Phoenix native Trevor Halpern is the founder of Halpern Residential at North&Co., a “tight-knit real estate group” based in the Valley. Halpern is a graduate of ASU’s College of Law and his business is based on 99 percent referrals, making him a unique find in this real estate market. Learn about Trevor Halpern…
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
First job: Wiping down walls at my high school sweetheart’s dad’s company (MSS Technologies).
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: I love exploring our state! Getting out in our wonderful state is an underrated privilege that those of us who live here often overlook. Spending time up north at our family cabin is one of the most pleasurable things my family and I get to do.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Marrying my wife. For both of us, it is our second marriage and a redemption of sorts. We came together in an uncompromising way and made promises to each other to always be honest and forthright as our previous marriages involved a lot of eggshells. My wife provides me with the love and support that allows me to thrive in life both personally and professionally. Without her, I would not be where I am.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: The biggest obstacle I have overcome is personal doubt. As an entrepreneur, I’ve learned to trust the process and to believe in myself, my gut and my dreams. As I went through divorce in my first marriage, everything I knew was turned upside down and I had to only depend on myself. Being at rock bottom and having to succeed taught me that I could, and that any emotional obstacle is up to me to overcome.
Someone who inspires you and why: Brian North, the founder of North&Co, has inspired me in so many ways. He has created a real estate brokerage that not only focuses on delivering high value to our clients, but he has created a brokerage that allows us to focus on personal development and entrepreneurialism within the real estate industry, which is unique and has a deep impact on the agents who are a part of North&Co.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Be yourself. Don’t mimic others. The beauty of being a real estate agent is that people base their decision to work with you on your personality as much as your business acumen. I have found the more I am myself and present to others who I am and what I am about, the more we attract clients who see the world through similar lenses.
Favorite quote: “Do or do not, there is no try.” –Yoda
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I have three kids! Many people are surprised that my wife and I have three and want more. As a busy professional, it certainly puts strain on time, but being a dad is the most fulfilling part of my life and my wife and I absolutely love being parents together.
What makes someone fabulous: Truly seeing, knowing and loving oneself makes that person truly fabulous!