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Online Home Values and the Price of Your Home
Plenty of sellers have visited online home valuation sites such as Zillow, Trulia, and others only to be shocked at the published value of their homes. Most sellers are pleased when the values appear higher than they expected, but many online valuations come in far lower. So should you use these values to price your home for sale?
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Solar Panels May Effect Your Home's Value, In Either Direction
There is no shortage of newspaper and magazine articles that extol both the virtue and the value of solar panels for residences. Curiously, there is a similar abundance of articles telling of buyer resistance to homes with solar panels and how the presence of solar panels has caused either price concessions or failed sales.
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Kim  Cooke
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
"The Realtor With HEART"
Kim: (727) 458-9604

Licensed in Florida


Here's what some of my clients have said about me.

"I wanted to take a moment to tell you how great Kim Cooke is.  From the very first time I met her, I knew she was the right person to sell my house.

She did a fantastic job and made a complicated process so very simple.  She also has the patience and tact of a saint. I am recommending her to all my friends and relatives.  I just wanted to let you know how great she is. Donna M"


"Kim Cooke was very professional in all our dealings. Kim listed our mother's home in St. Petersburg and helped us prepare the house for selling, setting a fair price, staging, and planning several Open Houses. She respected our wishes when offers we're made and walked us through the acceptance and refusal process with patience and confidence. When plans changed she handled those changes with grace and professionalism. I would highly recommend her if you are in need of someone to sell your home. Terry & Irene C. 


  "When we were searching for our  home, I called on Kim to help us find it. She picked up her phone every time I called, listened to our needs, and diligently searched for homes that met our needs and wants. She got us under contract with the perfect home quickly . She was right there every step of the way to help us navigate through the purchasing process. The entire family was considered ( 6 of us ) and we couldn’t be happier. She found us the perfect home.  I highly recommend Kim to help you with your buying or selling needs."  
Debra and Mario A.


"Kim Cooke was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to all potential buyers and sellers.  Kim was responsive to all my calls, and always there to assure me that everything was fine during the ups and downs of the home selling process and finding me the perfect condominium.
If you are looking for established real estate professional Kim is the person to call."


"Kim Cooke is a great realtor to work with that always goes above and beyond, going that extra mile to do what it takes to find and secure the home of your dreams. Her winning personality along with her professionalism makes for an awesome combination in a realtor that you can trust to be looking out for your best interest. I would highly recommend Kim Cooke to anyone looking to sell or purchase their home."
Rev. Robert Megill


"I was fortunate to have Bud and Kim help my husband and I purchase a home a few years ago.
I couldn’t have had a more experienced team to help me. They took the time to sit with us and not just gather the normal needs and wants list that other realtors should do, but actually listen to what our needs are and they understood the uniqueness of our situation and helped us to make more informed decisions based on our circumstances.  We were not the easiest clients to have because we have such a large multi-generational family, but both Bud and Kim took it in stride and were still able to come up with listings that fit with what our needs were.
They were constantly patient and understanding with us, they gave the most professional and extremely informative information, were quick to communicate in a timely manner every step of the way, helping to make the whole home buying process less stressful then it actually was!
I have since then had the opportunity to witness other realtors working with clients and have yet to see them work as diligently as how Bud and Kim did for us.
I recommend their services to anyone selling or buying will always work with them in the future for any real estate needs that I or any of my family members have.

Thank you Bud and Kim… we are truly grateful!"
Anna M., Clearwater, FL


"I can't thank-you all enough! The calming presence, the hard work and unfailing support during this whole process. The prayers, the words of encouragement- lunch yesterday, the water and wipes and now.... The gift card to home depot. You guys are awesome and I will be sure to spread the word!! I will continue to pray for you two and your continued success!! Love you both!"
Charlie & Juliet S. Formally of Safety Harbor, now residing in Odessa, FL




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