Stuart “Stu” Ruttan

Real Estate Salesperson

Stuart “Stu” Ruttan

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 518-524-6334

License# 10401349737

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Stu’s Bio

Stu grew up in a small farming community outside of Watertown, NY. After attending SUNY Potsdam for Drama and Acting, he joined Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake for their summer repertory season. He immediately fell in love with the Adirondacks and the tight-knit communities within. A brief stint in New York City acting, auditioning, bartending, working security and waiting tables left Stu longing to return to the mountains, which he did. Continuing his relationship with Pendragon and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Stu sold beer and beverages commercially for Don Scammell, Inc., managed Hoffman Auto, and most recently was the General Manager at Big Slide Brewery and Public House. All endeavors revolved around a core concept; serving the public.

Stu is excited to bring this love of service to the real estate profession. His appreciation of the Adirondacks and extensive networking within give him a unique perspective on the many types of properties and opportunities the Park has to offer.

When not serving all of your Real Property needs you can find Stu hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and Nordic skiing with his wife and two daughters; often with his dog as well. In his spare time, he continues to act on stage and in film, perform voice-over work, and write and produce his own comedy shows.

Stu looks forward to helping you answer the call of the mountains by finding you the perfect home or home-away-from-home in the Adirondacks.

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  • Positive and Professional- highly recommended!

    Stuart Ruttan

    After decades of spending time in the Adirondacks, we decided to take the plunge and try to fulfill a long-held dream of owning a second home there. We were extremely fortunate to have Stu Ruttan to guide us through this year-plus search. We live out of the area, which presented additional challenges, but Stu worked with us in every aspect, promptly answering our questions, from providing basic information about the purchase process, to digging deeper to provide documents and answers related to specific properties we were considering. In addition to sharing his knowledge about the various areas of the Adirondacks, he was always professional, helpful, patient, and receptive, responding to our concerns throughout our evolving search, as he guided us us toward properties that would be a good fit. As we got closer to the purchase of our home, he assisted us by providing names of attorneys and inspectors in the area, and by working with us throughout the final steps leading up to the closing on our wonderful Adirondack cabin. From the beginning to the end of the search, Stu was fantastic to work with, and we are grateful to have had him as our agent! We highly recommend Stu Ruttan and the Merrill L. Thomas agency to anyone considering the purchase of a home in the Adirondacks.

  • Professional and Personable. Excellent Agent!

    Stuart Ruttan

    We loved working with Stu! He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, honest and personable. He went above and beyond in helping us find our little slice of heaven in the Adirondacks. He was there throughout the entirety of the purchasing process which made it progress seamlessly.

    I highly reccommend Stu to anyone interested in buying or selling property in the Adirondacks!

    Thanks, Stu!!!

  • Goes Above and Beyond!

    Stuart Ruttan

    We’re not from the Adirondacks, but we fell in love with the area after visiting and knew we would settle here. Being first time home buyers and new to the area, we would have felt overwhelmed by the process if not for Stu. He held our hand through the entire process, shared his wealth of knowledge on the area, and helped us find our dream home. Stu is a professional and excellent communicator, and will give his honest opinions and insights when asked. Upon moving in, he made us feel welcomed to the area with a personalized list of local recommendations! He truly goes above and beyond, and we highly recommend working with Stu.
    Thanks for everything, Stu!

  • Anonymous

    I know for a fact that this process of buying a new home added years to Stu’s life which is why I respect him all the more. This journey took a lengthy amount of time and Stu was absolutely patient, encouraging and dedicated to this vision. Stu carries with him a highly dedicated professionalism and knowledge that always made me realize we had the best person to go to bat for us. I would recommend Stu to family, friends, acquaintances, and strangers alike as he is hands down the most capable, courteous and insightful realtor I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Thank you Stu!!!!!!!

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