William B. Cooper

William B. Cooper

Principal Broker
Licensed in: TN, SC, MS

William B. Cooper 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, William developed a deep appreciation for land and land ownership and its’ importance to the heritage of the South.

William graduated from Prescott College with a degree in Experiential Education in 1991, attended graduate studies at Mankato State University, and worked as a social worker for the Cree Indian Nation on Lessor Slave Lake and for the Frontier Nursing Service in Wendover, KY. William then began a formal career in real estate in Colorado in 2001.  William moved his family back to the Southeast in 2005 and settled in Tennessee where he continued his career as a land broker.  William has over 15 years of experience executing complex land transactions from the mountains of the Rockies to the productive farms, plantations and timber lands 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 the complimentary 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 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, TN with his wife Karen, son Wills and daughter Constance.  They spend their time working with black angus cattle, Saddlebred horses and hunting dogs and also enjoy coastal fishing and family adventures.

6735 Johnson Lowe Road
Christiana, Tennessee 37037

Available Property Listings by William B. Cooper

Riverview Ranch on the South Holston River Tennessee Riverfront Property for Sale

Riverview Ranch on the South Holston River

Bristol, Tennessee

Riverview Ranch is the secluded property you envision in Montana or Wyoming with a substantial main house and guest cabin to accommodate family and friends along a continuous 2,600± feet of riverfront on a productive blue-ribbon trout river. Yet, it is here in the Southeast. This kind of investment doesn’t come available often.

Montana River Property for sale Riverbend Ranch Edgar MT
Revised Listing

Riverbend Ranch

Edgar, Montana

This ranch is the perfect blend of privacy and proximity to Billings, Montana and all of its varied amenities. The views are incredible, the wildlife is abundant and the peacefulness is inspiring. If you are looking for a place that has it all then look no further than Riverbend Ranch.

Tennessee Timber Land for Sale Turkey Pen

Turkey Pen

Vonore, Tennessee

This one of a kind property in eastern Tennessee lies at the junction of three mountain ranges and also has frontage on Chilhowee Lake. This mountainous property is surrounded by National Forest land, National Park land and other protected lands and would make an excellent candidate for land exchange.

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

An article 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 […]

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

written by George “Mac” E. McGee IV, Fay Ranches Southeast, Chattanooga, TN 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 […]