When my wife and I decided that we wanted to put some funds into non-paper assets, we decided on timber land. We contacted Tom Smith and met with him one evening. We knew nothing about this kind of investment and Tom patiently explained the ins and outs and how this sort of thing worked. We discussed our desires and Tom translated those into a specific type of property that we should be looking for, considering our budget. Because of our ages, we needed to find something that would be harvestable in a relatively short time. One thing you find out pretty quickly is that someone is willing to sell you a piece of timberland every hour of every day. If an agent or even an acquaintance finds out that you want timber, they will have something for you to go look at the next day. People kept asking me why I had not bought anything yet. They seemed to think it was like buying a car. You just go pick out what you want. Tom weeded out properties that did not fit our goals. We kissed a lot of frogs as we looked at different properties. They looked better on paper than they did in person. Eventually we found exactly the right piece at exactly the right price. There were a number of unforeseen difficulties in closing the deal, but Tom was right there every step of the way during the negotiating process and, with his help, we closed on the perfect investment. We could not be happier. The next time we want to buy or sell some property, Tom will be our man.” David Moak
I already have recommended your company and Barry in particular to several others based on the experience I have had with your company. Barry exceeded my expectations in so many ways. Barry was the perfect agent for my personality. I’m not a huge fan of high pressure agents and he was the right mix of patience and tenacity when it came to pursuing our property. Despite being relatively new to the business, he handled things like a seasoned professional. We had a very specific list of wants and needs, and quite frankly I wondered several times as to whether we could even find a property that checked all our boxes. Lo and behold, Barry was able to find that for us. This property is a place that my entire family enjoys (and my kids want to get off their iPads/Xbox and go to). I would say to anyone who is looking for land in Mississippi that the folks at Tom Smith Land and Homes know their stuff, listen to their clients, and have the means and resources to go out and find what a buyer wants. Well done!” Ken V.