William B. Cooper

William B. Cooper

Principal Broker
Licensed in: TN, SC, MS, GA, MT

William B. Cooper is a Principal Broker with Fay Ranches. He is licensed in Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, and Montana. William was born into a South Carolina family with a long history of land stewardship. Growing up on a large tract of land with many ponds, lakes, and creeks, he developed a deep appreciation for land, and land ownership—and its importance to the heritage of the South.

William graduated from Prescott College in Arizona with a degree in experiential education in 1991, attended graduate studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and worked as a social worker for the Cree Indian Nation on Lessor Slave Lake, and for the Frontier Nursing Service in Wendover, Kentucky. In 2001, he began a formal career in real estate in Colorado. William moved his family back to the Southeast in 2005, settling in Tennessee, where he continued his career as a land broker. William has over fifteen years of experience executing complex land transactions, from the mountains of the Rockies to the productive farms, plantations, and timberlands of the Southeast.




It was inevitable that William found a career as a real estate agent; his family has been steeped in the profession since the pre-Revolutionary War era. His experience with family-owned plantations gave William a genuine on-the-ground knowledge of traditional working plantations and cattle farms, and of the complementary relationship between production and recreation on these beautiful tracts of land.

William considers his knowledge of land stewardship a privilege, and his passion is found both in living that life and in sharing it with others. William specializes in balancing agriculture, land management and sound business practices in today’s fast-paced real estate market. His lifelong outdoorsmanship and his plantation and farm management knowledge give William a professional edge when it comes to pairing conservation-minded buyers with properties that provide recreation and income. In addition, William has extensive experience in mineral and water rights.

A lifelong sportsman, traveler and adventurer, William is an avid angler, bird hunter, and horseman. He is an active member of numerous conservation organizations, and promotes wildlife and aquatic habitat protection and enhancement.

Today, William enjoys the good life in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Karen, son, Wills, and daughter, Constance. They spend their time working with black Angus cattle, saddle-bred horses, and hunting dogs. They also enjoy coastal fishing, and family adventures.

6735 Johnson Lowe Road
Christiana, Tennessee 37037

1 Active Properties Listed by William B. Cooper

montana property for sale adkins farm on rock creek

Adkins Farm on Rock Creek

Joliet, Montana

Agriculture, commercial, and recreational use are all possibilities for this Montana property. Located six miles north of Joliet, halfway between Billings and the quaint mountain ski town of Red Lodge. With approximately one-half mile of frontage on Rock Creek, good numbers of rainbow and brown trout are a joy to catch with a wet or dry fly. The agricultural side of the farm includes two separate irrigated fields that are currently planted in alfalfa grass, producing 5-6 tons per acre annually.

2 Listings Sold by William B. Cooper

South Carolina Beach House For Sale Tombee House

Tombee Plantation

Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

With direct access to the Atlantic Ocean and 3,000 feet of water frontage, this property is ideal for a family or individual seeking an incomparable private waterfront estate. One of the few surviving antebellum plantation houses on St. Helena Island, this property provides the opportunity for southern “dream” living, offering a main house and a guest house situated right on Station Creek.

Tennessee River Property for Sale Stone Point

Stone Point

Crossville, Tennessee

This is a classic Cumberland Plateau peninsula property on the Obed River. The pasture lies above the rim of the Obed River gorge. Experience the canyon, caves and rock buttress cliffs along a hand-cut private trail from Rim to River. The grassland to river is a beautiful transition of sandstone cliffs, deep forest and white beaches.

Articles Authored by William B. Cooper

Life on the Water | Fay Ranches Southeast

Back in January, I organized a fly fishing trip with my children’s school, to Tailwaters Lodge, where I recently represented the buyer, Bruce Cote. The lodge is just upriver from the Riverview Ranch on the South Holston River, which is a fantastic family compound available on an incredible stretch of water. The fishing trip provided […]

Plantations In The American South

By William Cooper, Fay Ranches Southeast Broker Plantations evoke an intense sense of place. In the Lowcountry, it’s about the salty perfume in the air and the ebb and flow of the tide. The marsh grass swaying in the breeze, and oysters living in the mud, making racks to break the current, creating an ever-changing […]

What You Need to Know About Land Trusts & the Conservation Easements They Hold

By George “Mac” E. McGee IV Recently, I attended the Southeastern Land Trust Alliance Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. During the three-day conference, of which Fay Ranches was a sponsor, I visited with regional representatives from the Alliance, The Conservation Fund, Southern Company, U.S. Forest Service, timber companies, and land trusts. The event provided excellent presentations […]

Scotch Double

By George “Mac” E. McGee IV Utilizing Traditional And Progressive Methodology To Enhance Your Property’s Recreational Hunting And Fishing Value While Improving The Core Value Of Your Investment-grade “working” Southeastern Land Property. Many people simply construct a new fishing lake, create a new dove field, or plant new deer and turkey food plots thinking it […]

Fay Ranches Southeast Underwrites 21st Annual Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival

By George “Mac” E. McGee IV In late November, I had the honor of representing Fay Ranches Southeast as an underwriter for the 21st Annual Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival (PWAF) in Thomasville, GA.  Thomasville is widely known as the epicenter in the Red Hill Region of the traditional Southern lifestyle of owning and managing legacy […]