Meet the Zenith City Group!

Passionate About Helping People Fulfill Their Dreams

MEET BROK HANSMEYER

amanda-brok-30_croppedLet me introduce myself, I’m Brok Hansmeyer. As a full-time real estate agent in the greater Duluth area for more than 9 years, I believe in giving my best effort to all of my clients, whether it’s helping a seller into the market or working with a buyer to find the perfect home or investment property.  I am passionate about what I do, the level of service I provide, and most importantly, the dreams I help people fulfill with their real estate needs. Experienced in home evaluations, property renovations, and real estate negotiations, I can help you decide when to offer a little more, hold firm, or be aggressive. I am both energetic and professional, and I show each and every one of my clients total honesty, clear communication and dedication to the job. I have been recognized as Salesperson of the Month and Listing Agent of the Month for RE/MAX 1 multiple times, and was Agent of the Year in 2015.

I also own rental property in Duluth through Zenith City Properties, so please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about renting, buying or investing. I’d be happy to help out!

On a personal note, I have been married to my best friend Amanda for 8 years. We recently had our first child, Roman, and love being parents! We enjoy traveling and are always planning our next trip. Getting outside is my favorite way to de-stress (even in winter!) – my current hobby is road biking. I’m also a big-time goal setter – see my goals here.

Contact Brok: brokhansmeyer@gmail.com

MEET BEN FUNKE – BUYER’S and seller’s AGENT

Ben Funke has been a Realtor in the Duluth area for 6 years, and joined our team last year as Buyer’s Agent. Ben grew up in Duluth and knows the area well. As Buyer’s Agent, Ben focuses most of his time on our buyers, and knows the local housing inventory better than most agents, since he spends so much time doing showings. Ben has a Bachelor’s degree in Education, and enjoys teaching his clients about the process of buying a home. He has also completed his coursework for an MBA, and uses this knowledge and analytical skills to ensure that each client’s purchase is in alignment with comparable sales in the area. For fun he plays tennis and hockey (on outdoor rinks of course – the true Minnesotan!), and also enjoys working on his own home.

Contact Ben: benfunke218@gmail.com

MEET DAN TRAYLOR – BUYER’S & SELLER’S AGENT

680 emailDan has lived and worked in Duluth for 19 years(the past 4 years as a Real Estate Agent), and brings to our team knowledge and experience in the areas of traditional sales, first time home buying transactions and property investment.  Dan is passionate about helping people achieve their individual real estate dreams through customized goal setting, careful planning and attention to even the smallest details.  Additionally, as a small business owner with a Minnesota Residential Contractors license, Dan navigates all of his transactions with valuable, working knowledge of the structural components of every home – a tremendous asset to each one of his real estate clients. Dan and his wife Mindy and their three children are proud to call Duluth their home and enjoy making many an adventure in the great Northwoods. Among other activities, Dan and his family enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, mountain biking, kayaking, cross country and downhill skiing and maintain an active lifestyle throughout the year.

Contact Dan: dtraylor12@gmail.com

MEET GAGE RITCHIE – BUYER’S AGENT

Gage has been a Real Estate Agent since 2015, and joined our team this year as a Buyer’s Agent! He grew up in Duluth so is familiar with the city and its neighborhoods. He has a degree in business from the University of Wisconsin in Superior, and has previous work experience in Right of Way work with Enbridge. In Real Estate, Gage enjoys helping people and making them feel comfortable through the potentially stressful process of buying or selling a home. He loves seeing his clients with keys to their new home in their hands. In his spare time Gage enjoys playing hockey, golfing, and skiing.

Contact Gage: gritchie.gr@gmail.com

meet kevin kalligher – buyer’s agent

Kalligher_Kevin_low res Kevin Kalligher just became a Real Estate agent this year and is excited to be a Buyers Agent with Zenith City Group! He grew up in Duluth his entire life and attended the University of Minnesota for Kinesiology. Afterwards his professional career work included non-profits, political campaigns, and international education. Kevin knows people. He is a hardworking and persistent agent that is extremely motivated to help clients and customers learn the buying process. For fun, Kevin enjoys travel, bike packing, bluegrass, and telling bad jokes.

Contact Kevin: kevin.kalligher@gmail.com

MEET jamie beebe – administrative assistant

jamie_beebeJamie is the Administrative Assistant for the Zenith City Group. She is newer to the real estate business, but has many years of experience in customer service, business, and general office work. She enjoys keeping track of the details and keeping things running as smoothly as possible. Jamie has been a Duluth resident for more than 20 years (she went to school at UMD and never left!). She likes to get outside and enjoy the Duluth outdoors whenever she can. She is a self-proclaimed foodie, and loves experimenting with cooking and baking.  She’s also an avid reader, drinks lots of coffee, and enjoys spending as much time as she can with loved ones.

Contact Jamie: brokhansmeyerassistant@gmail.com

meet amanda hansmeyer – professional photographer

amanda-headsot_full_cropAmanda started her photography career at the Duluth News Tribune in 2003. (She met Brok while on assignment for the paper!) After working as a photojournalist for 6 years, and a 9-month stint in Colorado, she started Shutter Stories to capture people’s life moments. A couple of years ago, Amanda’s photo subjects switched from people to houses as she switched her focus to doing photography and marketing for the Zenith City Group. Besides taking photos of real estate and excited clients on their closing day, Amanda spends her days loving on Roman, Brok and Amanda’s son. She also loves cooking, entertaining and date nights with her man!