About

Knowledge, experience, and expertise in our Real Estate market………that is what we bring to you. Our team approach provides for double the coverage and a merging of points of view that result in a more targeted and honed marketing approach for your property. Combined, we have over 40 years residential real estate experience.

Our approach and diverse skill set are highly valued by our clients. With individual backgrounds in Landscape Architecture and finance, plus training in negotiation and luxury marketing, we provide clients with superior property merchandising, global internet strategies, deep market knowledge, and comprehensive home valuation.

We bring passion, attention to detail, and a concierge level of service to our real estate practice and are committed to represent and care for our clients beyond what is expected. Tapping into our intuitive and creative abilities, our goal is to seamlessly guide you through the process of selling your property.

We continually strive to provide unprecedented client care with the highest integrity, resulting in over 85-90% of our business coming from referrals and past clients. In our spare time we enjoy travel, fine dining and cooking, wine tasting, ball room dancing, reading, community service and spending time with our families.

What our Clients are Saying

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"Linda and Frank Cookson helped us tremendously in two transactions, in selling our Danville home and in purchasing a new home. The following is a list of criteria that we feel set Linda and Frank apart from other realtors in the area: o they are responsive, answering each and every phone call, texting back immediately, and responding efficiently and to the point in emails o have a sense of humor during what can be a stressful time o do above and beyond what is required - help vacuum, turn on lights, make sure house is beautiful before showings o always professional and relatable and kind and genuine o care for their customers the whole way through, checking up even after the transaction is complete We would enlist the help of Linda and Frank again in the future and will continue to refer them. In our opinion, it doesn't get any better than this team. - Tori Delli Santi

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"They recommended a contractor who did a very fast job. We put $120K into the re-model and we calculate we got $250K back as a result. Plus, the house sold even before the first open house! Linda did the staging herself - she has an amazing eye for style, and it showed in the staging and in the re-model design. Both Linda and Frank were very professional and guided us skillfully through some stressful times, always patient and always logical. Very impressive! - Thomas King Retired

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"Linda and Frank Cookson did an awesome job for us. From the time when we originally consulted with them about our potential relocation plans away from the Bay Area, to getting our property market-ready, and to when we actually closed on its sale, they were a valuable and knowledgeable resource to us. In addition to their professionalism and deep knowledge of the market and all aspects of the selling process, they are extremely nice people whom we felt comfortable with. Linda also found for us through the Paragon referral system a great agent in Washington state that we worked very well with in purchasing our current home. We would gladly recommend the Cooksons and Paragon to anyone. - Jeffrey Stearns Holmwood

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"Linda and Frank were great. Our house sold quickly at a good price. - Richard Bouwer

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"We highly recommend Linda and Frank Cookson. They helped us buy our home in Danville in 2009 which was a great choice, and were very professional and helped us through the entire process. Since then Linda and Frank have served as a great resource when we need a referrals to people who can work on our home, and recently Linda and Frank came over to look at our home and to help us think through a potential remodel from their perspective. - David G

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"Hank and I have always thought of you as the ultimate in what a realtor should be. The way you kept us posted all the time on the move to San Ramon, the quick return of phone calls and the patience of a saint as you worked so hard to find us the perfect home. We loved our home there and the area in general. You made it possible. Please keep in touch as time goes by, Linda. We considered you a friend as well as a super house finder. - Bette Benjamin

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"Linda and Frank Cookson were absolutely invaluable when it came to our 1031 Exchange. Starting with directing us to a competent 1031 Exchange Coordinator and, ending in the escrow office just 30 days after we began the process, they were amazing. They listened carefully to what we told them we were looking for in an exchange property and guided us each step of the way. They were always available to answer any questions and assisted us in finding quality vendors. They even helped us secure a tenant for our property before the close of escrow! Linda and Frank's experience and expertise was always very reassuring and gave us peace of mind throughout the whole process. - Robert and Wendy Stannard

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"I planned to sell one single family home and buy two. Linda and Frank recommended a 1031 exchange facilitator and a great mortgage broker so that I was competitive with the all-cash purchasers and they helped navigate thru the inspection process and negotiations to close the deals. The 1031 exchanges were successfully completed well within the IRS timeframe. They even recommended contractors to help me with some of the work needed on the properties; both properties are now rented and my cash flow has improved significantly. I would highly recommend Linda and Frank …they are experienced, professional and a pleasure to work with. - Sue Nutter

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"First let me say I miss you and Frank. On several occasions I have declared my high regard for you both and will so again and to anyone who I can. We have never experienced a better transaction of similar magnitude. You kept it simple, gave unassailable advice and moved like lightning. We are thrilled with the outcome but still shocked at the quality of the journey. And the icing is we feel like we made new friends. - Jeff and Jackie Williams

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"Linda and Frank Cookson tailored their services to our specific, individual needs and are extremely personable, caring and patient. They took the time to provide excellent counseling in the preparation of our home for market. Their expertise in luxury, marketing programs and affiliations better positioned our home to appeal to the greatest number of buyers and to get the highest price possible. Their strong negotiating and communication skills served us well. Because Linda and Frank really took the time to understand our goals and objectives, they made the whole process of buying and selling a home seamless. - David Bowlby

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""Linda and Frank were excellent on everything from explaining the process to executing the transaction. This is our second transaction with them, and their work is excellent! During our first transaction, they helped us not only to find the right house, but the right neighborhood! They were extremely patient with us and made our relocation process a breeze…… Both into and out of California! We will be happy to use their services again, and for sure, recommend them to friends and coworkers!" - Jose & Jessica Velasco

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"We met Linda and Frank at an open house. They provided lots of information in an easy to understand manner for first time home buyers. Linda and Frank showed patience and a willingness to help us realize our goals. We felt our best interests were kept in mind and protected during the transaction and appreciated their timely responses. Their diligence and creativity resulted in finding us the perfect house at a great price! - Tanya & Sean Dari

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"It was the most efficient and personal care I could ever experience!! I can't say enough about how grateful I am. I highly recommend Linda and Frank to my friends and colleagues…..in addition to being very professional, they understand individual needs and circumstances and tailor their services accordingly. They provided me peace of mind and extraordinary care! - Jana Tomsky

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"From the moment I first spoke with you on the phone, Linda, I knew that you would be the person I would trust to take us through the process. You listened to my initial desires for selling, provided accurate and thoughtful insight, and consistently followed up in a timely manner. Other agents we had attempted to contact regarding properties never returned calls, or never seemed interested in finding out who we were. But you took the time, and that made all the difference! You spent countless hours guiding us through the selling process, even arranging to have most documents signed online, which worked perfectly for our chaotic lives! You understood the needs of our family, and took that into consideration with all parts of the process. Given the challenges of selling and purchasing, we might have given up mid-way! However, it was your constant attention to detail, encouragement, and positive attitude that kept us focused and sure that we were doing the right thing. We always felt like you had our best interests in mind with each and every interaction that took place. - Stephanie & Shawn Hampton

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""From the moment we met Linda and Frank -- from their presentation all the way through the pricing, the marketing and, finally, the negotiating -- we knew we were in good hands. After the house was listed, you were constantly analyzing the market - what was selling, what wasn't, what was new on the market and possibly competing with our house… Frank's technical expertise and knowledge of internet sites added tremendously to the marketing exposure - something I now realize is very, very necessary in this day and age, and having a website with our very own address was beyond anything I would have expected… Regarding the internet, I must say it was astonishing how quickly you and/or Frank would respond to my emails, and the very same was true of phone messages. Linda, your suggestions for "staging" the home were so right-on - and your hand-holding and pep talks while the house was transformed were appreciated… Linda you are a perfectionist, and it shows in everything you do. As a matter of fact, Frank is as well - you two know what turns buyers on and off, the little things that make a difference… I cannot thank them enough for handling every single detail - and for always being available, for listening, and for anticipating our angst. Selling a home is certainly not a science, but, as much as it can be, they have made is so, with their understanding of all the facets and nuances of the process. Add to that your work ethic, your kindness, your tactfulness, the respect that you obviously have from your colleagues in the field, and frankly, we believe you set the standard for what a homeowner should expect from his broker. Thanks for working so hard for us!!" - Sherry & Peter Stephens

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"When we relocated from Washington State, we identified certain neighborhoods which reminded us of home. Linda asked us probing questions about our lifestyle and family needs and directed us to a different neighborhood and home which matched our needs perfectly! Her insight, listening skills and neighborhood knowledge were invaluable to our family. - The Tyler's

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"Our home went on the market, sold and closed…all within 18 days! Linda handled everything very smoothly, and beyond her responsibilities. - The Westeen Family

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"I had my home listed with another agent for over 6 months. In that time period, he showed it less than a dozen times and did not demonstrate that he was all that interested in "getting the job done". I took the house off the market and decided to seek the service of another realtor, I chose Linda because: -She's has seen the market come and go, and knows this market!!!! -She promptly visited my property and put together a realistic professional marketing plan -We followed that plan, which included, staging the home and renovation of the kitchen -She conducted private Realtor showings prior to the home going onto the market -More importantly, it sold on the first day Aside from that success, she and her team followed the sale thru closing and provided knowledge and understanding beyond what I had become accustomed to from real estate professionals. She made it look easy! I have, and will continue to recommend Linda to my family and friends. As an added bonus, she and her husband Frank are extremely pleasant, professional and result oriented "folks". - Jim & Rachele Miller

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"Linda strongly protected my interest every step of the way, from house preparation to marketing our home, to negotiations, to close and beyond. I can't say enough about her professionalism, impeccable attention to detail, persistence and follow-through. Her experience and knowledge in Real Estate is quite an asset. Linda is an extraordinarily dedicated, hardworking and caring professional. Linda and Frank have truly been a pleasure to work with and have been invaluable partners in selling and finding a new home. - Diane Bloomberg

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"Moving our family from Dallas to Danville was quite a culture and economic shock. Linda coached and nurtured us throughout the buying/rationalization stages of the move. The market was low in inventory and we had seen all the available homes meeting our needs. Linda was on top of things - she knew exactly what we wanted. When the "perfect home" for us became available, after having sold to someone else, Linda's persistence and diligence resulted in it miraculously becoming ours. After 5 relocations and several realtors, Linda is #1 by a long shot. - The Murphy Family

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"We have purchased and sold 3 homes with Linda in 2 ½ years. We chose Linda because of her professionalism, knowledge, and warm personality. Besides her great follow up and kindness, Linda was sensitive to our busy work schedules and managed to control the buying/selling process to minimize disruptions. Linda's follow through after close of escrow is remarkable and she is always willing to discuss and comment on our remodeling ideas. Linda has become a friend" - The Fitzgerald's

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"Linda was always so willing to help in every way, from initially preparing our house for sale to answering questions and always returned our calls promptly. I would highly recommend her to any of our friends - The Rottman Family

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"When we listed our home with Linda, we owned two homes. After interviewing other agents we put our trust in Linda. Not only did she sell our home within 30 days, but she sold it for full price! We would never think of selling our home with anyone else. - The Phillip's Family

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"My house was originally on the market with another agent and it did not sell. Linda sold my house in less than thirty days! Linda was aggressive without being pushy; struck me as professional and competent. She was thorough and knowledgeable; I was able to trust her completely! Terrific! - Bruce Schaefer

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