Fazendin started with our founder Roger A. Fazendin. Roger returned from WWII a combat veteran whose wounds were serious enough that physical work was out of the question. In 1946, he began a career in real estate that would span 40 years; first in Minneapolis and later in Wayzata.
In 1965, Roger founded the company that still bears his name. In an industry where competitors appear very much the same to non-industry observers, Fazendin stands alone with our own unique business model. From the beginning, great emphasis was placed on identifying and supporting quality agents. Only through well trained and fully supported agents can our buyers and sellers receive top flight representation. We may have the highest agent to full time staff ratio in the industry. This means our agents get all kinds of marketing assistance, training, technical assistance and over site at no cost to them. This makes a huge difference since residential real estate transactions have become more and more complex.
In 1975, Roger’s son Dan came on board. In 1986, Dan purchased the company from his father. Throughout Dan’s tenure Fazendin grew and became very involved in the national relocation industry. This involvement provided a national window for our local market. Having this national networking reach, we are able to implement a variety of best practices into our own.
In 2000, the third generation in company management and ownership arrived when Roger Andrew Fazendin “Andy” joined the team. Like his father and grandfather, Andy began as an agent representing buyers and sellers. He is currently President/Sales Manager and continues to carry forward our family tradition. Andy is leading us into the new world of real estate technology, and is also very involved in the Minneapolis Association of Realtors as the 2013 President and a 2015 Board member.
Over the years we have been recognized both locally and nationally for a variety of reasons. Recently we were named the #1 Workplace for Small Companies by the Star and Tribune and Minnesota Business honored us in their 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Fazendin knows the residential real estate industry through every phase. With our Title and Mortgage affiliates we are able to add more value for our clients. We understand what great representation looks like for our buyers and sellers.
As we approach our 50th anniversary, we cannot express enough our great appreciation for the many people who have contributed to our history – the agents – the staff – the buyers and sellers. We are proud of our history and are committed to pursuing excellence in representing buyers and sellers into the future.