I love what I do. Every real estate transaction is personal with me because it affects the lives of the people on both sides of the deal. I want every transaction to be successful and smooth.
Get to know Mike Cooper, GRI
Real estate is my passion. I started in the real estate sales and marketing business after nearly two decades as a real estate investor and contractor. My MBA and my investing and contracting experience make me uniquely qualified in this business. Not only do I understand the mechanics of business and construction, but I also know how to work the real estate market from many different angles. I can see the flaws and assets in a home and I make sure my clients see what I see. My goal is not only to help my clients find the best house they can afford, but I also try to make sure it is a house that will appreciate for a future sale. I want my clients to win when they buy, and I want them to win when they sell.
I use the most up to date forms of marketing to get properties sold as quickly as possible. I also use technology to find the perfect house for my buyers, and I've had great success meeting my clients needs. When you're ready to make a real estate move, give me a call and let's make good things happen.
Here's the Simple and Straight Stuff About Me:
Multi-million dollar award winning REALTOR
Professional Development Committee Member - for Virginia Assocation of Realtors
Principal Broker - Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., VA Office
Principal Broker - Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., WV Office
Principal Broker - Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., MD Office
Director and instructor of Cornerstone Real Estate School
Licensed Proprietary Real Estate School for Virginia
Licensed Virgina Contractor
I hold 4 Master's Degrees and a PhD. I am currently pursuing a second doctorate. Why you ask? It's brain exercise for me. It won't affect my current career in any way, but will keep my brain challenged and growing. You should try it.
Cornerstone Business Group, Inc. is a multi-faceted real estate brokerage. CBG is broken down into six parts:
1. Real estate sales
2. Property management
3. Property preservation
4. Property condition reports
5. Cornerstone Real Estate School (Virginia Licensed),
6. Real estate seminars: Investment, first-time homebuyers, VHDA, real estate salesperson for Cornerstone Real Estate School.
Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., and I personally support numerous charities with yearly commitments. We would be very thankful if you would consider these charities as potential recipients of your support.
Habitat for Humanity - My electrical contracting company, Quality Electric Co. LLC, does the electrical wiring on at least one house per year.
Briggs Animal Adoption Center- cycling fundraiser
Courage Classic - Denver Children's Hospital - cycling fundraiser
Tour de Cure - American Diabetes Association - cycling fundraiser
Susan G Komen Foundation - Breast Cancer Research - cycling fundraiser
Mike Cooper, GRI's Blog Posts
REO Specialist - NSFTI
RDCPro - REO Certification - Default School - Experienced REO Pro
ACB - Accredited Conservation Broker
Real estate is just a small part of my life. I have been an ordained minister since 1982. The years since then have included 16 years working with prison inmates overlapping 20 years pastoring and 5 years teaching in a college in the Ukraine. I have been a freelance writer, co-authoring two books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. I retired from pastoring in 2006, and I entered the fulltime real estate business at that time.
My most important and most enjoyable job has been being a husband (36+ years) and a dad of two amazing sons. Both sons have gone on to find their own way in life, but we are in constant contact as they nagivate their way. And, if I haven't been blessed enough, I now have my first grand-daughter. She is the joy of my heart.
Blue Ridge Board of Realtor's Chairman's Award for Sales - 2013.
Blue Ridge Board of Realtor's Director's Award for Sales - 2014
Blue Ridge Board of Realtor's Director's Award for Sales - 2015
Blue Ridge Board of Realtor's President's Award for Sales - 2016
Blue Ridge Board of Realtor's Director's Award for Sales - 2017
Top VA Agent Award from Trulia - 2015
I have been a Virginia state contractor since 1984. I am able to bring my contracting expertise to both my buyers and sellers.
Testimonials for Mike Cooper, GRI
L & M11/06/2015
Mike was more than a realtor for us- He was and still is a good friend. He helped us way beyond his job description. He is a VERY good person to work with and we would highly recommend him!
VS - Winchester, VA10/09/2015
Mike was referred to my family as someone who would be understanding and compassionate during a difficult time and decision - the need to sell our Mother's home after she passed away. He was very considerate and knowledgeable about the area. He was able to immediately connect us with the right buyer for our house and easily moved us through the process. A win - win for both sides.
Mike grew up in Winchester and knows it and the surrounding counties very well. You would be hard pressed to find another realtor who knows this area like Mike. He showed me many homes before he found the perfect fit for me to live in. He was amazingly kind, patient, and responsive throughout the home buying process, even in spite of my numerous questions and hang ups with many of the properties we viewed. He is also an electrical contractor so he's got the experience to spot potential problems with homes. He's not only the realtor to find the home you'll live in, he's also a savvy real estate investor who can help find investment opportunities. I'm working with him now on such a deal, and I am impressed with his knowledge and commitment to finding the right place. He's also got the contacts you'll need in the construction, banking, and the legal fields to get the project done. Thanks for the great service Mike! If I could give six stars I would!
Never had such a smooth and pleasant home sale. I called Mike to look over my home and suggest any improvements I might need to make before listing the house. Not long after talking with Mike, and before we could even get the house listed, he called to say he had a buyer who might be interested in the house. Mike brought his buyer over and we had a sale. Just like that! Mike not only understood what his buyer was looking for, but also understood what I was looking to get for the house. We both got what we wanted and Mike was very careful in his role as a dual agent to represent both of us in the way the rules were designed to work. Could not ask for more. It was a pleasure working with him.
J & S04/18/2015
Mike was exceptional in helping me with my very first home purchase! Everything I needed to know was explained in a way I could very easily understand. Mike was patient with me every step of the way and kept searching until we found the perfect home for my family! Mike was very honest, and always had my best interest in mind! I would recommend Mike to anyone looking to buy a new home! Thank you!!
Finding the right Realtor is always important, finding Mike was a bonus. Not only is he knowledgeable about every aspect of buying a home but also about the sale of my land.
Mike has experience as a contractor and checked for common electrical problems and other issues.
Mike knows the Winchester real estate market. He knew the details of each home we visited and what each should sell for. Mike also knows construction. There were some problems uncovered in the engineering inspection. Mike made sure each was resolved. Mike is patient and always available. Our home search took zigs and zags and Mike was always with us, always supporting us. With his guidance, the closing went smoothly. We'd recommend him to anyone wishing first class service.
Excellent doing business with someone who keeps your best interest foremost in his mind. Mike treated me like I was his ONLY client; always answering my calls; getting me answered to questions and keeping me informed. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling their home.
I have dealt with real estate people before but Mike Cooper is the cream of the group. My house sold faster than expected and he found the right people to take good care of it. I am really impressed with his knowledge and interest in pairing people with the homes they are seeking. Thanks Mike.
EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE from the CONSUMATE PROFESSIONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Yes , I'm shouting.) Had the good fortune to meet Mike Cooper during a very trying personal situation. His knowledge of the local real estate market was very helpful to someone like me relocating to the area. Mike put me in touch with a mortgage lender to discuss my options. He also provided names and numbers of other service personnel to help renovate the condo. How fortunate I am to have met Mike Cooper. He has the best interests of his clients at heart and it is wonderful to know that HIS WORD IS HIS BOND!!!!