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Michelle Cook


Growing up in New England, but calling Santa Barbara home for over forty years, Michelle likes to think of herself as a ‘native’ Santa Barbarian.

After 2 decades as a Santa Barbara Realtor, she is a seasoned top producing agent both locally and nationally. Respected by her peers and clients alike, she is known for her high level of professionalism, her solid negotiating skills, as well as her integrity and her enthusiasm. Well-versed in every aspect of the local real estate market she devotes her energy and commitment to every client to ensure a positive and seamless experience. Michelle’s clients are always her top priority, as is evidenced by the referrals and repeat clients that make up a majority of her business and is testament to the high level of service she provides and her clients appreciation for her efforts and dedication to them.

~Your vision is her purpose~

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"From first talking to Michelle and her wonderful assistant, Michelle, my experience has been nothing short of amazing. I have been involved in over a dozen transactions and her professionalism is on point. I never felt for a second I was bothering her and she always was transparent in everything along the way even until...

Ronald Richmann

Both of my daughters live in Santa Barbara and I visit frequently from San Francisco. My younger daughter (Michelle!) and I first met Michelle Cook when we were strolling in her (both my daughter’s and Michelle Cook’s)neighborhood and stopped in to look at a charming house that was for sale. Michelle was there, and we...

Carol Douglas

After our rocky beginning with another real estate agent, we hired Michelle to sell our home. She sold our home quickly and for a great price. Michelle handled the business details skillfully as well as the building inspectors, termite inspectors, etc. etc. Her relationship with the buyer and his agent was cordial but our interests...

Joan and Jerry Fallert

When we met Michelle Cook, my wife and I had given up on finding the right home for our growing family. Over three years we had worked with three different agents and had seen countless homes. Michelle’s referral, from a mutual friend, was a breath of fresh air. She showed us several houses and really...

Matt and Claudia

As a first time homebuyer, I had a long wish list of desired features but without the huge budget to match! I started working with Michelle to find a property several years ago and she remained extremely patient as we looked at numerous properties until the right one came along. I found her to be...

Jessica Blazer

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...

Dr. William McRee

We met Michelle last spring through our son and daughter-in-law. When we found out she was a real estate agent we told her we wanted to move to Santa Barbara to be near our first grandchild. She said to let her know when we were ready. We called to say we were coming and she...

Dell and Joe Richardson

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 a first time buyer, Michelle sent new listings for several months. She kept me informed about trends, unlisted properties, and nailed down what I was looking...

Charles McChesney

Our home had been on the market for 18 months with another agent and had no serious offers. It was time to start fresh with a new agent and a new approach. Michelle Cook was referred to us by an agent in another city. We interviewed other agents and were very impressed by her professionalism...

Nina & David Cowin

When the time came to sell my family home, I called Michelle Cook with Sotheby’s International Realty. Having come from a family of realtors, I knew the process of selling a house could be, at times, daunting. From the moment I made the call, Michelle made this sale effortless. She helped us walk through every...

Chris Sobenes
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