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At First Light Real Estate, we believe that relationships are the backbone of a successful real estate business. We’re committed to fostering deeply personal, lifelong connections with our clients, who join a broad network of colleagues, friends, and partners who trust us implicitly with the process of buying and selling their homes.


Our Approach

We’re proud to live and work within the communities we serve. Leveraging our knowledge and love of the “Cultural Capital of Florida” and surrounding areas, our passion is helping our clients achieve some of the most exciting milestones in their lives. Whether you’re searching for the perfect second home, your thrilling first purchase, or anything beyond or between, we are here to steward and celebrate your success. 

It’s our mission to go above and beyond in every way at First Light Real Estate, including being accessible anytime and providing concierge services. We offer you unparalleled expertise in the waterfront and luxury markets, along with the inside knowledge you can only get from locals who love their community. Using our highly personalized approach to real estate, we’ll guide you through every step of the process so you can realize your dream in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Buyer & Seller

If you are looking to buy or sell a home, I would contact Cathy Rustin without any hesitation.. Cathy successfully and quite professionally handled the purchase of our dream house and the sale of our existing one. Her thoughts on buying and selling negotiations were nothing short of spot on, culminating in both properties closing in a month! Cathy is simply a great person with tremendous talents.

— Buyer & Seller


We had the pleasure of working with Cathy Rustin on the purchase of our forever home, and the sale of our current home. She is a true professional in every manner, has a great personality and integrity. She managed to negotiate a great buy for us, all while selling our current house at list price, in a matter of days. We would highly recommend her for both the sale and/or purchase of your next home. She ...

— Buyer


Cathy really works hard to understand her clients’ unique needs and wishes. She is very intelligent and caring. She is not only knowledgeable about properties, but design, neighborhoods, attractions- all things related to living in the area. She found my dream home for me. I am very grateful. I could not imagine a better Realtor®.

— Gordon

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