Larry practiced real estate law in Madison County, Mississippi on a full time basis from 1971– 1999. Licensed as a Real Estate Broker since 1996, Larry entered the brokerage business in 1999 and formed Larry Smith-Vaniz Realty, LLC. Since that time, the firm has facilitated land transactions in the Central and North Mississippi Areas with primary emphasis on agricultural, timber and recreational land sales. As a licensed attorney and licensed real estate broker, Larry provides our clients with unique capabilities and insight regarding real estate contracts and negotiations.
Larry, a longtime advocate for the development of trophy deer programs in the area, is an avid deer and turkey hunter with 25+ years of experience developing quality game management programs for recreational/investment hunting land. T-P Ranch, Cypress Brake Hunting Club and Scotland Hunting Club, all located on the Big Black River in Madison County and Yazoo County, are some of his most successful projects.
James grew up in Canton, and graduated from Holmes Community College prior to attending and graduating from the University of Mississippi with a BBA Degree. Upon graduation from Ole Miss, James worked many years for Cole Brothers & Fox Wholesale Grocers, a family owned business. After selling his interest in the company, he worked in sales with a materials handling company, and most recently as a Logistics Manager within the wholesale paper products industry in the Jackson area.
James has been married to Susan Martin Fox since 1977. Susan is the daughter of Joe W. Martin, Sr. and Sara Jane Martin, both now deceased. Joe W. Martin, Sr. was a successful and highly respected farmer in Madison County for over 50 years. James and Susan were partners in a farming operation with Mr. Martin for several years, and during that time, James acquired valuable experience regarding farmland and agricultural practices.
As a lifelong resident of Madison County, Mississippi and as a landowner in the Central Mississippi area, with a true passion for hunting and fishing, coupled with an agricultural background, James has the knowledge and experience to effectively assist landowner clients market and sell investment and recreational properties.
Additionally, James possesses the invaluable asset of having many years of hunting experience. As the result of that experience, he is extremely knowledgeable regarding the desired aspect of deer and turkey hunting properties. That knowledge enables James to accurately identify and properly evaluate properties for Buyer clients."