Local Teams

Meet Your Minneapolis – St. Paul Home Sales Advisors and Support Team

Kim Gambill

Kim Gambill

Senior Home Sales Advisor

Sunil Bawa

Sunil Bawa

Senior Home Sales Advisor

DiAnn Tilden

DiAnn Tilden

Senior Home Sales Advisor

Fonda Broekhius

Fonda Broekhius

Home Sales Advisor

Eric Hopf

Eric Hopf

Home Sales Advisor

Eugene Volovik

Eugene Volovik

Home Sales Advisor

Brooke Alstrup

Brooke Alstrup

Home Sales Advisor

Rachel Laurent

Rachel Laurent

Client Coordinator

Tatyana Butkova

Tatyana Butkova

Senior Transaction Coordinator

Meet Your Client Intake Team

Andrew O'Neil

Andrew O'Neil

Inside Sales Manager

Julissa Guteirrez

Julissa Guteirrez

Client Intake Specialist

Bianca Lozano

Bianca Lozano

Client Intake Specialist

Jane Reynolds

Jane Reynolds

Receptionist

Meet Your General Manager

Chad Wiech

Chad Wiech

VP of Capital Marketing

Kim Gambill

Kim Gambill

Senior Home Sales Advisor

Kim has over 20 years of Real Estate experience & truly understands that transition & moving can be such a stressful time! She strives to assist sellers & their families with the highest level of service possible. Each story is unique, & each family has different needs. Everyone deserves dignity, respect, sensitivity, & exceptional customer service!

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What customers are saying:

I had a great experience with this company. I was fortunate to work with Kim Gambill and could not have had an easier process. She was very professional and responsive to all my needs. I was able to do a quick close and the best part was they bought as is.

— Stacy E.

August 2021

Sunil Bawa

Sunil Bawa

Senior Home Sales Advisor

Sunil has over 25 years of direct experience in real estate and banking. He has personally purchased, renovated and sold over 50 houses in the Twin Cities market. He has also worked for numerous banks as a senior lender. A native of India, he came to the US to attend Macalester College. He currently lives in Saint Paul with his wife and three children.

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What customers are saying:

We had the best experience in selling our home direct with no hassles and no surprises – just facts and smooth closing with excellent support led by our senior buyer, Mr. Sunil Bawa.

— Raja L.

August 2021

DiAnn Tilden

DiAnn Tilden

Senior Home Sales Advisor

DiAnn has over 25 years of real estate experience, including working as a general contractor building lake homes in Wisconsin. Her first career as a Registered Nurse has instilled in her a caring and compassionate nature. Selling a home is a big decision and she encourages people to review all of their options and take the time they need to make the choice that is right for them. Her motto is to treat people as she would want to be treated.

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What customers are saying:

DiAnn is professional, kind, understanding , not pushy… DiAnn made home selling very very simple. She took care of everything, housing inspector, closing cost, unwanted items removed, paying off existing mortgage…Thank you for a smooth transition. 

— Kathy K.

July 2021

Fonda Broekhius

Fonda Broekhius

Home Sales Advisor

Fonda was a Registered Nurse working in the Emergency Department and Public Health fields for over 35 years, and made the transition to buying vacant property, renovating and breathing new life into them starting in 2009. Knowing that every seller situation and every home is unique, she strives to meet clients where they are and to help them through what is often a very difficult and stressful time in their lives.

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What customers are saying:

We really felt the joy. No issues, no cleaning, and we left items we no longer wanted. Doesn’t get any easier. And we received a beautiful watercolored -type framed picture of our home from them. Thank you Fonda and Homestead Road!!

— Deb B.

September 2021

Eric Hopf

Eric Hopf

Home Sales Advisor

Eric has spent over 20 years in real estate including investing/flipping homes, developer of new construction homes, licensed Realtor, portfolio manager. He strives to provide personalized attention to each client and their unique situation with compassion, respect and expertise. His goal is to make selling your home as stress free as possible.

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What customers are saying:

…We were able to make a seamless transition from a condo to an assisted living facility because Eric Hopf, the purchasing agent for Homestead Road, ushered us through the extremely simple process for selling our condo. He allowed us to quickly get the cash from the sale that we needed to make the deposit at the assisted living facility.

— Ed W.

September 2021

Eugene Volovik

Eugene Volovik

Home Sales Advisor

Eugene has close to 20 years of experience in real estate finance and risk assessment as a mortgage underwriter he has a unique ability to assess the situation and to properly structure the deal that benefits all parties. He genuinely loves meeting new people and prides himself on really getting to know each of his customers. “Serving people better!” has become his slogan when dealing with clients.

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What customers are saying:

Eugene was always there to answer any questions and explained the process thoroughly. We never felt pressured or pushed during the transaction. Eugene was a great help.

— Barb R.

October 2021

Brooke Alstrup

Brooke Alstrup

Home Sales Advisor

Brooke was born and raised in the Twin Cities and attended the University of Minnesota focusing on Environmental Education. For several years after graduating, she shared her knowledge and enthusiasm for the environment with K-12 students and their families, then set her sights on a career in real estate. Brooke now has over 17 years experience in real estate as well as numerous advanced designations that include SRES (senior real estate specialist), ePRO (technology-based) and MRP (military relocation professional). With this experience along with a passion for building relationships with clients, Brooke uses her nurturing, patient demeanor to not only guide homesellers, but more importantly make them feel at ease and comfortable. She has a particular passion for helping senior citizens and their loved ones. On the personal side, Brooke is a true outdoor enthusiast who loves doing literally anything outside including mountain biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking to name a few.

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What customers are saying:

My husband and I just sold his fathers house, we where very impressed with the whole experience from the start,… they took care of everything with out any real problems [and the] closing was awesome well prepared sign and go. Thank you homestead road will recommend to everyone.

— Dawn L.

June 2021

Rachel Laurent

Rachel Laurent

Client Coordinator

As client coordinator, Rachel works closely with our Twin Cities area homeowner customers to primarily keep them informed throughout the process so there are no surprises. Born in Texas, she graduated from the University of Central Arkansas where she earned a degree in Psychology, later relocating to the Twin Cities area in 2019. Having been in client facing roles for over four years, Rachel seeks to make every customer interaction and communication meaningful and positively impactful. She truly strives to make every customer feel special so they have a great experience with Homestead Road from start to finish. In her spare time, Rachel has a passion for listening to true crime podcasts or reading books from her favorite authors which include Ann Rule, Nicholas Sparks and Agatha Christie.​
Tatyana Butkova

Tatyana Butkova

Senior Transaction Coordinator

Tatyana is a Senior Transaction Coordinator at Homestead Road. Since discovering in 2018 the exciting world of Real Estate, she continues learning new ways to navigate it. At Homestead Road she is putting together all the pieces of the puzzle associated with the closing process to guarantee a stress-free and successful closing experience based on the seller’s timeline. Tatyana’s passion for supporting the local art community led her to engage local artists to create painting of homes. These paintings are the ones presented as a gift to the sellers at the closing table.

Andrew O'Neil

Andrew O'Neil

Inside Sales Manager

Julissa Guteirrez

Julissa Guteirrez

Client Intake Specialist

Bianca Lozano

Bianca Lozano

Client Intake Specialist

Jane Reynolds

Jane Reynolds

Receptionist

Chad Wiech

Chad Wiech

General Manager - Minneapolis - St. Paul Branch

Chad brings extensive real estate, finance skills and experience to his role as General Manager of the Minneapolis-St. Paul brand of Homestead Road.  Chad is a Real Estate Investment Specialist currently licensed as a Real Estate Broker, Certified General Appraiser as well as Insurance Agent.  In recent years, he served on the Executive Board of Directors for Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate.  Before finding a strong interest and passion for real estate, Chad was a Vice President, Securities Broker and Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley.  Early in his career after graduating with a Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota, being an entrepreneur at heart Chad founded and successfully led his own outdoor powersports manufacturing and distribution company until he accepted a buyout offer he couldn’t refuse.  Chad lives in Burnsville, MN and likes to stay active riding mountain bikes, snowmobiles, motorcycles and personal watercraft in his free time.