“We have been looking for property in the SV/Ketchum area on and off for the 15 years. Stacey has been great about keeping us apprised of the market and properties that fit our criteria. Stacey has a long history in the valley as a broker and is extremely knowledgeable about the market. Amazing and painless. Easiest and cleanest real estate transaction we have ever experienced.”
-Stacey and Rob Chess, Northern California

“***** 5 Stars !! We were referred to Malea Southward by someone we knew. We really had no idea what to expect, nor did we anticipate that we were being referred to the best agent EVER. We live in Washington state and work full time so we anticipated the process to be a little complicated due to proximity and limited time. We could not have been more wrong. Malea made every step of this deal seamless and easy for us. She reminded us of critical dates, had our backs on details we were not familiar with and provided us with valuable insight every step of the way. In a very tight and competitive market, she immediately jumped on every property that fit our parameters so that we were always one of the 1st to make an offer on several properties. The fact that we did not end up purchasing those had nothing to do with her but had everything to do with our willingness to increase our offer beyond our comfort zone. However she found us the perfect house, made the process fun and took perfect care of us along the way. The bonus is that we adore her and consider her a new friend! I would recommend Malea and Stacey to absolutely anyone who is looking for an extremely sharp, professional, knowledgeable and accommodating real estate agent to help them with their next real estate purchase. I guarantee she will exceed your expectations!”
-Michelle Mayo Clark, Bellevue, WA

“Stacey and Malea come highly recommended by me. As an out-of-town seller, they were great to coordinate with the local support for me. They were professional and provided great advice. They made life extremely easy and I will continue to use this team for my real estate needs in the Wood River Valley.”
-Lori Labrum

“Stacey and Malea exceeded all of my expectations, I highly recommend Stacey Rutherford, as she is an absolute pleasure to work with.”
-Shannon S. Collins

“Stacey Rutherford & Malea Southward were wonderful to work with and very professional. These ladies know the area and inventory so there will be no rock left unturned. I will be doing any all of my future business with them and will recommend them to all my friends. Thank You.”
-Emilie Lukens

“We couldn’t have been happier with Stacey and Malea! They went above and beyond to help us find, negotiate, close, and move into our dream home. Being that most of our transactions took place with us out of state, Stacey and Malea were invaluable at taking care of things locally for us, and keeping us up to date on everything. We would highly recommend them!”
-James Gilmour, San Clemente, CA

“Stacey and Malea went out of their way to make my home purchase as easy as possible. From the first time we considered buying a home three years ago to our recent purchase they made sure to understand our needs throughout the process. They were able to provide expert advice on trends in the market and an honest opinion of the properties we looked at. I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a home.”
-Frank Fiaschetti. Ketchum, ID

“Thanks to Stacey and Malea, we now own our dream vacation home in Sun Valley. The entire process was so smooth. Stacey showed us the few properties we had selected but opened our eyes to other options, one of which is our new home. Stacey’s knowledge of this area, the history of the developments and what’s coming up was the most important differentiator and made us confident in making a decision quickly in a fast-moving market. Stacey gave us the insider take on the properties we saw and worked with us strategically through the entire process. The offer process and transaction was handled so quickly and professionally. Stacey’s contacts are best-in-class and you feel like you’ve got a great team in your corner through every step of the process. We found our dream home and closed in about 30 days and can now spend the rest of the summer enjoying all that Sun Valley has to offer!”
-Rachel R., Los Angeles

“Stacey was awesome. Completely understood what we were looking for and her extensive knowledge of the area was extremely helpful in our decision making process. Would definitely recommend her to to anyone looking to buy property in Sun Valley/Ketchum/Hailey.”
-Margaret Mann, Houston

“Malea Southward & Stacey Rutherford make a great team, we would endorse and recommend them to anyone looking for property in the Sun Valley area.”
-Justin and Morie Moore. Ketchum, ID/Soldotna, AK

“Malea Southward was the ONLY person we considered to help us sell our Spec home in Hailey. We not only heard great things about her services from friends that live in Sun Valley, but after getting to know her personally, knew she would help us get top dollar as well as provide the exposure we needed to sell. She was always open and honest in her communications and willing to step in and assist with the little things, like putting up house numbers when we were unavailable. We look forward to possibly working with Stacey and Malea for future sales and would definitely recommend Malea Southward to all that mention any interest in Sun Valley. Thank you, Malea for the outstanding and honest service!!”
-Bryan and Mary Keehr, Lexar Homes

“Stacey went above and beyond for me. Listening well to my needs and wishes for the type of home I was looking for in the valley. Stacey had helped me with some real estate in the Valley Club. When I recently need some help with real estate I contacted her without hesitation. She guided me again with her expertise and honest advice throughout the process. Her professionalism and dedication to exceptional service is amazing. Trustworthy and respectful I would love to work with her again in the future and highly recommend Stacey Rutherford for your real estate needs.”
-Susan C. Orb

“Malea was just fantastic. It was a pain free experience! We won’t hesitate to use her again...and we will!! Thanks so much!”
-Christian E Erickson, Lexington, KY

“I can’t say enough about Team Stacey and Malea. They were professional, knowledgeable and responsive at all times. We ran into snags as you do with older properties and they were always there with ideas and ways to resolve the situation as quickly as possible keeping everyone happy. I will use them again and have already passed on their names as a referral. Thank you.”
-Shelley Seibel

“There are a lot of real estate professionals in the Sun Valley area, but we won the lottery when we chose Stacey and Malea. We were impressed by Malea’s knowledge and professionalism right out of the gate. As out-of-state buyers we relied on Malea to be our eyes and ears on the ground from the beginning of our search to closing and beyond. She exceeded our expectations at every step in the process. The local real estate market is unusually demanding right now and we weren’t always the easiest of clients, but Malea never lost patience with us. She advocated for us, advised us, and in the end got us a great deal on a property we love. We now have a Sun Valley real estate team for life and would recommend Stacey and Malea to anyone.”
-Meghan and Ken Flanz, Hailey

“Malea was very helpful on locating me the perfect condo. Her knowledge of the area made it easier for my decision to purchase this location. I felt very comfortable with every transaction step and would highly recommend her.”
-Wayne Ebert, Ketchum

“Stacey and Malea were accommodating to my schedule which was very last minute. They were gracious and insightful and answered all my questions. Their local knowledge was invaluable. They answered honestly and didn’t tell us what they thought we wanted to hear. For us this was critical. We would call them again if decide to upgrade.”
-Erika Wessel, Anchorage, AK

“Professional, Informational, Good Communication, Knowledgeable, Energetic - Feels like a friend! Simply Awesome!”
-Janet Chappell, Hailey, ID

“Stacey and Malea were very good at holding my hand through the entire process. They were very honest in their evaluation of the house and the feedback from buyers. They were timely in any paperwork that needed to be done and were available for any questions anytime.”
-Deborra Bohrer, Sun Valley, ID

“The purchase of my first home seemed like it would be daunting but with the help of Malea and Stacey it felt like a walk in the park. I couldn’t have asked for better people to handle this life event. From start to finish I knew I could rely on them for anything that came my way. I never felt overwhelmed, I was always supported. Thank you for making this memory a great one!”
-Robert and Irina Jensen

“I live in Colorado so this was all done long distance. Stacey Rutherford set up the lawn maintenance and housecleaning service once our tenant vacated. She did everything for me and took all the stress out of saying. This was the easiest sale ever. Very fast and efficient. Thank you, Stacey.”
-Lassie Olin, Pagosa Springs, Co.

“We were referred to Malea Southward from our daughter. Malea was so informative and knew the area well. She did a wonderful job of showing us various properties in Ketchum, Hailey and Bellevue. She was always so upbeat, friendly and amazingly organized! Malea has exceptional interpersonal skills, has great attention to detail and always stays so calm and collected, even when there are challenges. Stacey Rutherford also helped us during the purchase of our home in Hailey. She is so friendly, approachable and seems to have a lot of real estate experience. We really enjoyed interacting with her as well.”
-Beth Siebert