I’m from Greenville, Alabama, a typical small Southern town where everyone knows one another. It was a wonderful place to grow up in the 1950s and 1960s.

After college at the University of Alabama, my wife and I moved to Selma in 1977. I started a business investing in real estate, but I found that the fun part was working with clients and not actually managing the property. So in 1984 I made the switch to a brokerage practice.

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