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★★★★★
“Margie helped us find a home that fit our needs perfectly! From start to finish her professionalism, attention to details and invaluable advice regarding the new construction and purchasing process made finding our dream home a joy! I would give her 10 stars if I could!”

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“It is truly hard to know where to start. From the very moment we spoke to Irene; it was eminently clear that we had found our Buyer’s agent. She was glad we called and asked the most important questions; and wonder of wonders? She listened to our responses! And; from that time onward, the diligence , honesty, professionalism and true ability and need to do her very best for us followed our journey to finding the most perfect place for us. We loved working with Irene-she was always a phone call or text away-whether it was a quick “I’m on my way” or a longer, more in-depth conversation. Her incredible knowledge of The Cape and her even more incredible patience was always something I admired. These last months of search were ONLY possible because Irene stayed at he course and was so open with us. When we ultimately found the house we purchased; Irene went ABOVE AND WAY BEYOND. She never left us hanging and always was “on” it to have things RIGHT for closing. The phone calls she made, the trips back and forth, the staying on top of the contractors, the incredible communication she always strived for-these are just SOME of the things she did for us. I honestly mean this. We don’t know what we would’ve done without her. And, to this day-2 months after closing, she is still helping us each time we call! Irene is the ultimate professional, incredibly knowledgeable, SO professional, SO WONDERFUL. We started out as professional client and realtor; I know we have “ended” as friends.”

★★★★★
“Simply put, Margie is AMAZING! My wife & I were relocating from CT to MA with our two young children. Margie was knowledgable and patient with us each step of the way, making sure we understood the market and didn't settle until we found the home that was right for us. In addition to providing TONS of great insights, Margie was proactive in sharing homes and scheduling private showings. Margie ALWAYS made time for us, day or night, and was readily available by text, phone & email. It was clear to us from the start that Margie has a PASSION for her work and it resonates in everything she does. We cannot imagine having gone through the home buying process with anyone we trust as much as Margie McShane. We happily give our highest recommendation.” - Sean

★★★★★
”When looking to upgrade our current vacation home in Cape Cod, we met Irene Cook while she was hosting an (the we ended up buying). We found her to be very professional, courteous and informative. Once we showed interest she kept the negotiations going between us and the sellers, coming up with a variety of options to get the deal done. We were so impressed with Irene, we decided to continue working with her when we needed to sell our own . As a result of Irene’s hard work, we received a full price offer at our first . She handled all the details to get the transaction complete. She was very helpful and made the process of buying and selling very easy and successful for us. We would highly recommend anyone buying or selling a home to speak with Irene.” — Bought and sold a Single Family home | Osterville, MA.

★★★★★
“Margie has all the skills of a great agent. From our first meeting and her accurate estimate of the market for my home to her suggestions on prepping it for sale, I realized that her insights and suggestions were outstanding. Things that seemed minor to me, when fixed, made a whole new impression. She's not a one-size-fits-all - 'paint everything this season's fashion neutral' but able to see each home individually and honestly (based on my own experience and what she did with another house). Once she gets involved, she's all in and her energy is ceaseless! She does all the extra stuff, the time consuming stuff, like making sure she's there ahead of showings, home inspections, fire marshall inspection, etc. She's proactive and totally committed to her clients. I felt confident that Margie would help me sell my house and she did for an excellent price (having put serious time and thought into pricing it for original listing). I cannot recommend her enough! If you want to sell your house quickly and successfully, get Margie and listen to her very sound advice! She's EXPERT!”- Colleen

★★★★★
”Irene just helped me close on my first home in Centerville! She was absolutely wonderful to deal with and made it a pleasurable worry-free experience. I came into a few hurdles with financing and she was able to quickly refer me out to someone in her network who helped at an expedited rate! Her quick thinking and solution-based determination helped to save our deal!! I am over the moon at my home and am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Irene. The best around!” Bought a Single Family home | Centerville, MA.

★★★★★
”Margie is the best agent! She takes the time to learn and understand the needs of the client. then she utilizes her expert skills and experience to help find, match, and negotiate a successful outcome. We have known Margie for over 20 years, utilized her services multiple times, and would never use anyone else.”- Stephen

★★★★★
“Irene exceeded all my expectations from start to finish....and beyond. Showed me multiple homes in multiple towns. Extremely responsive throughout. Recommended vendors fencing, landscaping, painting and electrical. A true professional.” Bought a Single Family home | East Sandwich, MA.

★★★★★
”Margie is truly a fantastic real estate agent. She goes above and beyond her job to ensure that all goes smoothly and takes care of any road bumps that come with purchasing a new home. We are so fortunate to have found Margie and highly recommend her!” - Caleb and Susanna

★★★★★
“Delightful, honest and very helpful. Quite ethical and considerate. A pleasure to work with. Highly recommend her. Any detailed questions or information we had were dealt with quickly, accurately and honestly. Superior to most realtors especially with regard to integrity, knowledge, judgement, good taste and genuine affability.” Bought a Single Family home | East Falmouth, MA.

★★★★★
”Margie was a wonderful realtor for us for so many reasons. First she is extremely responsive to any question. She makes herself available even when she is out of the office. Second - we were totally clueless what we were looking for in a house or what town we wanted to buy in. Margie helped us narrow our focus to figure out what we really wanted, and where we really wanted that house to be. Third she has an incredible network, when she was out of town one of her colleagues was able to step in and show us a home that we wanted to see one night after work. Finally and most important spending a lot of time with Margie over the buying process could not be more enjoyable. She is so kind, great to talk and extremely knowledgeable. Margie also knew exactly when to push the other realtor for what we wanted and also knew how to tell us very gently if we were asking for too much. She was able to find the perfect balance, we are so thankful for Margie's help buying out first home together.”

★★★★★
“Irene was an absolute delight to work with! We purchased and sold a home with her. She made sure we sold our home by putting many hours into and showings. We not found an amazing real estate agent, but we made a friend as well."Bought and sold a Single Family home | Barnstable, MA.

★★★★★
”We have purchased 2 homes with Margie and sold 1. She is absolutely the best on the south shore. She was very diligent and wa on top of all the small details at all times.”

★★★★★
“My husband and I met Irene at one of her and we all just hit it off well. We had been looking a home on Cape Cod 3 years, after speaking with Irene about what we were looking she hit the ground running and NEVER stopped. Irene was sending us homes on her site every day and after about 2-3 months she found us a home, actually two but the first one was bought out from under us. Irene guided us all the through the closing and is still helping us with the renovation we're doing. If I knew Irene before the 3 years I was looking we would have had a home long ago.” Bought a Single Family home | Yarmouth Port, MA.

★★★★★
”We could not have asked for a better experience!! Margie always made herself available to assist us with any ask we had! She is extremely knowledgable and works very effeciently! We would highly recommend”

★★★★★
“Ms. Cook was most helpful every step of the journey. She listened to our wants and needs, followed through and helped us find exactly what we wanted in our new Centerville home. She is the ultimate professional and a wonderful lady.” Bought a Single Family home | Centerville, MA.

★★★★★
”Margie was great from start to finish. She was very responsive. She knew the market very well and how to price my condo. The advice from Margie and the stager she provided on prepping the property for sale was invaluable. There were many small changes recommended and some I would have hesitated to implement but I trusted her advice and it really paid off handsomely. She was right on top of all of the details right through the closing everything went so smoothly. I was totally comfortable working with Margie and can’t recommend her highly enough.”

★★★★★
“Irene was great! She was so helpful every step of the way, from when we first started looking at properties all the way past the closing. As a first time buyer, the entire process could be a bit confusing and overwhelming, but Irene made things easy and was attentive and responsive to any questions I had. She really cared about finding the right home for me. I highly recommend Irene if you are looking to buy!” Bought a Condo home | South Boston, MA.

★★★★★
”As first time home buyers we didn't really know where to start. She was knowledgeable, responsive and trustworthy. While purchasing in the time of COVID we felt safe and knew Margie truly had our best interest at heart. Any time we had an issue or concern she responded within minutes. We can't recommend Margie enough!!!”

★★★★★
“Awesome!! She became a friend during this journey. Someone I counted on and was always there. Irene worked with my crazy work schedule. Not always easy. Working during a pandemic was challenging but Irene was steady as a rock. She said she would walk me through this and she did. I lovingly refer to Irene as a "pit bull with lipstick". Don’t let the manicured nails and cute clothes fool you. This lady knows her stuff. Although I’m thrilled with my new home, it was bittersweet to not have her or her team to talk to as often now. Irene pulled an amazing group of people to assist me. They got it done!!!"

★★★★★
“Margie was great to work with. As first time home buyers her expertise was so valuable. She walked us through every step of the process, being completely responsive to all our questions, and we ended up with a dream home.”

★★★★★
“Irene was amazing. She was a great friend and asset in understanding what we ultimately wanted. Her insights into neighborhoods, red flags on properties, and the great work ethic made the process so informative. She was readily available for any question and was the fighter in our corner when we needed her. I couldn't have asked for anything more from a real estate agent. She was a superhero.” Bought a Couple Home | Boston, MA

★★★★★
”We are so happy we chose Margie to represent us when we put our home on the market this past spring! She was thoroughly professional and gave us the honest truth about what we needed to do beforehand to attract the most interest. There were some things we were reluctant to do but she was absolutely right. Once they were done, the house looked beautiful and was sold the very first day on the market at top dollar!! The entire process from start to finish went very smoothly without a hitch. We would highly recommend Margie to anyone who wants to work with the best!!”

★★★★★
“Irene was wonderful to work with from day 1. Being first-time home buyers, we were somewhat overwhelmed with the process but Irene was super patient with us - not to mention extremely knowledgeable and competent. We had tons of questions and she took the time to respond to each one (and responded quickly!). She knew all about the areas we were interested in and had lots of great tips on things to look out for. If we go through this process again one day we wouldn't hesitate to work with Irene -- we couldn't recommend her more highly!” Bought a Single Family Home | Arlington, MA

★★★★★
”Margie is a true professional who knows how to market a home and work with buyers. Our experience as a seller with Margie was excellent and she will be our first recommendation to anyone who should ask. It was a real pleasure to work with her.”

★★★★★
”Margie was great. She was thorough and spot on with my market analysis and her approach to marketing my house. We got an offer above asking price right after our open house. We closed on our sale and purchase and all went smoothly. I highly recommend Margie.” - Marybethe

★★★★★
”We used Margie to sell our home. Here's why we would highly recommend Margie: * She has great insight into how to stage your home to show it in its best light. * She is good with numbers and will do the background analysis on other sales in the area * She has many years of experience and will tell you - based on experience - when to negotiate on things, and when to let it go. * She is good with follow up and detail and is always available. * She is well respected and connected in the local real estate network, which makes it easy to close a deal. Margie is really, really good at what she does. We would highly recommend her!” - Laurie

★★★★★
”We were very pleased with our experience with selling our house through Margie. She knew what needed to get it sold quickly and at a great price. She was on top of everything with plenty of time to get it all done. We would definitely use her again if given the opportunity.” - Katie

★★★★★
”Irene and team were amazing! She is very passionate about helping buyers and sellers achieve thier real estate goals. As an out of town buyer, it was important to find an agent with proven expertise on the Cape. Irene exceeded all expectations and we couldn't be happier with the results. For an expert agent in the Cape Cod area, look no further.” - Victor

★★★★★
”Extremely helpful in evaluating the home, deciding how much to offer, negotiating strategy, and issues that arose after offer was accepted right up to settlement..”

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𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝗼𝐬𝐭𝗼𝐧 𝐭𝗼 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐂𝗼𝐝

After 40 combined years of helping clients from Boston to the Cape Cod markets to sell and buy homes, we've formed Cook & McShane to better serve our clients and their real estate needs. Why work with us?

White-Glove Service: Our new team brings new opportunities of 24/7 service, in-depth knowledge of the local market, and exceptional service.

In-Depth Expertise: Our satisfied clients from Boston to Cape Cod, paired with our strong referral business, have shown us that results-oriented professionals are what buyers and sellers appreciate and respect. Leaning into our decades of expertise in these markets, we have extensive knowledge of what drives the business and how to achieve the best result. Given the magnitude of our newly-joined networks, we will get the job done with care and professionalism. Our team is ready to serve you with an expertise from Boston to Cape Cod

Unmatched Specialities: We are thrilled to combine our specialties of communication, marketing, negotiation and business leadership with our cutting-edge Compass tools & technology for a seamless buying and/or selling experience.

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Cook & McShane Team’s Listings

Listed By Compass
20 Bay Shore Road

Hyannis, MA 02601

$4,750,000
5 BD
3.5 BA
2,620 SF
Listed By Compass
15 Open Trail Road

Sandwich, MA 02563

$1,495,000
3 BD
5.5 BA
3,680 SF
Listed By Compass
Pending
752 Main Street

Yarmouth, MA 02675

$669,900
4 BD
3 BA
2,268 SF
Listed By Compass
Contingent
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295 Pheasant Hill Circle

Cotuit, MA 02635

$649,000
3 BD
2 BA
1,500 SF