Stability and longevity – isn’t that what you want in a finance manager – someone that is stable and that has been serving in this capacity for a long time. In this month’s Meet the Team we talk with Margaret Happel, Roger Fazendin REALTORS® Finance Manager.
Margaret started with Fazendin 27 years ago. She began as a part-time employee helping enter things on the computer. Her hours worked well with her daughter’s school schedule. Through the years Margaret’s role has grown and changed. In years past many things were outsourced, but more and more tasks have come back into the office and into Margaret’s area of expertise. She works very full-time now. She manages finances for the real estate company, for Minnetonka Title and for a private group that owns the building, plus she oversees building maintenance. She wears many hats and really enjoys the variety.
The thing she likes best about her position is the people she works for and with. She also enjoys doing the financial statements and seeing how we are doing.
Margaret has been married to Darrell for 38 years. They have lived in their current home for the last 25 years. They have one daughter, one son-in-law and two grandchildren. She loves spending time with them and enjoys listening to the things they say – it is so fascinating the things they come up with and she can’t believe how smart they are! She sounds like a proud Grandma.
When Margaret isn’t working or spending time with family, she enjoys going out with friends, watching movies, reading books, attending plays, exercising and eating out. She will be celebrating a special milestone birthday this month and is very excited about it. Because of this special birthday, people keep asking her if she’s thinking about retiring. She said she thinks about it every day, but she doesn’t know what she would do. It sounds like a foreign concept, she enjoys her current schedule, routine and the tasks she needs to do.
Fazendin is fortunate to have Margaret as a member of their team. She is a dependable, hard worker who everyone enjoys having as a member of the Faz Family!