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1st Choice Realty
250 N Clark St.
Forest City, IA 50436
Phone: (641) 585-2404
Fax: (641) 585-3365

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Bethanie Farus

Broker/ Owner

(641) 903-9700

Licensed in Iowa

I have enjoyed serving North Iowa through real estate for over 10 years (8 years as a Broker)! After growing up in Clear Lake, I moved to Forest City to study at Waldorf University. I met my husband (Forest City native) and we decided to join the family business in town. Our family of five enjoys outdoor activities in all of our North Iowa communities. Whether hiking in Pilot Knob, boating on Clear Lake, or visiting the Old Mill and park in Fertile, we are blessed by our safe and fun communities.


Currently Serving Our Communities:

* Member of the National Association of Realtors. 

* Past President of North Iowa Regional Board of Realtors (local MLS).

* Member of Forest City Rotary.

* 20 Year Member of Forest City Chamber of Commerce.

* Forest City Economic Development Industrial and Large Business Committee.

* Forest City Economic Development Workforce Recruitment and Retention Sub-committee.

Barb Rockow

Real Estate Agent, Realtor


(641) 430-1395

Licensed in Iowa

Offering residential, commercial, acreage, farm land sales, and new home construction, with 34 years of experience.


Offices and Memberships:

* Member of the North

    Central Board of Realtors 

* Member of Council of

    Residential Specialists 

* Member of National Association

     of Realtors 

* Member of Forest City Chamber

     of Commerce

* Member of Million Dollar Club.


Whether you are selling or buying, I will provide you with top quality professional service before, during, and after the sales.

Teresa Coombs

Real Estate Agent,

Property Manager,


(641) 251-4721

Licensed in Iowa

I am an entrepreneur with 15 years of business creation and managerial experience.  I am the founder and CEO of Texan, LLC, an umbrella company which houses Property Management for owners & investors and Jishin Kenpo, a Kenpo karate studio in which I am the Chief Instructor. 


*  1994 Earned Black Belt in Shaolin Kenpo Karate  

*  1999 Began Teaching.  I taught karate in San Diego, Utah, Singapore, and Iowa. 

*  2011 Established serenity apartments in Forest City, Iowa

*  Profitably managed 9 rental units since 2011.

*  2018 BA in Business Management from Waldorf University

*  2019 Realtor with First Choice Realty

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Mary Farus

Broker Associate, 


(641) 210-5757

Licensed in Iowa

Over 40 years experience in real estate, land development, and home building. Through the years I have gained a lot of information to help you build or buy  a new home. I am familiar with grants and programs available facilitate home ownership whether your a 1st time buyer or multiple home owner.  Programs for moderate income families with low closing costs and even 0 down payment are available if you know where to go. Let me help you become a home owner or build your dream home!

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Hello! My name is Abigail Wood. I was born and raised in Mason City, IA. My husband, Brian and I have two dogs named Theodore and Mowgli. We are outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy camping, hiking, and traveling. I am very excited to be a part of First Choice Realty and join a team that not only cares about their community, but the people they work with to make their housing dreams reality. 

Abigail Wood

Real Estate Agent, 


(641) 420-2465

Licensed in Iowa

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