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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 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
Homes Owned: 3,246
Homes Rented: 2,673
Median Home Price: $103,000
Area Schools: 17
Best Score: 5/10
Average Score: 1.9

Meet the CENTURY 21 Brainerd Realty, Inc. Team

Customer Testimonial | Sandy Swanson

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I will highly recommend Sandy Swanson to all friends and family. Sandy meets all situations with professionalism and efficiencies. Sandy goes over and beyond expectations with the number of open houses, consulting with other professionals concerning the property and communication with the seller.

I believe Sandy Swanson is one of the best Realtors this area has to offer!

Customer Testimonial | Cindy Jacobson

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Cindy walked me through the whole process before we even put the property up for sale.

Customer Testimonial | Mandy Peterson

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Mandy was extremely patient with me during the process of buying my first home. I felt as though I was her only client as she had taken so much time showing me homes and searching for the perfect home for my son and myself. She took into account all my wants and needs and never tried to push me into anything she felt was out of my comfort zone. I cannot say enough about how pleased I am with all the help she gave me. My son and I are absolutely thrilled with our new home.

Customer Testimonial | Joe Fitterer

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Joe and Kay are the best.

Customer Testimonial | Linda Steffen

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We have had the pleasure of working with Linda Steffen on several properties over the past 12 years. We have been impressed by her knowledge and professionalism. Having met others in the real estate industry, we feel that Linda has always been at the top of our list because of her integrity and willingness to help find the ideal property.

Thanks Linda!

Customer Testimonial | Raelyn Borg

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This is the best person that we have met. She is our family friend. She helped solve our problems. Her heart is open to doing good.

Customer Testimonial | Trent Baumann

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I worked with Trent Baumann previously though the recommendation of a bank that I was working with. Trent is knowledgeable, professional, and relatable. He thought of everything! Trent truly wants the best for his clients, and works hard to get it. Trent was always available to me for questions, and I had A LOT of them. Having someone you can trust through the entire home buying/selling process is essential, and Trent is someone I can trust 100%. I would never choose anyone else.

Customer Testimonial | Matt Przybilla

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Matt is very professional and on the ball. We would recommend him anytime.

Customer Testimonial | James D Ruttger

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Jim was friendly, helpful and professional. He listened to our needs and worked hard to meet them. The house was on the market for a while, and Jim was patient and encouraging the whole time. We closed via mail and all went very smoothly. Jim went above and beyond to make sure the buyers needs were met without us having to travel there-removing appliances, changing a lock, and hiring a contractor to deal with a tree issue. A huge thanks to Jim. We had a great experience!

Customer Testimonial | LaVerne Borg

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LaVern was very friendly and treated me as a friend rather than a client. I was surprised at how soon the property was sold and the price was higher than I thought.

Customer Testimonial | Douglas Kern

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Doug will earn your business by taking the time to find out what you want and he will show you anything I would recommend him to anyone

Customer Testimonial | Kelly Pearson

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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.

Customer Testimonial | 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.

Customer Testimonial | Loran Knack

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Love working with Loran, he's an expert, a great realtor and a good friend.

Customer Testimonial | Sandy Swanson

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I knew from the moment I saw Sandy Swanson's picture on her Century 21 advertisement in our local church bulletin, she was somebody I wanted to work with! I could tell immediately that she was an enthusiastic and friendly person, which is something I appreciated, especially being a first time homebuyer. I needed somebody who I could comfortably ask any questions to, and Sandy was that person! She made the house hunting and purchasing process very positive, which I really appreciated!

Customer Testimonial | Cindy Jacobson

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Cindy and Harry are awesome to work with, they are very friendly and approachable. We felt very comfortable working with them and asking them questions. I liked the way that Cindy and Harry took their time to take us out for a full day in about a 100 mile radius from Aitken, McGregor to Hackensack and Emily. I would recommend this to anyone starting the process to look for a lake home. They were knowledgeable of the areas, lakes and homes and noticed things that we didn't. I would refer family, friends and anyone that was looking for a home to Cindy and Harry. They were great to work with and would like to keep up a relationship with them after this. If it wasn't for them and how they took us around, we would not have a lake home right now. Thank you Cindy and Harry.

Customer Testimonial | Mandy Peterson

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Mandy is wonderful and we will be working with her again. Thank you for everything

Customer Testimonial | Joe Fitterer

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Joe was great to work with. He handled everything in a timely manner and was always there to assist us and answer any questions we had a long the way. We would highly recommend Joe to others.

The pictures taken of the property were impressive.

Customer Testimonial | Linda Steffen

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Linda was easy to talk to and very understanding. I felt like I was working with a friend. She was spot on with the sale price she suggested for listing my home and handled every communication with buyers very smoothly. I sold my house quickly and with very little stress. She never made me think she didn't know what she was doing or that I couldn't trust her. She made this a very pleasant experience for me and my family.

I would recommend her to anyone!

Customer Testimonial | Raelyn Borg

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Even with the couple bumps within my sale due to buyers change of mind, Raelyn was VERY successful at keeping our goals on track which led to the perfect sale. Raelyn was constant and informative with the exact needs and duties to sell my home. She knew just what needed to be done and precisely when. She kept me grounded as well when I would have doubts about finding a buyer. In the end, she powered us through.

* After the client and agent affiliated with CENTURY 21® Real Estate LLC 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

Service Areas

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:

 

 

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: 34.89
Married: 31%
Households: 5,920

Overview

Population by Sex
6,650 Male
7,075 Female

Occupancy Types
507 Vacant
3,246 Owned
2,673 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