History

CENTURY 21 Atwood Realty, Inc., had a humble and courageous beginning in the early part of the 20th century and has continued the family tradition of quality service and professionalism in the real estate industry to the people of Southern Minnesota.
 
After graduating for the University of Minnesota in the early 1930’s, F.C. Atwood founder, moved to Mankato from St. Cloud, Minnesota.  In 1934, he founded the F.C. Atwood Land Company and dealt primarily in farm and land sales.

In 1954, Mr. Atwood’s son, Charles Atwood joined the firm and thus continued the family legacy of Real Estate service.  Realizing the need for expanded services, Charles Atwood founded Atwood Realty in 1965 to offer services for residential and commercial real estate needs.

George Smith joined the firm of Atwood Land Company in 1961 as a sales associate.  In  1965, Mr. Smith joined forces with Charles Atwood, as a sales associate with Atwood Realty and later that same year became a partner in the company and the firm’s name changed to Atwood-Smith Realty, Inc.  

Atwood Land Company continued to operate concentrating on property leasing and management.

Charles Atwood and George Smith saw the opportunity of expanding their services and purchased a CENTURY 21 franchise in 1977.  Atwood-Smith Realty, Inc. became CENTURY 21 Atwood-Smith Realty, Inc.

In March 1981, Charles Atwood purchased the stock held by George Smith thus dissolving the partnership between them.  The corporation of Atwood Realty, Inc., doing business as CENTURY 21 Atwood Realty, Inc. was born.

Continuing the family tradition, Charles Atwood’s son Tom joined the company as Sales Manager in July 1983, becoming the third generation legacy.   In 1984, Tom became a Broker with the firm.  Tom took over the management of CENTURY 21 Atwood Realty, Inc. and Atwood Land Company in 1986 and continues in those positions today.

On February 1992, CENTURY 21 Atwood Realty, Inc. acquired Kvasnicka Realty of Mankato and this association grew CENTURY 21 Atwood Realty, Inc. to become the largest real estate firm in the area and a leader among our peers.
 
Growth, diversity, quality customer service and high ethical standards have always been an integral and consistent part of the Atwood Company plan.  Our professionalism, success and involvement in community have made us one of the most successful offices in the CENTURY 21 system as well as the #1 Home Seller in the Mankato area.