Tim Hur has learned in his 11 years as a Realtor that the only way to survive in the industry is to make sure you work with clients for the long term — not treating them as a one-time transaction.
“Anyone can provide a service and be done with a transaction, but I’m here selling the experience and the lifestyle,” says Hur, managing broker at Point Honors and Associates. “I realize that everyone has a different definition of communication, buying a home for the first time, real estate, luxury, discretion and experience. It’s my job to understand what that is for each client.”
He credits his success to honesty, perseverance, working in a global gateway city and the fact that he is bilingual. By being a national speaker who has been actively selling real estate since graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Hur has collected numerous awards for his achievements in sales and work as an advocate for the industry. He has also obtained multiple designations through the Realtor Network, including the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist, a designation only the top 3 percent of all Realtors nationally have earned. He was also just named 40 Under 40 by the Georgia Trend.
“People say that real estate is changing, which may be, but the fundamental basis of servicing our clients is the same,” he says. “It’s all about personal relationships and helping clients understand how a home fits into their current lifestyle.”
Hur has been named by the National Association of Realtors as a National Association of Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame member, is a Platinum-R, and is one of three President’s Circle RPAC members in the state of Georgia.
“My investment in RPAC is to fight to make sure that things like affordable flood insurance, mortgage interest deduction, and no real estate transfer tax, are all renewed every year — things buyer and sellers benefit from,” he says. “Also, we’ve also been able to establish a network of agents throughout the country to assist with client needs, including agent recommendations no matter where you move.”
Dedicated and loyal to the marketing specialists, photographers, lenders and attorneys he partners with, Hur says that together, they get the job done the first time. Every day, he is busy assisting sellers and buyers in metro Atlanta, all with unique tastes and challenges, who have one thing in common: They need expert real estate advice. “It’s what I do every day and I love it,” he says.