Jefferson County KY, Bullitt County KY, Shelby County KY, Oldham County KY, Spencer County KY
About Hank Harris
Why do you like working in the real estate industry?
Love helping first tie home buyers find there first dream home. They are so excited and attentive to every
thing you say and do. When you hand them their new keys their eyes light up.
In what year did you become affiliated with Semonin Realtors®?
Why do you choose to affiliate your business with Semonin?
I have lived in Louisville all my life and it is the best known real estate company in town. You don't have to sell anyone on the name. They all also have a reputation for the most knowledgeable and professional agent in town.
What sets you apart from other REALTORS®? What are your greatest strengths as a real estate agent?
I always have a smile and my face and am eager to help anyone with questions or issues. Any question I can't resolve is a special challenge until I get the answer. I have a computer background and love to use this knowledge to help with any issues that come during the buying and selling process. I love maintaining a relationship with all of my clients before and after the sale. I use ideas from Buffini and Ninja to be creative in my maintaining relationships.
What do you do to stay up-to-date/knowledgeable about the real estate industry?
Go to all sales meetings, talk to the techonology team, and with the many agents at Semonin. Out of 500 agents there is always one who has the special expertise that you need to solve any unique issue. I also keep up to date at Glar events and committees.
What did you do before you began working in real estate? Has anything you learned on that/those jobs helped you with your real estate business? If so, what/how?
I owned my own business in cellular and pager sales. With retail locations all over Kentucky. I learned how to market and promote my business to grow it to the largest retail cellular company in Louisville. I have a degree in Accounting and Computer Science from the University of Kentucky.
Are you involved in any trade/civic or community organizations? If yes, please explain.
I have graduated from the GLAR leadership institute and have been involved in the Professional Standards Committee. I am also a supporter of the University of Louisville Basketball, Football and Volleyball teams.
Tell us about your immediate family. Who are they? Do you enjoy spending time together? If so, what do you do together?
I have one daughter who lives with her husband and four daughters in Denver, Colorado. They are all under the age of 10. I visit them several times a year which is not enough. I plan to start seeing them 3-4 times per year. I usually see them at Christmas and in the summer at least. They enjoy loving on their granddaddy. It pleases me to know in to feel their love and affection.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Why do you enjoy this?
I enjoy hiking, bilking and fishing with fishing buddies. I love cheering on UL athletic teams. Being outside rejuvenates you and keeps you young and helps you feel motivated to return to work.
Finish this sentence: Most people don't know this about me, but I ...
I am really shy and have a hard time approaching people but as soon as we begin talking and finding things in common we usually become friends.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Why is it so helpful to you?
Treat others like you want to be treated. My father owned his business as I was growing up and he treated all of his employees as he would a friend. I have tried doing this and it really helps build relationships with clients.
What is your favorite book / type of book? Why?
The Bible or other Christian books. The Bible has all of the answers that we need to grow through life. God will lead you to the answer no matter how down you may get.
What is your favorite movie / type of movie? Why?
Science Fiction. It lets you fantasize as to the way things could be. They usually involve good vs evil. Good always wins out.
What is your favorite song / type of music? Why?
Christian. "I Can Only Imagine" Most praise and worship songs are uplifting.
If you could wave a magic wand, what one thing would you most like to change in the world? Why?
If we could all stop bickering and fighting and start to love one another the world would be a better place.
What are two or three items on your Bucket List? Why do you want to do them?
1. Go to the Middle East/Rome and follow the footstep's of the missionary journeys of Paul. I have been to Jerusalem and it was so uplifting. I want to go back and see more.
2. Go on a missionary journey. Lead people to Jesus.
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be? Why?
Billy Graham. He was so inspirational and he lead more people to Jesus than any other human.
What is your favorite word / a word you like? Why?
Love. We have too little of it.
What is your least favorite word / a word you don't like? Why?
Hate. We should stop hating each other
Do you have a motto/words to live by? If yes, what?
Treat others as you would want to be treated. I treat all my clients and business associates as I would want and everyone gets along fine.
Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?
What is the greatest commandment? You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
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