Optimistic, energetic and always bringing people together.
The environment and conservation. If she’s not jogging through High Park you’ll find her at the health food store.
Bloor West Village, High Park North and The Junction. The best restaurants, great live entertainment and a family-friendly vibe. It’s the place where everybody knows her name!
Making her son laugh until they’re both crying.
The serenity of watching the sun rise or set, since she’s always on the move.
GETS HER UP IN THE MORNING:
Thirty minutes on the yoga mat.
Life is like a box of chocolates—enjoy each and every one!
THE BACK STORY:
Ask Honey Choi to describe herself and she’ll say she’s a lean, mean, negotiating machine.
Before getting her real estate license, she completed her degree in Biology and Business Economics at the University of Waterloo, then spent close to two decades providing management consulting and sales strategy to global giants such as Apotex, Johnson & Johnson and Mondelez (formerly Kraft). Professionally, she’s helped negotiate multi-million-dollar deals with some of the biggest retail chains in Canada. Personally, she loves to haggle (“I’m from South Korea,” she jokes. “You should see me buy a car!”). But she’s about as far from a hard-nosed bully as you can get. “I mean, my name’s Honey, right?” she says with her trademark infectious laugh.
Honey is Trust Realty Group’s neighbourhood specialist for Bloor West Village, High Park North and The Junction. She has lived in the neighbourhood for over 15 years and that was featured on a Discovery Channel reno show with her husband. “We did a room swap,” Honey recalls. “My husband decorated the living room according to my design, and I did the master bedroom according to his. He still gets asked for his autograph when he’s walking around the neighbourhood!”
While Honey enjoys the unique family-run businesses, farmers’ market, micro-breweries, hip restaurants and proximity of High Park, it’s the sense of community in this part of Toronto that makes her really feel at home. “It’s just exploding with young families,” she says. “I drive my son crazy because we can’t go from point A to point B without me stopping to talk to people.”
When it comes to helping her clients, Honey is a 5’2” dynamo who works tirelessly to find the right property. Competition for homes is fierce, so Honey helps her clients stay optimistic and maintain perspective. “I’ve helped families in North Korea,” she says. “So I know how lucky we are to be looking at homes in one of the best neighbourhoods on the planet.”