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About The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group


Most real estate agents work alone, performing the dozens of tasks required to complete a transaction.  I have adopted this Group concept and my team consists of key players, all of which are fully equipped and trained in their specific specialization.  As the group proprietor, I am in constant communication with my staff.  I spend the majority of my time doing top priority activities, such as meeting with sellers to list property, negotiating contracts, prospecting for business, and solving problems.  All other tasks are delegated to my specialized team members, but PLEASE remember, you can always call me directly!

  Experience Is Not Expensive...It's Priceless!



  • Linda Frierdich
    Broker, ABR, CRS, NCS, SFR
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    103 S Main St
    IL 62236 US

    Phone: 618.444.4255


    With my many successful years in the Real Estate Industry, I can say with complete confidence that I am the best choice for your real estate needs.  My team and I have sold over $500 million in real estate transactions and have successfully helped over 5000 clients meet their real estate goals.  Combined, we have over 100 years experience in the real estate industry!

    Professional Affiliations

    Keeping up with the market and client needs is Priority #1 for me.  I am an ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), SFR (Short Sale & Foreclosure Resourse Expert), a CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), and a NCS (New Construction Specialits).  I am also part owner of Century 21 Advantage (Columbia and St Louis offices).  I keep abreast of current market trends and technological advances through events such as Star Power Conferences as well as a number of other seminars and events.  I have also been a member of the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois' Grievance Committee in the past.

    Awards and Recognitions

    Consistent growth from $3 million in sales in 2002 to over $97 million in sales in 2016

    Ranked within the Top 5 Teams in the Saint Louis Area- St Louis Business Journal

    #1 Producing Team in Southwestern Illinois 2008-2016 *Per Rasi

    Century 21 - Ranked top 10 Team Nationally 2010-2016

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  • Kim Ruhl
    Listing Partner, Broker
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    103 S Main St
    IL 62236 US

    Phone: 618.444.0133

    Kim has been in the real estate market for more than 22 years.  As a State Certified Residential Appraiser and Broker, she can offer a unique skill set to our seller clients.  After all, one of the most important aspects of attracting buyers is to establish an appropriate asking price. With more than two decades of analyzing properties in Monroe, St. Clair and Madison counties, she can help you present your home with confidence in this ever-changing market.

    Kim enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two children, her furry, four-legged friends and a good book.  Her daughter Lexie has her BSN-RN and is just beginning her nursing career at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Kim’s son Conner is a freshman at the University of Missouri-Columbia who will be double majoring in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.   

    Kim is passionate about her job and strives to give outstanding customer service to her clients throughout their entire selling experience.   As a Listing Partner, her main objective is to get your home SOLD! So call today to see how she can help!


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  • Lindsey Egner
    Managing Broker, Realtor
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    103 S Main St
    IL 62236 US

    Phone: 618.223.0627

    Lindsey Egner has been a licensed Realtor since January of 2003 and obtained her broker's license in September of 2008.  Recognized as one of Realtor Magazines’ "30 under 30" (one of the top agents under the age of 30 in 2009), Lindsey has learned how to read the market and stay ahead of the curve. Her strengths lie in marketing implementation, understanding buyer and sellers needs, and most importantly, problem solving.  As our Group Manager, it is her job to handle the myriad of details involved in the sale of a home.  She is your personal contact regarding all of the little things that might come up along the way.  With her expertise and attention to detail, you can have a worry free transaction and concentrate on Moving Day!

    Lindsey has been involved in numerous aspects of the Real Estate Industry throughout her career, ranging from special committee memberships with our local board to 2015 President of our local MLS, SIRMLS.  She is an active participant within her community and strives to provide excellence and a superior standard of service within the real estate world as the Managing Broker of Century 21 Advantage- Columbia & Smithton. 

    In the news:

    Lindsey Egner, Dotloop's Top 10 Most Tech Forward Agents:

    Lindsey Egner, Realtor Magazine's 30 under 30

    Illinois Association of Realtors, 9 Tips for Generating Business


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  • Todd Ruhl
    Listing Partner, Broker, RAA, BPOR
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    103 S Main St
    IL 62236 US

    Phone: 618.444.1699

    Todd began his career as a real estate professional in 1991. As a problem solver with a passion for economic analysis, he was naturally drawn to the valuation side of real estate. Todd quickly realized that to fully understand value, it was essential to learn the motivations of buyers and sellers. His mission is to help clients transform their motivations and desires into well-informed decisions.

    Todd has been a life-long resident of the Belleville/Swansea area. He and his wife, Kim, have two children - one who just graduated from college and the other just beginning.  Besides family and career, his other past-time is motocross. He's the founding partner of Archview Motocross Park and has been riding/racing dirt bikes since he was 10 years old.

    With more than 15 years of experience in teaching real estate courses and as a Listing Partner on the Team, Todd is always eager to help you better understand the market so that you can accomplish your real estate goals!  Give him a call today!

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  • Brad Krueger
    Buyer's Agent, Realtor, GRI
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    103 S Main St
    IL 62236 US

    Phone: 618.954.9499
    Brad started his real estate career in 1999.  As his skills developed he began to specialize in representing real estate buyers.  He says a favorite part of his job as a REALTOR is "building a strong working relationship with each client".  He never wants a client to feel pressured and says listening to the needs/wants of the client is very important to help guide them through the buying process.  

    Whether you're a first time buyer, moving up or down sizing, transferring due to employment or military PCS ordersBrad has the knowledge and expertise  to help make your transition easier.  If you're looking to make a move, feel free to give Brad a call today.......or tonight.  He's here to help.

    Brad resides in Monroe County with his wife Becky.  They enjoy Cardinal baseball, cycling, traveling and spending time with their children & grandchildren.

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  • Carla Mercer
    Buyer's Agent, Realtor
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    103 S Main St
    IL 62236 US

    Phone: 618.207.1804

    Carla's career in real estate began more than six years ago. As a Buyer's Specialist, she is highly skilled at thoughtfully analyzing a client's particular needs and real estate goals.  After understanding their lifestyle and personal ambitions, Carla will relentlessly pursue that special property for her homebuyers.

    Familiarity with the local real estate market is just as important as understanding the needs of her clients. Carla is a lifelong resident of the area and raised her family here. This personal insight has proven to be a valuable resource in the often-challenging search process for that perfect home.

    Prior to her start in the real estate profession, Carla worked in the design arena in the furniture and home decor industry. She utilizes this experience to help clients visualize the possibilities of any given space - the process of turning a house into a home.

    Buying a home is an emotional journey. With Carla as the tour guide, reaching that destination will typically end with a hug...not a handshake! Her warm and personal touch transforms clients into lifelong friends.


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  • Jessica Lenhardt
    Buyer's Agent, Realtor
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    103 S Main St
    IL 62236 US

    Phone: 618.401.7542

    One of the newest members to Century 21 Advantage specializing in helping buyers and property management, Jessica is excited to have found her own “home” with the Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group! Licensed since 2015 and a lifelong resident of Monroe County, Jessica’s professionalism, influential community ties, and extensive knowledge of the area will ensure her clients seamlessly find their dream home. “For me, being a realtor isn’t just a job, it has become my livelihood. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the smiles on my clients’ faces after finding them the perfect home.”

    A 2010 graduate of Western Illinois University, Jessica resides in Waterloo, IL and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, crafting, and attending many of Monroe County’s local activities and events (especially the Monroe County Fair). Give Jessica a call today!


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  • Cassie Hyde
    Buyer's Agent, Listing Specialist, Realtor
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    103 S Main St
    IL 62236 US

    Phone: 314.583.2367

    Cassie started her real estate career three years ago, and is excited to be a part of The Linda Frierdich Group.  Cassie's extensive knowledge of the area, combined with her outgoing personality and exceptional attention to detail, will ensure that you have a smooth experience finding your new home.


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  • Karen Brunsmann
    Buyer's Agent, Realtor
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    103 S Main St
    IL 62236 US

    Phone: 314.288.6465

    Karen decided to go into Real Estate because of her desire to build lasting relationships and help others with such an important life decision.

    She is thrilled to be a part of one of the most reputable team of realtors!


    Karen’s vast knowledge and experience in marketing/social media grant her the tools and knowledge to find the perfect home fast.


    Going above and beyond is engrained in Karen. Her dedication to excellence, attention to detail, and communication skills ensure your experience be as smooth as possible. 


    In her spare time she enjoys exercising, yoga, spending time with family and friends, live music and fine dining. 


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  • Jeremy Kocinski
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    103 S Main St
    IL 62236 US

    Phone: 618.420.0075

    Jeremy brings a wealth of knowledge about the area, and about the real estate business. He served as a Mortgage Lender for almost 6 years and understands both sides of the transaction, to help buyers seamlessly through the process. Jeremy also volunteers his time as a Chairman for the "Midwest Wingfest" event that is held for and honors our disabled Veterans. The event raises money and awareness of disabled veterans. In addition, Jeremy has 2 daughters who he loves spending time with. He's a huge animal lover and loves to embarrass himself on the golf course quite a bit. Jeremy also owned and operates Dookies Dog Waste Removal services, which is a company that cleans your yard on a weekly basis so you don't have to. 

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The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group
Century 21 Advantage
103 S Main St
Columbia IL 62236
IL: 618.281.7621

138 Concord Plaza Dr
Saint Louis MO 63128
MO: 314.649.0221
Fax: 618.281.4311

Linda Frierdich is the area's premier real estate professional, offering services in St Louis, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Crestwood, Ballwin, Arnold, Fenton, Oakville, Columbia, Waterloo, Millstadt, Valmeyer, Dupo, Belleville, O'Fallon, Mascoutah, Fairview Heights, Smithton, Ruma, Hecker, New Athens, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Caseyville, Shiloh, Swansea, Monroe County, Madison County, St Clair County, and Randolph County.  Her team focuses on resale homes, new construction, first time home buyers, condos, farms, land sales, subdivisions, lot sales, single family, multi-family, commercial, foreclosures, bank owned property, military relocation, and building. This site offers options to search real estate in Columbia Illinois and other areas. We offer buyer and sellers services second to none!

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