Paul nordstrom 

Mark johnson

Real Estate Services

Whether you're a first-time home buyer or looking for an investment home, our realtors can help you with the entire process. We know St. James - you can trust us to find your perfect home.


Financial Services

Buying a home involves more than finding a property that meets your needs – you also have to deal with the banks. Don't worry, we're here to help. There are three banks located in St. James. A link to First National Bank is listed on the side.

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About Us

First Realty is a trustworthy and independent business with the focus on you. Your needs and wants for buying a home are our priority. Mark Johnson, Vaughn Nordhausen, Paul Nordstrom, and Cole Skow are here to help you through the process of buying or selling a home or business.

Knowing if the house you’re looking at is in good shape and suitable to your needs is a big part of choosing a future home. Vaughn Nordhausen knows the ins and outs of houses due to being in the building industry for over twenty five years. Currently he is working at Boekett Building Supply along with being a realtor. First Realty customers have trusted Vaughn for over ten years, as he got his license in 2007. Combining his knowledge for Real Estate and structure of houses, Vaughn can help you look for a house you can have full confidence in.

Cole Skow has been a licensed realtor since 2023. He provides customers the financial knowledge on the home buying and selling process as Vice President of First National Bank.  He is from Saint James originally and knows the area and surrounding counties very well. Cole is very passionate about the real estate business and would be happy to help you in any real estate matter! Contact First Realty today and ask for Cole to start your real estate experience.

NMLS #2139552 ​

A licensed realtor since 1972, Paul Nordstrom has gained experience in selling commercial, residential, and farm properties. He has been a business owner, public servant, and volunteered on many boards and civic organizations, to include 18 years on the St. James City Council as Alderman at Large. Since 2007, he has served exclusively in the real estate industry, earning the Ruby Award for sales and achievements. His experience, business acumen, and knowledge of the community uniquely qualifies him to better serve your real estate needs. 

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For over sixteen years, Mark has been working in the real estate business. In 2018 he earned his broker’s license and has continually worked to keep his clients satisfied and happy. Not only does he understand the realty side of things, he also understands the banking process, too. As the President/CEO at First National Bank in St. James, Mark’s knowledge extends beyond the average realtor. Contact First Realty today and ask for Mark to get to know a true hometown realtor.

NMLS #484929

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