With a last name of Fazendin, you may assume that of course, you will be a REALTOR®. That is not true with Valerie Fazendin. It was not what she did right away, but now that she is working in residential real estate, she can’t imagine doing anything else.
Val is starting her fourth year in the business. She started when her youngest child entered Kindergarten. Time flies when you are having fun and Val loves what she does. While this should have been an obvious choice, it wasn’t and it eventually became a natural progression.
She says it may sound cliché, but she loves meeting people and helping people. She truly enjoys going into people’s homes and seeing how they utilize the spaces, decorate and make it work for their family. This job is really about making connections and Val is a natural at connecting with people and connecting people together.
Working in residential real estate is a great fit. It offers some flexibility and more control over Val’s schedule than any other career she can think of. It gives her freedom to come and go and intertwine the family aspect with the business aspect. It offers trade-offs and balances as she needs to work with clients in the evening and weekends.
One of the benefits for Val that she didn’t realize would be a benefit is that she did not attend the high school in her neighborhood. Students in her school came from all different neighborhoods in the metro area. Because she had friends from cities all around, she became more familiar with lots of different areas in the Twin Cities and this has proven to be extremely helpful in this industry.
Her husband is very supportive and her children often ask “did you sell a house today mom?” When the answer is “yes” – high fives all around!
A recent client told her that they appreciated her honesty and professionalism. It’s refreshing to have that open communication in this industry. Val is always willing to help, whether it’s just talking it through, exploring the options or answering questions. Don’t hesitate to call or e-mail her about any of your residential real estate needs.