Meet Your 2024 Executive Committee: Jamar Hardy, President Tags: Specialty

How long have you been in the real estate industry?

20+ years

What made you want to become a Realtor®, or get involved in the industry?

Initially, it was to have more time in my day to work with youth as a high school basketball coach. Then once I got involved at MAR, I found my passion as a leader in our industry.

What is your favorite thing about being a Realtor®?

The opportunity to work with amazing clients and Realtors®! Where else do you get to connect with people to help them make one of the biggest wealth building decision in life.

What career highlight are you most proud of?

Being selected to lead a group of agents at Edina Realty’s 53rd and Lyndale office. Becoming the Director of Edina Realty’s Diversity and Inclusion Team. Being named MAR Realtor of the Year in 2022.

Who or what inspires you in your career?

My Family is my biggest inspiration to get up and serve everyday! I have met some great mentors and leaders over the years that have help me keep my focus as a leader in our industry.

What’s something an outsider wouldn’t know about the real estate industry?

The behind-the-scenes work that Realtors® do to make the buyer and selling experience an easy one for clients. I feel like most believe what they see on TV and don’t understand the level of detail Realtors® have to put into every transaction and relationship.

How do you give back to your community?

I am active in the community and have served for nearly a decade on the Board of Directors. Currently, I am the Board Chair of The Link Minnesota, an organization that provides support to at-risk youth in the Twin Cities.

What are your hobbies, and how did you get into them?

Love playing softball and fashion. Baseball was my 1st sport I fell in love with. I worked as a entry level buyer for JC Pennys right our of High School so I guess my love for fashion started there.

Are you more of an extrovert of an introvert?


What’s one thing that can instantly make your day better?

Seeing my twins Jax and Hendrix laughing together.

How do you take your coffee?

Most of the time I like it black. My favorite coffee drink from Starbucks is a Venti Latte with Oat Milk and 1 pump of caramel.

What would be the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?

Payoff my mother & sisters mortgage and buy my siblings a home.

What is your favorite thing to do or place to visit in Minneapolis?

Target Field to watch the MN Twins!