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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Cindy is very knowledgeable, super helpful and patient. This was the first time I've bought a home so I needed a lot of help and clarification. She was always there to walk us through it all.
I have had the pleasure of working with Trent now to purchase two homes and both times it has been a great experience! I would highly recommend Trent to anyone looking to work with an amazing realtor!!
When we meant Mandy Peterson we knew right away we were in good hands. Mandy guided us through the prosses of buying and selling a home something we haven't done in years and we were completely comfortable with her. She worked hard for us and knew how to get things done. Mandy is a wonderful, knowledgeable person and we enjoyed getting to know her. I would highly recommend Mandy to family and friends that our looking for a agent.
Sandy made the entire process of buying property easier than I thought it would be. It felt like I hardly did any work which was fantastic. I'm super happy with how everything went!
Great work by Raelyn
Always willing to help or answer questions at any time
Great agent to work with!!
Easy choice to make on hiring Linda to sell my home.
Linda made it simple to sell my house. Would recommend Linda to my family and friends who are looking to buy or sell a home. Thanks Linda
Elaine was an exellent Realtor. She was very knowledgable and very professional. All business was done in a timely manner and I enjoyed working with her. Elaine is everything you want a Realtor to be and more.
Overall, our experience having Matt Przybilla as our agent was beyond excellent. He was very helpful during every step of the process. He was always available to answer our questions with quick and knowledgeable answers and went above and beyond assisting us to make sure the sale went through. He made the whole process easy for us from beginning to end. We will definitely be trusting Matt with our next real estate transaction. I would highly recommend him to our friends and family!
Jim took the time to stop by for an initial face to face meeting which helped me to understand that he knows the market well.
I have already given a testimonial . Ann Marie is a great personal as far as I am concerned
Harry was great to work with. Easy to talk to and returns your phone call promptly.
Joe is an outstanding individual in real estate. He is so knowledgeable in the real estate market in the Brainerd Lakes area. He is very patient as we looked at properties in the area. He worked on our behalf and represented us during the process.
laverne and raelyn went over and above the task of selling my fathers home.we thank them for the great job they did for us.
Mary worked her butt off for us and we appreciate her greatly! We had a fast close with all the great teamwork!
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.
Love working with Loran, he's an expert, a great realtor and a good friend.
Cindy was always watching the market for properties for us to buy and was always available for setting up showings that worked for our time schedule. Overall all it was a good experience.
He was absolutely on the spot in every way. He was detail oriented, followed up ahead of time on all aspects of the transaction. He was an excellent communicator with us and also with the sellers, skillfully navigating some challenges that inadvertently developed. He saw the whole arc of the property selection, negotiation, closing and move-in process. We really felt like he was on-top of everything at every step and every minute the entire time. At the beginning he listened well and understood what we were looking for. He went beyond expectations with virtual, remote property tours, expert observations, property knowledge and preparatory research. Probably the best realtor experience I've ever had.
Mandy was extremely accessible and willing to travel outside her normal territory. Even though we found the house through other means, With Mandy's real estate and market knowledge, she helped us through the process as we had not purchased a home in the last 25 years. She was there for us each step of the process, from first looking at the property, to inspection and thru closing, providing recommendations and guidance. We very much appreciate what Mandy did for us in getting our perfect lake home.
Sandy has been and continues to be a fantastic realtor with exceptional personal skills to match her professional acumen! She is always responsive and reminds you if there's something you're not doing to help yourself during the process. Beyond that, she's incredibly generous with her time and flexible with her commission so long as it helps the client! We mirror the word she uses with us - "family". Great job Sandy!
CENTURY 21 Brainerd Realty serves the entire Brainerd Lakes Area and beyond! Take a look via map at some of the virtual tours in areas we serve by clicking HERE! Or see the viewer below: