Nicole Happel, Realtor
I am a life long resident of the Cedar Valley. I was born in Waterloo and raised in the Dike-New Hartford School system. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Family Services and a minor in Criminology. My former life was in mental health counseling specializing in individuals and families with behavior challenges, primarily children.
I am married with three small children. We love spending time outdoors on walks, bike rides, and at the park, as well as finding new places to travel together. We are also members of St. John Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. In my spare time, my hobbies tend to revolve around my children. I belong to two area Mom's groups, as well as numerous play dates and spending time with our extended family. I avidly practice yoga and enjoy running with St. John's bible study/running group. My husband and I are involved with several philanthropic missions including supporting KNWS Radio, building Bottle Schools in Guatemala with Hug it Forward, as well as Dream Courts with Nancy Lieberman Foundation.
My husband, Brian, is a custom home builder and has been building homes in the Cedar Valley for over 10 years. His family currently develops real estate in both Waverly, Cedar Falls, and some outlying communities. Needless to say, the love & excitement for real estate is contagious. I joined the real estate profession at the suggestion of my husband after working with an aiding the development company. I found I loved the fast pace, the ability to develop my own success, and the opportunity to constantly meet new people. Getting my license was just the naturally obvious next step and I'm loving every minute of it. Being a problem solver at heart, I love having the ability to take someone's wish list and turn it into their dream home. Be it a first time experience with an existing home, or a custom design and build to stay in forever. Owning your own home is a great accomplishment and having a home that you love being in is the most important aspect of the journey. My goal is to help you through that journey every step of the way and find you completely satisfied at the end of it.