Our Team

Bonnie has been in the business management and marketing industry for over 29 years. The last 10 have been spent in real estate, so she has a firm grasp on the ever changing real estate market as well as keeps up on the trends and technology that is required for successful marketing of homes. She owes her love of homes to her dad who was a contractor and she spent time on job sights, looking over blueprints and watching the home building process. Being a native to Otter Tail and Wadena counties all her life she is very versed in the area and has beneficial knowledge whether it be residential homes, lakeshore, ag and recreational land and commercial. Proud to be independently and locally owned, she enjoys improving the communities and building relationships that don't end after the transaction is over.

Debbie Porkkonen
Associate Broker

In 1998 Centennial Realty was established in what was called the “Centennial Building” by Debbie Porkkonen… an avid fisherwoman, a carpenter at heart, someone who loves to spend time in her gardens, but most importantly has a passion for playing “match maker” in the world of real estate.

Stephanie (Wendt) Hoyhtya
Agent

Stephanie has been a local to the area for over 35 years and counting... She is proud to be a part of the "Minnesota Nice" culture of her favorite state and strongly believes in the admired work ethic of the Midwest. She values family, church, community, and working hard. With Stephanie you can be sure to have great communication from beginning of the process to the end of your Real Estate transaction. At every step of the way she will educate you on your options so you can make the best choice for your most important decisions. Her favorite part of Real Estate is empowering Sellers and Buyers towards their goals and being a part of those BIG moments in their lives. Another favorite part of this process for Stephanie is thinking quick and problem solving outside of the box. Many times in the Real Estate process things can change quickly, and it will put you at ease to know that you've got an agent that is 100% dedicated to having your best interests protected. She is thankful for all of the amazing people that she has helped over the years and looks forward to continuing to build strong relationships in business and friendships.

Stephen was born and raised in the Perham Lakes Area, he wouldn't want to call any other place his home. Stephen’s goal is to show you why this area is so great and for you to fall in love with it also.

Stephen has been involved with community his entire life; from playing sports as a Yellow Jacket, to then coaching and teaching the youth. Stephen has been a big part of creating local charitable events and donating countless hours to the community.

“My customers' needs and concerns are my number one priority. My goal is to be available to my customers and to work with their best interests in mind. As a listing agent in the area, you should expect more from me than just posting your home online and placing a sign in your yard. I will maximize your chances of getting the best price for your home” Stephen Sweere.

She is originally from Colby, Wisconsin, (Home of the Colby Cheese) a small farming community, where she grew up on her family’s farm. In 2010, she married and moved to North Carolina, to a military base where her husband was stationed with the 82nd Airborne. Throughout his military career, they moved frequently and she diffidently understands life’s constant complications. Through their experiences, she’s learned quite a bit about home buying, selling, remodeling and marketing processes. She loves doing DIY projects!

Now, after 10 years of marriage and being the wife of a disabled veteran, they’ve settled in the Richville area to be closer to his family. She misses Wisconsin and her large family, having 7 siblings but could not see herself living anywhere else. She has fallen in love with the area, the people and the lakes with all the ample fishing possibilities.

Christine Lambertson
Agent / GRI

Born and raised in Cold Spring, MN, I am a proud mother of 4, grandmother of 7 and wife to wonderful husband. In 1998 we moved our family to small town New York Mills, MN where I could be a stay at home mom. We bought an older farm house where I taught myself to do DIY projects around the house, that is when my passion for Real Estate started. I enjoy working in my gardens, remodeling homes, decorating, crafts and DIY projects. In 2012 we moved to Alexandria which we now call home.

In 2003 I went to school and received my Real estate license and then furthered my education by getting my GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute).

I am a very caring & easy-going person. I have worked every aspect of the industry working with buyers, sellers, investors and banks in the residential market. Real Estate is not about buying and selling, it is about listening to the needs of the clients, communicating and building a long-lasting relationship with them for years to come. I go the extra mile.

Buying and selling is one of the most important life experiences. Give me a call to help make this experience more enjoyable.

Chelsea’s love of helping others mixed with an interest in homes has led her to the path of real estate. She enjoys outdoor activities such as 4-wheeling, packing up her family and heading to the lake along with spending time with her friends and family. Her aim in the world of real estate will be to make your real estate experience stress free and as pleasurable as possible.