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Kuhlmann Real Estate, Inc
Phone: 320-269-6481
Toll Free: 888-339-8938 
Email: Info@montevideohomes.com

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Meet Our Agents




Bruce Vien's interest in real estate started as an investor, and as an investor has bought, sold, and managed many income producing homes. He brings his past experience as and investor along with 15 years of business and management experience to Kuhlmann Real Estate, Inc. where he prides himself on being open to creative ways to purchase a home when conventional financing just won't work. Bruce has been a realtor for 19 years and co-owner of Kuhlmann Real Estate. Bruce deals in all areas of Real Estate as a buyers agent or a listing agent including Single Family Homes, Commercial Properties, Multi Family Homes, and Investment Properties. If you have any Real Estate needs please give me a call.


Merrie Bertrand began her Real Estate Career in 1987 and has been a Realtor with Kuhlmann Real Estate since 1989. In 2003 she partnered as an owner, becoming the Principal Broker in 2004. Merrie is committed to creating a stress free environment for buyer and sellers. Her goal is to give her clients the information they need to make the best possible decision in purchasing or selling a home.

Current community activities are varied: Lions Member, Lions Cabinet Member, LEO Club Advisor, Community Volunteer. Hobbies include cooking, gardening, landscape planning and home improvements. Her greatest joy is spending time relaxing with family and friends.

Favorite part of the Real Estate business: Meeting new people and showing them what a wonderful community we live in and sharing the interesting facts of our surrounding area.

Fact: Real Estate is a solid investment, especially for the long term. Now is the best time to invest in your future with a home or investment property. Currently, low interest rates and a friendly lending market make it easier to purchase if you are financially qualified.

Quote: "The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." Albert Schweitzer

Biggest Blessings: Family, Health and the joy of working with the absolute, best, Real Estate Team.

Merrie is appreciative of the many wonderful people she has met through the years, the referral of family and friends who have made her career a joy each and every day. She welcomes all who hope to achieve the American dream of owing a home.

I would like to take this opportunity to let you know a little bit about myself.

I am a life time resident of the Milan/Montevideo area. Graduating from Milan High School I continued farming for the next 10 years. In 1982-1988 he worked at the Lumberman Lumberyard in Montevideo where I learned a great deal about the housing market and building trade. In 1988 I moved onto a career with Ecolab Pest Elimination, for the next 23 years. The first 19 years were in sales and service including house inspections, new sales and customer satisfaction. The following 4 years as and associate district manager in South West Minnesota and South Dakota. The past 3 years have been devoted to a Real Estate career with Kuhlmann Real Estate.

I have been active in the community through the Boy Scout program as a Merit Badge Councilor, Scout Master, and Committee Member. I also have 2 boys that are Eagle Scouts. I am also a life time member of the Big Bend Lutheran Church.

I have always had an interest in the Real Estate market. The timing was right to make a change and joining the Kuhlmann Real Estate team. I have worked with several of their associates throughout the years and it was always a positive  and pleasant experience. I am confident you will have the same experience that I have had. Kuhlmann Real Estate Inc. is a cornerstone of the community with years of experience. We will do our very best to represent you and keep your best interests in mind if you select us to list your property.


Danna grew up in Montevideo and after graduation moved to Alexandria for 10 years, then along with her husband moved back to Montevideo in 2006 to raise their 2 children Carly and James in a smaller community. Danna and her family reside in rural Montevideo.

Danna is really excited to expand her career in Real Estate. She has been the Office Manager for Kuhlmann Real Estate since April 2014 and has since then received her Realtor License. She cares about the community and looks forward to assisting buyers and sellers.

Community: Danna is a volunteer for the Restorative Justice program in Chippewa County, Member of  the Chippewa County Fair board, Member of the Lions, Coaches JO Volleyball, and has Managed the Concession's stands for the Fiesta City Speedway the last 3 years. 

Free time: Danna loves to watch her children participate in sports. They are involved with Swimming, Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Also spending time with family and friends is always a good thing.


  Gwen has been a resident of southwest Minnesota since 2004.  She was born and raised in Brainerd, MN and then spent many years in the cities.  She has come to truly appreciate the relationships that are made in communities where family, agriculture, and hometown values are still held dear. After her youngest daughter graduated, she and her husband moved off the farm south of Danube to Clara City.  They have 2 grown daughters who they feel blessed to have raised out here in southwest Minnesota.

Why she is different:

  As a nurse for 20 years she understands the growing needs of people looking to transition out of single family housing and into housing with more amenities. Whether your family is near or far she can help you transition into exactly what you need with confidence, by assisting in multiple aspects of the move. 

  As the wife of a proud Army Veteran she understands the unique challenges of finding a solid home that meets the needs and requirements of the DVA guarantee you earned. She knows what to look for in a home, she knows the process, and she can help guide you to the resources you need to get the home you have worked hard for. 

  She also has a heart for the first-time home buyer and teaching them from start to finish through the home-buying process. There is so much to know and she will walk with you each and every step.

  She will be the real estate agent who really listens to you and who will work tirelessly on your behalf. She enjoys all stages of the home selling and buying process, whether it's your first home or the last move you want to make, she would like to make this an exciting and stress-free time for you.

Testimonials Page

"TOP REALTORS IN MONTEVIDEO (VOLUME & REPUTATION)". Extensive amount of work by Bruce Vien & Larry Sandven once a prospective buyer made an offer. Tim
I would recommend Kellie & Kuhlmann Real Estate to anyone in need. Because of your help, we have found our dream home. Ashley & Scott
Gwen was very helpful throughout the entire process.  Made us feel relaxed and confident in our decisions. Jed and Rachel K.
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