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He was our agent, gave excellent service, knew the business, and gave excellent advice, which we followed and sold our house in a very short time for an outstanding price. If we are back in the market for either buying or selling he will be our agent, also his office is very supportive. (George and Katharina)
George sold my Mom and Dads house and did a great job. He created a marketing plan that Included photos, web site postings, brochures Staging and Open houses . The house sold very fast for full price with multiple offers. (William)
George is very very good at his business. What is most impressive is his willingness to spend an inordinate amount of money in advertising. hIs briochures and other marketing he did were superb and of the highest quality. He is head and shoulders above the competition. (Lee and Betty)
We had George list our home for sale in Bernardo Heights because we wanted it sold quickly and for full value. George set an aggressive price based on a Sellers market that we were in. George helped us Stage and Prepare our home for the best possible showings and brought us a full-price offer in less than 3 weeks! We had a smooth Escrow and an On Time Closing! Promises made by George Cooke were met which made myself along with my husband extremely happy. We would certainly use George again and would happly recommend him to our friends. (Sandra)
Just wanted to thank George for handling everything on the sale of my mother’s home. She had to move suddenly from San Diego and George and his team successfully managed painters, termite specialists, roofers and other trades to get the house in order for sale. It was a tremendous relief to our family to have him manage every detail of preparing the house for the sale, actually selling the home and then all aspects of the closing. I was in Spain and my mother was in Colorado, so it was critical that we could trust George’s team to handle all the details. They did this successfully to our delight! In addition, George recommended we price the house $25,000 more than competing realtors and it actually sold for $10,000 over the asking price. We could not have been more pleased! Our family heartily recommends and endorses George and his team to handle your transaction. You will not be disappointed. (Paul)
Very attentive and has great connections with the reasonably priced and quality subcontractors. I would definitely recommend George when buying or selling a home. He is very knowledgeable about pricing and approximate timing of sales. George is a great negotiator and has both the buyers and sellers needs in mind. (Joan)
I live in NJ and had to sell my mom's house in the San Diego area due to her passing. I found George Cooke online, was very impressed with his credentials, so I gave him a call, and was further impressed, so I decided to use him to sell my mom's house. He priced it correctly and it sold very quickly, and made the process so easy. He's professional, knowledgeable and nice! If I ever needed to buy or sell another house in the San Diego area, I'd recommend George Cooke! (Gina)

We like to tell people that George performs miracles! We decided to down size and asked George to list our home and to find another one in a nearby town for us. He sold our home at the asking price in a very short period of time. Then he found the home that fulfilled our “must have list”. The move out dates were coincided, so that we passed our keys to the new owners on the same day we moved into our new home. George helped us to stage our home for the potential buyers; he placed our property prominently on his professional and customer friendly website; his aggressive marketing plan along with his support team made our move seamless and worry free. Their service and dedication gave us the support and confidence that our transaction were in professional and knowledgeable and friendly hands. (Len and Bev)

George Cooke is a seasoned and very knowledgeable realtor. He walked me through the entire process of selling my home. It was a pleasure working with him and his team. He is a professional! I highly recommend George to anyone buying or selling their home. (Taunya)
George is very well respected in our community and, because of that, chose him to sell my mother's home. With his suggestions as to what should be done in updating the house, it sold in a few days at a price higher than we could have ever imagined. A few months after my Mom's house sold, I was appointed by the Court as an Administrator of an estate. He worked quickly with the attorney and others on the estate and, what could have been a long, drawn out ordeal (the homeowner died without a Will), the sale was handled so efficiently. Multiple offers were received. Again, this house was sold within days at a price neither the attorney nor any of the many heirs expected. I can't begin to mention all of the things that George did for our family and highly recommend him. You couldn't find a more professional, knowledgeable and honest real estate agent. His team is very responsive. I highly recommend George. (Ruth)
George Cooke is a very professional and experienced realtor, who was able to answer our questions and give us guidance and recommendations at every step of the process to sell our home, whether it was filling out forms, submitting disclosures, making counter offers, doing home repairs prior to the sale, recommending professionals to do repairs, finding an intermediary to expedite a 1031 exchange - whatever issue arose George was very familiar with it and knew what to do and/or who to get to resolve it. George was very dependable to keep us informed as to what was transpiring and when we could expect certain things to happen, etc. We would use George Cooke as our realtor again without any reservations whatsoever. (Darrell and Karen)
George is highly professional and personable. He is easy to work with and I felt he took the time to review and make the best evaluation of my property. His suggestions on selling the property, and the full-page color brochure he created on my property was very impressive and I felt sold the home before it was even shown to the public. I have already recommended him to friends and I will continue to do so. He is first-class!!! (Joan)
George both listed our home and helped us fine a better one. He and his team were extremely responsive to any issues mentioned. They were on top of any deadlines and in constant communication with us at all times. They had excellent recommendations for painters, handymen etc and made our moving experience so helpful. I am so happy to recommend George and his team as they are true professionals who made the sale and purchase of our new home as easy as we hoped it would be. (Dawn and Jim)
George, it is not every day I can truly say I like and respect the agent on the other side of a transaction. You are a real professional; I wish there were more agents like you. I appreciate all your help throughout and after our transaction on Casero. (Irene)
Thank you, George, for being the "Best Real Estate Agent" anyone could hope for, and then some!! (Roslyn and Todd)
I don't know what we would have done without you. You were a godsend, helping us with the sale of our house in so many ways. I've been telling anybody who is getting ready to sell a house not to take another step without calling you first. (Tilda and Harry)
Dear George, the road to this house seemed long and winding -- at times I was worrined we were making a mistake. But finally it has all worked out -- and Doug and I are both happy with this choice. We have much to say. Thank you for the initial letter than got us thinking, your professionalism throughout, and the unique gifts you brought to our home. These are just a few of the things. The whole experience went well due to your management. Thank you and have a good year in 2010!! (Joan and Doug)
Dear George, thank you so much for making the successful sale of Gloria's house so easy for all of us. We were anxious about the process because we live far from the house and it had been empty for a year. You handled everything so professionally and knew just how to handle any problems that arose. We really appreciated your positive attitude, especially during a "bad year" for real estate! Gloria is so happy, and relieved to be free from worrying about her house. She's looking forward to putting all her special photos in the album you gave her. It has been a pleasure knowing and working with you. We wish you all the best for a happy, healthy & prosperous New Year. (Harry and Sharon)
Every person's dream is to own their own house and so was ours... and this is a reality now. We are proud owners of a house that we really wanted... But there is one person without whom this wouldn't have been possible...our Realtor George Cooke. We met George three months back after seeing places with another realtor. Instantly we could feel the difference.... George was quick, organized, knowledgeable, and proactive. Our previous realtor took a day to show 8 houses and George would finish the same in 2 hours. Even before we went to the place George would provide us with an information booklet which told us the order we will be visiting and a comparative price list of the area. He would proactively call the sellers and ensured no time is wasted in seeing the places. Putting an offer with our previous realtor took us days but with George it was put in within an hour. You say you like a place and there you go, your offer would be ready. He would refer us to his contacts who were as efficient and quick as him. And we have never regretted any person whom he has referred. In a market where the houses are selling like hot cakes you need people like George to make things happen. Finally we liked three houses by the month of March and told him our most wanted choice and George got us that one. He followed up and kept in touch with the other realtor and made it happen... we got a great deal on our dream home and all thanks to him. We don't have words to express what you did for us George. We really want to thank you...
Thanks, (Dinesh & Shuchi)

These happy buyers were just handed the keys to their new home
"This past summer as the stock market became more volatile we started looking somewhere else to invest our money. I have a habit of looking at home prices and noticed a number of bank owned properties priced really low that I thought we could purchase and actually generate positive cash flow on. Without a realtor I started calling around on my own and hit a number of dead ends until I happened to call George Cooke. George was able to answer the many questions we had about bank owned properties and took the time to show us a number of comparable properties so we could make the most informed decision on our purchase. We settled on a two bedroom property in a central location of City of San Diego that was on the market for an unbelievably low price. The cosmetic condition of the property was horrible but the building and internal structure, walls, plumbing and electrical were all in good condition.

"We placed an offer with the bank for the property and were faced with a number of issues because of the property being bank owned. Once again our realtor George did a great job of working with all parties to resolve the issues and move the deal forward. We also received excellent service from our loan broker, David Pace, at Liberty National Lending who I have worked with on other purchases and he really pulled through for us at a time where investment loans are difficult to come by.

"We closed on the property in October and after a good deal of work on fixing the cosmetic issues we were able to rent it out only days after I placed the ad in the paper.

"We found that the purchase of a bank owned property to be a great investment but it definitely has its challenges during the purchase transaction. It was essential to have a knowledgeable realtor and loan broker on our side to make it happen."
(The Tanos)

the front of the condo complex

the kitchen "before"

the kitchen "after"

"George was great!" (The Brady Bunch)
"I have to say that we were ecstatic with both the service from George and the results of his endeavors. We had to sell an older house in a terrible market, but George's marketing machine and local Rancho Bernardo knowledge kicked our exposure up to another level and really helped to bring in enough traffic. Together we managed to sell the house within 30 days and at a very good price." (Martin and Kham)

"Dear George,
It has been now a bit over a month since we moved into our new home. I think describing in a short note everything you have done for us during our home search would be hard to do. We believe we have found the best Realtor in San Diego. Considering the situation with the mortgage industry in the last few months and having to deal with suddenly more stringent lending practices, we attribute a great deal of our success in purchasing of our home to George Cooke.
You were patient, available, and ready to provide service beyond the scope of a realtor’s duties. Like the day when you offered to drive us to the Escrow Company in Orange County to be able to close escrow sooner or when we were moving out and you gave us a helping hand again with moving, but most of all the day when you said confidently; “we will close” even in these stringent lending times. We were able to buy a foreclosure at a great value and we absolutely enjoy living in this house.
Thank you for your service and we wish you great success in your future work as a Realtor!"
Sincerely yours, (Isabelle and Stayko)

A special thank you from George to Bernardo Moving and Storage for their extraordinary customer service.

"I am writing this in appreciation of the best Realtor I have ever worked with (George Cooke). My situation required that I find a home to purchase in a short amount of time. Funds were limited and I could not rent a place that would deplete my home purchase fund. I had searched on my own for something like a foreclosure that would allow a quick move in. I was very confused at what I saw on the Web and was stressing out. I walked into Coldwell Banker on a Saturday morning to get help. That was the best thing I could have done.
I met George and we proceeded to define what I wanted and what was available. George pulled up 300+ homes on his computer and explained what the codes meant for different types of foreclosure. We narrowed the homes down to 50. After narrowing down my minimum requirements he said he knew a place very close that I might be interested in. We went and looked at the home and bingo, it was perfect. We put in my bid that afternoon. We got the home in escrow and George was able to even speed up the Escrow closing.
George was excellent in going over all the paper work on bidding and escrow. He left no rocks unturned. I knew what I was signing and got a lot of good advice on bidding and countering. He caught an error on the escrow papers that got me a $500.00 refund on my home warranty.
George and Coldwell Banker are outstanding in their business. I would recommend them to anyone." Thanks George, (D. Nelson)


"Dear George, We want to thank you for the lovely surprise gift. The photograph album is greatly appreciated and the picture will always be a reminder of our time at Oaks North. The woden box is a treasure to keep -- how clever and personal. Thank you! Our thanks go to you for a job well done. We couldn't have asked for a better Realtor. Thank you, thank you, thank you." (Duane and Audrey)

"Dear George, Once again many thanks for your excellent marketing job. It was a pleasure to work with you. (C. Nelson)


"Dear George, Please excuse the tardiness of this note -- it doesn't diminish the gratitude we have for you. Thank you so very much for all you did to help us find our home. You went over the top in showing us every thing we threw at you and helped us have the beginnings of the respect you have for the Rancho Bernardo Community. Thank you also for the lovely house warming gift. Once we're settle we'd sure like for you to visit. You definitely will to touted as the go-to-man for Bernardo realty." (Paul and Gloria)



"Dear George, Just a thank you again for taking such special care of Ellen and Clarence! They were just as delighted with you as I was. You are professional and compassionate ... it doesn't get much better that that!" (Paula)



"We have known George for many years and trust in his abilities and knowledge. How can he improve? Just keep doing the same thing." (The Brenners)



"After interviewing George, we selected him because of his plan for selling our house, and his knowledge of the area. George was excellent. We couldn't have asked for a better agent. He was very easy to work with, and provided exceptional customer service. We have already recommended him to others." (Rafael and Jacquie)



"George was very helpful and made time to answer all our questions. He is very professional and looked out for us throughout the purchase process. Thanks George." (Rafael and Sonia)



"Dear George, You have been a blessing to Doris through all of the mess of selling her beautiful home and getting it ready. Thank you again." (Rita)



"We chose George because we knew him from our Neighborhood Watch Program, and we had first hand knowledge that he cares for his community. We wish we could have had George on both ends of buying and selling because he is professional, well informed, and superb in his duties." (Mark and Suzanne)



"George provided the best service I've ever worked with. As I'm 58 and in a modular home business, that's as great a compliment as I have to offer." (Don)



"George is the best!!! He was eager, willing and very able to help us find the house of our dreams. After searching for months on our own, George was able to help us find the house we wanted in just a few days! In fact, his schedule was very flexible and accomodating for all of our needs. George is a true testament to what "A great realtor should be", and he is undoubtedly a wonderful asset for anybody looking for a home or trying to sell one. We would recommend him to anyone." (James and Candace)


"Dear George, I am writing to express my personal congratulations on receiving the Quality Service Certified Best in the Business honor for 2007. You have distinguished yourself as a superior realtor, and I wanted to recognize you for your accomplishment. Your consistent achievements and success show your enthusiasm and passion for your profession. I am certain your hard work will continue to pay off in your future endeavors. Again, congratulations and best wishes for continues success!" (Brian Maienschein, 5th District Councilmember for the City of San Diego)


"Dear George, Linda Harbert told me you're already ahead of your production from last year. She also said you're very involved in the community. I just wanted to say thanks. Our company is a better place because you're on the team." (Marty Conrad)

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