About Us

We’re not interested in being bigger; only better. We measure success by the quality we deliver.


We are a brother/sister real estate team that works hard to bring you a fresh perspective on your next move. As a real estate brokerage, we help buyers find and purchase the homes of their dreams and help homeowners sell their home so they can make their next move. At Rutman Burnside Realty Group, we are always looking for new and fresh ideas to market your home or assist you in finding the perfect home!


We have been in the real estate business since 2011. During this time we have worked with buyers and sellers throughout the county and have helped make their dreams of home ownership come true! But don’t let the amount of years we’ve been working in real estate fool you . . . . It’s our fresh perspective on the real estate market, combined with our special connections throughout the community that have made us successful.


Our “business mind” comes honestly and with a life-long knowledge of what it takes to be successful in business. We learned these valuable lessons from our hard-working parents. Our dad is a successful community businessman, who has instilled in us a sense of pride in what we do. Our mom, who has always supported us and cared about what we were doing and who we were helping. Because of the closeness of our family, we understand and encourage family members to help you with your home buying/selling experience.

Maddie was there for us from start to finish of the entire process. She was always accessible and willing to explain everything. In a buyers market she managed to sell our property at a fair and reasonable price. She is a pleasure to work with!
by Kevin M.
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Nick one year ago when we made a decision to sell our home and search for something that would better suit our family in the area. Nick had a buyer for our house within 48 hours! Not expecting our house to sell so suddenly, we were in a bit of a panic worried that we were not going to be able to find a new home so quickly. Within two weeks, Nick had us under contract for the perfect home. He was awesome to work with, and was very flexible and dependable. He responded to e-mails and phone calls right away and had a vast knowledge of Portsmouth and the associated real estate market. Nick is the best of the best and we would recommend him to anyone.
by Renee M.
Maddie Burnside was organized, thorough, and personable. She offered us an objective viewpoint on the houses we toured and searched similar houses in the same neighborhood to determine if the asking price was fair, thereby helping us with our decisions. We were constantly impressed with her willingness to research questions she couldn't answer right away. She was expedient in returning our calls, searching for properties, and setting up tours. We have appreciated her help throughout the process of buying our home and even after the closing, she offered to help with moving. We would happily recommend Maddie to anyone buying a home.
by Aleisha M.
Nick was a pleasure to work with in the process of buying our first home. He was always accessible and offered a wealth of knowledge during the buying process. Returning to our home town after eight years in Columbus, we were nervous about finding the perfect place to call our home. Nick was patient with us and always seeking to exceed our expectations. I cannot recommend Nick enough as a Realtor and would gladly work with him again.
by Michael M.
If you are in need of a real estate professional that knows what she is doing, is prompt with everything, and works hard for you, then I recommend Maddie. I was nervous about the whole process of buying a house and Maddie calmed all of my fears. She found us very nice places for our budget, was willing to work with the things that we needed, and provided every tool that we needed to make the most informed decision. Maddie went as far as to provide us with a Lowe's gift card when we closed on the sale as a token of appreciation for using her as our real estate agent. I wouldn't go anywhere else for an agent and wouldn't accept anyone but Maddie in the future. She has our 5 star review any day!
by Nick M.
Before choosing a real estate agent, my husband and I conducted a lot of research to see who would be the best choice based on the investment they make into selling the property (time and effort, not necessarily financially) and how they promote their listings. Nick Rutman really stood out as the best Scioto County has to offer: his organic rankings are excellent (meaning people find listings on his site easily), his social media presence was strong, and we could tell a lot of work goes into his listings. We spoke with Nick and then met with him at our home. He spent hours answering our questions, providing objective data regarding how many homes he sells, how long their listings typically stay on the market, and providing tons of info on comps in the area. When we saw our listing we were blown away. His hard work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off - our listing looked amazing and knocked out the competition. We were able to sell our home quickly and, thanks to his strong negotiating skills, start building our dream house. We highly recommend Nick Rutman to anyone looking for a real estate agent.
by Jackie P.

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