Bill Kessler

Bill Kessler


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  • 608-772-2912
  • 608-223-2750
  • 608-221-2121
  • 221 W Beltline Hwy
    Madison, WI 53713
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Bill Kessler, Founder, CENTURY 21 Affiliated


Bill is the founder of CENTURY 21 Affiliated.  The company has 52 locations throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, and Michigan. Those locations encompass over 1000 professionals serving consumer needs in sophisticated urban centers, cities, suburbs, small town America, 2nd homes and farms. CENTURY 21 Affiliated sells more properties than any other CENTURY 21® franchise in the world. 

From the very beginning Bill has instilled the company's Mission Statement and has been the foundation for it's success:


“To provide the most stimulating and productive environment possible so that our consultants can provide the best professional service to their customers and clients as they help them make excellent real estate decisions.”
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A Smarter. Bolder. Faster. Real Estate Career

For more than thirty years, CENTURY 21 Affiliated Sales Associates have succeeded by coupling their own ambition with the CENTURY 21® System's strengths and resources. 

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Meet Bill

Bill graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in Soviet Studies. His career path was to be a Cold War spy. Creating a family caused him to rethink that career choice. After 10 years in corporate America, he again re-launched, this time into Real Estate Brokerage.  He purchased a CENTURY 21 franchise, did what they suggested and the company grew and flourished. In 2008, he became partners with Dan Kruse and together they have accomplished an unprecedented growth spurt during a recessionary economy. With the revitalization of real estate sales and property values, they are in prime position to continue with their planned expansion.

Bill and the company continue to challenge traditional thinking and he still embraces the profession, the challenge of this market and the fascinating variety of people attracted to the industry.  He looks forward to involvement for as long as he remains relevant.

Part of relevancy is staying hands on and embracing what is contemporary. Thus he was an early pilgrim to the land of online networking and marketing and is willing to share his philosophy of “can do” and his ability to find opportunities under the dreariest of circumstance. He credits remaining relevant in large part to his continued inter action with the young and the new. His wife, Judi, and daughter, Chara, are quite active in the company.

He looks forward to serving the needs of each and every client, customer and agent as long as he can.

Personal Interests

Bill adores his wife, children and grandchildren. He has a passion for adventure, competition, challenge and creativity. Thus his keen interest in hiking, International and stateside travel, competitive action sports, fantasy sports, mission trips, off beat endeavors and the creative needs of his staff and agents.


As a company, CENTURY 21 Affiliated will provide you with an agent that is an expert in whatever field you need, whether that be a buyer’s agent, someone to list your home or relocation needs; we will help you find the perfect home!

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Corporate Headquarters

CENTURY 21 Affiliated is headquartered in Madison, the capital city of the great state of Wisconsin. CENTURY 21 Affiliated franchise is currently ranked #1 in the world in closed units, within the CENTURY 21 company as a whole. The Madison office is home to over 50 agents that cover Madison and its surrounding areas. We have specialists in relocation, foreclosures, and a great team of realtors to address any and every real estate need. Located just off W Beltline Hwy, the office is easy to get to and in a convenient location for persons from all parts of Madison.

Community Involvement

CENTURY 21 Affiliated passionately supports Easter Seals of Wisconsin with donations and options for agents to donate to this great organization through commission proceeds. Individual agents also support the community through community sports sponsorships and other community-run programs.

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