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After 5 years of Residential Sales and Property Management with the Cooke-Knapp Real Estate Group (wherein we enjoyed several years of being Multi-Million Dollar Producers!), I became a member of the "Best of The Best" Team of Beverly-Hanks…Read More

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As a Native Tarheel (I grew up in Ava Gardner's hometown of Smithfield), I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1981 with a BA Degree in Political Science and Speech Communications. Was elected into the Student Government Council.

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Testimonials

He was very professional but easy to talk to and he always came through with whatever he said that he would do for us. We were very satisfied with his work and also to say that Laura Flores was also always there for us when we needed help or…Read More

Susan Neil, Hendersonville. NC

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Rich was a pleasure to work with during the entire home buying process. His professional attitude, knowledge of the area, network of professional resources and patience helped to keep us informed from initial contact to the closing.

Curt and Carla, Hendersonville, NC

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If you are searching for a Realtor to work with, then contact Rich Cooke. I assure you , you will be satisfied with his ability and knowledge of current real estate conditions in the Western North Carolina area! Explain to him your needs…Read More

Captain Ed Knapp USN (ret.)

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Rich knows the area and is very professional. I get updates on the market conditions on a regular basis. Our last sale went smoothly and Rich is the go-to guy.

Lance Carbone, Pembroke Pines

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from beginning to the end rich was great , I don't know how he put up with the buyer rich gave his all on this one, should be agent of the year.

jack dutra

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Rich was a helpful tool In selling our house! He let us know what was going on at all times and had very helpful advice when we needed it. I would recommend Rich Cooke to make the sell of your house anytime

Chi Shipman Hendersonville

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Have known Rich for many years.....would always use him again and recommend him to others. His knowledge and caring ways are greatly appreciated. Kept me informed, always there to answer ANY questions I had. He is an asset to your business.…Read More

Millie Nodurft, Laurel Park, N.C.

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Rich is organized and always does what he says he will do. You do not have to keep after him. Rich keeps his word which is most important to me. I know Rich from another purchase and after dealing with him again can say in all honesty that…Read More

Wayne M. Arcuri

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I have and will continue to recommend Rich Cooke as an effective real estate agent. Rich quickly zeroed in on my needs and found the perfect home for me. He was very patient, personable and professional. I appreciated his immense knowledge…Read More

Marjorie W. Phipps

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Rich Cook was excellent in assisting me with many offers and troublesome prospective buyers with 3 closings falling through within 7-10 days of closing. Numerous issues needed to be resolved and Rich helped with everything and provided me w/excellent…Read More

P. Newell

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Rich, is genuine, he truly cares about his clients and is willing to go the extra mile for them. He helped us buy and sell our first home, which made the process a lot less stressful! We would and have recommended Rich to others seeking an experienced…Read More

Stuart & Shannon Twiddy, New Bern, NC

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We made several trips to Hendersonville to look at condos. Rich was accommodating and never made us feel rushed even though our price point was rather low. We had to do everything long distance and Rich was easily accessible and always quickly…Read More

Sharon Eng, Hendersonville

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Rich Cooke was very knowledgeable, flexible and accommodating. Great guy! We are new to North Carolina. Rich Cooke helped us navigate the state's purchase and closing process.

Rodney & Susan Worrell

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Rich Cooke did an excellent job marketing and selling our mother's condo. He was very realistic about setting the asking price and his suggestions proved to help us sell this property. This sale was somewhat difficult for us emotionally and…Read More

Lisa Gray Atlanta, Ga.

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We met Rich two years ago when he was an agent with Keller Williams. In the past two plus years he has answered hundreds of inquiries as well as patiently shown us house after house until "the one" popped up. He is very knowledgeable, very…Read More

Jennifer and Franco Zanetti, Atlanta Georgia and Valdagno Italy

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Rich was wonderful to work with and we knew he always had our best interests in mind. He helped us deal with any problems that arose and had good suggestions as to how to solve them. Even though he was dealing with the folks who were buying…Read More

Mary Ellen Frier, Hendersonville

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When my husband and I first met with Rich, we left our meeting with the feeling that he was genuinely concerned with our needs and requirements. My husband is disabled, so we were looking for handicap accessible homes and other criteria for…Read More

James and Teresa Chambers, Hendersonville, NC

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We found Rich Cooke's professionalism above excellent, especially his patience and perseverance. No kidding. We really did have the best search and purchase experience ever.

Victoria Kolb Highlands NC

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I've known Rich for years. I trust him to get the job done. And he did. Very well at that. I have already referred Rich and would again.

Becky Brown, Easley

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Rich Cooke has both sold a property for us and helped my husband and I buy two additional properties in the last year. Rich is truly 'one-stop' shopping...he has professional resources for inspections and any other work that needs to be completed…Read More

Judy Babb, Hendersonville, NC

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Rich - You made selling my mothers home effortless. I didn't know how I was going to be able to be in two places at one time, living and working in Portland Maine while moms house was located in Hendersonville. Rich kept me posted at every turn.…Read More

Vickie Popanz. Portland Maine and Hendersonville NC

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3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,800 sq ft

$450,000 Original: $465,000

520 Patterson Road
Hendersonville 28739

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,976 sq ft

$250,000

1103 Fleetwood Plaza
Laurel Park 28739

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$50,000

67 Mimosa Way
Hendersonville 28739

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$42,000

Lot 69 Indigo Way
Laurel Park 28739

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$49,000 Original: $58,000

106 Nimbus Lane
Laurel Park 28739

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,278 sq ft

$140,000 Original: $139,000

1405 Deermouse Way
Hendersonville 28792

bed  ·   bath  ·  5,404 sq ft

$455,000 Original: $500,000

507 Fifth Avenue
Hendersonville 28739

4 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,639 sq ft

$255,000 Original: $285,000

1007 Park Place Trail
Hendersonville 28792

bed  ·   bath  ·  0 sq ft

$35,000 Original: $49,000

122 Timber Creek Road
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,700 sq ft

$140,000 Original: $160,000

765 Jackson Loop Road
Flat Rock 28731

4 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  3,680 sq ft

$318,500 Original: $350,000

162 Pottery Terrace Trail
Flat Rock 28731

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,010 sq ft

$171,000 Original: $179,000

91 Swift Creek Road
Fletcher 28732

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,340 sq ft

$158,000 Original: $170,000

5 Cedarbrook Drive
Laurel Park 28739

4 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,725 sq ft

$125,000 Original: $150,000

1103 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville 28739

2 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  1,795 sq ft

$225,000 Original: $275,000

1404 Fleetwood Plaza
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,719 sq ft

$260,000 Original: $275,000

350 Orchard Circle
Laurel Park 28739

3 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  5,667 sq ft

$675,000 Original: $745,000

140 Benton Farms Lane
Horse Shoe 28742

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,120 sq ft

$150,000 Original: $145,000

187 S. Highlander Drive
Hendersonville 28792

2 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  660 sq ft

$110,000 Original: $118,000

421 Blooming Laurel Drive
Hendersonville 28792

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,150 sq ft

$133,500 Original: $138,000

73 Fickley Drive
Hendersonville 28792

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  3,425 sq ft

$388,100 Original: $385,000

25 Weston Way
Fletcher 28732

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,340 sq ft

$118,000

9 Cedarbrook Drive
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,600 sq ft

$162,000 Original: $170,000

14 N. Willow Wood Tr.
Hendersonville 28739

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,327 sq ft

$95,000 Original: $125,000

211 Juniper Lane
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  4,129 sq ft

$800,000 Original: $850,000

1885 Little River Road
Flat Rock 28731

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,485 sq ft

$195,000 Original: $200,000

4 Pinehurst Court
Etowah 28729

4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,500 sq ft

$237,500 Original: $275,000

1309 Valmont Drive
Hendersonville 28791

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,008 sq ft

$104,000 Original: $113,000

10 Pencross Circle
Etowah 28729

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,590 sq ft

$138,000 Original: $140,000

36 S. Creekside Court
Hendersonville 28791

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,026 sq ft

$82,500 Original: $85,000

28 Capri Lane #1a
Hendersonville 28791

3 bed  ·  1 bath  ·  1,279 sq ft

$134,900

1209 Willow Road
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,106 sq ft

$360,000 Original: $400,000

307 Heathcote Road
Hendersonville 28791

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  3,190 sq ft

$367,000 Original: $389,000

788 Fairgate Drive
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,478 sq ft

$257,500 Original: $285,000

14 Conger Drive
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,160 sq ft

$255,650 Original: $379,900

143 Skyway Drive
Hendersonville 28739

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,648 sq ft

$200,000 Original: $229,000

301 Golfside Drive
Flat Rock 28731

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,583 sq ft

$178,000 Original: $179,900

138 Exeter Court
Hendersonville 28791

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,353 sq ft

$131,300 Original: $129,900

141 C Ewbank Garden Drive
Hendersonville 28791

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,270 sq ft

$95,000 Original: $105,000

2306 Deermouse Way
Hendersonville 28792

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,734 sq ft

$180,000 Original: $199,900

133 Greenfield Lane
Hendersonville 28792

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,460 sq ft

$179,900

38 Meadow Drive
Horse Shoe 28742

4 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  2,500 sq ft

$237,500 Original: $275,000

1309 Valmont Drive
Hendersonville 28791

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,227 sq ft

$400,000 Original: $425,000

19 Southridge
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,819 sq ft

$620,000 Original: $695,000

289 Roberts Drive
Hendersonville 28739

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,390 sq ft

$125,000 Original: $138,999

118 Exeter Court
Hendersonville 28791

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,354 sq ft

$123,000 Original: $134,900

177-c Ewbank Gardens Drive
Hendersonville 28791

2 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,317 sq ft

$154,946 Original: $159,900

688 E. Park Place
Hendersonville 28791

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  3,250 sq ft

$194,604 Original: $285,000

231 Estate Dr
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  4 bath  ·  4,010 sq ft

$545,000 Original: $799,900

20 Oak Gate Drive
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  2 bath  ·  1,670 sq ft

$165,000 Original: $181,900

1018 Saddlebrook Drive
Hendersonville 28739

3 bed  ·  3 bath  ·  2,069 sq ft

$183,600 Original: $199,500

44 Grey Fox Trail
Hendersonville 28739

He was very professional but easy to talk to and he always came through with whatever he said that he would do for us. We were very satisfied with his work and also to say that Laura Flores was also always there for us when we needed help or information.

Susan Neil, Hendersonville. NC

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Rich was a pleasure to work with during the entire home buying process. His professional attitude, knowledge of the area, network of professional resources and patience helped to keep us informed from initial contact to the closing.

Curt and Carla, Hendersonville, NC

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If you are searching for a Realtor to work with, then contact Rich Cooke. I assure you , you will be satisfied with his ability and knowledge of current real estate conditions in the Western North Carolina area! Explain to him your needs and then sit back to enjoy the experience.

Captain Ed Knapp USN (ret.)

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Rich knows the area and is very professional. I get updates on the market conditions on a regular basis. Our last sale went smoothly and Rich is the go-to guy.

Lance Carbone, Pembroke Pines

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from beginning to the end rich was great , I don't know how he put up with the buyer rich gave his all on this one, should be agent of the year.

jack dutra

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Rich was a helpful tool In selling our house! He let us know what was going on at all times and had very helpful advice when we needed it. I would recommend Rich Cooke to make the sell of your house anytime

Chi Shipman Hendersonville

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Have known Rich for many years.....would always use him again and recommend him to others. His knowledge and caring ways are greatly appreciated. Kept me informed, always there to answer ANY questions I had. He is an asset to your business. Rich always worked with MY schedule..to meet with me or come by...always a call away and returned calls VERY promptly. Let me know he was working for me. I really appreciated all Rich Cooke did for me in selling my home.

Millie Nodurft, Laurel Park, N.C.

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Rich is organized and always does what he says he will do. You do not have to keep after him. Rich keeps his word which is most important to me. I know Rich from another purchase and after dealing with him again can say in all honesty that there are realtors and then there is Rich Cooke. I would highly recommend that anyone looking to buy or sell a home contact Rich Cooke. We were not sorry and I know they will not be either. Sincerely, Wayne M. Arcuri

Wayne M. Arcuri

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I have and will continue to recommend Rich Cooke as an effective real estate agent. Rich quickly zeroed in on my needs and found the perfect home for me. He was very patient, personable and professional. I appreciated his immense knowledge of the area which he so graciously shared. Many thanks to Rich for the excellent service he gave. Marjorie W. Phipps

Marjorie W. Phipps

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Rich Cook was excellent in assisting me with many offers and troublesome prospective buyers with 3 closings falling through within 7-10 days of closing. Numerous issues needed to be resolved and Rich helped with everything and provided me w/excellent advice and put me in touch with the right people to get things resolved in a timely matter when I could do so. He put up with more than his fair share of troubles and issues from buyers as well as the final buyer's attorney who kept asking for more and more to be done. Rich went out of his way to meet me at different locations in the middle of my work day when papers needed to be signed. I couldn't have asked for a better realtor than Rich and I would highly recommend him.

P. Newell

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Rich, is genuine, he truly cares about his clients and is willing to go the extra mile for them. He helped us buy and sell our first home, which made the process a lot less stressful! We would and have recommended Rich to others seeking an experienced and extremely patient realtor. My husband and I consider him a friend. -Shannon & Stuart Twiddy

Stuart & Shannon Twiddy, New Bern, NC

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We made several trips to Hendersonville to look at condos. Rich was accommodating and never made us feel rushed even though our price point was rather low. We had to do everything long distance and Rich was easily accessible and always quickly responsive to texts and emails. He went well beyond what is expected of an agent. We highly recommend Rich Cooke to anyone looking for real estate in the Hendersonville market.

Sharon Eng, Hendersonville

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Rich Cooke was very knowledgeable, flexible and accommodating. Great guy! We are new to North Carolina. Rich Cooke helped us navigate the state's purchase and closing process.

Rodney & Susan Worrell

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Rich Cooke did an excellent job marketing and selling our mother's condo. He was very realistic about setting the asking price and his suggestions proved to help us sell this property. This sale was somewhat difficult for us emotionally and Rich was always very kind in his communications with us. Rich was always aware of the market and always passed his information and knowledge to us. As out-of-town owners we were always sure that Rich was doing everything he could to sell our property. His attitude and reassurance assisted us greatly. Rich Cooke is a superb agent and we would recommend him to anyone interested in buying or selling in the area. He always goes the extra mile for his clients. Even though we had some obstacles to overcome with our condo e.g. significant repairs, Rich remained realistic and optimistic throughout the process. We are very appreciative of all the work Rich Cooke put into marketing and selling our condo and would definitely use his services again!

Lisa Gray Atlanta, Ga.

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We met Rich two years ago when he was an agent with Keller Williams. In the past two plus years he has answered hundreds of inquiries as well as patiently shown us house after house until "the one" popped up. He is very knowledgeable, very thorough, infinitely patient and unfailingly pleasant and very polite. On the occasions when my grandchildren were with me as we looked at houses Rich won them over and is now referred to as "Uncle Rich". I feel that Rich has become a friend and we look forward to continuing our association with him now that we are going to be "neighbors". In my opinion, Rich performed above and beyond the call of duty in every area of interaction with him. I feel that not only did he make the real estate transaction as easy as it could possibly be, he will make the actual process of our relocation equally smooth. I give him the highest rating possible - both as an agent and a human. He is a gem.

Jennifer and Franco Zanetti, Atlanta Georgia and Valdagno Italy

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Rich was wonderful to work with and we knew he always had our best interests in mind. He helped us deal with any problems that arose and had good suggestions as to how to solve them. Even though he was dealing with the folks who were buying the house as well as us, he was always fair and managed to come up with a plan after the inspection that satisfied us and the buyers. But of course the most important thing is that he sold the house in three weeks, and we are grateful for that! Rich was top-notch in everything he did and we will recommend him to others. We had not sold a house for 45 years and he walked us through the process in a caring, patient, knowledgeable way. We knew we could count on him to be truthful and helpful, so we were comfortable following his advice.

Mary Ellen Frier, Hendersonville

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When my husband and I first met with Rich, we left our meeting with the feeling that he was genuinely concerned with our needs and requirements. My husband is disabled, so we were looking for handicap accessible homes and other criteria for his disability.

James and Teresa Chambers, Hendersonville, NC

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We found Rich Cooke's professionalism above excellent, especially his patience and perseverance. No kidding. We really did have the best search and purchase experience ever.

Victoria Kolb Highlands NC

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I've known Rich for years. I trust him to get the job done. And he did. Very well at that. I have already referred Rich and would again.

Becky Brown, Easley

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Rich Cooke has both sold a property for us and helped my husband and I buy two additional properties in the last year. Rich is truly 'one-stop' shopping...he has professional resources for inspections and any other work that needs to be completed and he's always available! I can send him an email and within a few minutes (if not sooner), he's gotten back to me with the answer to my question. He's on stop of the timeline and reminds you when you need to take the next step (and what the next step is). You and Rich are not stumbling over each other duplicating tasks as you decide with him, up front, who's responsible for what action. Rich is extremely knowledgeable about the area and really listens to your requirements. I began my search for our latest property on April 15 and we closed on the new property May 30. I would, without hesitation, recommend Rich to anyone buying or selling property in Henderson County. You won't be disappointed!

Judy Babb, Hendersonville, NC

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Rich - You made selling my mothers home effortless. I didn't know how I was going to be able to be in two places at one time, living and working in Portland Maine while moms house was located in Hendersonville. Rich kept me posted at every turn. From having the house cleaned and readied for showings to the final signature on the sale all under one month period of time. I didn't have to leave Maine, Rich took care of everything. He is a very special agent, one who gets the job done.

Vickie Popanz. Portland Maine and Hendersonville NC

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