Business of the Week: Rutman Burnside Realty Group

By Audrey Stratton | Local Happenings

Are you looking for that forever home? The home to raise your family in? The home to start your marriage in? Look no further than Rutman Burnside Realty Group (RBRG). This brother sister duo, Maddie Burnside and Nick Rutman are here to make your dreams come true.


RBRG is a real estate company that works with home buyers and sellers. Maddie is co-owner and a broker while Nick is co-owner and a realtor.


Their business is located at 1118 Hutchins Street in downtown Portsmouth. This building used to be the old Calvary Baptist Church.


The church was built in the late 1800’s. If you remember from last week, we talked about Burnside Law. Maddie and her husband, Jeremy, purchased the church in June of 2014. When undergoing renovations, they created a space that would allow both of them to have offices in.



This brother and sister duo come from a long line of self-employed family members. It is in their nature to be independent and self-employed, and that is what they set out to do. They took a risk and have never looked back.


Nick and Maddie began selling real estate in 2010 but came together and opened their own brokerage in October of 2014. Working with family has its challenges, but these two definitely make it work-and have so much fun while doing it.


COVID is still very much prevalent in our world today. When talking with them, I asked how the pandemic had affected their business. They told me that, “COVID certainly affected us this past spring as most people were leery to list their home and open their doors to home buyers, and the opposite of that is also true. Virtual tours were a must to accommodate our clients. The best thing about our community is the way we band together during tough times and this weird COVID season has been no different. Luckily, the real estate market has bounced back with interest rates being very low!”


If you are on the market for a new home, look no further than Rutman Burnside Realty Group. Check them out on Facebook @rutmanburnsiderealtygroup





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