Episode 270 – Tim Hur, President and Managing Broker of Point Honors and Associates
Today, our guest is bridging the gap between different cultures and ethnicities by solidifying lasting relationships with realtors, buyers, and sellers. Our guest is Tim Hur, the President and Managing Broker of Point Honors and Associates in Atlanta, Georgia.
In this episode, join Tim and me as we discuss the Atlanta real estate market's ins and outs. We also discuss Tim's drive for inclusivity and diversity in real estate and his time working for Better Homes and Gardens.
Tim Hur's Advice for New Agents
Tim learned when he first started as a realtor to make sure you have enough saved for six months as you may not get your first transaction immediately.
Shadow somebody you trust. Learn best practices and learn as much as possible before you are too busy buying and selling. Getting your CE classes done early and shadowing to understand the systems. Market yourself, and business will come.
"We don't really hear kids when they grow up saying I want to be a real estate agent when I grow up. Nobody wants to say I want to be a realtor; that's my dream when I grow up. You know you don't hear that. We want to change that and say hey the real estate industry, being a realtor is an amazing profession and getting involved on day one is amazing." – Tim Hur [10:59]
"Culture is so important. As a broker, for me anyway, because we don't have a huge team, it's a very manageable number, and we have to mesh well. I have to see these agents, work with these agents, and take care of these agents in the sense of compliance and giving advice. It's a small family, and that's the key." – Tim Hur [20:20]
[01:08] Meet Tim Hur – A Man with a Passion for Inclusivity and Diversity
[02:29] The Fundamentals of the Atlanta Area
[07:45] Redevelopment and Growth
[10:13] Landing in Real Estate After Georgia Tech
[10:59] Commercial Real Estate
[15:55] Working for Better Homes and Gardens
[19:40] Redefining Real Estate at Point Honors and Associates
[23:49] The Master of Networking
[29:27] Tim's Advice for New Agents
[31:27] Connect with Tim
[31::54] Closing Thoughts
Joining us today is Tim Hur, President and Managing Broker of Point Honors and Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. Tim Hur speaks nationally and is a realtor for the metropolitan Atlanta market.
Tim was born in Houston, Texas but quickly called Atlanta, Georgia home when moving there at a young age. In explaining the Atlanta area, Tim shares that Atlanta consists of seventeen metropolitan counties with many surrounding suburbs. Atlanta is home to many Fortune 500 companies such as Delta and Home Depot and a large movie industry presence that has brought a surge of jobs and people moving into the market.
Tim Hur attended Georgia Tech, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Giving thanks to his parents for the idea to obtain his real estate license, Tim Hur started in commercial real estate in 2007. Tim also credits his success to his many successful and influential mentors. Tim has been the Managing Broker and President of Point Honors and Associates for over a decade, a real estate firm that is a client-focused redefinition of real estate.
In 2016, Tim started with Better Homes and Gardens as the Director of New Growth Markets and the Director of Inclusion and Philanthropy to oversee national brand growth in Asian, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, and other inclusivity markets. Two years later, Tim served as the Chair of Diversity for the National Association of Realtors.
With his passion for a client-focused real estate transaction and a drive to bridge the gap between cultures and ethnicities, Tim Hur is the Incoming 2022 National President for the Asian Real Estate Association of America, AREAA.
Tim Hur's advice to new agents is to make sure you have enough financial reserves to last you six months when you start in the industry. The market is hot, but the first sale can take months. Tim also advises that you shadow someone you trust and learn the market's best practices. Get to know the systems and learn as much as you can, and you will be just fine!