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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.

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, two 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! Ensuring that commitment to our clients and customers is our Sales Manager, Kevin Goedker, backing up our agents in all aspects of the transaction. 

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Real Estate Market Information

Brainerd, MN
Market Overview
Homes Owned: 3,243
Homes Rented: 2,669
Median Home Price: $101,000
Area Schools
Area Schools: 17
Best Score: 5/10
Average Score: 1.8

Our Agents

Meet the CENTURY 21 Brainerd Realty, Inc. Team

Customer Testimonial

Colleen Goedker

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Colleen has always been diligent and kept us up to speed with the progress of the selling of our home & purchasing of our new home.

Superior would be a better rating for Colleen! - Andy And Renae September 2016

James D Ruttger

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I would recommend Jim Ruttger because of his vast experience with the nuances of the houses in the Brainerd Lakes area. Jim always pointed out different features of each property. Also, Jim Ruttger's knowledge of the local area is outstanding. Jim pointed out very pertinent facts when we saw them in the different properties we viewed, for example hand cut stonework by a particular builder or neat reclaimed lumber from the railroad. - Dan Baxter, Mn September 2016

Sandy Swanson

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Sandy is a true jewel for the Brainerd Lakes region. Not only does she have all the local knowledge of growing up and living in the area, she is a tremendous ambassador for the area, loving it so much. She is honest and straight with her advice and opinions when asked. Many people can have those credentials but what they miss is her incredible personality! Sandy is genuinely caring, kind and is there for you every step of the way. She is never too busy or the sense of having more important people or things to do. She makes a stressful life event actually fun!

Century 21 is very lucky to have her in the team. - Jennifer Oldham, pequot September 2016

Shelly Satre

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Shelly Satre is a great agent. She was always there when I needed her help or assistants. I would recommend her to anyone for their agent. I would work with her anytime again when needed. Thank you so much Shelly Satre!!!!! - Terri L. Hembre 1315 8th September 2016

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

William Satre

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We were very pleased with both Bill Satre and his wife Shelly in the planning and actual selling of our home. They always returned calls promptly answering any question we had no matter how trivial those were and they made us feel like we were the most important clients they had. We will and have recommended them to others. Great experience. - Kraig And Leslie Seely September 2016

Linda Steffen

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Linda Steffens' experience and expertise is unmatched. Her professional and friendly approach makes her great. She has helped us with previous purchases and she has always been prompt, thorough, knowledgable and understanding of our needs. We sincerely appreciate her work and would recommend her services. Thank you again Linda! - Nate & Stacy Carper, Pie August 2016

LaVerne Borg

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I would recommend Laberne to anyone looking to acquire property l, a home, or just starting out looking to buy. He makes the process such a breeze and has always asked what I needed first he always follows through with his promise. All around amazing guy. - Adam Peterson Brainerd M July 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

Douglas Kern

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Doug Kern added a personal touch to the sale of our home. He was friendly, professional, and thorough in all he did for us. - Holly Cervin, Brainerd, April 2016

Joe Fitterer

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Joe is a very conscientious person/Realtor. Listens very carefully to your wants and needs. Would and have recommended him to others. - Kathy Barrett December 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

Colleen Goedker

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Excellent isn't a good enough recognition for Colleen, she far exceeds excellent. She went above and beyond our expectations. Always looking out for our best interest and bring things to the table to keep us informed and up to date. We loved, loved Colleens' personality. I enjoy talking to her each and every time we communicated. Century 21 is very lucky to have Colleen on their team - and should be very proud to have her represent Century 21

Thank you so very much Colleen(Turbo) from the Anderson's - We adore you! - Renae August 2016

James D Ruttger

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Jim Ruttger stands out because he is very thorough, and carefully thinks through each detail.

I would recommend Jim Ruttger because of his high level of expertise in the real estate business. - Bruce Bergstrom, Minneso August 2016

Sandy Swanson

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We bought our house from out of state. Sandy is knowledgeable about all aspects of home buying and the area. She stayed in close contact with us, and took care of everything. Sandy is pleasant to work with. We could not have found a better agent.

We had 5 star performance from Sandy Swanson. She is wonderful to work with. - Liz Weismann, Long beac August 2016

Shelly Satre

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Shelly is always ready to answer any questions we have and always returns calls or emails promptly, Knowing her as a friend first, we just knew she would provide fantastic service for us and care about our needs in finding the perfect property.

We have already told friends of ours about Shelly Satre and Century 21 Brainerd Realty so when they are ready to sell their home, they would use Shelly as their agent. - Kraig And Leslie Seely C April 2016

Kelly Pearson

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I would recommend Kelly Pearson to handle any of your realestate needs. She is very knowledgeable and confident. - John Huard St. Cloud,m 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

Linda Steffen

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We moved from Utah (1550 miles). During the process of long distant home hunting, Linda was very professional and has proven herself to be very knowledgeable and a true friend who understood our every need. Stepped us through every process and introduced us to our loan officer (Sandy Bebler of Blackridge Bank) who also was outstanding. We're very thankful and privileged to have Linda become a friend. - Steve And Kimy Ahlgreen June 2016

LaVerne Borg

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LaVerne has recently sold a property for me and I have bought property through him, my experience has always be positive. I really appreciate the fact that he understands his clients and special circumstances that they might have such as their line of work and how that impacts their ability to be available to sign documents ect. and he will make whatever arrangements are needed to accommodate his client. I have also purchased a property from him that he owned and my experience was no different he is the same person whether at work or away from work, I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing a good realtor. - David Schiller Brainerd, February 2016

* After the client and agent affiliated with CENTURY 21® Real Estate 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: 34.54
Married: 31%
Households: 5,912

Overview

Population by Sex
6,634 Male
7,090 Female

Occupancy Types
505 Vacant
3,243 Owned
2,669 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