Bill McCown

    Bill McCown

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    As your real estate agent, you have a friend indeed. Three principles guide my personal and professional interactions - honesty, integrity, and service. I have a passion for customer care and client satisfaction.

    I joined Coldwell Banker Alliance in 2017. I quickly partnered with Corrie Kent to form Kent-McCown Group. We successfully earned the title of the top producer in 2020 and 2021. We have experience in buying and selling farms, purchasing and managing condos, townhomes, single-family homes, and buying and selling luxury homes.

    Before I discovered real estate, I was a school superintendent. In my previous career, I was the owner's representative for construction and renovation projects totaling 38 million dollars over five years. Real estate transactions come with their own fun set of conflicts and my experience in the school system has given me great resolve in dealing with these disputes.

    I received my BS in Education from the University of Georgia and my Masters in Business Education from The University of West Georgia. I earned my Doctorate in Education from Auburn University.

    My wife and I were thrilled to settle in Auburn, Alabama in 2016. We had spent the previous 7 years on a beautiful farm in Gordon County, Georgia. Moving to a college town provided us with many opportunities and residing in the Loveliest Village on the Plains had been a dream for many years. Auburn had always served as a kind of "home base". Our three children are now grown and pursuing their own dreams, but Auburn has always felt like home for the whole family.

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    When I'm not working, I enjoy cooking and entertaining with friends. We love our backyard swimming pool and we love sharing it with close friends as well. I take great joy in finding ways to help others (including my business partners and children) be successful. And when football season rolls around, my friends and family host a large tailgate for every Auburn University home game. War Eagle!

    My Client Reviews

    (39 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 5.0
    Past 3 months: 5.0

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    Ben gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill McCown went above and beyond to make the sale of my house a quick, seamless and stress-free process. Despite covid travel restriction and me being out of the country during the entire process, Bill handled everything promptly and even went beyond the normal requirements of an agent to ensure that my personal belongings could be safely transferred when I was unable to be present. He deserves a few more stars in addition to the ones above. Thank you Bill!!
    Aaron gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill came highly recommended and my experience with Bill and his team was fantastic. They provide the local expertise I needed to find the perfect investment property.
    Cassandra gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    I absolutely love working with Bill. He goes above and beyond. He made sure we understood everything. He was absolutely easy to talk too. I looking forward to working with him in the Future.
    Shirley Rose gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    My first choice as a listing agent!
    Bob gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill sold our twin home in one day with 9 offers! He helped produce a great online video of our home, then helped us determine the best of the 9 offers for us to choose from. He walked us through the process of selling our home from start to finish with great care and commitment.
    Bob gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill graciously walked with us through the whole process of buying a home. He answered all our calls promptly, gave suggestions and instruction to make the process easy and painless. He was great to work with...from beginning to end.
    Stephanie and Andrew gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    We absolutely loved working with Bill and Corrie in both the selling and buying process. Going into our first meeting, over Zoom, we had so much anxiety. After all, we were selling our first house and moving our three kids to a new area. Even through a computer screen they were so warm and real. They spent the time getting to know our family, and what we loved about the house we were selling. I knew after that conversation that this was the team we needed during this season. They are responsive, honest, hard working, and make you feel sane even when you KNOW you're being absolutely insane. Bill and Corrie are never too busy to answer the random question, or give sound advice when you're completely unsure. Our house sold within 48 hrs and once we found a house we loved, it took less than 4 hours from our first offer to being under contract. We are so thankful for Bill and Corrie's hard work and kindness throughout the whole process!
    Norma gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Kept me well informed. He's very professional but also had a caring attitude.
    Scott gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    As a first-time home buyer I had some trepidation for the process. Bill and Corrie were patient, and honest answering all my questions and concerns. They once said, "We're here to make sure you're happy." It was so much more than that. Along with great advice, they put in touch with all the right people every step of the way. Whether it was local lenders, a top-notch inspector, or finding the best Thai food in town they always steered me in the right direction. I really appreciated their professionalism, expertise, and all-around great spirit throughout the entire process. They will always have my support, and I highly recommend them for anyone looking to buy/sell in Auburn.
    Umang gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Mr Bill McCown was a pleasure to work with when it came to selling my house in Opelika. He is very knowledgeable and goes the extra mile for his clients. My house needed some minor repairs and Bill put me in contact with some reputable and dependable people to help me. This was crucial in selling my house. Bill is an excellent realtor and I highly recommend him for your real estate needs. You will not be disappointed.
    Margaret gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Completely satisfied! I had very specific needs when purchasing my home in Auburn, Alabama - storage for two boats, location to school, price range and potential rental property. I also only had a weekend to look at properties since I live in Illinois. Bill did an amazing job from start to finish. His listening skills are excellent and are matched with a high level of intuitiveness. This made the process seem effortless. Bill walked me through every step of this journey. A talent gained for his many years spent as a principal/teacher. I would recommend Bill to anyone interested in buying or selling a property!
    Neal Byrd gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill is an excellent realtor. He has patience and shows concern for his clients' needs. I highly recommend Bill. It was a pleasure working with him throughout the process.
    Jennie gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill and Corrie are the best realtors in the state of Alabama : ) They went out of their way to sell our condo in Auburn, and got it sold IN A PANDEMIC when nothing was selling! They had several open house events, used social media, communicated with other realtors, and got the job done. I will forever be grateful that our paths crossed.
    Bryan gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill, helped me sell my house (under contract in 3 days!). He was very professional and knowledgeable. It was obvious that he knew the market and did everything possible to set the house up for successful showings. I was free to contact him at any reasonable hour of the day with questions or comments and he was always willing to take my calls Very responsive. That means a lot to me. I would highly recommend Bill as a realtor as he will definitely make your buying/selling experience easy, fun and successful.
    Nikki gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Working with Bill and Corrie was a true pleasure! They were both awesome and professional and did a great job selling our home even during the pandemic. They had excellent communication, were so helpful and easy to work with throughout the process. I would highly recommend Bill and Corrie if you are selling or buying!
    Josh and Leslie gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    We worked with Bill McCown and Corrie Kent to help us sell our home this past spring and LOVED working with them both. I would highly recommend working with them (Kent-McCown Group). They offered so much wisdom as we walked through the process. Great communicators and always quick to respond to questions. Their hard work and preparation paid off - ultimately leading to multiple offers in the first four days. Go with these folks and you'll be in good hands. They work with a great attitude and integrity!
    Josh and Leslie gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Absolutely wonderful home selling experience! From listing to closing Bill McCown worked so hard to sell our home. We appreciated his professionalism, expertise and positivity throughout the entire process!
    David gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    I worked with Bill McCown and Corrie Kent on the sale of my house in Auburn, and they were fantastic! From the first time they came over to evaluate the house (as I was in the process of packing for my move!) and then throughout the entire selling process, they were great -- they gave me great advice on what to do to get the house ready for the market, they were patient as I slowly moved my stuff out and cleaned up, and they were especially great at helping me through the negotiation process once I had offers on the table. After we had a signed contract, they helped me through all the remaining steps with patience, humor, and professionalism, all the way through the closing. With Bill and Corrie, you'll get honest advice, patient assistance, and expertise in the markets. But mostly, you'll be working with two of the friendliest people I've had the pleasure to meet, both of whom I'm now happy to call friends.
    David gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Working with Bill was truly a joy. From my first chat on the phone through our closing, Bill was professional and knowledgeable, and also warm and kind. When my fiancé and I first met with him, he listened carefully and understood our parameters and budget right away. He quickly found a number of listings that matched our needs, and in the end we got exactly what we wanted. He guided us through the entire buying process step by step, from our initial offer through the closing and beyond. He is currently helping me prepare my former residence for the market, and I am certain he'll be as thorough and professional on the selling end as he was on the buying end. We couldn't be happier with the time and thought Bill put into our search, and would recommend him in a heartbeat. With Bill, you're getting more than an excellent realtor. You're getting a friend.
    Elizabeth gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Highly recommend Bill and wouldn't want to use anybody else in Auburn.
    Gail gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    I had a great experience with Bill McCown. He was very supportive and willing to help me in any way he could. He attended the closing just to make sure that everything went okay even though it was not required. I also liked the fact that Corrie Kent works with Bill to make sure that my concerns can always be addressed.
    Joe and Judy gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill McCown and Corrie Kent are the Dream Team. They had a signed contract on our home in less than 24 hours. In 4 weeks we had closed on the sale of our home. These two easily carried us through the process from listing to closing. They were completely transparent, offered guidance and continuously kept us informed right up to the end. They are truly a treasure to work with! Joe and Judy Folds
    Dr. Imon gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Working with Bill made my first home-buying experience a really pleasant and smooth one. I first came into contact with bill in July 2018, when I was deliberating between buying a house upon moving to Auburn or renting for a year first. He did a great job showing me a house I was interested in back then, and even though I ended up deciding to rent, I told Bill that I would get in touch with him a year later when I'd be on the market for a house. Bill followed up with me at exactly that time, a year later. He showed me several houses in the Auburn area, in each case displaying consummate knowledge of the locality, explaining the pros and cons of the houses, commenting on whether the listed price was reasonable or not (and why), and helping to compare multiple houses. Once I had selected a house to purchase, Bill put me in contact with several local lenders, all of whom were prompt in providing me mortgage quotes, and one of whom I ended up taking a loan from. He also suggested several reputable home inspectors in the area, one of whom I contracted and obtained a very detailed and thorough inspection. Bill was present at the time of closing and told me that he'd be happy to help out with his truck to move in any large items I purchased. Right from the start, Bill provided exceptional service and advice. He was very respectful of my time, and asked just the right questions to ascertain what my requirements and preferences for a house were. He also patiently answered the many questions that I had as a first-time home buyer. As a result, what is a serious and somewhat daunting undertaking ended up being an informed, methodical, and smooth process. I would definitely recommend Bill to my friends and colleagues and would definitely work with him for any future real estate dealings in the future. Thanks, Bill!
    Joel and Katie gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Working with Bill was a dream. As first-time home-buyers, were were clueless and nervous. Bill was patient and thorough in answering our countless questions and addressing our many concerns. He also was good about bringing up issues we hadn't thought to consider. We never felt rushed or pressured with Bill, he asked us questions to pin-point what we were looking for and found properties that fit. Bill was always professional and prompt in communicating with us, but also warm and with a great sense of humor. Once we found the home that was just right for our family, Bill guided us through all the various steps through closing and dropped by on move-in day--with lunch!! Bill didn't just meet our needs once voiced, but also anticipated our needs, which made an otherwise complex and stressful process remarkably smooth. We have already wholeheartedly recommended Bill McCown to several friends in the area.
    Kris gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Enjoyed working and getting to know Bill. Was looking for a condo for my daughter in the Auburn area and he understood what we were looking for. He found the right condo for us and he knew it before we even saw it. It was one of the best buying experiences I've had. Bill McCown is awesome! War Eagle!
    John and Mary gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill helped my husband and I find our forever home in Auburn, AL. We decided to build and he was with us every step of the way until we closed. He graciously offered to take pictures of the home and even met with the builder on our behalf when we both had to work. If we had any concerns, he was always available and responsive. We feel like Bill is now a member f our family!
    John and Mary gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill was the best was with my wife and I all the way through the whole building and moving process. I went way above and beyond what he had to do for us. He is a truly genuinely great realtor. Highly recommend if you need help with anything in auburn he is the best you could ask for.
    Christina and Ryan gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    We flew in from Houston, TX to look at homes in Auburn and Bill was such an amazing host! He greeted us with a bag of Auburn University goodies because he knew we were going to the game the next day. He spent the whole day with us showing us homes and being the best tour guide! We couldn't have asked for a better agent!
    Andrew gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill McCown is an end to end professional and a pleasure to work with. He listened to our needs and provided a comprehensive view of the Auburn market. We found a beautiful house and were very pleased with his approach to negotiating with a FSBO seller. We were under contract quickly and had a smooth closing. During the stressful process of relocating and buying a home, we made a good friend - Thanks Bill!
    Wayne and Joan gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill has done all that should have been done plus wonderful extras we weren't expecting. We were pleased with his knowledge and professionalism.
    Heather gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill has been wonderful to work with. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to purchase or sell a property. He went above and beyond what was expected and it was nice to be treated with sincere kindness and respect. We never felt like 'just a sale' with Bill. My husband and I would recommend him hands down! Thank you for everything Bill!
    Balasubramanyam gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    We are so glad we got to work with Bill for our recent home purchase. As a buyers agent, he went above and beyond his job duties to ensure that the purchase went smooth. He helped us greatly in our times of need, responded to our queries with a lot of patience and treated us as friends rather than clients. Bill is highly recommended from us if you are looking for responsive and caring real estate agent. We are so glad we made a new friend in town while trying to buy a home. Thank you for everything Bill. You Rock!!
    Samira gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    He was really patient with professianal behavior. His guides really helped me. I really enjoed of working with him and I appreciate what he have done for me.
    Mary Ann gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill provided much needed advice to help us with market pricing and unique needs we had for the sale of our Auburn property . He was on top of this deal every step of the way making things smooth for us as out of state sellers. His professionalism and honesty guided the sale of our property through to closing without a single issue! We were very happy and highly recommend this man of integrity.
    Dana gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    I can't say enough about what a positive experience my husband and I had working with Bill to find the perfect property for our needs. He took time to really understand what we were looking for, never pressured us toward any particular choice, and took care of every detail of the transaction right up to the closing. Bill isn't just our Auburn realtor now'”he's our friend!
    Don gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    It was a great pleasure to work with Bill on the purchase of our home, He went above the call of duty to make our move as stress free as possible, We now consider him a new friend we can call
    Bert and Kristi gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    I am new to the area and was looking for a home and got lucky when Bill answered the phone. He not only helped me find my home he has extensive knowledge of the area and has helped me find answers to such things as which school systems would fit the needs of my kids and simple things like purchasing furniture. He goes above and beyond the average realtors that I have delt with in the past. I feel I was blessed when I contacted him .I Have gotten a new great friend
    Bert and Kristi gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    I am new to the area and was looking for a home and got lucky when Bill answered the phone. He not only helped me find my home he has extensive knowledge of the area and has helped me find answers to such things as which school systems would fit the needs of my kids and simple things like purchasing furniture. He goes above and beyond the average realtors that I have delt with in the past. I feel I was blessed when I contacted him .
    Will and Madison gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    My wife and I were extremely pleased with the quality of service Bill provided us throughout the entire process of buying our first house. Bill was very reliable. He eased a lot of the stress that I'm sure can come with buying a house for the first time. He was always available and went out of his way to make sure we were happy. I would be happy to recommend Bill to anyone.
    Dawn gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Working with Bill has been a fantastic experience. He went above and beyond to meet our needs. Bill exceeded our expectations. We have bought four properties previously and he has by far been the best realtor we have used. Bill became a valued friend during our buying process. We would highly recommend Bill to anyone considering a move to the Auburn, Alabama area. My husband describes Bill as a grand slam multiplied by 2.
    Mike gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Enjoyed working with Bill. Very knowledgeable about what's available in the Opelika area and how real estate works in Alabama. Explained my questions/concerns in detail to me so I could understand. I felt very comfortable working with Bill. Would highly recommend Bill to anyone looking for a top realtor. I would definitely use him again.
    Kyle and Katie gave Bill 5 stars out of 5
    Bill is customer friendly. He listens and never makes me feel pushed or rushed. He makes this process enjoyable.

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    • HORSE FARM / HOBBY FARM - Prior to my retirement from public school and moving to Auburn, my family and I lived on a small farm in North Georgia. We created wonderful memories working on the farm as family. On the farm we hosted weddings and other special events. Twice a year we provided for our community an event that we simply called Open Farm. These events were among our favorite activities. At Open Farm, we introduced children of all ages to farm animals. Our guests had the opportunity to see and touch, sometimes for the first time, horses, cows, pigs, chickens, and sheep. The favorite actives at Open Farm were fishing, horseback riding, and eating BBQ. These events were always offered to our community at no cost as our gift. At every event we made new friends and created wonderful memories.
    • LUXURY / FAMILY HOMES - Moving multiple times with my job provided us with the opportunity to buy and sell. Each time offered us a unique opportunity to better understand the buying and selling process. Locating the perfect luxury home in a variety of markets is a process that takes clear communication between buyers/sellers and the agent. These practical experiences give me the ability to assist buyers/sellers in the luxury home segment.
    • RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES - My wife and I own a condo in a 55+ community. Originally we purchased the condo for my mother, and currently it is occupied by my mother-in-law. Providing our parents with a safe and comfortable home has brought us great joy.

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation
    • Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
    • Lee County Association of Realtors
    • Alabama Association of Realtors
    • National Association of Realtors
    • Smart Home Technology Certificate

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