Staff Spotlight: Meet Jay Jennings

Meet Jay Jennings, Our Education & Compliance Manager

In every organization, there are unsung heroes whose dedication propels progress forward. At Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® (HAAR), Jay Jennings is one of these remarkable individuals, with his commitment and enthusiasm towards education and compliance. Since 2022, Jay has been a force behind enhancing educational programs and maintaining compliance standards. 

But what does a typical day in Jay's life look like?

Jay’s day begins with a stroll alongside his loyal companion and furry friend, Chico. His role revolves around developing and delivering educational courses and programs tailored to enhance members’ proficiency in real estate while safeguarding the integrity of data. Yet, amidst the hustle and bustle, Jay eagerly anticipates the moments when he can impart knowledge and insight through Continuing Education (CE) classes and contribute to the ever-expanding realm of MLS Compliance.
His primary responsibilities aim to encourage HAAR members to navigate the intricacies of their daily real estate operations seamlessly.

Recent Accomplishments at HAAR & ValleyMLS

One of Jay’s recent triumphs lies in revamping HAAR’s New Member Orientation content, offering an enriched learning experience through in-person sessions and the convenience of an online format.
Jay’s impact extends far beyond the confines of HAAR. As the 2024 Chair for NAR’s Local Education Director Committee, he collaborates with professionals nationwide to create invaluable tools and resources for education directors, shaping the landscape of real estate education on a grand scale.
When asked about the essence of his role, Jay’s eyes light up with a passion that transcends mere job responsibilities. For him, the valid reward lies in witnessing the proverbial “lightbulbs” illuminate as he guides individuals along their journey to success. As a former listing and selling REALTOR, Jay takes immense pride in nurturing the aspirations of his fellow colleagues who tirelessly pursue the dream of homeownership.

Hobbies and Interests

Away from the office, Jay finds solace in crafting metal art from recycled scrap—a hobby that serves as a therapeutic outlet and embodies his commitment to sustainability and innovation.
Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, and a Middle Tennessee State University graduate, Jay brings a diverse perspective to HAAR, enriching the organization with his unique experiences.


Jay finds respite in exploring local eateries and hiking trails with Chico by his side and indulging in his passion for scavenging recycled metal objects—a testament to his adventurous spirit and love for the community.
In his final remarks, Jay expresses gratitude for his time at HAAR, cherishing the relationships forged with members, staff, and the vibrant communities of Huntsville and Madison County. His journey exemplifies the power of dedication, resilience, and a passion for making a difference—one lightbulb moment at a time.