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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Elaine did a great job. The sale of this property was somewhat complicated by the fact that I was selling the property on behalf of my aunt and we do not live near the location of the property. Elaine successfully guided us through the whole process start to finish.
I could not ask for a better Realtor Linda Steffen and company Century 21 to work with
This is my 4 transaction with Linda, wither buying or selling I have complete trust in Linda.
The friend who referred us to Mandy, described Mandy as "Delightful" and indeed, working with her was a delight.
Mandy made the whole process as easy as possible. She worked hard to understand our needs and wants. She diplomatically and gently let us know when our expectations might not be realistic. Her communication was clear and prompt, her follow through was consistent and at times she wend above and beyond what we would have expected.
Some specific examples included doing virtual walk throughs, pro-actively prescreening properties, helping us get answers on the property tax status, quickly getting information from the sellers, and volunteering to help us with some follow-through items after the sale.
We would strongly recommend Mandy.
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.
My husband and I would recommend Raelyn always. She was a great help even when we switched directions on her. Raelyn was very understanding and easy to talk to. We felt she knew what we were looking for and did her very best to locate the property we wanted. Thank you Raelyn!
Jim was incredible knowledgeable and it was clear that his focus was on us making the right buying decision and not the commission. Jim was equally invested in this process and he never once batted an eye at making a long trip over, even if it was just to see one house. I would absolutely recommend Jim to anyone who is serious about making a smart and informed home purchase.
Trent Baumann's savvy professionalism was key to selling my house. My house needed a fair amount of work which made most buyers shy away. The company he hired to do the professional photos of my house and property was a key ingredient to getting so many showings. Trent is a no nonsense straight up realtor who tells it like it is. Prior to hiring him, I wanted only a serious professional realtor and I found one- it was Trent Bauman!
I would highly recommend Matt Przybilla to anyone looking to purchase a house. He went above and beyond to help find the right one.
Matt was very respectful and kind to work with. It was easy to look at houses without feeling any pressure of purchasing.
Matt was willing to look at houses whenever one would be considered and didn't stop until I found the right one.
I would highly recommend Matt Przybilla with Century 21 to anyone looking for a house.
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!
We have worked with Sandy for years. She continues to impress us with her professionalism and attention to details big and small.
Sandy is a great person and a great agent. She was always available to view homes, was very honest about the good and bad and always answered our questions ASAP. She is very talented and we highly recommend her to anyone wanting a fun and easy buying experience that truly cares about her clients!
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.
Elaine was fantastic to work with throughout the whole buying process, highly recommended.
We had worked with Linda previously and really enjoyed our experience as she is very knowledgeable about the market and the area. She was fantastic in getting things done in a timely manner and letting us know right away if something came up dealing with our house or if she needed something from us. We would definitely use Linda again and would recommend her to anyone!
Mandy Petersonwas great very knowledgeable very helpful always made room in her schedule to help us out or give us the time that we needed without making us feel like a burden 10 out of 10 would recommend.
I didn't select or decide on Century 21.
Century 21 happens to be the company she works with.
I decided on Mandy after a previous meeting at a possible investment property.
She was straightforward kind and also referred us to someone who was very knowledgeable and able to help direct us in the loan process.
Mandy was very kind very patient and always willing to meet and show us whatever house we wanted to look at she was very prompt and excelled at setting a daily schedule for what properties we would be looking at throughout a day.
There is nothing bad neither myself or my wife can say about Mandy. We are very pleased.
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: