Hi! I’m Steven Hong, a Licensed Residential Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Results, focused on helping people purchase or sell homes. Even though my primary focus is specializing in older, character homes in Minneapolis and St. Paul, I can help you with your real estate needs around the Twin Cities metro area. I have earned the Old Home Certification designation which covers information such as architecture, old home resources, historic district details, energy efficiency and more. I also have the GREEN designation which covers information on sustainability, eco materials, and again energy efficiency. I currently have a solar PV system on my house.
Besides focusing on energy efficiency, I also want to reduce my carbon footprint. The vehicle that I drive , a zero-emission Tesla Model S, plays a big part of that. I can claim zero emissions with the Tesla because of the solar system on my house which allows me to drive 12,000 miles per year on solar energy. No coal, no natural gas, no nuclear. Just 12,000 miles powered by the sun. The Tesla is the car I drive every day, to show houses, attend meetings, and to work at the office.
My background in technology makes me unique in helping you find your home. Technology can be a great tool in the home search process, whether it's electronic signatures, or online map search, or the latest in mobile searching, or web technology. Also, technology allows me to analyze home prices more effectively. And if you like to talk technology, we can talk about the 3D printer that I built just for fun.
I am passionate about homeownership and especially love to help first-time home buyers. Just seeing how excited they get when they view homes is highly rewarding. Negotiating is one of my strong suits. My father had a nickname of "Cut them in half Hong J" and I think I got many of my negotiation skills from him.
I also value honesty and integrity and a transparent process, and I know many people will say that, but you can hear it from my past clients. View my testimonials and you'll see that they believe in me.
Community is also an area that I feel strong about. I have given countless hours of volunteer time to many organizations over the years, 15 years with Habitat for Humanity, 13 years with the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir, and 3 years with an after-school technology club for inner-city kids. I also strongly believe that we need to know and interact with our neighbors, which strengthens the neighborhood, which strengthens the city.
I know that there are many agents out there, but you've already found one right here that cares about each client, can put high technology to work for you, is a strong negotiator, and has a strong company standing behind me.