Friday, August 29, 2014

Back To School

It can be a bittersweet time of year!! Students don't want to go back to school, some parents can't wait for them to start. Then there are those parents of students that have a tough time with either a child starting kindergarten or off to college. It is the circle of life but still isn't easy.

Please drive safe in and around school zones and buses today and everyday.

Did you know that you can find Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty no only on around 800 websites but also Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and on Mobile Apps plus YouTube. Check out videos of some of our homes at with more being added.

Back again this year is Poppin For Pizza for the Fall High School sports season. Sign up at Happy Joes, Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty or e-mail me at We had a winner last night as Sleepy Eye St. Mary's scored more than 21 points.

Mark the date. October 11th is our annual pumpkin giveaway. Receive a free pumpkin for dropping off a food shelf item. In the past this has raised hundreds of pounds of food for our area Food Shelf; the need is always there.

Don't forget our Homes For Heroes Program that rewards teachers, law enforcement, firefighters, medical workers and military vets by giving back money at closing of a real estate transaction. The simplest thing that you can do. Call us or go to Truly no strings attached.

The Real Estate market remains steady in the New Ulm Area as interest rates are still holding in the roughly 4% range. Our area banks have programs available to fit most home buyers.

For the latest listings go to or download the mobile app by texting KRHOMES to 87778

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Happy 4th of July from all of us at Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty!!

Dodge the gnats and mosquitoes and get out and enjoy the long weekend. There is plenty of things to do-- area fireworks, picnic spots, parades and the Upper Midwest Classic Legion Baseball Tournament starts tonight through the weekend.

Activity in the real estate market remains active with some listings not even hitting the internet or websites. Thinking of buying?? Get in touch with one of our agents and let them know what your needs are. That way when something is listed you'll be the first to know.

Do you know about the Homes For Heroes Program that we are a member of?? Go to to find out all the details. If you are a teacher,  healthcare worker, firefighter, in law enforcement or either active or retired military, your qualify. If you buy or sell, you get money back at closing. NO STRINGS ATTACHED!!

717 S. MINNESOTA -- this is a darling of a home. Oversized garage with heat and running water. The home has 3 bedrooms on one floor with another possible bedroom on the main floor. The owners have gone through the home and have done so many updates you won't have anything to do but move in. The kitchen is all brand knew with new Dura-Supreme cabinets and flooring. The home also has newer mechanicals and a DRY basement

Also just in is a brick home on Broadway. Details to follow but it does have original woodwork, three bedrooms on the second floor and a remodeled full bath on the second floor too

Did you know that we are here M-F 8-5?? Plus on the weekends are phones are monitored by a license agent. Just call 359-9212 to get in touch with us.

What's the largest City Park in New Ulm?? It's over 100 acres in size. What's the smallest at .2 acres?? Any guesses??

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Congratulations to all area graduates

From all of us at Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty we would like to offer our congratulations to all the area graduates; high school and college grads.
It is one of life's milestones and doesn't come easy.

Another one of life's milestones is buying a home and we couldn't be happier to assist you with what could be your largest purchases in life. Let us guide you through this process; we are experts in buying and selling.

With the end of the school year just days away or over for some, we would also like to thank the area teachers for their commitment to all the students. Did you know that as a teacher you qualify for Homes For Heroes Status? If you buy or sell a home using one of the agents at Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty you would receive money back at closing. Check it out at either or give us a call. Teachers, Health Care Workers, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and active or retired military qualify. Absolutely no red tape. Need proof? We have had buyers take advantage of this and can provide you with their names.

Good luck to all the area athletes competing in post season action. Lots of good games and matches coming up this week and into the weekend.

Stay safe traveling to and from the sports action and graduation parties and spring weddings.

Looking for that special property?  We have one on Summit Ave in New Ulm that has a classic view of the City of New Ulm. Minutes from MLC, New Ulm Country Club and the state park. Call for details. Also listed is one of the most interesting homes in New Ulm on Center St. Just up from Broadway. Go out and take a look. Multiple homes is Courtland as well.

Check out our homes for sale on Check out the info, pictures and some have virtual tours too.

Did you know that the commission rate is negotiable? Not many people know this but true

Monday, March 3, 2014

Are you a Health Care Professional, Teacher, Military, Policeman, Fireman?

Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty has joined Homes for Heroes!! This is another example of our company giving back to members of our communities; New Ulm, Sleepy Eye, Courtland, Nicollet, Hanska, Lafayette and all those in between. If you are in Law Enforcement, a Fireman, Health Care Worker, EMT, Teacher or Active or Retired Military, this program is for you. Sign up at and you'll be referred back to us to look for a home or to sell a home. At closing you'll receive money back; a percentage of the commission that is paid. It's a very simple program that pays back benefits. Come in to talk with anyone of our agents at Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty.

You've seen our ads and you've heard the ads on the radio from the National Association of Realtors; listing inventory is low. Now is a great time to sell!! Contact us for a free Market Value Analysis.

Home show is later this month. Come see us that weekend at the Home Show.

Don't forget that we have our moving trailer for you to use for free if you use our real estate services.

We went up to the Regional Century 21 awards banquet and walked away with multiple awards in Production and Customer Service. Individual agents that won awards were Jim Heil, Jerry Sandmann, Tim Woods, Diane Debban, Brenda Nosbush, Joyce Krenz and Lisa Larson. Congrats

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Radon: The word of the year!!

Radon is the word of the year in real estate!! As of January 1, 2014, it is now law in Minnesota that if you had a Radon test done in your home, you need to disclose the results at the time you list your home for sale. Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that is a leading cause of lung cancer. All of Southern Minnesota has elevated levels of the gas and it enters the home through cracks or holes in your foundation. There are a number of companies that will do one type of test or another; you can even get a test kit that you do yourself from Menards among other stores. There is so much information out there all you need to do is search the internet or talk to one of the agents at Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty

Stop by our booth at the upcoming Home and Self Improvement Show held the end of March at the New Ulm Civic Center. Drawings and Giveaways at our booth and others. Will the weather be better? Please be better!!

A couple of shout outs: Congratulations to those involved in The Grand Kabaret on your grand opening. Nice place in Downtown New Ulm. The Heart of New Ulm Gala was a huge success this past weekend at Turner Hall. Congrats to the New Ulm High School Girls Hockey Team on their run into the State Tournament.

Looking for space to launch your business idea? Call me and reserve some space in the Marktplatz Mall. Very aggressive owners want to fill that space up.

Listing inventory is down from recent years so if you're thinking of selling in the near future, the time is now. Call us for a free Market Value Analysis to see if selling now is right for you. Buyers are out there waiting. Buyers let us know what you're looking for so you can be notified as soon as something hits the market.

Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty has marketing that is second to none. Stop by and we'll show you how we can market your home. We can also show you as a buyer how to stay on top of the market and made aware of new listings or price changes.

Finally congratulations to our award winners from C21 KR!!. The awards banquet is this Friday and we will be making a haul. Awards are based upon production and customer service. Stay tuned

Friday, February 7, 2014

Get Ready For Spring -- It will Come

I've been walking through Menards and Runnings and it seems like the clearance items from Christmas weren't even gone yet and the shelves are full of potting soil and planters and the seed racks are up. I know we're all looking for Spring to come but it's hard to get in the swing of things when every other day is a Wind Chill Advisory and hitting our average high for this time of year is just a "wish". But now is a great time of year to lay out your spring planting plans and placement, especially if you've moved since last fall or want to change things up a bit in your yard. I for one have moved since last fall and am trying to figure out what to plant and where. I'm looking at the sunlight factor; where is getting what for sunlight. On top of that I'll need to figure out what is deer resistant as I currently have a heard of them taking up residence in my backyard. I'm up for the challenge and will probably learn some things the hard way.

Real Estate is one of the few businesses that slows up around the Holiday Season but there is still activity with new listings and sales through December and January. The amount of homes on the market remains low so if you're thinking of selling the time is now. Buying a home is good now to as most buyers wait  until Spring so if a home is on the market now that you like; less competition for that home. We offer free a Market Value Analysis on your home so give us a call.

The newest "hot button" in the Real Estate world is Radon. Now more than ever you need a Realtor that knows what Radon is, how it's tested for and what you need to do if you buy or sell. Let us guide you through this tricky subject.

Congratulations to our Award Winning Agents, Award Winning Office for Award Winning Results. Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty will be receiving the Per Person Productivity Award as well as Quality Service Pinnacle based on Customer Service. Agents winning the Quality Service awards are Tim Woods, Brenda Nosbush, Jerry Sandmann, Lisa Larson, Joyce Krenz, Dian Debban, Jim Heil. In addition Jim Heil and Lisa Larson won the Master Ruby award and Diane Debban won the Masters Diamond Award. Joyce Krenz won the tough to win Century 21 Centurion Award. Congrats to all.