Michelle Cook

Michelle Cook

REALTOR® | DRE# 01451543

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Wittenberg University - Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and History

Salzburg College, Salzburg, Austria

Client Testimonials

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"Awesome service - highly recommend Michelle Cook Real Estate if you are looking to buy or sell a home Michelle Cook helped us buy a new home in Santa Barbara after we had used another agent for 3 months. She knew exactly what we wanted and what we should be paying for that area. We are happy with her service and if you need a realtor in the Santa Barbara Montecito CA area, give her a call."

"3 Words that I don't use lightly. Trustworthy. Competent. Connected. Trustworthy - Michelle did everything she said she would do plus MORE! Honest and upfront all the way through. Competent - In less than 1 week, Michelle had our home under contract! Connected - I know lots of realtors, brokers and other housing service professionals in town. Michelle is highly respected and trusted by all of them. Doubtful we will ever leave the magical new home we now live in thanks to Michelle, but if we ever do, we won't use anyone else for the next sale or purchase in Santa Barbara!"

"Quite simply, Michelle is the best in the business. Knowledgeable, personable, and completely dedicated to working in my best interest, Michelle Cook could not have been more committed to helping me find, and then successfully close on my dream home. She went above and beyond when the seller tried to get shady and tank our deal. (It didn't work, we successfully closed on time with no extra expenses.) She is the ultimate full service Realtor, with whom working is a true pleasure! I would recommend Michelle every time!"

"Michelle Cook made it happen that I bought the perfect home, at the perfect time, and for the perfect price. I was new to the Santa Barbara marketplace and Michelle sent new listings for several months. She kept me informed about trends, unlisted properties, and nailed down what I was looking for. I let Michelle know when I was ready to make the move and she put together tours of multiple properties not just in Santa Barbara, but also Santa Ynez Valley, Ojai, and Ventura. She spent hours researching the listings, speaking with the other agents, and arranging comprehensive tours. By the time we came across the house she would help me buy, I had all the information I needed to negotiate successfully from a position of strength. As my agent, she employed great due diligence and made sure that she was representing what I wanted. But most importantly, her collegial and results-oriented communications with the other agent and attorney fostered the environment for success. Once the agreement was made, Michelle shifted gears. She was the one who kept all the other parties on track and moving forward. On more than one occasion, someone on one of the other sides dropped the ball threatening to stall the process. Michelle was proactive in keeping that ball moving forward and we closed in less than 30 days. That would not have happened without her. Working with Michelle means working with someone who exudes high energy, high integrity, great communication skills, and genuine love for her job and the people with whom she interacts."

"I have known Michelle for close to 5 years and just closed escrow on my third home purchase with her. Michelle’s energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of the local real estate market are invaluable and make working with her a joy. On my most recent purchase she worked tirelessly to clear up a few issues that could have caused problems for me down the road. When working with Michelle, I really feel like she is working for me and has my best interests at heart. Next time I’m ready to buy, first thing I will do is give Michelle a call!" - William

About Michelle
Native to New England, Michelle graduated from Wittenberg University in Ohio with degrees in Psychology and History. After college, Michelle headed West ‘just for the summer’ and as so many others have done, she instantly fell in love with Santa Barbara and the California lifestyle and has never left. It was here that she began a career in retail management developing a broad based business background. Opportunity came her way and after nearly 20 years, she departed from her highly rewarding and high profile positions and turned her attention to Real Estate. This transition was natural as she was able to use her corporate background rich in sales and management to offer solid experienced-based business acumen, sharp negotiation skills and a high level of professionalism to her clients.

Now, as a Santa Barbara resident for over three decades Michelle has become a well respected and successful Realtor who brings an in-depth knowledge of the area, its services, neighborhoods, schools and its people. She is a consistent top producing agent in the Santa Barbara area and has enjoyed sustained success ranking in the top 1% of agents nationwide and locally. With 20 years of knowledge and proven results, she is the consummate professional. Driven by her integrity and enthusiasm, she repeatedly delivers a concierge level of service and has built an impressive referral based portfolio of loyal clients. She prides herself on the relationships she builds and maintains with her clients and finds herself representing them repeatedly on their home purchases and sales. She has recently expanded her reach to represent buyers and sellers in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

Always keeping her mind on ways to give her clients the best experience, Michelle is proud to be associated with Compass, an innovative brokerage bringing fresh ideas to the world of real estate.

Michelle is a member of the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Services and Santa Ynez Multiple Listing Services. She has also recently expanded her reach to represent buyers and sellers in the Coachella Valley.

Michelle Cook’s Listings

a balcony with table and chairs
a terrace view with seating space
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink and cabinets
a front view of a house with a yard
a bathroom with a toilet a sink and bathtub
a view of a dining room with furniture window and outside view
a bedroom with a bed window and a potted plant
a large bed sitting in a bedroom next to a window
a bathroom with a sink a vanity and a mirror
a utility room with dryer and washer
a living room with furniture a flat screen tv and a fireplace
a living room with furniture a flat screen tv and a large window
a view of a dining room with furniture window and outside view
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink a stove and refrigerator
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a view of a pathway
a view of a lake
a bedroom with a bed and furniture
a kitchen with sink and potted plant
a living room with furniture and a large window
a view of a white house with a yard and sitting area
a view of a town with mountains in the background
Listed By Compass


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