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CENTURY 21 Brainerd Realty, Inc.

Smarter, Bolder, Faster

Our company’s roots date back to 1946 when the real estate office of Ruttger & Ruttger first opened in the Brainerd Lakes Area. In 1977, the company became the first CENTURY 21 franchise in Northern Minnesota. CENTURY 21 Ruttger & Ruttger then merged with Brainerd Realty, taking the current name in 1996. More recently, in 2013, the company adjusted the ownership. Four of the previous owners, (all with over 35 years of local real estate experience), are still actively working here in real estate! Jim Ruttger, who was with the company in 1977, is currently the Broker / Co-owner along with Linda Steffen.

At CENTURY 21 Brainerd Realty, we pride ourselves in putting our clients first! In 2015 CENTURY 21 ranked “highest overall satisfaction for first-time and repeat home buyers and sellers, three years in a row” by J.D. Power. Overall, CENTURY 21 is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Nationally, our website is the most visited real estate franchise web site.

We leverage all of this knowledge, experience and commitment to help our agents provide exemplary service on a day-to-day basis. This makes it easier for our agents to have a more successful, satisfying career. We haven’t even talked about the advantages our technological tools have over the competition! 

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Brainerd, MN
Real Estate Market Information
Homes Owned: 3,246
Homes Rented: 2,673
Median Home Price: $103,000
Area Schools: 17
Best Score: 5/10
Average Score: 1.8

Our Agents

Meet the CENTURY 21 Brainerd Realty, Inc. Team

Customer Testimonial

Kelly Pearson

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Kelly made a stressful home buying situation easier to deal with. She is very knowledgeable and was very easy to get in contact with for the numerous questions and concerns we had. I would absolutely recommend Kelly as a realtor. - Roz Coty, Staples, Mn September 2017

Raelyn Borg

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Raelyn really spent time on details we did not think were important but were very important as we got to the closing. She was detailed in the notes she kept especially when we needed to go back to them a number of times.

I would highly recommend her to all our friends and family. She is pleasant, knowledgeable(sp???), and responds very quickly to phone calls and emails. Great job Raelyn!!!!!!! - Ray Dezurik September 2017

Shelly Satre

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For my first time selling a home Shelly and Bill helped us anytime we needed to go look at a house. Pretty much above and beyond some times but they were there for us. All was a learning curve for all of us in the real estate industry or not. Shelly did well, helpful and always responded quickly. Job well done, even though I will never do this again. Way to stressful for this old gal!! - Faira Fleischhacker September 2017

Linda Steffen

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Super knowledgeable, fun to work with. Would definitely recommend Linda to friends and family. - Barbara Miller, Breezy P September 2017

Sandy Swanson

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Sandy Swanson was fantastic in selling our home. Not only was she knowledgeable in every area of real estate transactions, but was one of the nicest individuals my wife and I have met. I would recommend her highly to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling a home. - John Gunstad, Crosslake, August 2017

Janene Imgrund

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Our agent, Janene, and her team at Century 21 Brainerd Realty did a great job & we really appreciate all of her and their help! Janene was always available for us when we had questions with the purchase of our house. It was a super slick buy with no hiccups! We love our new house! - Bls, Brainerd August 2017

Joe Fitterer

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Good job - Chris . Pequot July 2017

LaVerne Borg

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Thank you for the help to get the house sold. You and Rae Lynn did a great job. Charlie and Kayla - Charlie And Kayla Melby February 2017

James D Ruttger

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Our family was very pleased with how Jim handled the sale of my father's house. We felt very comfortable with how everything was handled. It was reassuring to know that Jim had our best interests during this process. He provided guidance for us in preparing the house for the sale as well as working well with my elderly father.

WE WOULD NOT CONSIDER ANY OTHER REALTOR IN THE BRAINERD AREA. JIM RUTTGER HAS AN OUTSTANDING RECORD IN THE COMMUNITY AND HAS FOLLOWED IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OTHER RUTTGERS IN THE AREA. - Rick Hjelm north Oaks, November 2016

Douglas Kern

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Douglas Kern was so polite and respectful He was on time with all the paperwork and called to let us know when someone was looking at our house. I would recommend Douglas Kern to others. - Lowell & Vonnie Stewart October 2016

Ann Marie Simons

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Ann Marie was such a pleasure to deal with. Knowledgeable about everything that we had asked. She did a wonderful job and yes I would recommend her to everyone that was looking! Thank you for helping us with our new home. - Melissa & Chad Merrifiel May 2016

William Satre

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Mr Satre was key in finding a house big enough for my family, and at a comfortable price. He's personable and answers questions accurately and in a timely manner. I definitely recommend William Satre! - Chad, Brainerd November 2015

Loran Knack

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Love working with Loran, he's an expert, a great realtor and a good friend. - Phil Kvamme, Nisswa September 2015

Kelly Pearson

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Kelly was great to work with. Made the process very simple and was on top of any questions or issues we ran into along the way with the property. Very pleased with the service in which was provided to my wife and I. I would recommend Kelly to anyone in need of realty service. Thanks again and great job! - Brock Spandl, Staples September 2016

Raelyn Borg

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Raelyn was always available and very responsive to questions and concerns. She was always checking with us to share marketing ideas and plans. We would highly recommend using Raelyn to help you sell or purchase your new home. - Patricia Dezurik. Breezy September 2017

Shelly Satre

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Shelly and Bill went above and beyond the normal to help us sell our house. They helped with winterizing it and checking on the home weekly. They treated this house as their own and we would recommend them to anyone selling or buying a home. - Jeremy Fuchs-brainerd March 2017

Linda Steffen

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Linda Steffen did all the grunt work without baffling us with realty technical terms. She certainly took a load off our shoulders during the whole process.

She is very knowledgeable in the field and explained the whole process to us in a clear way that we understood. - Craig, Fort Ripley August 2017

Sandy Swanson

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If there was an option better than excellent, I would choose that. Sandy Swanson is the best in the business and treats you like family from day one. She is 100% committed to her clients and knows the business inside out and backwards. We are so grateful to have had her to help us with the purchase of our home. - Nicole Triebenbach, Bree July 2017

Janene Imgrund

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Janene at Century 21 Brainerd Realty listed my house one day, and a few days later it was sold. That was record time. Communication even while on vacation was great! Janene was always responsive and patient whenever I had a question. It was a crazy ride but am thankful we were able to sell the house and buy a newer one in an area that we wanted for the price we wanted. - Bls, Brainerd August 2017

Joe Fitterer

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The experience and knowledge of the market, area, and house buying process of Joe, and the whole team from Century 21 in Brainerd/Baxter, was evident from the very beginning of our discussions; a key differentiation in my wife and I's rationale behind the selection of Joe and the Century 21 team.

It's clear; Joe and the entire Century 21 Brainerd/Baxter team are leading the real estate industry on a local and national level in regards to their service. The level of detail and support through every step has made my wife and I recommend the Joe and the Century 21 team to all of our friends and family - with complete faith and trust!

If you are looking to move to the Brainerd/Baxter area, or looking for someone to sell your house in the area - there is only one option that exceeds performance at every level of personal and professional characteristics. Joe Fitterer and the C21 team!

Century 21 is a huge asset to the Brainerd/Baxter community. If you are looking for a realtor you can trust to exceed your expectations throughout the home buying/selling process and be there for you every step of the way - Joe and the Century 21 team is the only clear choice! - Pete And Jen Jobe, Baxte March 2017

* After the client and agent affiliated with CENTURY 21® Real Estate LLC complete a transaction, the client may be asked to provide feedback to help the CENTURY 21® System and sales professionals continuously improve. The affiliated agent's Overall Rating is an average of all ratings the agent has received. The specific survey responses shown were selected by the agent and were authorized by the client for display purposes. Some customers who provided a testimonial may have received a Starbucks gift card from their CENTURY 21 Sales Professional as a thank you for completing the customer satisfaction survey.

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Baxter Regional Office

14391 Edgewood Drive, Baxter MN 56425

Brainerd, MN

Take a closer look

Closest Airport
Brainerd Lakes Regional
Closest College
ST JOHNS SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY-SEMINARY
Closest Major Sports Team
MINNESOTA TWINS
Closest Junior College
CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE

Demographic Data | Brainerd, MN

Median Age: 34.89
Married: 31%
Households: 5,920

Overview

Population by Sex
6,650 Male
7,075 Female

Occupancy Types
507 Vacant
3,246 Owned
2,673 Rented

Employment

White/Blue Collar Jobs
38% White Collar
62% Blue Collar

Transportation to Work
91% Drive
1% Public Transportation
5% Walk/Bike/Other
3% Work from Home