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Keith Cook has been wonderful through this whole process. He contacted me several years ago, before I was ready to sell. I explained that I would be considering selling my vacant land after I retired. He stuck with me all those years and kept in contact with me by sending Christmas cards and calendars and emails. When it came time to sell he was great in advising me on the best price. I was reluctant to take less than my hoped for price, but he explained that the market would not support that price. He also had recommended that I obtain a septic design to make the property more salable. I resisted, until two offers fell through as a result. He was wonderful in assisting me in that process. It proved most valuable in actual sale of the property. Keith helped to make the whole process go very smoothly and I am wholly satisfied. Thank you!
Keith and his superb team helped me purchase a wonderful property for retirement a few years ago and negotiated a very good price. Since then, our retirement plans changed and I asked Keith to list our property. Again, he and his team went above and beyond, proactively working to assist in a financing package for the buyers. I've been extremely impressed with his knowledge of the market and the fact that he truly goes that extra mile. Our property sold very quickly and I attribute that to Keith and his team.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Ferndale, WA.
Keith did an excellent job in helping us accomplish several things:
1. Sell a home
2. Buy a home
3. Negotiate with our tenants
4. Gave us great advice on different options for a rental we still own
We were dealing with 3 different homes at once and things began to get very confusing. What started out simple thinking we could handle ourselves (without a realtor) became very difficult. Keith gave us great advice and different options. We are very happy with how things turned out. If you need a realtor we highly recommend Keith to do the job!
Steen and Lana Willand
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $750K in Bellingham, WA.
We enjoyed working with Keith. He was certainly very dedicated in showing our property. He held several open houses that spurred a lot of interest in our property. Even though the property was located about 10 miles from his office, he made the effort to hold open houses. We were certainly happy with the results of our sale.
Our property had been listed with other agents for years. We listed with Keith Cook, and even after the listing had expired he continued to advocate for us and work on this property until he found a buyer and the sale closed! Keith is very responsive and easy to work with. He is a friendly person, with an easy going personality, and really enjoys what he does. I have worked with other agents, but none seemed to be the right fit. I know I have found my real estate agent for Whatcom County! I highly recommend Keith Cook.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA.
Keith Cook was just outstanding in handling our real estate transaction through every step of the process. He spent time at the beginning to really understand what we were looking for, offered expert advice on the qualities of each property, and moved very quickly to find us alternative properties when we were ready to move on.. Keith was approachable,patient in answering all our questions, and took and returned every call promptly. He is obviously very knowledgeable about the Bellingham market. We had no doubt of Keith's considerable expertise from the start, and our appreciation of his professionalism grew even more as we went through the negotiation and closing part of the process. We highly recommend him! (On top of all that,he is a lot of fun to be around and great guy!)
Keith did a great job for us in selling our lot.
We are located out of the country and as such all of the communication was via email and phone. Keith and his team did a wonderful job at keeping us informed. We received regular and detailed updates on activity and interest levels of potential buyers.
The final sale was handled quickly and with great care. Keith and his team provided market data and research that was timely and relevant in helping us make the final decision on the offer we received.
Keith was very helpful throughout this process. This property was unique, and took a very specific type of buyer. He had the connections, with the needed contractors, to make available all of the necessary development cost's and information.