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There's a saying heard a lot around Tom Smith Land and Homes: "Inspect what you expect." It's a timeless leadership mantra that means if you are going to set high standards and aspire to reach lofty goals, you better make sure that everything you do is in line with your expectations. Every detail of your business needs to represent the quality you stand for.

Professionalism, knowledge, integrity-these traits are the cornerstones of success at Tom Smith Land and Homes. If you Expect More out of your real estate experience, then you can expect to Get More when you work with the professionals of this leading brokerage. With offices throughout the Southeast and standards that are second-to-none, this is the company to turn to for any land or residential home purchase or sale. Contact them today for more information.


“The morning of July 2nd, 2021, was when I saw a Facebook post by Bruce West, whom I had known for many years and worked with in the Emmaus Walk Ministry, saying that he had changed careers, was now a Realtor, and if anyone needed to buy or sell property, he’d be glad to talk to them about representation. I texted him that I was indeed interested in selling my home at Brownspur.  Bruce and Gwendolyn lived about ten miles south of me in Hollandale, just down the street from my brother Beau. He called back that afternoon and made an appointment to come by Monday to look at my homestead, which consisted of a big two-story 1898 Plantation Home, with nearly 6000 sq. ft. under roof and an 1800 sq. ft. guest house connected by a covered walkway, all on six acres, including an old-fashioned sand-bottomed Swimming Hole with a shooting range behind it. Betsy and I had listed Brownspur several times in the past few years after all our kids got out from underfoot, intending to move to smaller quarters in our Golden Years, but had never gotten a serious offer.  She had passed away suddenly the week after our 55th Anniversary, six months before the Covid-19 pandemic hit. I viewed that as an opportunity to catch it and die, to go be with Betsy, so had done absolutely nothing to the house and yard in over two years since her death.  Bruce advised me to go with a “Buy-As-Is” approach, and we signed an agreement for representation Tuesday morning. He e-mailed me Thursday morning that he was showing it to a couple at 5:30 that afternoon.  Monday morning he called to say that he had an offer, so I met him early Tuesday.  The couple had offered less than we had listed it for, but three other people had contacted him over the weekend to say they were interested in looking at Brownspur.  What did I want to do? "Let’s make them a counter-offer, halfway the difference,” I suggested.  He nodded and dialed where we stood in the parking lot of the Double Quik gas station in Leland. He never got off the phone: “They took it,” he exclaimed! I had no idea how much paperwork was involved by so many parties from North Carolina to Nashville, Tennessee, to Leland, Greenwood, Cleveland, Brownspur, to Sumner where I now live, re-married to Cindy, Betsy’s former Ole Miss roommate.  Bruce took care of dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s, thank the Lord. We closed on August 24th. What a fantastic experience it was, selling my home on the plantation I’d grown up on for 77 years, through my Realtor and Friend, Bruce West!Robert N. “I’d like to thank Clif Cannon for listing my property and handling all the details of the closing. He was very polite and helpful with all aspects from beginning to end. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.” Damon Tracey Bell was literally the shining light during our two year journey. I am so grateful to have had Tracey in our corner helping us fulfill our dreams of owning our first home. She does not give up on what you want, is honest (definitely some of the best advice I’ve have ever received) and hardworking. She is there for you and truly understands. Thank you again Tracey, we wouldn’t have made it here without you!” Chris D. and Christina B. “We worked alongside Clay Simmons starting in about November of 2021. We met him when we called Tom Smith inquiring about a house we wanted to see and Clay happened to already be at the location. Despite not having scheduled an appointment, Clay showed us the house and we quickly decided we wanted to hire him as our realtor. We had just moved back to Mississippi after living in Florida for four years and were seeking a house to purchase before the arrival of our first child which was five months away. Clay worked tirelessly to ensure we found the best place for us in enough time. He was very communicative, always responding to our many questions. If he did not know an answer, he found someone who did. He made himself available to us, showing us homes, talking with us via phone and text message, and getting us in contact with appropriate lenders and resources. Our search was made difficult due to our very specific requirements for location and space, but Clay was diligent and hardworking in order to help us find something within our budget. Our experience with Clay was phenomenal and we would definitely recommend him to any other families who are searching for the perfect home. In addition, we would definitely work with him again in the future if and when we decided to move.” Justin & Samantha W. “We are officially homeowners! This has been the longest four months, but it is so worth it! Bruce West and Charlie Heinsz have been the best help with this and we couldn’t thank them enough! All the prayers have been answered for this home and now it’s moving time!” Hestin and Ashley