A Tradition of Trust
Five Star Realty
Serving Windom, MN and beyond.

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A community  with reduced home maintenance living, for those adults 55 years of age and older.


Studies show that sellers who use a real estate agent generally get a better price than those who choose to sell the home themselves. As an agent it is our job to stay up to date on the latest market trends and fluctuations. 

Let us put our experience to work for you to ensure you get the best price for your home!


Thinking of selling your home in the next year?
Curious what the market conditions are like in your area?
Wondering how the economy has affected your home’s value in recent months?

Now you can find out your house value for free.


Finding the right home can be time consuming, but it’s important to consider everything before you decide. What’s the commute like to work? If you have kids, what are the schools like in the area? 

These are some of the important factors to take into account during the home finding process.


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Thank You for visiting Five Star Realty

Hello, and welcome! I’m Kathy Hanson, Broker/Owner of Five Star Realty. As a team of local REALTORS®, we serve Windom, Minnesota, and surrounding areas for buyers and sellers of residential, and commercial real estate.

We provide “a Tradition of Trust” with the most experienced, knowledgeable agents in the Windom area, Southern Minnesota, and beyond. We can help with single-family homes, new construction, commercial property, acreages, land and lots, and townhomes.

I’m an experienced broker with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. And I’m skilled in sales, sales management, team building, public speaking, and management. As a strong entrepreneurship professional, I obtained a BS in medical technology from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Now, I lead a strong, reliable team in bringing buyers and sellers together for a positive experience. Five Star Realty provides the service you deserve with people you trust. Our office includes Doyle Mattson, Lynn Ortmann, Donna Knoll, and Brittany Espenson – all honored members of the National Association of REALTORS® and West Central Association of REALTORS®.


More Reasons to Choose Five Star Realty as Your Real Estate Professionals!

Buying a home is a significant decision in your life and finances. Five Star Realty wants to help you find the perfect house to call home in the right neighborhood.

To find the ideal combination of house and community, you need an expert team that knows the area inside and out. When you work with us, we’ll tell you all about the neighborhood amenities that matter in your area of choice.

We can offer our buyer customers a wide variety of locations and properties from which to choose, including single-family homes, townhomes, new construction, acreages, lots and land, and commercial real estate.

Whether it’s your first time or you’re relocating, moving up, downsizing, or investing, we’ll protect your best interests.

If You are Planning to Sell, Make Sure You Have the Right Real Estate Agent!

When selling your home and preparing to move, Five Star Realty will be here to advertise your home, show it to prospective buyers, oversee the inspections, negotiate the contract, arrange financing options, and supervise the necessary closing paperwork.

From beginning to end, we’ll be at your side. We have connections to inspection specialists and landscapers as well to help prepare.

We’re very knowledgeable about technology, social networking, and internet marketing, and we use a variety of tools to help our sellers in today’s demanding market. You’ll want buyers to visualize themselves living in your home as its new owner. That’ll bring in competitive offers and a higher chance of getting you top dollar.

We’ll work together to tailor a marketing plan to sell your home fast.

From listing your property and marketing to potential buyers to negotiating your sale, closing the contract, and beyond, we’re here to assist.


  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Kathy is a joy to work with. We have bought and sold with her and she is very professional but is type of person that makes you feel good to be around. I would highly recommend her to any one looking to buy or sell in the area.

    January 28, 2016
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Kathy and the staff at Mark Hanson Realty bring a the total package to a property sale experience. They understood the personal issues as well as the opportunities that were not always visible. They are able to see the positives as well as the possibilities. They brought a "WOW" factor that was...

    January 28, 2016
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Kathy promptly got me a showing when I was in a bind for housing. She was very kind and understanding and helped guide me through the home buying process (this was my first home!). She had my back through the whole thing. She even stayed with me through the closing since my parents couldn’t be there for support. If you want a kind-hearted agent who will have your back, go with Kathy. It’s called Five Star Realty for a reason.

    Kimberly Emerson
    May 23, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Kathy was awesome in helping me sell my fathers farm. She kept me updated constantly let me know what was going on. I would recommend her to anyone she is a great person.

    jean grunewald
    April 8, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Kathy handled the sale of my property with the highest level of professionalism and care. She was always available when I had questions and all of her suggestions were excellent. Best of all I believe Kathy is honest. Selling a home can be a stressful experience but you can trust Kathy. She was...

    January 28, 2016
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  One day out of the blue I called Kathy. She asked what I was looking for in a home. I told her several things and she said I have the house you're looking for. Just like that we were doing a walk thru. I immediately loved the home, it had everything we were looking for. She got on board and...

    November 11, 2020
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Kathy and her office played a significant part in finding our family a home. She was very fun to work with, very accommodating and kept the communication open during the whole process. Kathy knew our situation and our timeline, she made sure it was met.

    Aaron Hndz
    January 19, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  We have done 4 transactions with Kathy, sold 2 commercial properties, and 1 acreage, We bought our current home from Kathy. All transactions have been very business like but friendly and always with the personal showing that she cared.

    December 12, 2017
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Kathy Hanson and her team did a great job of guiding us through what we needed to do when we decided to sell our home. They did a fantastic job of promoting our house to buyers. We would highly recommend her as a top notch realtor.

    May 25, 2017
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  As a first time home buyer with no idea what to expect, I could not be more pleased with my experience. Kathy was amazing to work with, from the start of the process to the end she was committed to helping me find the perfect fit. Kathy answered every question, helped make sure I was asking the...

    March 6, 2019