Harry S. Jones III started Jones Real Estate Agency in 1971 out of his family market in Surry, known as Jones' Market. While his wife and children worked in the store, Harry was left with a small amount of time to pursue selling and buying real estate. The business moved from behind the counter at the store to a house on High Street built by H. Blaine Davis, which was later purchased by R. H. Foster. In 1985 Harry again moved the business moved to 232 Main Street, which was a tea house at one time. In 1978 Harry's daughter Jennifer joined the agency as a sales agent and in 1988 she began appraising real estate full-time. Harry's daughter Emilie joined the business in 1984, handling secretarial duties, real estate sales and rental management. Jones Real Estate Agency offers real estate brokerage services, housing rentals and certified residential appraisals. Today Harry, Jennifer and Emilie remain very active with the support of their administrative assistants, part-time sales agents and Bucky, the maintenance man who has been with them for more than 20 years.