Joe’s Table Rock Lake Realtor Feature in Top Agent Magazine
One of our owners, Joe Cockrell, was recently featured in Top Agent magazine as a Table Rock Lake Realtor. Here’s his story.
After managing their family-owned resort in Missouri, Joe Cockrell was ready for his next challenge. His wife Billie had already been practicing real estate since 2001 when Joe decided to join forces with her twelve years ago.
In the time since, Joe and Billie Cockrell have established themselves as premier agents of the greater Table Rock Lake region, complete with a reputation for personalized client care and unmatched local knowledge.
Joe and Billie have lived in the Tri-Lakes region for the last thirty-three years and base their home on Table Rock Lake. As a husband-and-wife team, they spearhead their business under the banner of Lake Time Realty. Over the course of their combined thirty years of experience, they have cultivated a business driven almost exclusively by repeat and referral clientele, with a niche in working with lakefront property and second homes.
“We’ve been on the lake since 1985, so we know the area very well,” Joe says. “Our lake is a Corps of Engineers lake, so you have to know the channels and the processes regarding slips, docks, and Army Corp lines. There’s a lot of specialized knowledge here when it comes to shoreline management, and it’s experience you can only get from living and working here for as long as we have.”
When it comes to their working style, Joe and Billie work intimately alongside clients as they identify the property that’s ideal for them and their goals—from custom-built second homes in a nearby gated community, to a $700,000 estate with expansive lake views. All the while, Joe and Billie apply first-hand, expert insight as they facilitate their clients’ buying or selling experiences.
“Our knowledge really sets us apart,” Joe says. “Our lake has hundreds of miles of shoreline, and there are a variety of property types out there. That’s why it’s important to fully understand what your client is looking for and what you are selling.”
When embarking upon the listing process, Joe and Billie leverage online exposure to reach buyers near and far. Considering Table Rock Lake and the greater Tri-Lake region is a popular vacation and second home destination, they cast a wide digital net to lure prospective buyers. High-quality photography also plays an integral role in giving house-hunters an immersive look at listings on the market, in addition to visibility across the leading online listing platforms and on their up-to-date site.
Regardless of property type, Joe and Billie customize their marketing approach to the home at hand, ensuring their process is tailor-made to optimize each listing’s market debut. To give back, Joe and Billie support their professional community by participating in the region’s Chamber of Commerce. In their remaining free hours beyond the office, they most enjoy quality time spent with their family and loved ones, boating on the lake with their children and grandchildren, and heading out on a motorcycle ride along the area’s many scenic routes.
As for the future, Joe and Billie intend to keep their business’s growth mindful and steady, with a focus on maintaining the personalized, boutique-style customer care their clients have come to expect. In the next few years, there is also the potential to add like-minded team members to their ranks, but for now, they are content to expand their lakeside community, one homeowner at a time.
Finally, with decades of experience at hand a time for reflection, Joe Cockrell considers what he enjoys most about his career as a Table Rock Lake real estate agent. “I love the lake and our life here,” he says. “I love helping people find the property they’re looking for. It’s a fun environment to be part of, and the people we work with are so excited to get down here to the lake, find the home for them, and take part in our community.”