The Cook & Dunn Team:
Loren and Michael have both been local Realtors for over 20 years. We understand real estate in this Valley and know what it takes to help clients buy and sell homes. Loren and Michael decided to become a team in 2015 based on the idea that our combined efforts give clients two Realtors for the price of one. But the true value proposition is more profound than simply "two for one". Both Loren and Michael come from diverse business backgrounds and each of us bring our own particular skills to the table for our clients...ensuring our clients experience the best in marketing, negotiating, closing and communication skills.
Loren managed a General Dental Practice in Los Gatos for 16 years. In her role as the office manager, she honed her negotiating skills by mediating with Insurance Companies and patients. She also handled public relations and managed and trained the dental office staff. Loren is not only a strong negotiator and communicator, but she also has an incredible sense of style and taste and helps our clients meticulously prepare their home for sale to ensure getting top dollar.
Michael is an attorney who practiced law for a number of years. His knowledge of contracts, his ability to negotiate on behalf of his clients, and the skills he learned as a litigation attorney help our clients understand the home sale process, negotiate the best price, and most importantly, have smooth closings.
Loren and Michael also have a very good reputation in the industry. We've worked successfully with most of the local agents and they know us to be professional, thorough and that we close our transactions. Our reputation and standing in the Realtor community always translates as benefit to our clients
Loren and Michael both feel the key to any relationship is communication. This is more important than ever in a real estate transaction. We understand every client wants to know what's happening in their transaction at each step of the way. We take pride in letting our clients know what to expect and when to expect it. Our clients appreciate this level of communication and always feel comfortable that their questions and concerns are addressed.
Loren and Michael are guided by one basic principle: Excellence...There is no substitute!
Professional Experience & Education
- Licensed Realtor since 1984
- Licensed Attorney in the State of California since 1992
- Promoted to Assistant Manager 2004
- Graduated UCLA - BA in English - 1981
- Graduated Santa Clara University School of Law - 1989
- Licensed Realtor since 1994
- Managed Dental office from 1978 - 1992
- Founder/Treasurer of Saratoga Village Gardeners 2004 - present
- California State Bar
- Santa Clara County Bar Association
- National Association of Realtors
- California Association of Realtors
- Silicon Valley Association of Realtors