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John L. Scott CEO carries company legacy

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J. Lennox Scott, the third-generation Scott family chief of John L. Scott Real Estate in the Pacific Northwest, heads up the brokerage company, which has offices throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Scott began his real estate career in 1976 and now serves as chairman and CEO. He helped guide the company to success and has a 25-year history of affiliation with the National Association of Realtors, serving on its Executive Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and in other capacities. John L. Scott Real Estate was named an Inman News Innovator Award finalist in the brokerage category for 2007. Winners will be announced at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco, July 31-Aug. 3. Scott will speak during a general session panel at the event this summer. Here are his answers to a set of questions posed by Inman News: What was your first job? My first job was when I was 8 years old -- I went around my neighborhood and sold pumpkins for 5 cents a piece. I also painted "for sale" signs fo...