Derek Havard grew up in Pearl wanting to own his own business. He graduated from Pearl High School in 2009, and attended Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus, before earning his degree in business administration from Mississippi College in 2013. He began working with McIntosh & Associates Real Estate in 2011.
“I’ve always been interested in real estate,” said Havard. “MC prepared me to open my own business,” which he did in March 2018. He now has eleven agents working with him to help people buy or sell their home in Central Mississippi. One of his agents is his father, Don Havard.
The 27-year-old Havard is ranked in the Top 3% of all agents in Central Mississippi in residential sales production. He has been the number one real estate agent for Pearl (39208) out of all area MLS agents in sale volume for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and so far in 2018, and he was the Overall Top Producer for McIntosh & Associates in 2014, 2015 and 2016 out of 20+ agents in both Rankin and Madison locations.
In addition to being a member of the National, Mississippi and Central Mississippi Association of Realtors [put circle R here], Havard also serves as a board member of the Pearl Chamber of Commerce Board and the Pearl Educational Foundation for Excellence Board.
He said his goal for his agency is to continue to grow by being selective in choosing agents for his firm. “I want this company to be known for caring about our clients and working hard.” That’s what Don and Jill Havard taught Derek and his sister Laura, to work hard and do your best.”