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Lea D. Ruesch

   CRS, ABR and GRI  


Welcome to Marathon, the Heart of the Keys. I would like to share my piece of Paradise with you. Come visit and you too will never want to leave. We fell in love with the Keys in the early 90s and gradually worked our way to becoming full-time residents. We love to share this wonderful place we call home with everyone we meet. We are originally from Michigan where we spent over 30 years, but the winters became too cold. We look forward to the people we meet through this profession and welcome them to The Keys.  Lea


  • My husband and I came from Michigan to escape the cold. We have been owners since 1996 and full time residents since 2003. I have been in Real Estate for 14 years and love sharing the Keys with those who come for vacation and never want to leave.


  • I deal in Second Homes, Foreclosures, Relocation properties and investment properties.

Specialty Markets

  • Luxury Properties
  • New Homes
  • Vacation/Second
  • Relocation
  • Retirement
  • Buyer Representative
  • Lot/Land
  • E-Pro
  • First Time Buyers
  • Recreational


  • I am an expert in Foreclosure properties and am a Fannie Mae listing agent for the Middle Keys.
  • I am very knowledgeable on Frist Time Home Buyer Down Payment assistance, affordable housing and affordable rental limits.
  • I have dealt with VA Loans, FHA Loans and of course conventional loans.
  • I do 1031 exchange loans and handle sales for international buyers and sellers.


  • We have earned our Graduate Realtor Institute designation and are e-Pro certified
  • I was the MLKAR Realtor of The Year for 2011
  • I am Past President of MLKAR and have chaired the Grievance Comm, the Professional Standards Comm, and the Professional Development Comm.
  • I am active in the Community and am President of our Church Council.


  • Active Community involvment
  • President Elect for 2013 of MLKAR
  • Full time Realtor since 2003
  • Specializing in single family homes, muti-unit complexes, and investment properties
  • Fannie Mae Foreclosure Listing agent for the Middle Keys
  • Resort and Second Home Property Specialist
  • Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist


  • Rookie of the Year
  • Realtor of the Year 2011
  • Number 3 in Sales for Marathon for 2010
  • President of MLKAR for 2013

What my clients are saying (1)

My Service Ratings

09/14/2021 - Jeffery & Janet S.

Lea always stayed in touch and always answered the phone!

Recent Sales (1)

: 3
: 2 Total
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