Jared Londry is a native Charlottean who is a commercial real estate broker focusing on the Carolinas region. He is a devoted husband to his wife, and resides in the Historic Dilworth neighborhood. Jared enjoys kayaking, motocross riding, bear hunting, and rock climbing.
What was your best/favorite subject in school?
History, although I feel like much of what I learned is hard to retrieve in todays busy world. History is one of those subjects that allows you to tell stories about something in the past.
What was your first job?
Busboy at Atlanta Bread Company. I cleaned tables, washed dishes, and generally did all of the jobs that no one wanted. I was 14 years old.
Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?
I had an analyst job out of undergrad that at the time was really terrible. Hard hours, not much fun, and stuck behind monitors all day long. I don’t miss those days.
How have those jobs prepared you for what you do now?
I learned the nuts and bolts of the business from my job as an analyst, and I wouldn’t change that for anything. I am glad I had that experience.
Describe the best day of work you’ve ever had.
Winning business, winning business, and winning business. It never gets old, never gets easier, and is always a thrill.
How do you keep yourself motivated?
100% commission. If I don’t work, I don’t eat. Simple as that. And my family doesn’t eat, so that is motivation as well.
What kind of business ideas excite you most?
Unique positioning and marketing strategies are a way to get me excited about what I do. Most others in our business simply don’t care, so adding some extra value is fun to me.
Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?
No. Sometimes being genuine and not getting too far out over your skies is the best approach. Keep it simple stupid really does apply.
What personal achievement are you most proud of?
Finding a job that I love. I wouldn’t give this up for anything. It is too easy to come to work, and I assume most people don’t feel that way.
What wisdom you would have liked to share with yourself when you first started out?
Keep working hard. You’ll get what you want in the end, it just might take longer than you expected.