Unlike most every other realtor, I have not had a long and storied career outside of the real estate industry. I started in residential real estate in 1986. In 1989 I moved into the commercial side of the equation, working in sales/leasing and marketing projects for a Columbus based developer. In the mid 1990’s I jumped to the Title Insurance and Escrow side of our industry where I enjoyed a sixteen-year career owning and operating one of the most successful title agencies in Central Ohio. In 2010 I came back into residential real estate sales, where in truth my heart has always been.
I joined the Vutech|Ruff team of Cutler Real Estate in 2017 and haven’t looked back. First and foremost, we are a team of agents with effective strategies and superior services offering our clients guidance for a stress and pressure-free experience. In the last three years we sold over $500 million dollars in Residential Sales throughout the Central Ohio Market Place and 2023 has us off to an amazing start. Being a long time Central Ohio resident, I am very familiar with the local communities, schools, and my in-depth knowledge of the market can help you make the informed decisions when purchasing or selling one of the biggest investments of your life. I believe the role as your Realtor is to guide you through the buying and/or the selling process, and really taking the time to make sure you understand the transaction.
When I’m not staging homes, marketing properties for sale, or consulting with clients, I am giving back to my community as a member of the Mental Health America Board and a Board Member of Hospice of Central Ohio. In my downtime I love to cook and play golf. I am a DIY home decorator, animal lover, hockey fan, and amateur wine connoisseur. I don’t always know that I am terrible at sports. I sometimes run with scissors, and don’t always share my toys in the sand box. I will be the first to tell you if you have a brilliant idea and also the first to tell you if your idea is not so great, so in my mind in all balances out. I am great team player, but a better team leader. I understand the variety of facets involved in the real estate process and I am here to make it a smooth and stress free as possible! My “All In” and out-of-box thinking, negotiation skills, and years of experience combined will deliver to you the highest quality of service.
For Emily Ahlering, real estate is about both client and agent relationships and the art of the deal.
After graduating from Miami of Ohio, Emily moved to Chicago and spent several years working in hospitality and sales. In the Spring of 2015, she decided to pursue a career in Real Estate and joined Mandel Residential of @properties. Emily’s quick study and likeminded business approach allowed the team to exceed all expectations and build a business entirely based on referrals and repeat clients. Emily is still highly connected to her Chicago network and real estate team.
In 2022, after having their son, Emily and her family decided to move back to her hometown of Columbus. She is thrilled to join Cutler and the Vutech | Ruff team.
Emily’s attention to detail and experience managing many moving parts has made real estate a natural fit. An attentive listener, she thoroughly comprehends all of the different needs of her clients and works to get the results they need. With a particular interest and eye for design, she is able to assist her clients to curate spaces that maximize their dollar if selling, and envision their dream space if they are purchasing. She is committed to providing an exemplary customer service experience and is excited to share her enthusiasm for Columbus and its neighborhoods.
Emily Knoppe is a different kind of Real Estate Agent. A Worthington native and former resident of downtown Columbus’ Discovery District, Emily leverages her degree in Interior Design from The Ohio State University with her Real Estate License to provide clients an in-depth knowledge of where, why and how to locate their home or business. Her passion for how people choose and use their living and working space stems from her specialized education and years of successfully meeting client needs in the Real Estate and design field.
She has been working in Real Estate since 2007 and first started selling estate lots in Delaware for custom new home builds. Emily also has extensive experience working with Real Estate Investors throughout central Ohio. Her keen eye in design and architectural space planning gives her Investor clients an edge during the remodel process and positions properties well when she takes them to market.
Emily lives at home in Worthington with her Husband, son, and Labradoodle Wrigley. In her free time, Emily works on re-designing home interiors and spending time with her friends and family.
Marilyn began her career in 1986 with Brunner Realtors and has a passion for working with buyers and sellers in both the downtown and suburban markets. She, along with her husband, Jim and daughters, Emily and Anna, lived in German Village for 13 years but now reside in Southern Delaware County. She has been a member and volunteer for the German Village Society since the 1980’s, a member of TWIG 3 (fundraising organization for Nationwide Children’s Hospital) and a member of WPO (Women’s Professional Organization). In her free time she gardens, keeps chickens and honeybees, and continues her passion for hiking and cycling. The latter can be seen as she participates in the Pelotonia fundraiser every year.
Jacquie has over twenty years’ experience in real estate, marketing, advertising, and property management in both suburban and urban areas of the city. The Columbus native and former resident of German Village joined the Vutech | Ruff team in 2003 and serves on the Architectural Review Board for Stepping Stone, an equestrian community in Blacklick where she currently resides with her family. In 2022, Jacquie received the President’s Excellence award from Columbus Realtors®.
Jeff was licensed in 1990 joining Brunner Realtors after spending a number of years operating an exclusive men’s clothing store in German Village and later in Downtown Columbus. As a lifelong resident of Columbus, Jeff has a great reputation working with clients relocating to Central Ohio helping them to understand neighborhoods along with highlights of Columbus including the arts, restaurants and an extensive list of service providers needed to get settled in a new city. Also, when looking in Columbus’ historic neighborhoods, no one has a better understanding of the history that makes these areas so special. Beyond this, Jeff has gained a reputation for representing unique and historic properties throughout the Central Ohio area.
Besides loving representing sellers and buyers, Jeff’s other passion is horses!!! After living in German Village for over 25 years, Jeff and his life partner, Roy, made the move to a small farm on the northern edge of New Albany pursuing his passion of raising, training and showing his horses at hunter/jumper shows throughout the Midwest. This has also given him the unique opportunity to find properties for those who share his passion for horses. Jeff is also a member of Rocky Fork Headley Hunt and donates regularly to organizations who bring therapeutic interactions with horses to kids with special needs or behavioral issues including Dreams on Horseback and PBJ Connections along with others. To say that Jeff is a true animal lover would be an understatement as many who know him appreciate!!!
Greg joined the Vutech | Ruff Team as the Logistics Coordinator in 2018. He formerly worked as a freelance copywriter and editor for companies as small as a two-man startup and as large as Nationwide Insurance. Greg earned an English degree from the University of Kentucky where he studied Creative Writing. He still enjoys screenwriting, acting and producing short films.
Brooks Anderson, a passionate real estate professional, is committed to helping both local and relocating Buyers find their dream homes and assisting Sellers in maximizing their property value in the Columbus area. With his extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for the city’s unique communities, new developments, and growing culinary scene, Brooks has become a trusted guide for clients navigating the real estate market. Whether you’re interested in urban or suburban living, buying, selling or exploring investment opportunities, including flips, he has the expertise to make your real estate experience successful and enjoyable.
Brooks’ deep connection to the Columbus area is rooted in his upbringing in the charming neighborhoods of German Village and Bexley, where he developed a love for the vibrant local culture and strong sense of community. This passion ultimately led him to pursue a career in real estate. Brooks spent five invaluable years as an assistant to the two partners of the firm, acquiring an in-depth understanding of the real estate market and honing his skills in customer service. With a decade of experience in hospitality and sales, including six years in Denver and four in Chicago, Brooks is committed to providing exceptional, personalized service throughout the entire real estate process, ensuring that your journey towards buying or selling your property will be enjoyable, efficient and stress-free.
As a member of an award-winning team of 14 agents and 3 dedicated support staff members, Brooks fosters strong relationships with his clients, prioritizing their needs and helping them achieve their real estate goals. He has a passion for cutting-edge technology and constantly seeks innovative ways to improve his business and better serve his clients. This enthusiasm for technology also extends to his personal life, where he enjoys exploring the latest gadgets and staying ahead of the curve. When he’s not assisting buyers and sellers or delving into the world of tech, Brooks can be found spending quality time with his wife and two boys in New Albany, indulging in his love for cooking, and cheering on the Columbus Crew. As a dedicated family man and sports fan, he understands the importance of finding the perfect home that meets the needs and preferences of every individual. Let Brooks Anderson be your trusted guide as you embark on your next real estate adventure, and experience the difference of working with a true local expert who genuinely cares about your success.
Kate specializes in residential properties throughout Central Ohio. She and her husband live in Bexley in the home where they raised their 3 adult children. When she is not selling real estate, she loves to work out or host friends at their house. Kate has served on the board of Columbus School for Girls and the Burt Lake Cottagers Association in Michigan. She is also an experienced renovator, having renovated two homes in Bexley and one in Michigan. Kate is an active participant and supporter of Pelotonia, having ridden 80 or more miles every year and occasionally riding all 200 miles.
Kate spent several years in business-to-business sales before finding her niche in the real estate industry. Although she has experience selling in all of the Columbus neighborhoods, Kate specializes in the downtown and surrounding areas. Kate prides herself in providing all of her clients with exceptional service and loves using her knowledge of the market to help both new and experienced buyers navigate through what can sometimes be the daunting process of homebuying. A resident of Victorian Village, she enjoys spending her free time reading, traveling, and taking advantage of the convenience and many benefits of urban living!