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The Homeward Bound Team


Gail Buckingham & Diane Holland

Our Philosophy

“The Homeward Bound Team has one priority – providing top notch customer service! We show dedication by staying abreast of the ever changing Real Estate industry and commitment to go above and beyond industry standards to provide the level of service customers, from every age level and background, have come to know and expect”.

Our Credentials / Education

  • Both Diane and Gail have obtained their GRI and ABR certifications.
  • Diane also has obtained her CRS certification.
  • Presidential Award winners in 2013 and 2012, Leading Edge Award winners in 2011..
  • Working as a Team since April 2006.

The Power of Two

The saying goes, “Two for the price of one”. You get the value of 2 agents working to get your home sold. We value customer service and being a team allows us to be available as much as possible to our clients. Buyers will receive top quality representation throughout their entire buying process. Working together has created proven results.

Gail Buckingham

Gail BuckinghamGail’s Professional Background: Gail has been a Realtor for the State of Minnesota since 2001. She has obtained her GRI certification, ABR certification, and Mature Moves Certification, along with Century 21 Fine Homes and Estates Certification. Gail was named to the CENTURY 21 coveted Centurion Master's Club in 2005 and received the Ruby Master's Club for production in 2002, 2003 and also in 2004 and National recognition for Quality Service to her clients in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Gail’s Personal Background:Gail has lived in the Owatonna area for over 30 years. She has received her Leadership Owatonna designation. Gail has been a Big Sister in the Big Brother/Big Sister program and she is actively involved in the Owatonna Exchange Club on a local and district level. Gail enjoys traveling and spending time with friends, family and her grandchildren.

507-456-4456 cell
507-451-7355 bus.
507-451-3180 fax


Diane Holland

Diane HollandDiane’s Professional Background: Diane has been a Realtor for the State of Minnesota since 2006. She has obtained her Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation, Graduate of Real Estate Institute (GRI) designation and the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. Diane has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Winona State University. Prior to obtaining a Real Estate License, Diane worked in the Information Technology area at SPX and Holiday Companies. Diane completed the Leadership Owatonna program in 2011.

Diane’s Personal Background: Diane has lived in Owatonna since 1996. Diane has been involved with St. Mary's School, various Sacred Heart Parish committees, Owatonna Business Women and various other community organizations. Diane enjoys spending time with her family and friends, along with golfing, scrapbooking, sports activities and many other things that Owatonna and Minnesota have to offer.

507-456-2508 cell
507-451-7355 bus.
507-451-3180 fax


They both worked very hard for us and sold our house in a difficult market.
Jon and Gretch N.

Made us feel comfortable and easy to trust. Very on top of things. Always informed us of any new houses or the process when we did find our house!
Tyler & Leslee S.

Went beyond my expectations. They were both amazing! They went above and beyond their job to make sure I was happy. Wonderful, kind, loving individuals.
Stacy C.

Everything was smooth as can be and all questions answered and dealt with. Thank you so very much for all the info and care while helping us!
Lisa and Dave L.

Gave great suggestions and very honest! Loved working via email and phone! Easier to connect with each other.
John & Deb K.

They were fabulous! They listened to what we wanted and they worked to find our home.
David and Glorianne L.

They were great and very patient with me on all the houses showed. Very nice and friendly agents.
Margaret W.

Lot of experience behind those two! Like the team system approach.
Juanita C.

Diane & Gail were the very best. They went above & beyond for us. We highly recommend them...
Rod & Carol F.

They were always there when I needed them. I really enjoyed both of them. It was nice to have both of them because they were always there when I needed them. They are fighters!
Bailey C.

Gail & Diane stuck with us for almost 2 years, dealing with a bank! Always polite, great communication, willingness to persevere in spite of the situation. Thanks Gail & Diane! We appreciate the hard work you did for us!
Harlan & Tricia V.

Came highly recommended and exceeded our expectations. Efficient, professional, reliable, honest & knowledgeable. Caring agents who will go to bat for you.
Lisa A. & Brian S.

Diane & Gail went above and beyond to find the perfect house for me. Amazing team with experience and knowledge!
Abby S.