When you expect more out of life,
the possibilities are truly endless.

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.


“When I found out I matched to a pediatrics residency in Florida and would be leaving New Orleans in just two short months, my immediate concern was finding a place to live in such a short time frame. Preston Smith quickly put me in contact with an agent in Gainesville, Holly Darr, and in less than a week I was in Gainesville to view a selection of properties he'd helped compile. He was readily available and helpful throughout the entire process, and was in contact with both myself and Holly from initial offer to closing and every step in between. I would highly recommend Preston as an agent to anyone in need.” D. Joiner “Several years ago, as my parents’ health began to fail, I thought I had a plan to easily carry out their last wishes with the property they left to my two brothers and myself. I had met Eli Ferguson through family and friends and called on him several times for questions regarding this.  He always graciously gave me answers that proved to be safe and correct. A single dwelling place or one piece of land would have fallen perfectly into my plan.  My parents, however, had purchased adjoining pieces of land several times and even had commercial properties involved. When the time came, in 2021, that we needed to divide their estate, we asked Eli if he could advise us again on how to manage this.  He went above and beyond expectations in laying out a plan for dividing and selling properties in a way that brought us above appraised value on every piece.  This was done very professionally, and in a much faster time frame than any of us expected. Eli was more than willing to take the bull by the horns and handle problems before I knew they existed.  Because this was quite an emotional time for my brothers and me, it was such a relief to know that business was being handled by someone who not only cared about our feelings but also knew exactly how to accomplish what needed to be done. I am forever grateful that God placed this knowledgeable and professional realtor in my path to make sure that all “I’s” were dotted and all “t’s” were crossed as he walked us through the closings of each property.  Thank you, Eli, from the bottom of my heart.” Pam Lea H. “We would like to express our deepest appreciation for Chad Wilson on the sale of our property and the purchase of our new home. Chad went over and above what we expected of a realtor. He was with us throughout all of the struggles we went through selling our existing property which were very trying at times. He never gave up on us and encouraged us not to give up on him. Without Chad’s perseverance and dedication to his profession we may have not been able to sell our property with the results we achieved. Chad also helped us tremendously on the navigation and subsequent purchase of our new home. He was with us throughout the entire process of finding a home that we wanted and through the inspection, negotiations and closing. We thank Chad for all of his hard work and his friendship throughout this time in which we will never forget!” D. and M. Thomas “Those who are closest to me knew that Hugh and I found a house and our offer had been accepted, and we were in the beginning stage of buying our first home together when he went to heaven.  I was at such a loss not knowing whether to move forward or just back out, so I prayed for God to give me wisdom and clarity.  I can't say that I felt at peace about it, but what I did know is that if it wasn't God's will for me, he wouldn't let it happen.  I lived in an obstacle course of boxes for over two months.  Yesterday I closed on the house by myself.  It was bittersweet without Hugh, but I know in my heart he was smiling big.  I can't end this without mentioning my amazing realtor, Tracey Bell at Tom Smith Land and Homes.  She knew I was struggling with a new normal and she was patient and available for whatever I needed.  Tracey stopped by and brought me a housewarming plant today and she reminded me that I would always have the memory of Hugh and I picking out this house together.  I have so many projects/plans that I'm looking forward to doing on the house as I start this new chapter of my life.” Wendy B. “I want to commend Harper Day for a fantastic job he did for us, selling our property. He is very helpful and energetic in selling property. I admire the short time we had together as he sold our property quickly. My hat goes off to this fine young man. I recommend him to anyone who wants a great, well educated realtor. Kuddos Harper Day!!! Please put this in your testimonies as he deserves this on the web site!” D. Pellum