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I recently decided to retire and move to eastern Washington. I had noticed over the years that I was always seeing Cook Real Estate signs around the Snoqualmie valley. I contacted Dave and indicated I wanted to put my place up for sale. From the time I contacted Dave to the time the sale closed, Dave was always there to guide me through the process. Dave knows his stuff. It has been a joy to work with Dave and his agents. To anyone considering a real estate company, Cook Real Estate is the best.

Martin Davick

Working with Dave on my commercial lease was smooth and simple. He helped take a lot of confusion out of a complex process. I'd highly recommend Dave for any commercial transaction.

Justin Rodino

It has been a delight to work with Dave in helping us find and sell our properties. We have worked with him for many years and he has always given us his attention and professional advice. His compassion and wise counsel allowed us to trust the process to go as smoothly as possible. The transactions were handled professionally, our questions were addressed promptly and deadlines and closings went efficiently. Dave is a true full time real estate professional. His expertise in residential and commercial sales and leasing greatly benefitted us!

Don and Kathy Klausing

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.

Trevor & Angie Lunde

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!

Dennis Ockert

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 real estate agent 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 real estate agent.

Paul & Mary Ann Reiff
North Bend, WA

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 hassle–free.

Thanks again,
Bill VanTiem

Hi JJ,
Happy Holidays!
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!!

Thank you!
Ann Whitehall

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.

Terri & Mark Anderson
Ty & Diana Olson
Rick & Patti Trombley
Bobbi & Tom Everson

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.

John Pinkley
North Bend

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.

Thank You,
Lenard Lee
Snoqualmie/North Bend

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.

Ahmad & Jemma Baitalmal

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.

Mitch Bogden,
Ellensburg, WA

My husband and I are glad we picked a resourceful, honest, and knowledgeable real estate agent 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.

Barbara & Darryl Mondrow

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.

Eunice & Aldo Bertolotti

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 invaluable.

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.

Thom Rowe & Patrick Davis
North Bend, WA

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.

Thank you for everything,
Jason & Katie Kyser


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 excellent 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 and great 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.

Steve and Susan Manolis, Phoenix, AZ

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.

Warm regards,

Diane M. Payne

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 closing costs.


Chris Gant
North Bend Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation

Dear David,

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.

Kevin & Roxanne Hudson


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 dinner outdoors.

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!

Fred DiRienzo

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.

Danny & Robyn Kolke
North Bend, Washington


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.

Bill and Patti Dalman

Hi Dave,

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.

Rick and Diane Kester


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!

Mike Norin & Colleen Rose

Dear Dave,

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.

Warm regards,
Lynn and Kim Howerton, Jr.


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.

Don Klausing, Owner
Klausing Construction

Dear David,

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!

Christine Drake

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.

Ted & Diane Johnson

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!

Thanks Again,
Chris Garcia, Owner
Frankie's Pizza

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!

Hillary Mower and Tres Paul

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.

Cathy Strudthoff

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.

Doug & Connie Kirby
North Bend

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.

Thank you,
Linda Tremper-Maillet
North Bend

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!

Joan Murray Simpson
Mayor of North Bend
1996 - 2003

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.

Keith C. Mickle

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Commercial Testimonials



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,

Rachel Eslava Rachel's Beauty Supply & Salon


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.

Lawrence Thibodeau
Banlican, LLC

Dear Dave,
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!

Todd and Vince
Todd's Models

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!

Ric Howland
Rattlesnake Lake Cycles
North Bend, WA

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 property transactions.

Amy Gray
Crowning Touches for Your Home
Redmond, WA

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!

Ann Landry
Mt Si Mortgage
North Bend, WA

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 entire process.

I will always use David in any future real estate transactions.

David thank you.

Eric Peters
The Veronica
Wine Bar & Retail Outlet

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 personal protection.

Robert Yerkes
McClellan Building Operating Company
North Bend

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!

Byron Warmington
Illuminatus Yoga

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.

Thanks again,
Drs. Jill and Scott Massengill
Straight Chiropractic

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.

Tom Chambers
Justice, Washington State Supreme Court

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.

Sharon and George Wyrsch
North Bend

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.

Thanks so much,
Dorothy & Norris Haring

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David Cook - Designated Broker
Cook Real Estate Services, LLC
102 West North Bend Way | North Bend, WA 98045 | 425.888.7774 Office | 425.888.7775 Fax
| www.cookreservices.com
Serving the Washington State communities of North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, Preston and other surrounding areas.