We sat down to catch up with busy Realtor Jill Amundson. The first thing she told me was that she has so much fun being a Realtor! It allows her to tap into her creative side, as well as using her customer service and marketing skills to bring deals for her clients to closure. She loves working with people and truly enjoys the variety of people and listings she gets to work with. “There is nothing about this field that I don’t like – I even like the paperwork!” Her husband of 10 years recently commented to her – “it doesn’t seem like work for you – you seem to love it so much!” That radiates in all that Jill does, you can tell that she is passionate about real estate and serving people.
Jill’s past work experience has always been in sales, marketing, and customer service. She feels her previous work positions have been stepping stones leading to a real estate career. She was doing real estate informally, selling her own investment properties, being a sounding board for others selling on their own, when she knew she had to do this professionally. With every transaction, Jill puts herself in her client’s shoes – what would she want to hear, see, do, and that’s what she provides for her clients. You can count on her to give regular updates, make good personal connections, and build relationships with her clients and other agents.
Jill loves the atmosphere at Roger Fazendin Realtors. There is an overall commitment to the clients. They employ staff to support the agents. The agents are able to use their energies to proactively do things to benefit their clients’ goals. She loves the Fazendin commitment to all price levels. All people and each transaction are valued and important. Every one of the clients benefits due to the variety of services that are offered. The customized marketing for each property is top notch!
A graduate of Armstrong High School and MSU-Mankato, she also spent a year in New York as a nanny working for an actress. What a great experience that was! She graduated from college with a Social Work degree. While social work was not the right field for her, it provided a great education on working with people and accomplishing goals.
She and her husband enjoy their rental business. They own a few duplexes. They have also purchased homes and townhomes, renovating them and reselling them. For fun, Jill likes to socialize with friends and family and enjoy everything Minneapolis (the Falls, the Lakes, the restaurants). She, her husband, their two daughters, and their new dog (Vizsla) enjoy their cabin in Alexandria during every season. They love all sorts of cabin activities like cross country skiing, swimming, boating and jet skiing.
Jill always wants to provide a personal touch for each and every client. She likes that her broker, Andy Fazendin does that with her. “He knows my listings and asks me how it’s going, he really cares.” Jill tells us that she loves how all the agents share from top producers to new agents – everyone learns from one another and wants to see success for our buyers and sellers and for each other. There is such great teamwork, strategy, and cooperation at Fazendin; it is an exceptional group of people. And Jill Amundson, as you can probably tell from this post, is an exceptional agent!