Making Indiana Real Estate

Dreams Come True

Serving Indiana Home Buyers & Sellers For More Than 45 Years

Back To Blog

Half A Century of Nothing Halfway - 50th Anniversary for CENTURY 21®

A lot has changed in our community over the past 50 years. Indianapolis, Bloomington, and the surrounding counties have seen exponential growth. It’s no wonder many of our cities have been awarded and topped lists as the most desired places to live in the nation. In the past five decades, the CENTURY 21® brand has been at the forefront of real estate across the country and is proud to celebrate 50 years of dedicated service in 2021.

When the CENTURY 21® brand was founded in 1971, Indianapolis, Bloomington, and the surrounding areas looked quite different than they do today. Things were just beginning to flourish.  The Indianapolis Museum of Art had just opened the year before, Indiana Black Expo began that year, and the Convention Center and Indiana Repertory Theatre would emerge shortly after. Indianapolis’ population was around 711,000 in 1971, while Bloomington, Indiana was less than half the population of what it is today at just over 43,000. Tremendous growth was just beginning, and the CENTURY® brand had its eyes set on changing the world of real estate as we knew it.

Half a Century of a Name You Can Trust

In 1976 Mick Scheetz purchased the first CENTURY 21® office in the state of Indiana. Today CENTURY 21 Scheetz is a Top Five respected leader in the CENTURY 21® System, the National Relocation community, and within the State of Indiana. We are the number one CENTURY 21® Company in the Indiana/Ohio region, and a top-five Company in the National CENTURY 21® System. Our goal has always been to elevate the experience of buying or selling a home, as well as make an impact in the communities that we serve. We are your neighbors, your friends, and your community, so when you think of real estate, you think of CENTURY 21 Scheetz.

Today, the CENTURY 21® Real Estate Corporation is the largest real estate organization in the world, with independently owned and operated offices in more than 83 countries and territories worldwide. According to studies conducted by Kantar Group Limited (formerly Millward Brown), the CENTURY 21® brand has also been recognized as the most respected name in the industry for multiple years running. When you’re ready to put your trust in a real estate professional, we make it easy to find a relentless agent to help you with your real estate needs in Indianapolis, Bloomington, surrounding areas, or worldwide. 

Half a Century of Giving Back

"We do more than just sell houses. Giving back to our community through Easter Seals, or food banks, or shelters, or service, well, it's just who we are, it's what we do." These words, from our CEO Tracy Hutton, embody the CENTURY 21 spirit and commitment to making an impact in our community.  Each of our eight offices serves and gives back within their communities, but also takes it a step farther through our agent-run CENTURY 21 Scheetz Foundation which was founded in 2007. The foundation has made it its mission to support our local communities, families with immediate needs and emergency relief, and local charities who support our mission. The spirit of generosity displayed by our agents and our employees has helped CENTURY 21 Scheetz define one of our most important Core Values which is, “Love and Support Our Community”.

Half a Century of Extraordinary Experiences

Today, the Indianapolis, Bloomington, and surrounding areas are home to many corporate headquarters, prestigious universities, professional sports teams, world-class cultural experiences, and welcomes new residents to move to the area’s growing cities every day. CENTURY 21 Scheetz is focused on making sure our clients have the advantage when it comes to real estate opportunities with convenience and ease. Although it seems like another lifetime for many, we remember the CENTURY 21® brand operated for years in a world without the internet. Yet today, we are leading the industry through innovation such as Instant Offers, which takes the stress out of selling a home and replaces it with convenience and options in today’s fast-paced market. 

We focus on equipping our agents with extensive training and technology to help them prepare for challenges they may face. That means when you’re up against multiple offers on the home of your dreams, you can trust one of our exceptionally trained real estate professionals to have your back through negotiations and guide you through the process. Our commitment is to provide our people with the best learning, developmental programs, personal and professional growth opportunities in the industry.


CENTURY 21 Scheetz is dedicated to providing you with more ways to elevate the real estate experience, more ways to build your business as a real estate professional, and more opportunities to support the local community. Going above and beyond is a pillar in our business and the reason our team always gives their clients 121 percent. We invite you to celebrate half a century of doing nothing halfway by connecting with one of our trusted real estate advisors today.

We look forward to serving you now and for the next fifty years.

Add Comment

Comments are moderated. Please be patient if your comment does not appear immediately. Thank you.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


  1. No comments. Be the first to comment.

Recommended Searches

Search Homes

Explore Indiana

Footer Rec Searches

View all

Say Hello!