Kirk E. Swenson
President, Broker, REALTOR®
Following a post-college career in banking and finance, Kirk joined 1 Stop Realty, Inc. in 1979. Farm sales and management has continued to expand since that time. He has specialized in using the 1031 Tax deferred exchange to preserve equity for our clients. With many satisfied clients using our services over many years and multiple generations, Kirk is well qualified to assist you with all your agricultural land needs. Countless educational opportunities plus over 40 years’ experience speaks well of what he can do for you.
Kirk is a founding member of Agriculture Real Estate Investors, LLC (now Teays River Investments) and is the managing partner of a private equity fund that specializes in investing in agricultural real estate throughout the United States. He is a past President of the Minnesota REALTORS® Land Institute and past member of the national REALTORS® Land Institute’s Board of Governors. Kirk and his wife, Marilee, have lived in the Kasson-Mantorville community their entire married life.
Wendy A. Forthun, ALC
Accredited Land Consultant, V.P., Broker, REALTOR®
Wendy has been with the company for almost 17 years and, as an Accredited Land Consultant, has an in-depth understanding of land transactions. She helps create solutions, add value, and build wealth for her clients. There is no property she can’t deal with and figure out the best solution to for all parties involved. Wendy simplifies the process so that each and every one of her clients fully understands what’s going on and are informed each step of the way.
Wendy currently resides on her family’s small hobby farm with her husband Aaron and two wonderful children, Kaitlyn and O’Rion. She is a member of the Kasson Chamber of Commerce and the past State President of the Minnesota Chapter of REALTORS® Land Institute. She enjoys fishing, camping, golfing and anything that involves spending time with her family.
Wendy has the experience and personal touch to guide you through a professional, honest, smooth, and successful real estate transaction and looks forward to the opportunity to meet you and earn your business.
Tim learned early on that a career in sales is not as much about selling as it is about service. He recognizes and values the trust you place in him and will strive to exceed your expectations. Tim works hard to build and maintain relationships by being on time, consulting with you, being honest with you, negotiating for you, and handling the details. You can count on him any time of day when you have a question or concern. Bottom line is he wants to get the job done properly and make the buying and selling process easy and stress free for you.
Tim and his wife and their two boys live in the country. Selling land and rural properties is where he is most comfortable. Tim relates best to country and small town people. He loves a simple life but is strong enough to handle the difficulties it throws at him. Tim is a current standing member of the REALTORS® Land Institute and stays constantly involved to remain current in all education, relationships, and issues involving land sales.
Tim loves meeting people and is happy to help you through any real estate transaction.
Office Coordinator / Real Estate Assistant
Wendy has been a Real Estate Assistant for close to 2 years, with over 20 years’ experience in office and secretarial work, which makes her a valuable asset to the team.
Wendy moved to the Kasson area shortly after she started at 1 Stop Realty. She has 2 daughters and 3 grandkids that keep her busy when she’s not at work.
Wendy hopes to further her career in the real estate business in the near future.