Posted by Bill Osborne on Nov 29, 2019

Jo Usry, CEO of the Central Mississippi Association of Realtors (CMR) spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at the Club’s November 26, 2019 meeting. She discussed her career, the association and the role of Realtors in real estate transactions. Usry started her career in Library Science before migrating to realty, which fit her better. She was an active realtor before becoming an executive with the realty association. According to its website, the “Central Mississippi REALTORS®, Inc. is the parent company of Central Mississippi MLS, Inc. and the largest real estate association in the State of Mississippi. Chartered in 1924, CMR represents over 1,900 REALTOR® members and is one of more than 1,200 local boards and 54 state and territory organizations of REALTORS® nationwide. Central Mississippi REALTORS® represents “The Voice for Real Estate” in ten counties of Central Mississippi including Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala, Leake, Scott, Simpson, and Copiah.”


Usry said that the role of the realtor is to represent their client, whether the buyer or the seller and to assure that the client is satisfied. They are involved from listing to closing. She also discussed the role of Home Inspectors who are licensed by the Mississippi Home Inspection Regulatory Board which is part of the Mississippi Real Estate Commission and governed by that Board’s Standards of Practice.


We thank Ms. Usry for her presentation and for her service to Mississippi. She is shown in the following photo with Rotarians Bob Ridgway (left) who introduced her and Jay Cooke who has closed many of her real estate transactions.