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About Us

Local Expertise, Professional Results

Whether Buying, Selling or Renting, Cooksey & Company offers you Real Estate solutions. Real Estate is often your biggest financial investment, & you deserve a loyal & honest adviser who will protect your interests while making the buying or selling process as pleasurable as possible. Cooksey & Company is built on a foundation of over 50 years of providing Residential, Land, Commercial & Property Management services to Big Country residents, including in Abilene, Dyess AFB, Buffalo Gap, Tuscola, Clyde, Baird, Merkel, Taylor, Jones & Callahan Counties. We have provided professional service to generation after generation & appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

Our Team

Vance Cooksey, MBA


Vance Cooksey, broker/owner, is third-generation in the field and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education from Hardin-Simmons University and a Master of Business Administration from Abilene Christian University. Vance holds the Graduate, REALTORS® Institute (GRI) designation and has served in various leadership roles with the Abilene Board of REALTORS®, including serving as President in 2005. In addition, Vance is an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and has First Time Buyer Certification. A dedicated professional, Vance also serves on several current and past community boards and committees including Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene Preservation League, United Way of Abilene, Cultural Affairs Council, Community Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee. Vance and his wife, Mary, are strong supporters of education and the arts - Mary is a member of the Abilene Philharmonic Guild and Vance serves on the Board of Governors of the Abilene Philharmonic Association.

Timothy Singiser

Timothy Singiser was born and raised in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Slippery Rock University where he earned a B.A. in Spanish. Before becoming a real estate agent, Tim enjoyed a twelve year career starting as a zookeeper and ending as the General Curator of the Abilene Zoo.

Tim is active in the Abilene community. He is a member of the historic First Central Presbyterian Church where he serves as a deacon, conducts the handbell choir, and sings baritone in the sanctuary choir. Tim is a founding member of the newly established Abilene Rugby Club and serves as both the club president and club coach. He is currently working to establish a rugby team at Hardin Simmons University. Tim is a board member of the Young Audiences of Abilene, which strives to bring interactive programs to area schools. Young Audiences is an affiliate of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council.

Tim has lived in Abilene since 2012 with his wife Elaine and their cats, dog, chameleon, and snake.

Celia Gesting

Born and raised in Abilene, TX, Celia Gesting has spent a lifetime serving Abilene. She has enjoyed a fulfilling career in the arts and nonprofit management and fund development. Celia has played violin in several symphonies in the southwest and toured much of western Europe as a symphony musician. She transitioned her career to real estate sales in 2016 because she loves to help home buyers and sellers imagine and realize new possibilities. Celia can tell you what is great about Abilene because she has lived here and has been active in the community. She can help buyers envision the aesthetic potential in homes, as well as the practical uses. She remains involved in the arts and community in various roles as a volunteer. Celia holds a BA in Music from Abilene Christian University and is licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission. She is a member of Wednesday Rotary of Abilene, and is a Paul Harris Fellow.

We're Here To Save You Money

Our goal at Cooksey & Company is to give our owners and residents the ultimate property management experience by providing pleasant, professional, and honest service. We will work hard to maintain our commitment, and strive to exceed expectations every step of the way.

Areas We Serve

  • Abilene
  • Taylor County
  • Calahan County
  • Nolan County
  • Jones County