We had the good fortune of connecting with Judi Kim and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Judi, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
When I first started my real estate career, I was so excited that I put 110% focus into work so there was not much work life balance at all. Over the years, I’ve learned my time is valuable and learned to say no and when to focus and when to relax. Now, I am able to spend time with family and enjoy it rather than worry about work all the time. To me, work life balance is so important to not getting burnt out.Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am most excited to help my clients find their home. The home buying process can be super exciting and highly stressful. Being able to help my clients figure out their wants vs needs, to all the way to closing and funding is a journey I enjoy and am excited to be a part of. To be included in that special chapter of someone’s lives is an honor and I’m blessed to be able to help each one of my clients. Challenges come with every job. It’s the approach and keeping your integrity that will help you process through it. Keeping true to your values and your fiduciary duties to your clients are a couple of the main things that I keep in mind when going through challenges. It’s important that I have my client’s trust as I believe that is a good foundation to a smooth transaction.Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Best trip ever in Dallas, Texas? That means real Texas BBQ, Tex-Mex, and some fun sites and treats. We would definitely hit up the main eats like Pecan Lodge or Hutchins for good BBQ, Some Meso Maya, or Chuys for Tex-mex. Add in some street tacos and elotes too at Emelia’s. We’d go hang out at Legacy West for some more food at the Legacy Hall, shopping and the Starbucks Reserve. Show them a little Cowboys history at the Star and enjoy some down time at the small football field in front. Go down to White Rock lake for some biking around the lake. Shop at North Park and check out Eataly! Head down to Bishop arts for some cute shops and yummy pie at Emporium Pies! Then go downtown to Klyde Warren Park and go to the Dallas Museum of Art. Having dinner with some good Korean BBQ at Ari in Carrollton, grabbing bubble tea at Sharetea and dessert at Iota Brew Cafe is a must. There’s always something to do in Dallas whether it’s trying new foods or exploring new areas that have some great entertainment like the Grandscape area in The Colony.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to my parents. As a child of immigrant parents, seeing their hard work and dedication to service the community really instilled their work ethic in me. Through the hardships, their strength and endurance set an early example for me and really contributed to my success in real estate. Without them, I would not have gone into the industry.
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