Although, the General Session did ring the alarm on fair housing and how we are all responsible. It was great to hear one of my mentors, President Jeffrey Hicks, from the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, speak and say that he was proud to be a REALTOR® and thanking President Elizabeth Mendenhall for her efforts.
We also had the opportunity to hear HUD Secretary Ben Carson, interviewed by 1st VP Vince Malta – and it was exciting to hear that the emotional support animal issue that our Diversity Committee has been working on for so long has been resolved! HUD will now only take official documentation for emotional support animals – not ones you can print from the internet. This was a great success!
I also had the honor to be part of the interviews for “Why Diversity Matters at NAR and our local/state associations” – along with my colleagues Neal Johnson, Genie Birch, and Veronica Maldos on different issues on fair housing.
Kudos to my friend Tiffany Curry for being inducted into the Civil Rights Hall of Fame – and President Steve Brown for being the emcees and being an inspiration to us all.
Tim Hur is a national speaker who has been actively selling for 12 years since graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is currently the Managing Broker for Point Honors and Associates, REALTORS®, a boutique real estate firm located in Metro Atlanta. The firm focuses on developing experiences for buyers and sellers throughout the country.
Tim has multiple designations through the REALTOR® network, including the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS, comprising of the top 3% of all REALTORS®), the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist CLHMS) with the Million Dollar Guild recognition, the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), the Sellers Representative Specialist (SRS), and GREEN designations.
Tim is the current 2018 National Association of REALTORS®' Chair for Diversity, Region 3 Director for the Georgia Association of REALTORS®, and is on the national task force to promote and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Fair Housing in the United States.