TX Real Estate Agent, specializing in Credit Challenged First Time Buyers. If you are looking to sell, purchase, or lease a property in Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove/Fort Hood area call me!
Get to know Ron Cooks
I’m a retired Army Warrant Officer that served our nation for 25 years. I was born and reared in Brooklyn, New York. Shortly after graduating high school, I found myself in basic training at FT. Sill Oklahoma. After retiring from service, my wife and I decided Killeen, TX was where we wanted to settle.
While I was transitioning from service, I was way behind the power curve, because I still had not picked my new career path. As luck would have it, my wife and I wanted to buy another home. At the time, I didn’t think any Real Estate Agent was worth 6% of my hard earned money, so I entered the market as a FSBO. I could write a book covering all of the mistakes I made (boy was I naïve). Cutting to the chase - there I was, sign in the yard and one ad in the local paper, marketing at its best! That’s when my wife, with her infinite wisdom, sat up in bed then asked “What do we do if somebody wants to buy?” Well I’m sure at least 50% of you can guess, my testosterone prevented me from admitting my ignorance. So, that morning, I secretly searched and found a local real estate school.
It was during that real estate course that I found my passion for real estate. Couple that with my fondness for people and you’ll find that I put my heart in every transaction.
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My niche’, is credit challenged families. During the first few months of my career, I worked with 8 families that were willing and ready to buy; but their poor credit didn’t allow them to do so. My heart really felt for them and I was frustrated because, at the time, the only advice I gave was ‘You need to fix your credit, and then get back to me at a later date’; that, I now know was a disservice to them, I vowed that I would never leave a family stranded again. Now I’m able to counsel my clients on their credit health, leading to families being able to take part of the American dream.
Finally, INVESTORS!!! I speak your language. If you're looking for someone that's capable of evaluating property as an investor give me a call.
Education and Certifications:
MBA – Logistics, Touro University, Cypress CA.
BS – Business, Excelsior College, Albany NY.
Certified Negotiating Expert (CNE)
Accredited Consultant in Real Estate (ACRE®)
Sell With Soul-er (SWS)* – It is not a NAR certification, but it should be.