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James D Ruttger of CENTURY 21 Brainerd Realty, Inc.

(5) 52 Ratings
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  • 2020 - Quality Service Producer

Personal Profile

A full time Brainerd Area Broker since 1977, Jim is a third generation Realtor, following in the footsteps of both his grandfather Ed, and his fathery, Ray. A Bethel College graduate with a degree in Business Administration, Jim is a "Certified Residential Broker" (CRB), a Graduate of teh Realtors Institute (GRI) and has been licensed since 1980 as a Certified Residential Appraiser. Born and raised on Gull Lake, Jim is currently a 30+ year member of the East Gull Lake City Council, a former 9 year president of Ski Gull Inc, a 22 year coach of the Brainerd High School Slalom racing team and an avid lake enthusiast. Jim and his wife Merilee and thier 3 college age children live on Ruth Lake. Jim's creative and innovative approach to Real Estate, combined with his knowledge and community involvement will be a resource you can depend on for honesty and professionalism in your real estate services.

Client Reviews

5 out of 5

(5) 52 Ratings
  • Seller review
    Jim was great in understanding my needs for the property. Helped me understand a few years ago when it was not time to sell and then change course to rent the property and hire solid property management. This year, when it was time to sell, he again performed well and timely.
  • Seller review
    Knowledgeable, persistent, and experienced
  • Seller review
    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.
  • Seller review
    Jim is a honest professional that i would recommend to friends and family. He made selling our property a good experience.
  • Buyer review
    We chose Jim because we had dealt with him in the past on 2 different real estate deals. He was very patient and knowledgable and showed us many properties while taking time away from family over numerous weekends. He never rushed us or made us feel pressured to make a decision that didn't fit our needs. In the end, we are very happy with our decision to use Jim and with the lake home we purchased. Jim is outstanding. Of all the personal characteristics we value, I would say honesty and trustworthiness are the highest and Jim excels in each of these.
  • Buyer review
    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.

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(5) 52 Ratings

CENTURY 21 Brainerd Realty, Inc.

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