Our Team

Kirk E. Swenson - President, Broker, REALTOR®  

After a post-college career in banking and finance Kirk joined 1 Stop in 1979. In that year the farm sales and management was re-emphasized. Many years and countless satisfied clients doing multiple transactions have made Kirk an expert on the 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange.

Kirk is a founding member of Agriculture Real Estate Investors, LLC. (now Teay's River Investments),and is the managing partner of a private equity fund that specializes in investing in agricultural real estate throughout the United States. 1 Stop continues to do acquisition work for TRI.

Phone: 507-634-7033
Email: kirk@1stop-realty.com

 

Wendy Forthun - ALC, Vice President, Broker, REALTOR®
 

As an Accredited Land Consultant, Wendy has an in-depth understanding of land transactions. She helps create solutions, adds value and builds wealth for her clients.

She currently resides on their family’s small hobby farm with her husband and two children, and stays actively involved in the community. Wendy is a member of both the Kasson & Mantorville Chamber of Commerce, and is an active member of the Minnesota Chapter of REALTORS® Land Institute.

Wendy has the experience & 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.

Phone: 507-251-1637
Email: wendy@1stop-realty.com

 

Jan Schley - GRI, REALTOR®
 

 

Jan and her husband Roger reside in Dodge Center and they rent out their family farm near Dodge Center. They have four grown sons, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters.

Jan has been a REALTOR® with 1 Stop Realty for over 30 years. She has received her GRI certificate and specializes in Residential real estate.

Jan will help you whether it be buying or selling. Experience and Loyalty go along ways in this business. Jan will be there to help anyone no matter what their needs may be.

Jan has authored several cookbooks, and is the featured writer of ‘Jan’s Cooking Corner.’

Phone: 507-421-8440
Email: jan@1stop-realty.com

 

Wayne Alberts - GRI, Broker, REALTOR®
 

Wayne has lived and worked in the Kasson-Mantorville area with his wife Tammy all of his life. Together they have raised three children.

Wayne has farmed all of his life, selling his dairy cows in 2005, he now rents out the farm, but still farms with the field work, spring and fall. Wayne and Tammy have worked all the time to make a family farming operation work.

Phone: 507-696-0955
Email: wayne@1stop-realty.com

 

Tammy Alberts - GRI, REALTOR®
 

Tammy has lived and worked in the Kasson-Mantorville area with her husband Wayne all of her life. Together they have raised three children.

Tammy currently works at the Mayo Clinic as a patient personal representative. She knows how to help people get the results they would like and need.

Wayne and Tammy have worked all the time to make a family farming operation work.

Phone: 507-634-7033
Email: tammy@1stop-realty.com

 

Roger Heller - VP, Broker, REALTOR®
 

With BS and MS degrees in AG Education from South Dakota State University with a minor in Farm Management, Roger has over 50 years of experience in agricultural management and real estate. He farms 2,000 acres in South Central Minnesota.

Roger holds a real estate brokers license in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.

He was President of the National REALTORS® Land Institute in 1998 and named Land Realtor of America in 2001 by the REALTORS® Land Institute of the National Association of REALTORS®.

Phone: 320-522-1040
Email: roger@1stop-realty.com

 

Pat Keltgen - Office Manager, Broker, REALTOR®
 

Pat was born and raised on a farm in Southern Renville County, MN. She graduated from Mankato Commercial College. Pat started working for Roger Heller and NORTH CENTRAL Ag. Service, Inc. in Olivia in 1971.

Over the years Pat has garnered valuable experience from her work in the farm management, appraisal, and real estate departments. She has enjoyed preparing sale flyers, typing data sheets, and assisting with the real estate closings.

It was natural for her to obtain her real estate license in the spring of 2009 after her many years of experience.

Phone: 320-522-1488
Email: pat@1stop-realty.com

 

Gary Hotovec - Auctioneer, REALTOR®
 

Gary grew up on a livestock and crop farm by Danube, MN. After getting out of the Air Force in 1968, Gary started selling International Harvester farm equipment. He attended Auctioneers College in Mason City, IA in 1984 and then in 1988 he obtained a Minnesota real estate license.

Gary and his wife Holly bought the Hutchinson Livestock Auction Market, Hutchinson, MN in 1994. Currently the Auction Market is selling livestock, hay and straw every Wednesday.

Throughout his 48 year career of agricultural sales, Gary’s motto has been taken from the moral to a real life tale, “Half a job done is no job done at all.” “That’s why I love agriculture,” he says, “the ag community are down to earth good folks who believe in doing the best you can.” He enjoys dealing with the ag community and farmers in general.

Phone: 612-202-5090
Email: gary@1stop-realty.com

 

Brian Fernholz - REALTOR®
 

Brian has been a Real Estate Agent for over a decade. He is married and has three children. They live on the farm where he grew up just East of Madison, MN. He is the secretary of the Madison Baseball committee and a supporter of many community events.

Brian has a B.S. degree in Anthropology from Hamline University with a Minor in in Sociology. He currently operated a family farm in Lac qui Parle County, MN and is the owner of Fernholz Crop Insurance where he insures farmer’s crops in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Phone: 320-598-7711
Email: brian@1stop-realty.com