Linda Cone, an Illinois native, founded the Cone Team with husband, Marlin, in 1991. Her professional designations include CRP (Certified Relocation Professional), GRI (Graduate Real Estate Institute), LTG (Leadership Training Graduate), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CSP (Certified Sales Professional), RRC (Residential Relocation Certification),and Licensed REALTOR® in Missouri. She and Marlin have two sons & daughter-in-laws living in Houston & Seattle, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren living in Houston, and two grandchildren living in Seattle. Linda was honored to be a featured professional in Broker Agent Magazine.

Linda was named 2009 Salesperson Of The Year for by the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors®. This honor was bestowed upon Linda for her dedication to the Association on the local, state and national level. She has served as Chairperson for the Northland Region for two years, been on various task forces and committees and attended the National Conventions.

In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Heartland Habitat for Humanity organization and volunteered a day to help build a home while attending the National Convention (National Association of Realtors®) in San Diego. She is active on several committees at her church and in her community.

Marlin Cone, an Iowa native, is co-founder of the Cone Team with his wife, Linda. His professional designations include ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) and he acts as broker for Real Property Teams of K.C., L.L.C. Marlin is also a licensed REALTOR® in Kansas and Missouri and graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in agricultural economics and Stanford University’s The Executive Program for Small Business. Drawing from his corporate experience, Marlin is a leader in real estate in the K.C. area and is active in several committees that shape the industry. He is also a co-founder of, one of the listing tools the Cone Team uses.

Julie Horseman, a Missouri native, has spent more than 35 years living in the Weatherby Lake and Parkville areas. She grew up in Weatherby Lake and moved there more recently with her husband, Michael, after spending some time at Fort Leavenworth as the wife of an active duty service member. 

She is a graduate of Park University with her Bachelor’s in Accounting and earned the distinction of Summa Cum Laude upon completion. She is active in her community in which she has held positions in various organizations, the most recent being treasurer of the Weatherby Lake Yacht Club and Irish-American Club. She has two grown children and one grandchild all living in the same area. 

As part of The Cone Team, Julie fully intends to provide her clients with a specialized knowledge of the Parkville, Weatherby Lake, and surrounding areas. She will continue to constantly learn and grow in her career to give clients the best real estate experience possible. In addition, she is fully committed to volunteering available spare time and resources to organizations in the area. 

Julie’s passion is to serve her community to make it a stronger community.

Kim James, a Kansas City native, grew up in the Northland area of Kansas City. Also, she lived on the Plaza for 3 years, Brookside nine years, and Weatherby Lake, MO for the past 16 years.  Kim has had interior decorating projects over the years in local area homes, as well as Colorado, Lajolla, CA. and Greenwich, CT.  She has a passion for homes and people loving where they live.

Kim began her Sales journey at an early age.  Now she has spent 35 years as an Independent Contractor for many different Companies in Housewares, Automotive, Hardware, and Lawn & Garden, working for key personnel in the industry. Her expertise has been selling to major retail chains in the Mid-West such as O’reilly Automotive, Western Auto, Payless Cashways, Sutherlands, Gordman’s, Hy-Vee Grocery Stores, Duckwall Alco Stores, and  She also enjoyed a short 2.5 year stay at a fortune 50 company, International Paper Company, as a  Sales rep. in the early 90’s.  
In 1990 she met her Husband, Tom James. It was the first date when Tom told her he wanted to marry her.  They have made a great team. 
Kim has participated for many years with Landmark Education.  Leading introductions, public speaking, and running several classes as a Self-Expression and Leadership Instructor.
Kim & Tom are passionate Sailors. They have sailed the French West Indies, British Virgin Islands, The Grenadines, The San Juan & Gulf Islands of Canada, California Islands and Weatherby Lake where they have raced for the last 15 years. Also, Kim is the Past Commodore of the Weatherby Lake Yacht Club.
Other interests and passions are: Music, Entertaining friends and family, Travel, Nature hikes, Shopping, Laughing, Dancing: including Tap class, Animals, and especially her Rescue Sheltie dog, Lucy.