Testimonials for Mike Cook,
Read what some satisfied clients say about the service provided by Kimmins and Associates: (references are available upon request)
"His ethic, personality, professionalism and level of service far exceeded anything we expected."
Returning to Canada after 10 years abroad to begin our search for a new home, Mike was recommended by a family member and his selection to work with us was immediate. Expecting our first child – our hope for the perfect home was going to be a task. Mike’s attention to detail, absolute commitment to our specific needs, work ethic and complete access over a 7 month period - resulted in the perfect home to begin our family. Within 5 hours of viewing the property, he had negotiated a successful offer. Mike kept the emotional aspects of the purchase in check at all times and was there every single step of the way until we were handed the keys. We did look at several areas of interest but his insight, area knowledge and research (and gut feel) had us return and purchase back in the initial neighborhood we favored. It was a long process – while counting the days to our firstborn - the pressure of finding something suitable was increasing. Mike never wavered on what was right for us – even when we were beginning to think otherwise. His ethic, personality, professionalism and level of service far exceeded anything we expected.
- Richard and Leslie (West Vancouver, BC)
“We were extremely pleased with the excellent standard of service and highly recommend Mike to any prospective buyers – foreign or domestic.”
We had communicated our needs and wishes to Mike before arriving from overseas and within the first day of our property tour – we viewed not only properties specific to our needs but Mike had expanded the selection which provided a vital overview of what the market in Vancouver presented and how it might influence our final decision. A “buyers” tour with Mike is like no other – concise, efficient, no-nonsense and his knowledge of the city as well as building research is unmatched. We received updates at all hours and he reacted immediately to any questions and criteria changes on our part. Mike’s enjoyable personality and professionalism combined with determination to succeed on our behalf – had our new Vancouver home selected after just 2 days of viewings. He continued this service throughout the entire process – conditions, inspection, financing, etc and the entire purchase was complete in 19 days ! Just an excellent experience.
– Alan and Catherine (Buyers, Spain)
"Mike's knowledge of the downtown area and quick response to new listings netted us the perfect investment property."
After contacting Mike with our intentions to purchase an investment property, he quickly focused on the right area's to search and which buildings best suited our needs. Within a week our first viewings had begun and while a few options presented themselves, Mike was quick to point out reasons to continue to look based on his experience with the local area and structures. His quick reaction to a new listing and sense of the market had us viewing a new property just 5 hours after it being listed for sale!Within one week - we had a successful purchase of the perfect property remaining well within our intended budget. Mike explained the entire purchase process and was there every single step of the way. His professionalism and determination allowed us to reach out intended goal.
<- Andy and Mike, Buyers, Vancouver
"I would recommend Mike to anyone who is looking to buy a new property in Vancouver - no matter what the price range."
I made the choice to work with Mike through a friend and have not regretted one thing about the entire purchase process. Working with a very limited budget trying to stay near the downtown core of Vancouver - we started what might have been considered an impossible task. Mike's attention to detail and honest assessments of properties that did arise kept me from buying into a property that could have become a liability in the future. I did find an excellent home in very short order and combined with Mike's "hands on" approach the entire process went absolutely perfect. His sincerity and thorough research instils confidence and comfort in what can be a very stressful event.
- Ryan, Buyer, Vancouver
"Selecting Mike as our real estate representative was an investment in itself."After using Mike to represent us for a home purchase 2 years ago - we immediately knew who we would contact if life dictated changes. Soon after a new addition to the family started the process. Mike was there from the start during a volatile time in the real estate market and was extremely quick to react to several options that presented themselves on very short notice. In the end - we successfully purchased a larger home and sold our current residence - all on the same day! We were extremely happy and with the amount of administration that was going to occur with a sale and purchase just a day of each other - Mike was there to answer every call - at anytime and kept the process moving in a smooth manner with excellent communication. His advice on realistic pricing for our home sale which was crucial at the time - and not letting emotions interfere with market value on the new home purchase - combined in the end to an extremely well handled home sale and purchase. After 3 home sales and purchases - there is no doubt who we will be using in the future.
- Ash and Jenn, Sellers and Buyers, Vancouver