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
Market Overview
Homes Owned: 3,274
Homes Rented: 2,633
Median Home Price: $446,617
Area Schools
Area Schools: 18
Best Score: 5/10
Average Score: 1.3

Meet the CENTURY 21 Brainerd Realty, Inc. Team

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Baxter Regional Office

14244 Dellwood Drive, Suite 100
Baxter MN 56425

Brainerd, MN

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Closest Airport
Brainerd Lakes Regional
Closest College
Closest Major Sports Team
Closest Junior College

Demographic Data | Brainerd, MN

Median Age: 36.55
Married: 29%
Households: 5,907


Population by Sex
6,675 Male
7,028 Female

Occupancy Types
523 Vacant
3,274 Owned
2,633 Rented


White/Blue Collar Jobs
67% White Collar
33% Blue Collar

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