About us

25+ years of experience.
Sonoma Country, International.

Meet the Experts!

  • Kim Hutcheon | Residential Specialist
  • Niccolò Pigni | Residential & Commercial Specialist, International Advisor
  • Simone Pioppi | Director of Marketing
Our Team works together to leverage our attributes and ensure our sellers come out on top. Kim is out local area specialist, she is on top of the market and understands the difference that location plays in the comparable sales data and how one neighborhood differs from the next. Meet the Experts!

Meet The "5 Star" Team

Character. Competence. Communication.

Kim Hutcheon

Residential Specialist - DRE #01207046

Sonoma County REALTOR® Kim Hutcheon is a 22 year veteran who views her role in assisting buyers and sellers as more than a career – to her it’s also an opportunity to help families begin to create wealth through making smart real estate choices. Kim has an extensive background in real estate sales, investment property and new home construction. This gives her the expertise needed to navigate buyers and sellers through every step of the real estate transaction from initial inquiry to close.

Kim is committed to making your real estate experience as smooth as possible. Kim Hutcheon’s insight, keen negotiating skills and tenacity will help you maximize your real estate investments. She offers her clients an outstanding level of service, honesty and has a stellar reputation for quick, timely response to each client’s needs and concerns.

Home buyers and sellers have their money on the line, and Kim doesn’t take that lightly. Thus, she makes sure her clients have all the pertinent facts; that they understand the legalese contained in their contracts and disclosures; and that they know their options. She never sugarcoats the truth, and always points out both the positive and negative in a potential decision.Kim is known for her easy-going, friendly attitude, her cooperative spirit, and her love of laughter. But when her clients’ interests are at stake, her intense loyalty, tenacity, negotiating skills, and “out of the box” problem solving abilities come to the forefront.

Niccolò Pigni

Residential & Commercial - DRE #02103177

Born and raised in Northern Italy, Nic studied management at the Bocconi University of Milan. He enjoyed working within the family enterprise, starting in their 300-year-old Textile company. Nic was an integral part of expanding the company vision with a successful launch into the plastic materials industry.

After graduating with his MBA in management, he moved to the United States and joined Engel & Völkers in California to market property on a global scale. A lifelong appreciation of architecture and his passion for business join together in real estate – leading to a successful career in property and commercial sales.

Fluent in Italian and English, Nic has structured his career to be able to offer his clients a wide range of real estate services related to International sales. It is imperative to Nic that his customers are assisted by skilled professionals who can satisfy all their legal, technical and logistics needs while engaged in real estate transactions. Thanks to his background and his analytical mindset, Nic has developed a solid reputation in working with investors and developers locally and across the world.

Simone Pioppi

Director of Marketing
Born and raised in Northern Italy, Simone grew up studying Communication Sciences and working as a Sales & Marketing Manager in one of the biggest RV dealer in his Country. During those years, his Team received several Business awards like “Italian Growth Champion” (Affari e Finanza, 2019) and “FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies” (Financial Times, 2009). In June 2019, he joined the Sonoma County Engel & Voelkers Team for 8 months of Marketing & Business Administration support, gaining a great Real Estate Marketing exposure. During that period abroad he started to collaborate with Nic Pigni and Kim Hutcheon. Now Simone is a Start-up founder and He is part of the Hutcheon Pigni Group as the Director of Marketing. Specialities include: Developing strategic plans and processes, branding and identity, digital and direct marketing, media placement, Integration marketing, Lead Generation, Social media strategies, national and local campaigns, Coordination with sales department, Start-up Marketing.

"Thank you for your amazing professionalism. You followed me in every single step in order to make me achieve my goals. You are a wonderful person and, most of all, Real Estate Expert. You and your Team have a deep knowledge of the market. Everytime I needed you, I always had a phone call or a personal meeting with you. I will suggest your Team to every single person I know. Thanks."


328 Healdsburg Ave. Ste. B Healdsburg, CA, 95448
(707) 331-4327
Kim Hutcheon • DRE #01207046
Niccolo Pigni • DRE #02103177

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