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Dale Cooke REALTOR®/Broker

Dale Cooke Team and Absolute Realty - bringing together personal attention and the best-selling real estate company in Chapel Hill and Pittsboro NC.  Offering professional advice and guidance and helping home buyers and sellers achieve their dreams. Call us today and find out why we are the leader in helping people with Chatham County real estate.

For Sellers

 I will be your Trusted Advisor - When deciding to sell your home, you will be faced with many decisions and each of those decisions will impact the net proceeds to you and time on the market. One of my most important responsibilities is to provide you with professional advice to help you sell your home for the most profit and according to your time schedule.

Being fully committed to your best interests is my responsibility.  I know that there can be many challenges when selling your home and it is my job to anticipate problems, concerns or issues so that a resolution can be implemented quickly. Trust that I will be with you every step of the way!

Today’s world of selling houses is very competitive and your  home must stand out from the competition.  Drawing attention to your listing with professional marketing is important because it means better offers and a more expedient sale.

For Buyers

Buying a house may be the most complicated financial process of your entire life. Luckily, you have come to the right team!

Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a house is a financial and emotional decision that requires the experience and support of a team of reliable professionals to help guide you through an increasingly difficult process.

As your Buyer’s Representative, I can make the process of finding your dream home much easier and more efficient than if you attempt it yourself. I can help you secure financing, guide you to local communities, help you determine your home buying budget, and prioritize a list of essential features that you need in your next home. I’ll save you valuable time by finding the home that best suits your requirements.

In the maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing, and negotiating, it makes sense to work with professionals who know the community and much more. Backed by the professional support from Absolute Realty, I will be there to make the process go smoothly.

It’s our job to look after your best interests, and we do so at no cost to you as a buyer when you purchase a home in the multiple listing service. 

Most first-time buyers and many that are moving up need to finance their home purchase, and a consultation with a mortgage lender is a crucial step in the process. Find out how much you can afford before you begin your home search. We are here to help you get that all important Mortgage Approval so you can buy the home of your dreams.

Now that you know how much home you can afford, a quick search on our site will bring up thousands of NC Triangle homes for sale.  Educating yourself on our local Triangle market and working with the Cooke Team can help you narrow your priorities and make an informed decision about which home to choose.

No one can know for sure what will happen to housing values, so you should choose to buy a home that meets your needs and priorities and you’ll be happy living in it for years to come.

 

The cost of financing your home purchase is usually greater than the price of the home itself (after interest, closing costs, and taxes are added). Get as much information as possible regarding your mortgage options and other costs.

While much attention is paid to the asking price of a home, a proposal to buy includes both the price and terms. In some cases, terms can represent thousands of dollars in additional value—or additional costs—for buyers.

No sensible car owner would drive without insurance, so it figures that no homeowner should be without insurance, either. Real estate insurance protects owners in the event of catastrophe. If something goes wrong, insurance can be the bargain of a lifetime.

The closing process, also known as “settlement” or “escrow,” is increasingly computerized and automated. In practice, closings bring together a variety of parties who are part of the real estate transaction.

You’ve done it. You’ve looked at properties, made an offer, obtained financing, and gone to closing. The home is yours. Is there any more to the home-buying process? Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a repeat buyer, you’ll want to take several more steps.

The Cooke Team is proud to offer the highest level of service and expertise. Learn more about how our team achieves success below! 

Buyers’ Representation

As your Buyer’s Representative, Dale can make the process of finding your dream home much easier and more efficient than if you attempt it yourself. We can help you secure financing, guide you to local communities, help you determine your home buying budget, and prioritize a list of essential features that you need in your next home. We’ll save you valuable time by finding the home that best suits your requirements.

Once you’ve found the home that catches your eye, we’ll look at comparable properties in the area to help determine a competitive purchase offer. Then we’ll negotiate on your behalf with the seller to make sure you get the most favorable terms.

It’s our job to look after your best interests, and we do so at no cost to you as a buyer when you purchase a home in the multi list service.

Sellers’ Representation 

The Cooke Team will be your Trusted Advisors - When deciding to sell your home, you will be faced with many decisions and each of those decisions will impact your time on the market and your net proceeds. One of our most important responsibilities is to provide you with professional advice to help you sell your home for the most profit and according to your time schedule.

Thinking about selling your house on your own? Well that can be more overwhelming than you realize! There’s advertising to plan and budget, open houses and private showings to arrange, purchase offers to negotiate, contract contingencies to worry about, and increasingly complicated paperwork to fill out to avoid the legal pitfalls. Make it easy on yourself by allowing the seasoned professionals of Cooke’s Coastal Homes to assist you in selling your house. We have extensive experience marketing properties using the latest and proven internet strategies.

First, we’ll perform a comparable market analysis to you determine the most appropriate price for your home. Then we’ll provide home staging advice, suggest landscaping changes and home improvements you may want to make that will help draw buyers in.

When it comes to negotiating a purchase offer, we’ll make sure that you get the best price the market will allow. We’ll help you understand contract contingencies and details of the closing process, in addition to handling all the paperwork for you. Being fully committed to your best interests is our responsibility and we will be with you every step of the way!

The Cooke Team will be your Trusted Advisors - When deciding to sell your home, you will be faced with many decisions and each of those decisions will impact the net proceeds to you and time on the market. One of our most important responsibilities is to provide you with professional advice to help you sell your home for the most profit and according to your time schedule.

Being fully committed to your best interests is our responsibility.  We know there can be many challenges when selling your home and it is our job to anticipate problems, concerns or issues so that a resolution can be implemented quickly. We will be with you every step of the way!

Today’s world of selling houses is very competitive and a home must stand out from the competition.  Drawing attention to your listing is important because it means better offers and a more expedient sale.

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