Julie Thum, Real Estate Associate Broker
RE/MAX Elite
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Julie Thum, Real Estate Associate Broker RE/MAX Elite
8201 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209-4401
License #: 30TH0698786
I can help you find your way home

I was born in Queens in 1957. I am first generation American and the daughter of 2 Holocaust survivors, therefore having experienced a very different childhood from most of my friends. Since my parents had basically come to this country as orphans & with nothing, they instilled a very strong work ethic in me. I grew up & lived on Long Island until I was 23 when I married my husband Steve in 1981 & we moved to Bay Ridge. I’m a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, where I earned an AAS degree in 1977. I spent 12 successful years in the fashion industry, where I held several positions, my last one being in sales shortly before I gave birth to my first daughter, Jennifer in 1987. At that time, after some urging from my husband, I earned my real estate license and became an agent with Century 21. My husband said I knew more than the agents who took us out when we were looking to buy and that I was honest too. Knowing absolutely nothing about real estate, other than what I learned in the generic real estate course and 1 week’s training with Century 21, I began to build my business from the ground up. I have only been with 4 different offices in my 30 years in the real estate industry, the first 2 with Century 21, a small independent company in between and finally the last 18 years with RE/MAX. My main focus and goal is to provide the best possible service to my clients and customers. What sets me apart from others, besides my honesty & integrity, is my sense of humor. I have earned several awards from RE/MAX, including The Hall of Fame in 2006, denoting $1,000,000 in commission earned while with the company & The Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing over $3,000,000 in commissions earned while with the firm as well as at least 7 years of service with RE/MAX. I’ve spoken on behalf of RE/MAX on several occasions. I am a Realtor & hold a broker’s license. I have earned 5 national professional designations- ASP (accredited staging professional), GRI (graduate realtor institute), PMN (Performance Management Network), SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) & ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative). I am also a past director on The Brooklyn Board of Realtors, past President (2008 & 2013) of the Brooklyn Chapter of The Women’s Council of Realtors, a past VP & current VP of The Bay Ridge Real Estate Board, past Chairperson of The Brooklyn Board of Realtors Membership Committee, sat on The Grievance Committee for The BBOR and sat on The Advisory Committee to The Brooklyn Multiple Listing Service. I have also been the office champion for The Children’s Miracle Network and raised monies annually for the fight against breast and other cancers. My interests include shopping at Malson’s Jewelers, Pilates, walking, fashion, cooking, baking & antiquing. I have 2 daughters, Jennifer, 30 and Amanda, 25, who are the pride & joy of my life. I serve all of Brooklyn, Staten Island & Manhattan & have lived in NYC for the past 36 years. Please check out my 145+ five star reviews on Zillow!

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  • ABR- Accredited Buyer's Representative
  • ASP- Accredited Staging Professional
  • GRI- Graduate Realtor Institute
  • PMN- Performance Management Network
  • SRES- Seniors Real Estate Specialist



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