Jesse grew up on farm in Pongaroa and remembers how excited he got when he traveled to the city when he was young. He said he was always a city boy at heart and it didn't take long for him to develop a passion for apartments when he entered the industry. He managed to save for a deposit very quickly and bought his first apartment back in April 2016 and to date has bought 9 more. Jesse Smith is the Apartment Specialists longest serving agent since starting in August 2015. He was the companies sales champion in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and holds the record for the most sales achieved in one month. He decided to go travelling in 2019 and visited over 13 countries before returning to Apartment Specialists in 2020 with a new role and won the Apartment Specialists pound for pound award in 2021.