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!
Continue to scroll down for more real estate tools and information to help you with your decisions!
I can't say enough praises about Mandy Peterson. She has the best personality. She is patient and kind and very knowledgeable. She is a wonderful person. Mandy went above and beyond any expectations I had. Everything she told me was correct. This is my first sale of a house and I was very needy. Mandy was available for any questions I had and was very professional. I recommend her to everyone who is buying or selling a home, because she will have your best interest at heart. She will be there for you from start to finish.
Raelyn was wonderful to work with. She was extremely professional and made us feel like we were her top priority. I would love to work with her again.
Linda was knowledgeable and helpful from beginning to end. She responded quickly to our questions and was always fair and accurate. We would recommend Linda to others.
Linda Steffen was very professional.
Elaine did a nice simplify that process.
She knew what we wanted and helped us in ways that helped make the sale. She was very professional and knowledgable. We are very happy with the results and Mary's communication that she provided us.
Sandy and Matt did a great job with the sale of my parents home. So kind, listens to all their stories needs and wants!
There professional style is great every t is crossed and i is dotted, Love that!
Ann Marie is someone that will go above and beyond for her clients. Not only is she a very pleasant person to be around, she was also very accommodating and tried her best to fit our schedule when viewing houses. She was always trying to find just the right fit for us, which was not easy since we had so many boxes to check off. But she was very patient, we couldn't have asked for anyone better to deal with. Her & her support staff were also very efficient in keeping us appraised as to our steps in the process and very professional. Everyone was great to work with and I would recommend her & them to everyone.
Trent was great at communicating throughout our entire transaction. He gave great negotiating advice & was quick to make the deal. We would give Trent 10 stars if we could!
Jim Ruttger was wonderful to work with. He's very knowledgeable and has many contacts in the Brainerd area, which was extremely helpful. Jim shared many contacts with me, which I utilized in the sale of my mother's home.
Jim Ruttger was great to work with, thank you for everything and the quick sale of my mother's home.
Matt is awesome to work with. He is quick to get answers and more than willing to go the extra mile. I would definitely recommend him for buying or selling your home.
Brittani Hatfield was referred to us through Zillow. She was incredibly responsive and helpful throughout the property search. Wonderful to work with. She made the process very easy for us.
Cindy and Team made the sale and purchase of our home seamless from start to finish! Thanks for all your work- from mopping to closing the deal and even helping with decor, Cindy was there for us!
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.
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.
Mandy was referred to us by a relative. After our initial meeting we were very impressed with her friendly personality and positive attitude! She was not in a hurry and took time to really listen to us and advise us on selling our property. We appreciated her honesty and advice.
I can honestly say that we were 100% satisfied with Mandy's performance. Once we made the decision to let her list our property, we just completely put it in her hands and trusted her to do what she knew how to do. She seemed excited about the property and very confident. She sent us a link to the pictures that were taken and we were impressed with them as well. As far as the sale, when there were questions, Mandy took care of everything and was very aggressive with that also. We had absolutely no worries!
I believe Mandy is an honest, friendly and hard working person that enjoys what she does. It was really nice to work with an agent that gave you the feeling that you were her only client! She has a great personality for working with people and we enjoyed working with her!
It was a pleasant experience working with both Raelyn and Brittani of Century 21 Brainerd. Great communications throughout the entire process.
Linda is very knowledgeable in the real estate market. She pushed the closing date in 30 days for the care of my mom, who is in edgewood vista memory care. She answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone for a sale of a property. Thanks Linda!
Elaine arranged for an excellent photographer to take our pictures. The online presence was wonderful and and it sold our house on day one!
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: