
  • 4688 Tuscana Drive, Sarasota, FL 34241
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 3 bath
  • Single Family Home
    4 bed / 4 bath
  • 482 E Macewen Drive, Osprey, FL 34229
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 3 bath

More about Cathy Rustin

A resident of Sarasota, Florida, since 2002, Cathy Rustin’s familiarity with and connection to the area fuel her drive to help clients profit from everything the region has to offer: stunning beaches, boating, fine dining, shopping, eco-adventures, and more. Before founding First Light Real Estate in 2022, Cathy ranked within the top 2% of all agents at her prior brokerage and had achieved its Hall of Fame and Titan Club awards. Cathy is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar Guild, and a Residential Construction Certified agent — making her an authoritative source on Gulf Coast luxury real estate. She ranks in the top 5% of Realtors® in Sarasota County. Cathy knows there are innumerable factors to consider when buying or selling a home and takes a hands-on approach with her clients, making the process as ...
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University of Georgia

Other Certifications

CLHMS, CLHMS Million Dollar Guild


Top 20% in Market Center Sales

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Cathy Rustin's Reviews & Ratings

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Cathy Rustin

  • Cathy helped me buy a home

      Catherine was fantastic. My wife and I had some serious issues with our loan officer and the usda. Catherine never gave up. She made sure we were satisfied and handled all the headaches that came our way. We will always recommend her.

    • Catherine was great to work with, if you want a real go getter to get you results, you could not find anyone better! highly recommended... Catherine was very meticulous in getting all the details listed, great advertising and was always available for any questions, concerns or coordinating appointments.

      - Maria London
    • Cathy Rustin is a hard working, exceptional Realtor. She has shown us her home she has listed and we thought she did a great job. Her follow up, listening skills, and desire to get the job done are excellent. Her marketing expertise seems to be some of the best I've seen. She was able to sell her home after 4 other agents couldn't. We will use Cathy when we decide to sell our house and will use her in our future purchases. She has a great handle on the local schools, taxes, and neighborhoods. We have worked w several realtors in the past but put Cathy at the top of all of them.

      - John Kittle
    • Cathy is extremely professional as a business person, as a buyer and seller of real estate and as a marketer of luxury products including real estate. She brings impeccable judgment, business savvy and good common sense to her client interactions. She really knows Sarasota intimately and has a vast professional and personal network to tap into. She's also one of the most customer-responsive people I've worked with. She goes the extra mile and then goes even further!

      - Sue Dennison