Hundreds of acres of unspoiled wilderness. For Tom Smith, this is heaven. Deer hunting in the winter. Turkey hunting in the spring. Fishing and riding ATVs all year round. Tom and his family love any chance to get out on their land or on their boat on Lake Caroline. It’s a chance to spend quality time with one another while basking in the majesty of their beautiful natural surroundings.
Climbing The Ladder
Tom was born and raised in nearby Meridian and has always had a passion for the outdoors lifestyle. But for many years, he was away from the land he loved while carving his own path as a top business executive. Tom started his career at Wal-Mart as an Assistant Manager Trainee and with his strong work ethic and drive to succeed, he quickly became the youngest Store Manager in the company’s history. Two years later, he was promoted to District Manager and soon worked his way up to Vice President of Operations. In the process, Tom became one of Sam Walton’s most trusted executives (and a great friend). In his 15 years with Wal-Mart, Tom helped launch the company’s first ever “Super Centers” and was instrumental to the incredible growth of the corporation. From his mentoring relationship with Sam, he learned the true value of integrity and how to run a business the right way. “Sam always said ‘trust everyone until they give you a reason not to,’” Tom says. “These are words I’ve always taken to heart, as I firmly believe in treating people the way they deserve to be treated.”
Tom went on to hold high level positions with Home Depot, Fry’s Electronics, Bradlees and W.H. Smith, forcing him to move to 11 different states and travel all over the world. Though the work was exciting, he longed to get back to his Mississippi roots, buy a plot of land and make the most of life with his wife, Ellen, and their two daughters, Kathleen and Samantha. Tom decided to combine his two biggest passionsbusiness and natureand became a real estate professional specializing in raw land and recreational homes on acreage.
The Name To Know
Tom is known as “The Land Man” for good reason. He’s an Accredited Land Consultant and an expert in his fi eld. Whether you are buying or selling, Tom empowers you to make the most of your opportunities. From 1031 exchanges and timber investment to conservation and wetlands reserve programs, he knows the local land market inside and out and will guide you through every facet of the process. “Every plot of land has it’s own character, but with it comes a unique set of challenges,” Tom says. “That’s why I’m so committed to educating my clients and giving them the guidance they need to make the best investment decisions.” If you are buying or selling land, make your move with “The Land Man.” As a market expert, Mississippi native and proven businessman, Tom Smith is the specialist to know. Call him today!