We had the pleasure of working with David on the purchase of land in Fall City, WA. Purchasing property, particularly when you hope to build a home on it, is far from a run-of-the-mill real estate transaction. We were so thankful to have David representing us during this process. He was always available when we needed him, more than willing to go-to-bat for us to best represent our interests, and infinitely patient with the countless questions we had along the way. We would highly recommend David to anyone looking to purchase either a home or land, and will look forward to our next opportunity to work with him.
In December, 2005, we bought our little dream home in Riverbend from Dave Cook. Sadly, in September of 2011 my wife passed away. I tried to continue living there for a while, but finally realized I would need to sell my little home. Naturally, I contacted Dave!
We listed the house in Feb., 2013, as a short sale. There were four potential buyers throughout the process, but the mortgage company kept dragging their feet and we lost three of them. To make a long story short, Dave finally found a patient, motivated buyer! The home was closed in November, 2015, almost three years later!
I can not thank Dave enough for his patience and expertise in the handling of my short sale! He kept positive when most others would have tossed in the towel! He is not only very knowledgeable in the short sale process, but he is compassionate in the needs of his clients! Thank you so much, Dave Cook!
Having bought and sold nine homes around the country over the course of the past thirty five years, each having its own issues and local peculiarities, it is with great pleasure and appreciation that we came to use David Cook to manage the purchase of our home in North Bend. David was, by far, the finest Realtor we’ve had the pleasure to work with during an understandably stressful time.
David’s market knowledge, counsel, pro-active and efficient communications, ability to prioritize, drill down and manage the specifics of the transaction in a calm, reasoned fashion were invaluable in terms of relieving us of the stress associated with our move.
David quickly grasped our parameters. In a market offering limited inventory and escalating prices, David was able to find, present options for our consideration, and manage the purchase of a property beyond our expectations. He protected our interests admirably, perhaps one of the most important roles of a Realtor®.
Dave - just wanted to drop you a short note to express my appreciation for your help in the sale
of my home last month. I’ve bought and sold probably 15 houses in my lifetime and none of the
transactions went as smoothly as this did. It seemed you handled every issue before it became
a crisis and provided me with solid timely advice along the way. I especially appreciate your
knowledge of local issues and reliable local contacts.
I highly recommend you to anyone seeking to make their move seamless and hasslefree.
I meant to send you e-mail months ago but found myself with a very
busy summer end and fall.
I wanted to thank you for working with me and my family in the process
of selling my house. You were a wonderful agent to work with. You went
above and beyond in your efforts to market my home and I appreciated
the specialized attention you gave to me and my home during the
process. I would recommend you to anyone trying to sell their home.
I hope you have a wonderful 2015!!
September 2, 2014
I just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was working with you and your firm on selling my mother’s house in the North Bend. Your knowledge of the North Bend area along with your real estate expertise made the selling of her home a great experience. I and my sisters have walked away with a great feeling we were glad we listed the house with Cook Real Estate. With some of the family members having no prior knowledge about selling real estate, you made each and everyone feel like you supported them. Again, thank you for your time and energy during the negotiation process of the real estate transaction. It was very much appreciated. Best wishes in the coming years.
I highly recommend David Cook as a listing and selling agent for commercial
and residential real estate. He was quick to respond with a value range for
my 7 unit apartment building. It was shown soon after it was listed. He
had prepared the buyer and helped with the showing and the inspection. He
kept things moving and was there when things got a little sticky. The whole
process went very smoothly and quickly. Thank you, Dave.
I wanted to thank you for the recent full service commercial purchase through Cook Real Estate. The property closed on time and without any hiccups. I was very pleased with your firms professionalism, frequent communication and strong knowledge of the local commercial market.
Until we made the call to David and asked for his help, the whole short-sale process was a big cluster of pain, confusion, and financial bleeding.
We called David and he was awesome. He explained everything perfectly, he paid attention to every detail. He responded to every inquiry right away and warned us of many potential problems.
In a short sale, you have to work with many people. The people he referred us to were just as good; he has a very good network.
Our short sale went through smoothly. We are very pleased with David. Peace of mind is priceless.
Thank you very much, David.
I have been helped with several transactions over the years. Super professional. Clearly one of the keystone businesses in North Bend. Active in North Bend politics and development. Knows the area better than most.
My husband and I are glad we picked a resourceful, honest, and knowledgeable Realtor® like Dave Cook to help us sell our Wilderness Rim home. He was always calm when we had concerns and referred us to excellent local people to do repairs. Though busy he answered our questions promptly. Thank you Dave for all of your good help.
I would like to add my praise to David Cook for the smooth and professional manner in which he guided me through a purchase of a home in Riverbend in North Bend. I am an out of state buyer, and was looking for a place (single story) for my daughter who has multiple sclerosis. This was the fourth property I have been involved in Buying/Selling in Washington. I have never had such a seamless experience of buying a home without all the surprises and snags in the proceedings, than I had with David.
I highly recommend Cook Real Estate for any of your needs of Real Estate. He did an outstanding job for me, and I will always be grateful. Thank you so much, David.
We're more than happy with the service David Cook provided. He was prompt
and professional throughout and gave us his insights as we viewed
properties. Patrick and I would both recommend Dave to anyone looking
to buy or sell property in the Snoqualmie Valley!
After 3 years of renting in North Bend we decided that it was time to
arrange something more permanent. We'd heard of David Cook through
mutual friends and stopped by his office. After showing several properties
that, in the end, didn't meet our "must haves", we were getting pretty
skeptical of finding our dream home in the valley.
Then serendipity stepped in and Dave became the seller's agent on
a property that met all our wishes and exceeded them. Because of the
limits we'd placed on our online searches we would never have known
about this house without him!
At first I was a bit leery of having the same agent as the seller, but Dave was
very professional and made clear the limitations imposed on being able to
advise us given the situation. What advice he was able to provide was
When the deal became a multiple bid situation, Dave again kept us
up to date on our "next step". He asked us to provide our best and
final offer before the others came in to avoid any hint of favoritism and
we were more than happy to do so. In the end our offer was accepted
and, now, we're moving into our new home.
Without Dave we'd still be renting and keep his business cards at the
ready in case someone mentions real estate within earshot.
We initially found David Cook when we were looking to move our family from California to Washington. He helped my husband find a wonderful
rental that was exactly what we were looking for. When our family then decided to permanently re-locate to North Bend, David helped us find a house
that suited all our needs. Recently, when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and was forced to move my family back to England, David was amazing in taking
care of all our needs with regards to renting our family home. He continues to manage our property and help us with any issues that we are dealing
with regarding our rental and we are truly grateful for everything that he has done for us.
My wife and I wanted to express our appreciation working with Jeff on the recent sale of our home in North Bend.
The hardest thing we have done was try to sell the house from 1,500 miles away, not knowing the condition, who was walking in or out and what pitfalls we may run into. Jeff was committed and dedicated to make sure everything ran smoothly and is an excellant communicator, always with ideas and suggestions.
Jeff, our appreciation in your work and your detail was spot on each and every time. thanks for releving much of our frustration.
It was great working with you as you are a fine individual andgreat realtor...we would always want someone like you on our side.
If you ever need a reference, please let us know....we would not hesitate to give one.
Thanks again, David you have a great team there...Great luck and success to all of you in this crazy real estate economy.
December 2007 through May 2008
Dear Real Estate Customers:
As an out-of-state real estate customer, and eight year resident of Snoqualmie Valley, Washington, I found Mr. David N. Cook to be the most professional, well-spoken, thoroughly knowledgeable real estate agent to-date. He is pleasant and exudes both confidence and competence.
My assistance required more than the usual circumstances, yet he was courteous; never missed a telephone call or e-mail inquiry — and his response time was impeccable! He was always patient and kind; knew his metrics as well as the timing of the market; and, the sale and everything involved in my particular transaction went off flawlessly without a hitch!
In addition to that, I'd contacted other agents in the area, but found them too busy; non-concerned; non-discussatory; ignored my calls; uncaring; matter-of-fact; and, to be frank, almost at-will turned my business away.
I highly recommend Mr. Cook as an all-around best choice for North Bend and the surrounding Snoqualmie Valley area. And I'd bet he's a solid choice — cosmopolitan enough for any purchase or sale — in the outlying Seattle metropolitan areas.
Dave was great! I got exactly the house I was looking for in .
The price was fair and Dave was able to rebate a significant amount of my
Sorry that it has taken soon long to write this, but with trying to get settled in the new place, plus with the remodeling that we are beginning, have been pretty busy.
This was a great selling and buying experience for us. We have bought and sold other homes in the past, but the service that you and your company provided was by far the best. You were always keeping us informed of what was happening, changes that came up, correspondence from the other buyers/sellers (whichever the case was).
You made this a very enjoyable moment for us.
Thank you for your outstanding service.
I just had to write to tell you how much our daughter and son-in-law are enjoying
their new home. Margaret also has been staying there to baby sit off and on until the end
of September. She has told me that she is thoroughly enjoying her stay. New deck furniture
was delivered this week. It finally stopped raining yesterday giving them a chance to enjoy
I’ve been involved in many real estate transactions both professionally and personally.
I have never had such a comfortable, open and delightful experience with the realtor
who sat on the other side of the table from me. Thank you so much for your integrity,
efficiency and professionalism. You are a refreshing oasis in what can be a harsh real
estate desert. Margaret and I would be happy to be outstanding references for you
if you ever need or want us to be. Just let us know.
We wish you much success, prosperity and good health. Have a nice day!
You have to work with Cook Real Estate. They are the best in the
valley. We recently bought and sold homes with Cook Real Estate and
we were overwhelmed by the professionalism and dedication to detail
exhibited by all of the staff we met.
When I first met with them and
discussed our plans for our future home, they took it to task and was
wonderful to work with. They made the whole experience manageable
and I don't think a better result would have been possible. They are
truly extraordinary. I can't say enough good about Cook Real Estate.
I already have referred clients to them and I will be talking about
Cook Real Estate for a long time to come.
We were very pleased with all the help you gave us buying a new house &
selling our old house. We saved $14,560 by going through Cook Real Estate.
We would recommend you. You were always responsive, professional, and patient.
From the offer all the way through closing we knew you were right there to help.
We really appreciate all of your help looking at houses. You have experience and knowledge that is way
above the average realtor, and we've enjoyed working with you. Thank you so much for all of your time and effort.
It was a real pleasure working with you when we bought when we bought our Si View home in North Bend. The transaction
couldn't have gone smoother. Your responsiveness, honesty, and overall professionalism was very
much appreciated. Your low-key, down-to-earth attitude was a breath of fresh air compared to many
other agents/realtors we've dealt with. And of course it's a pleasure working with someone who
lives in and is committed to our own community.
We look forward to seeing you around town!
It has been a pleasure to have such a sincere and reliable real estate agent
work with us on the sale of our property. Your professionalism and integrity ensured a successful
transaction. It was wonderful to have several full-price offers on the day the property was listed.
With your excellent and knowledgeable service, you are the pacesetter in local real estate!
We look forward to working with you again.
Thank you for your excellent service as the listing broker during the purchase of
property in the North Bend area. Your attention to detail and focus on the project resulted in a
flawless transaction with no "surprises". You made me feel like I was your only customer throughout
the transaction. As a buyer, your assistance in researching and compiling information about the prospective
property was essential to a successful purchase. I look forward to working with you in the future.
I would like to extend my deepest gratitude for the amazing service you provided
when selling my property in Snoqualmie. This transaction was very emotional for me
and your professionalism, knowledge and kindness all went way beyond any previous
experience I've had in any real estate transaction. Your ability to work with the
attorneys, King County officials, and parties involved in this difficult transaction was
just the best! I appreciated that you always had time for me, my questions, keeping me
informed each step of the way and explaining each new development. You even went as
far as securing a helicopter tour of the properly and the Snoqualmie Valley which
certainly helped sell that property!
Closing this transaction in 3 months was no less than a miracle. Having been in
the escrow business for over 20 years I know what it took for you to accomplish that.
Without your knowledge and willingness to do whatever it took, this transaction would
never have closed!
I am now the walking advertisement for Cook Real Estate Services!! I gladly
recommend you every chance I get. You are indeed the best!
Diane and I would like to express our appreciation for your efforts in helping us to complete
the purchase of the acreage in Snoqualmie on which we plan to build our home. It was a complicated transaction
involving several uncertainties which needed to be resolved during escrow. Not least among these were questions
raised during our architect's consultations with King County representatives to establish the feasibility of
building at our preferred location. Your knowledge of the property's history and local conditions were
invaluable in helping them to complete an enormous amount of work in a very short time.
We particularly appreciate your arranging for Diane and me to inspect the lot
from above by helicopter. It was about the only way that we could visualize the property's
topography and identify a location which we and our architects believe will become a spectacular
home site. I should also not fail to mention that you enabled us to realize a substantial savings
on the purchase price.
We plan to seek your assistance in finding a temporary residence in the area during
the permitting and building process, and look forward to working with you again on that project.
I wanted to take the time to "Thank You" for your help in selling my
townhome. The work that we had done on the commercial side through Frankie's Pizza
was a great experience for me. When we sat down for the two leases of the stores,
the way that you handled the transactions with the landlords and their agents was
fantastic. You thought of things that I could never have imagined. Your attention
to detail on those dealings really caught my eye.
So, when it came time to sell my
townhome, I didn't even hesitate to call upon you. And again I was surprised you had
a complete list of people for me to deal with, from the company to clean my carpets to
the guys to service the furnace. You were so prepared to make it an easy transaction.
As good as you were in all of our other dealings, however, I was certainly surprised
when you sold my house in
Now that it is time for me to buy, there is,
of course, only one person
to call...Dave Cook!
My husband and I are extremely pleased with your services in selling our Forster
Woods home. We were thrilled that you had a full price offer within 1 week. We
were very impressed with your professionalism and thrilled that you kept your
word on everything you stated you would do, AND went above and beyond in your service.
We had no idea that we would get better service with a discount realtor. Your service
and attention to detail went above and beyond other realtors we have worked with in the
past that charged more commission. Please thank your staff and yourself for making the
stressful situation of selling our home, as stress-free as it could be, and for making a
smooth transition for both parties. Take care and keep up the good work!
David, Thank you for your professionalism in the sale of my home. Your analysis
of the market was right on target and my house sold in one day at full price. Out of the three houses
that I have sold, this was by far the easiest and smoothest transaction. Thank you also for the
commission discount you gave me as a Si-View homeowner.
I wish you continued success with Cook Real Estate Services, LLC.
We would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to
David Cook of Cook Real Estate Services in North Bend.
When we decided to sell our home, we first went to a bigger, well-known
real estate company and had our home market-appraised. After hearing about
David's company, we had him work-up a second opinion of value.
To our surprise, David's estimate was $40,000 higher. Although skeptical,
we listed our home for sale with Cook and within 26 days, received an offer
for exactly the amount David had correctly predicted. We not only had $40,000
extra at closing, but we saved an additional $3,000 in discounted commissions
and closing costs.
David provided great service and we appreciated having an
agent that was looking out for our best interest.
Thank you David for helping out with the lease. I truly did not know all of
the ropes and you walked me through it step by step explaining clearly when
I had concerns and/or questions. The paperwork for the lease was very
thorough, and I feel secure about that. Thank you also for being prompt
when we met to sign papers, and friendly. If I ever have to do any
transactions that need your service, I would definitely choose you again.
Selling your home of twenty-plus years and moving from a great little community like
North Bend can be very traumatic! I am pleased that I chose a real professional to
make the process much easier. David Cook handled the listing and sale of my home
in a very professional manner. Despite having to basically sell the home two times
because the first sale failed, we still closed the house sale within four months of
the original listing. Good advice, attention to detail and excellent negotiating skills
made the sale sail smoothly along. Thanks Dave for making this difficult job of selling and
moving a positive experience!
Dave Cook has been excellent in keeping me informed on real
estate opportunities in the Snoqualmie Valley. Although we have not yet been
able to get an offer to closing; he has always been professional, upfront, and
accessible. I will continue to us his real estate services on my future real
estate transactions here in the valley.
Thanks for helping me with my new lease and being patient with all my questions. Lots of them. You helped reassure me and keep me calm and relaxed about the transaction.
Thanks so much,
I cannot thank you enough for your services in finding a tenant for the vacant restaurant space that I leased. In this market with all the many properties that are vacant and the miserable economic conditions I had little hope. Whatever magic it was that you used to find the new tenants was powerful stuff.
I wish you well in this difficult market.
We have our store up and running right on schedule. What you did to expedite our lease was exactly what we needed.
Your knowledge of the local market was priceless, considering how it increased our confidence in selecting our site and closing our deal.
Thanks for your great service!
I had been searching for a specific retail location for over a year. In that time I had talked
to several commercial realtors. All of them had their own location they tried to push me to lease, even though
I had no interest in it. It was like they all had an agenda I was not aware of. They didn't listen.
Then I met
Dave Cook. He asked what type of retail operation I envisioned, what my concerns were such as plenty of parking
and an affordable lease rate. We found a place and he was tenacious until we signed a lease I was comfortable
with. I would recommend Dave for any commercial real estate need. When I bust out of my current location
square footage, I will be looking him up for sure!
It was a true pleasure working with Dave. I was starting a new venture by opening my own retail store
and a fellow entrepreneur recommended that I contact Dave. Dave made the very daunting task of locating & securing a
location go very smooth.
Because this was the first commercial lease for both me & my husband we had many questions
for Dave. He was very patient with us & very knowledgeably guided us through every step. He dealt directly with the
leasing agent to secure a very impressive LOI (Letter of Intent). The final lease negotiations truly benefited from
this initial LOI. I would highly recommend his services & plan to use him in the future for both personal & business
Dave handled my commercial lease with discretion and professionalism. He
took care with every detail and overlooked nothing! If I ever move again
I'll call Dave first!
David was simply a pleasure to work with on finding a location for our venture.
He offered several possibilities to look at and pointed out the pros and cons of each.
The other aspect I most appreciate is the level of community support he has been able to
engage. Very professional, very supportive, and ultimately thorough and patient in the
I will always use David in any future real estate transactions.
David thank you.
I listed my commercial building with Dave and he had a new tenant signed
prior to expiration of the existing lease. He knows the markets he serves.
Also, Dave added several riders to the lease which increased my level of
I would recommend Dave to anyone and everyone needing commercial real estate
services of any kind. He negotiated an incredible price for the commercial space Illuminatus
Yoga now calls home and I look forward to his help finding residential space one day.
Prompt, courteous, and professional, he always keeps his client’s needs in focus. He has a
wide network of contacts in real estate and related industries and his lease agreement
knowledge is on par with that of a real estate lawyer. Thank you, Dave!
Dave, I would just like to say "thank you" for your help in negotiating our
business lease. It felt good to go into a situation where we had little experience and
feel empowered by your knowledge and professionalism.
I have benefited from your service. Your advice and suggestions
as to how to improve and show the property were very helpful. Your research and
counsel on issues such as the square footage of the building and the current
market value of the property was important to me. Your diligence and
attention to detail in securing the signatures on the lease are greatly appreciated.
I look forward to a long personal and professional relationship.
I would recommend Dave Cook to anyone planning to sell or
lease their home or commercial property. Dave knows this market and is very
professional in all his dealings. Dave, most recently, listed our home and
sold it before we could get the signs out. Sharon and I look forward to
using Dave Cook Realty in any future real-estate transaction.
This season offers an excellent opportunity to give thanks to
special people. So, Dorothy and I want to thank you for all that you do for us.
This has been the best property management we have experienced - not to mention
the wonderful goodies from Lisa's kitchen.
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