Broker Associate

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  • Office 847.446.1855
  • Cell 847.800.6671
Winnetka Office
594 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093

Kevin Rutherford moved to Chicago from Montreal, Canada in 1989 with a degree in Finance from Concordia University in Quebec. A Wilmette resident for over 16 years, Kevin has unique insight into the North Shore schools, especially New Trier High School, where 2 of his children have graduated and 1 still attends.

In his first year in Real Estate, he earned the coveted "Rookie of the Year" distinction  for all of Baird and Warner offices in the Chicagoland area. along with becoming a member of Baird & Warner's Vice President's Club.

For over twenty years, Kevin’s career flourished in the financial industry. He worked as a Currency Broker and Equity Trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. During that time, he became an expert negotiator to secure the best price for major investment dealers, hedge funds, banks and proprietary trading groups in foreign currency and equity futures and options. As a proven operations and relationship management leader, his financial prowess and expert negotiation skills transfer perfectly into the real estate field. He is a versatile professional who performs optimally in ever-changing, fast-paced environments.

Kevin is deeply involved in the North Shore communities. He coached Park District soccer for ten years and hockey for seven years. He  organizes numerous local poker and golf tournaments, including one to benefit the Wilmette Warming House, a safe environment for teens.

He works extensively with North Shore builders, from finding new development opportunities to selling the finished property.

 Kevin is an amazing resource for all of your needs, whether buying or selling locally or relocating out of the area.



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Reviews On Zillow

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"Kevin did a fantastic job for us, especially considering we were moving to the area from out of state. He was very responsive to answer questions quickly and set up multiple viewing appointments on short notice. It was particularly useful to have him offer to do tours of properties over facetime on his cell phone while walking through homes. This helped us make a very focused short list and maximize the limited time we had for in-person visits to the area. In the end we are thrilled with the home he helped us find and we highly recommend him with no reservations!"


by andy.geraci

"Thorough, thoughtful, and exemplifies professionalism. My family appreciated how well Kevin understood our needs and kept us informed. It was a pleasure working with him. A sincere thanks from the Eguigurens."


by lolamoroney

"Kevin did a fantastic job for us from beginning to end. Before finding our house, we looked at many others, and he was patient and helpful throughout. We were appreciative of his skills in strategy and negotiation, as well as his knowledge of the market. He was available morning, noon, and night, and on weekends, whenever we needed him, and always seemed eager and happy to help. We retained him to sell our condo, and felt no need to look elsewhere. A 10/10 professional that we will be strongly recommending to our friends when they need a realtor. We consider Kevin a friend now, and are already planning our first BBQ at the new house."


by tonycolaneri8

"I met Kevin today and looked at his listing in Winnetka. I think the best way to describe Kevin is that he is kind, calm, honest, and truly loves what he does! He goes out of his way to understand your needs and will do everything in his power to find out what you are looking to do, whether you are buying or selling a property."


by Rebecca Miller