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Tom Cooke

Agent

18 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (20 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation

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Tom has represented Buyers and Sellers in San Francisco and the Bay Area in over $200.0 million worth of real estate transactions since 1995. He has ranked in the top two percent of Coldwell Banker agents nation-wide based on sales volume since 1998 earning the “International President’s Elite” designation consistently. Tom’s business is based primarily on repeat clients and their referrals, and he represents single family homes, condominiums, stock cooperatives, TICs, and investment property in all price ranges. He has represented very experienced clients in purchases ranging up to $14.0 million and also thoroughly enjoys working with first-time Buyers to help educate them in our very demanding market. Tom’s success in this exceptionally competitive market is due to understanding his clients’ objectives and achieving them. Tom works with a full-time, licensed associate, Amy Goodman, to ensure their clients’ needs are always achieved. San Francisco real estate is fast-paced and constantly changing and keeping abreast of market conditions is imperative. One thing that never changes however, are Tom’s strong relationships with other successful Realtors and resources, a straight-forward and transparent business style, and accessibility. His strategy for successful transactions includes: For Sellers Understanding the Sellers’ objectives Capitalizing on current market conditions Preparing the property for marketing Exposing the property as broadly as possible Negotiating aggressively and successfully Coordinating a smooth and understandable escrow and closing For Buyers Understanding the Buyers’ objectives Exploring current market conditions Preparing how to make strong and successful offers Identifying properties that meet Buyers’ criteria Negotiating aggressively and successful Coordinating a smooth and understandable escrow and closing Tom has lived in San Francisco since 1984 including Nob Hill, Russian Hill, and he is currently a homeowner in the Lower Haight area. He has a strong connection with the community and has been actively involved in a number of community and charitable organizations. Buying or Selling a property in San Francisco is fast-paced and requires someone with experience in all types of market environments, great relationships with resources and other agents, and a results oriented negotiating ability. Tom has the qualities as well as a great sense of humor to help make the process a smooth and enjoyable one.
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About Tom Cooke: Tom has represented Buyers and Sellers in San Francisco and the Bay Area in over $200.0 million worth of real estate transactions since 1995. He has ranked in the top two percent of Coldwell Banker agents nation-wide based on sales volume since 1998 earning the “International President’s Elite” designation consistently. Tom’s business is based primarily on repeat clients and their referrals, and he represents single family homes, condominiums, stock cooperatives, TICs, and investment property in all price ranges. He has represented very experienced clients in purchases ranging up to $14.0 million and also thoroughly enjoys working with first-time Buyers to help educate them in our very demanding market. Tom’s success in this exceptionally competitive market is due to understanding his clients’ objectives and achieving them. Tom works with a full-time, licensed associate, Amy Goodman, to ensure their clients’ needs are always achieved. San Francisco real estate is fast-paced and constantly changing and keeping abreast of market conditions is imperative. One thing that never changes however, are Tom’s strong relationships with other successful Realtors and resources, a straight-forward and transparent business style, and accessibility. His strategy for successful transactions includes: For Sellers Understanding the Sellers’ objectives Capitalizing on current market conditions Preparing the property for marketing Exposing the property as broadly as possible Negotiating aggressively and successfully Coordinating a smooth and understandable escrow and closing For Buyers Understanding the Buyers’ objectives Exploring current market conditions Preparing how to make strong and successful offers Identifying properties that meet Buyers’ criteria Negotiating aggressively and successful Coordinating a smooth and understandable escrow and closing Tom has lived in San Francisco since 1984 including Nob Hill, Russian Hill, and he is currently a homeowner in the Lower Haight area. He has a strong connection with the community and has been actively involved in a number of community and charitable organizations. Buying or Selling a property in San Francisco is fast-paced and requires someone with experience in all types of market environments, great relationships with resources and other agents, and a results oriented negotiating ability. Tom has the qualities as well as a great sense of humor to help make the process a smooth and enjoyable one.

Listings & Sales  

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  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

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Past Sales  

(89 all-time)
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Price
Seller
07/14/2015
$2,300,000

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07/14/2015 - Seller - $2,300,000

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Buyer
06/26/2015
$6,250,000

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06/26/2015 - Buyer - $6,250,000

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Buyer
06/18/2015
$1,705,000

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06/18/2015 - Buyer - $1,705,000

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Buyer
06/05/2015
$1,500,000

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Seller
06/01/2015
$1,850,000

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06/01/2015 - Seller - $1,850,000

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Ratings & Reviews

If you're looking to buy a house in San Francisco, Tom is someone you really HAVE TO meet. I'm not even saying that you need to buy a house from him, but you should really meet him just so you can see what an expert in the field looks like. <br/><br/>Honestly, I can't imagine anyone who knows the SF market better, or can be a better advocate/mentor/therapist for you during your home buying process. Just meet with him once to pick his brain one afternoon like I did, and he'll break everything down for you and let you know- honestly, whether or not you should buy a house. Don't expect a hard sell here, Tom isn't a dime-a-dozen agent who cares just about the one-time sell. He was highly recommended to me by an older, established neighbor of mine, and most of his clients have been working with him for 10+ years. <br/><br/>Tom is really the kind of agent you establish a relationship with, the kind you hope will be working in the industry for years and years so you can always be an insider to the real estate market. Upon meeting him for the first time, the first thing that crossed my mind was that this guy really knows his sh*t, is sharp as a tack, and has no incentive to BS you. He is also one of the most caring and approachable people I've ever met in the business. <br/><br/>Despite having almost 20 years of experience, he treated me (a first-time homebuyer) with the utmost respect, and set aside hours to explain crazy lingo and real estate concepts to me while shielding me from some of the more annoying back and forth during the negotiations process. I felt comfortable asking him some of my more inane questions and trusted that he wanted what was best for me in the long-term. <br/><br/>In the age of Zillow, Redfin, and whatever else is out there, it's absolutely refreshing to meet a person who genuinely cares about developing a long-term relationship with you- not just make a quick buck. Tom personifies the old school values of being a generous, genuine, and honest advocate who cares more your goals than his- and it has worked beautifully for him. I can't tell you how many of my friends in SF I've referred him, and they all absolutely adore him.<br/><br/>I'm happy to report that it's been over a year at my new house and I still LOVE it. I still think buying this house through Tom was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Without getting to writing a novella, I'll end with this: When Tom found out that my fireplace didn't work 3 months AFTER my house closed and I got my keys, he tracked down the selling agent and took care of replacing it. There was absolutely no incentive for him to care at that point, but he did it anyway. This is one classy agent, folks. Do yourself a favor and meet with him.

  

11/13/2012 - CindyShih
Bought a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $725K in Corona Heights, San Francisco, CA.

If you're looking to buy a house in San Francisco, Tom is someone you really HAVE TO meet. I'm not even saying that you need to buy a house from him, but you should really meet him just so you can see what an expert in the field looks like.

Honestly, I can't imagine anyone who knows the SF market better, or can be a better advocate/mentor/therapist for you during your home buying process. Just meet with him once to pick his brain one afternoon like I did, and he'll break everything down for you and let you know- honestly, whether or not you should buy a house. Don't expect a hard sell here, Tom isn't a dime-a-dozen agent who cares just about the one-time sell. He was highly recommended to me by an older, established neighbor of mine, and most of his clients have been working with him for 10+ years.

Tom is really the kind of agent you establish a relationship with, the kind you hope will be working in the industry for years and years so you can always be an insider to the real estate market. Upon meeting him for the first time, the first thing that crossed my mind was that this guy really knows his sh*t, is sharp as a tack, and has no incentive to BS you. He is also one of the most caring and approachable people I've ever met in the business.

Despite having almost 20 years of experience, he treated me (a first-time homebuyer) with the utmost respect, and set aside hours to explain crazy lingo and real estate concepts to me while shielding me from some of the more annoying back and forth during the negotiations process. I felt comfortable asking him some of my more inane questions and trusted that he wanted what was best for me in the long-term.

In the age of Zillow, Redfin, and whatever else is out there, it's absolutely refreshing to meet a person who genuinely cares about developing a long-term relationship with you- not just make a quick buck. Tom personifies the old school values of being a generous, genuine, and honest advocate who cares more your goals than his- and it has worked beautifully for him. I can't tell you how many of my friends in SF I've referred him, and they all absolutely adore him.

I'm happy to report that it's been over a year at my new house and I still LOVE it. I still think buying this house through Tom was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Without getting to writing a novella, I'll end with this: When Tom found out that my fireplace didn't work 3 months AFTER my house closed and I got my keys, he tracked down the selling agent and took care of replacing it. There was absolutely no incentive for him to care at that point, but he did it anyway. This is one classy agent, folks. Do yourself a favor and meet with him.
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10/22/2012 - user4595001
Sold a Condo home in 2008 in Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA.

Zillow friends want to know if we would recommend Tom--too late! We already have!! He has helped a young friend buy her first ever house in SF. We loved Tom's work and found him absolutely honest, very enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable and thoroughly professional. And he's a sweetheart besides. His recommendations above and beyond what he needed to do for us have been spot on. Here's the best recommendation: he was the seller's agent when we bought our current home. We liked him so much that we asked him to sell our old place.  More Less 

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10/22/2012 - user2273018
Bought a home in 2012.

Tom was recommended to us by a close friend and we could not have been happier with our experience. We entered the market at a very difficult time, when there was very little on the market and everything was going way over asking price. Tom was extremely knowledgable with the process and helped us find an amazing new home after just a couple of months. He listened to what we were looking for right from the beginning and helped to focus and streamline our search. When our judgement was off about a property, he helped to refocus on our original goals. He did not push us into anything that was out of our goals or not in our best interest. When the time came to make an offer, he was very effective in steering us towards a very competitive offer and ultimately negotiating to get the property. He was very knowledgable with the closing steps and helped us negotiate the complex paperwork and inspection process. Thanks Tom!  More Less 

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