Kim Cooke

Kim Cooke

Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
1545 S. Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33764

We are the Cooke Team. Kim and I are agents who are expert in this local area. We bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. Here are some of the services I provide:

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! We can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home. We are skilled at negotiating the best possible deal for your situation. We often negotiate prices lower than 10% of the listed price. Many times we are able to get the seller to pay for part or all of your normal purchasing costs as well as a 1 year home warranty.

Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.


We consider the praise we receive from satisfied buyers and sellers to be our greatest rewards. Here's what some of my clients have said about us.

"Bud - It was truly a pleasure working with you. You are a great Realtor, and even more important - a great person. We are so happy and excited about our new house, and we are grateful for your help."
Beka & Matt S., Safety Harbor, FL

"Bud worked tirelessly for me showing me scores of homes until I found the one right for me. He never tried to influence my decision, but always gave me thoughtful and honest feedback. I felt Bud always had my best interest at heart. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, you would be wise to call Bud Cooke."
Tom Lastrapes, Pinellas Park, FL

"Thank you so much for taking such good care of my mother, Mr. Cooke! It helped me get used to the idea that she was moving away. It meant a lot to both of us!"
J. Haggar, St. Petersburg, 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

"We have dealt with 7 realtors in the course of buying and selling 4 homes in our lifetime and Bud Cooke has gone far beyond our most demanding expectations. He is absolutely the most professional, courteous, ethical, sincere, motivated, enterprising, and hard working of them all. As a bonus, he's just a real nice guy and fun be around. I could go on for quite some time singing his praises but I'll just cut to the chase -- Quite simply, Bud Cooke IS ... "The Gold Standard of Realtors"."
Ed and Carolyn C., formerly of Largo, Florida. Now residing in Jacksonville, Florida

"Bud, Thanks for all your hard work. The closing went smooth. You really earned your commission, with your hard work & efforts."
Rich D., Formally of Largo, now residing in Port St. Lucie.

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