Today we’d like to introduce you to DJ Gendreau.
DJ, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I have always wanted to call Boston home. I grew up in Easton about thirty miles south of the city and my parents took us into town a lot. While studying at Boston University I applied for a job that would expose me to the who’s who in the area; at Masa in the South End. Creating a name for myself through my performance in hospitality and being connected to the area’s most talented and intelligent business owners has embraced me in a strong network of hard hitting talent. That is something I am very grateful for. I will always pride my upbringing and my private school education for having taught me how to stand up for what I believe, to be honest and moral.
Since moving to Boston, about eight years ago- I have modeled for Aveda and many local stylists, privately consulted on branding and marketing projects and continuously create sponsorship for fundraisers. I love meeting people and to a fault, genuinely care for and promote the success of those around me.
So, how did that get me into Real Estate? I have made a reputation for myself throughout Boston. I’m honest, hardworking, you can trust me with anything and I never leave a project unsatisfied. Unlike consulting, in real estate, you own those relationships. My business background has allowed me to create a solid foundation for consulting with my clients and executing with precision.
I don’t like wasting anyone’s time and I have found that to be my mark in real estate.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
In 2015 I was hospitalized for a week and had to take a month off from work. I have since been fine, with a clean bill of health. My immune system was attacking my platelets. Had I stubbed my toe- that could’ve been it for me.
My doctors nearly hit the floor when I told them I rode my bicycle to my “sick appointment”. I was diagnosed with an auto-immune deficiency. While I was in the emergency room at Mass General, the specialist was notified while giving a lecture in London. He took the next flight out to Boston in order to meet this “medical marvel”. In his lengthy career, I was his third patient to ever have a platelet count of zero.
I wouldn’t constitute this experience as being a struggle though. I don’t like to associate negatives with my life. I reflected a lot that month. Three months later I took the course to get my real estate license. Started working out with a trainer at Equinox Health Club. Today- I’m the most upbeat and healthy person you ever want to meet.
Please tell us about Boston DJ.
If I may brag- I recently had a neuro-psych evaluation and I tested in the top 95th percentile for being spatially and cognitively aware. I wanted to know, if I were running my own business, what areas am I uniquely equipped to get the job done. Entering in the field of Real Estate; there are no better areas that you would want to test well in.
Outside of my brain power- I am a people person. I create relationships and clients for life. My business model isn’t to hold my client’s hand and drop them off at my commission check. Following my first deal, I was already getting referrals and then referrals from them and so on. I can’t sit here and say what exactly it is that makes me unique but I can tell you that I am extremely loyal, resourceful and I am the guy you want in your corner.
When I was going back to school and paying out of pocket, I tried putting my Equinox membership on hold. The membership advisor told me I was crazy. He said to me, “you bring more new members through that door”. I became a Brand Sponsor for Equinox on Dartmouth and I love it. A lot of my friends own boutique stores and they get to host on site events and showcase their brand to club members. I have friends who own restaurants; they are able to provide food and beverage sponsorship for events exclusive to club members.
I put passion into everything I do and I enjoy taking part in changing lives for the better and opening doors for new opportunities- for anyone. I also open doors for my date…
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
This is embarrassing and the vhs tapes need to be under lock and key.
Upon purchase of the first family video camera, my older sister and I decided we were movie stars. Not only movie stars but we were also musicians and the world’s funniest sketch comedians. We loved dressing up and creating music videos or talk shows and later (after perfecting and re-recording) just watching ourselves on TV.
- Address: 55 Causeway Street
2nd Floor Boston MA 02114
- Website: djgendreau.com
- Phone: 5082695468
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boston__dj/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DJGinthehouse/
- Other: dj.goodrichresidential.com