We are in a service based business. Agents with the most experience and expertise that provide the BEST service and results stand out, it is that simple.
My job is to provide the best possible information, options you might not have considered, and incredible service so that you make the best possible decision about your real estate - whether it be buying, selling, renting or holding. You can be guaranteed of this with my 10+ years of experience and over 1000 happy clients.
It is working with people. Buying and selling homes is difficult and often a very stressful time for people. One of my favorite parts of the job is to work with someone who is overwhelmed and have them find peace when they speak to me. When a client is so stressed out that they are almost in tears, or really confused about what their options may be, and then after speaking with me it is like a weight has lifted. That is one of the best parts of the job.
Casey and I worked together before he was in real estate, so I’ve known him for quite some time and prefer to work with people I know. Plus, you can’t drive through Vista without seeing Casey’s face on a sign somewhere. To me, that says a lot. As expected, we ended up having a great experience with Casey and his team. We listed on a Thursday over a long holiday and we had a full price, cash offer by that following Tuesday! It was a very smooth process. Jenn was wonderful and took great care in handling the documents and explaining all the details to us. Our deal was a little tricky in that we sold our Vista home prior to finding exactly what we wanted in our new home. However, Casey helped us negotiate a 90-day rent back, which gave us enough time to fall in love with our current Valley Center home. Working with Casey made the process easier because he was very candid and open with his recommendations. He advised us on what to do and what not to do to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted escrow process, and he continued to follow up with us once all the transactions were done. We definitely recommend Casey and his team!
If you’re looking for a strong first impression from a Realtor, Casey is your guy. He is very personable and exudes a likable air of confidence. That’s why I hired him. I liked his style. He had a strong handshake and he backed it up with strong data and sales numbers. He was very straightforward and explained everything in detail. I knew he could do the job and felt he would do it well. I felt like I could completely trust Casey, as well as Jenn. They were doing so much behind the scenes, yet constantly kept me informed about what was happening as they kept in touch frequently. I had a lot of my plate as I was closing two homes around the same time, in different cities so having good representation on my behalf with Casey was a huge relief. It was just a very positive experience from start to finish. I will definitely use him again when I look to sell my future properties.
Casey has a great personality and enjoys his job, which makes working with him painless. I only had a few days to look at homes to buy so we ended up touring at a lot of condos in a short time. Every home visit was easy and pleasant with Casey. He was willing to take me anywhere in the county and not only listened to what I was looking for, but also kept me in my price range. My expectations were met and more! Casey and his team jumped on any problems that popped up. For example, the inspection report came in with small things that needed fixing. I was out of state, yet they still got done. Also, my garage door opener did not work. I bought a new one and Casey took it upon himself to program everything. I was completely impressed. Casey is friendly, listens and goes out of his way to make your life easier. I definitely recommend him.
We needed to sell our home as we were moving to Rome, Italy to be near our only daughter and her husband when our future granddaughter is born. My brother is a real estate agent in Texas and had offered to find us the best Realtor in the area. He interviewed three agents and recommended Casey Cooke. It was a great referral as I was extremely impressed with Casey. He is personable and very knowledgeable. My wife and I both immediately felt that he was the right agent for us and that he would help sell our home quickly. Selling our house fast, but for the right price was important to us since we had already purchased our plane tickets to Rome. With Casey as our Realtor, our home not only sold quickly, but it sold for more than the asking price. Casey has put together a fantastic team of experienced and caring professionals who are willing to go the extra mile to help with whatever needs to be done. Jenniffer was great help. It was a stressful time since we were having to sell our home of thirty years and leave behind many personal items that we could not take overseas. We had a limited time to have the house painted and make some additional improvements, decide what we could take with us, fill our suitcases with as much of our valued belongings as possible and figure out how to dispose of things we could not take with us. Thanks to Casey and Jenniffer, the sale of our home was the least stressful aspect of our move to Italy. Casey provides the whole package and has a fantastic network of contractors. He recommended an interior decorator to make suggestions for staging our home. He recommended a gardener who was able to quickly put in some ground cover in the front of the house and recommended a couple of estate sales companies to help us sell furniture and other items we could not take to Italy. He also sent over a truly professional photographer who took wonderful photos of the house. Both Casey and Jenniffer helped find a handyman to make some agreed upon repairs and they made arrangements to let the handyman and later the termite company gain access to the house – all after we had left on our airplane! Thanks, to Casey and Jenniffer, we were able to peacefully enjoy our new home in Italy while they took care of everything that was necessary to complete the escrow process. The whole experience went smoothly. It was a great pleasure dealing with such professional agents like Casey and Jennifer. If you want the best agent in the San Diego area, you must go with Casey Cooke.
The first thing we will do is speak on the phone. In our conversation I will learn as much as I can about your unique needs, motivations, and goals. One thing I love about real estate is each situation is different. Yes, I can draw on my experience in helping hundreds of customers buy and sell but there is always a unique twist for each client. Identifying that unique aspect and then delivering a making a fan out of that client is what keeps me fired up. Then when we meet that process will continue further, all of your questions will be answered before we begin working together.
My college degree is a Bachelor of Science from UCSD. I originally planned on going to Medical School but decided against it. I initially started in sales by using my degree in the biomedical field. The travel was not ideal though and I transitioned into residential real estate to be closer to my family. Since then I have completed numerous ongoing educational courses and earned numerous certifications. When we speak I will be happy to share more on my educational background with you.
When we meet I will be sure to cover my fee structure as well as common fee structures in the industry. Real estate commissions are ALWAYS negotiable and if any agent tells you different they are not being honest. I work on a variable commission structure based on the needs of the client. Each home and situation is different, please call on me for additional details. There are several discount agents out there quick to cut commission but you have to ask if you are more concerned about what you pay or how much you NET when it is done? When we meet I will explain to your the difference. Do you want it done cheaply or done well? Often they are mutually exclusive.
From an early age I was always working around the home with my Dad and family. This has given me a very broad knowledge of homes inside and out. I coupled that knowledge and background with my professional sales and service training and real estate has been a great fit. I love houses, and I love working with people. Whether you are buying or selling it is probably important to you that the agent you choose knows their way around a home and has the ability to spot and head off problems. You are not alone, most of my clients really appreciate that quality in me. I have heard horror stories of home buyers moving in and discovering a crack in the slab or other issues that could have been headed off. I am not a home inspector but I am highly experienced working around the house and this quality has saved my clients thousands of dollars.
Many kinds. Younger, older, home sellers, home buyers, couples getting married, couples going through divorce, high income executives, modest earners, etc. I pretty much get along with everybody. When we meet I will explain to you that my belief has always been that whether you are buying or selling...whether in the $200,000 or $2,000,000 range... if you are nice, respectful, and can benefit from my insight, I am happy to help. From the first time we meet until we close your transaction and beyond you can expect me to be very dedicated and helpful every step of the way.
One of my favorite parts of the profession is working with clients multiple times. This past year I worked with two clients for the 3rd time. I helped both of them buy years ago, stayed in touch, then helped both of them sell and buy again. That type of client loyalty makes me smile. I smile because I know my assistance was valuable and appreciated, which is why they continue to work with me. I am eternally grateful for that. When we meet I will share more stories of past clients.
Speak with more that one agent. According to national data, most home sellers (and buyers) work with the very first agent they meet. This may be fine if you have worked with that person before, or you have a really strong referral but often this is not the case. My advice is to interview a few. Ask about their experience, how they will communicate with you, ask for referrals, etc. In short, do your homework. The barriers to entry in this profession are pretty low, often is shows. Even if you have another agent you know/like/trust, call on me for a 2nd interview, if you decide my services are a better fit it would be my pleasure to assist. If not, at least you will be confident you made the right decision.
Make a list of what is important to you in the person you hire and your move. This will help immensely. If you are buying, what are your must have items and your wish list items? If you are selling, what is your ideal time frame? Sit down and think through what will be important to you in this transaction and then share it with the agent. Knowing what you want and what is important to you will be valuable. When we meet I will be sure to answer all of those questions for you and more.