I am the owner and broker of Cockrell Appraisal & Real Estate Services, LLC which I started in 2000.
I have been a licensed Real Estate Broker since 1995 and a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser since 1997. Prior to starting my company, I worked for 26+ years at Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. where I managed the property tax function which included reviews and appeals of real estate tax values of Hardee's restaurants and other company owned properties across the US. This led to me taking the real estate appraiser and real estate broker courses. Rocky Mount, NC was a victim of Hurricane Floyd in 1999 where much of the town and surrounding areas were flooded, including the corporate complex of Hardee's. This led to the corporate functions being moved from Rocky Mount and a major layoff. It was at this time, I knew that I did not need to seek employment, but that, I had the skills and credentials to start my own business.
I started the business primarily for real estate appraisals, however, I found myself pulled into the real estate sales arena, which I found I loved, and now do real estate sales only. I enjoy working with each of my clients and I especially enjoy working with investors and 1st time homeowners.
I am a member of the NC Association of Realtors, NC Association of Realtors Appraisal Section, Rocky Mount Area Association of Realtors, the Rocky Mount MLS, the Wilson MLS and the Triangle MLS. I have been Secretary of the Rocky Mount MLS for 3 years. I am also a member of NC Professional Appraisers Coalition.
Rocky Mount, NC is located halfway between New York and Miami at the junction of I-95 and US 64 (to be I-495).