Ronald S. Cook, Licensed Real Estate Broker


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Why work with Ronald S. Cook?

Degrees, Certifications, Licenses

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • LL.M. Masters Degree in Law
  • J.D. Juris Doctrine (Law Degree*)
  • M.B.A. Masters Degree in Business Administration
  • B.S.B.A. Bachelors Degree in Business Administration
  • Graduate level commercial real estate training
  • Prior mortgage broker license and lending experience
  • NY Teaching Permit (1991)
  • Admitted to Federal Court (Eastern and Southern Districts)
  • Admitted to the U.S. Tax Court
  • Westlaw, Advanced Legal Research Certification
  • Lexis, Certificate of Legal Research Proficiency
  • Completed NITA litigation & deposition classes
  • CTT+, Certified Technical Trainer
  • MCT, Microsoft Certified Trainer
  • MCSE, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • MCDBA, Microsoft Certified Database Administrator

Employment Experience

  • Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, NYC
  • Roberts, Sheridan & Kotel, NYC
  • JP Morgan (now JP Morgan Chase), NYC
  • Merrill Lynch, NY, NYC
  • Kidder, Peabody & Co. (now Paine Webber), NYC
  • Bankers trust, NYC
  • Dreyfus (now a Mellon Financial Company), NYC

Working with Mr. Cook can help with:
He will analyze your financial situation to help you determine how much you can afford.
He is familiar with the process of buying a home and can explain things to you.
He can easily access information on all properties listed for sale by Realtors in your area.
He can set up appointments for you to see homes that interest you.
He will help you complete all the necessary paperwork when it comes time to make an offer.
He will help you arrange financing.
He will be there at closing to answer your questions and make sure everything runs smooth.


Choosing a Realtor
Searching for your dream home can be a time consuming experience.

Working with a professional Realtor will make the process much more efficient.
Since most people spend a fair amount of time with their Realtor, it's important to choose a Realtor you feel comfortable with, and one who is responsive to your needs.


The following questions will help you decide if a particular Realtor is right for you:

  • Do they return your phone calls?

  • Do they ask you questions to determine what you want/need in a house?

  • Do they perform a financial analysis to help you determine how much you can afford?

  • Do they explain things clearly?

  • Do they suggest financing methods?

  • Do they seem knowledgable about the community?

  • Do you feel comfortable spending time with them?

If the answer to most of these questions is "Yes" - you've found yourself a great Realtor.

If you find yourself answering "no" to many of these questions, or to any individual questions that are important to you, you should keep looking until you find a Realtor you feel comfortable with.

Copyright Ronald S. Cook, Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York
Disclaimer: The content of this web site shall not be deemed to be legal advice.
*Under N.Y. law, a licensed attorney cannot simultaneously perform legal services and real estate broker services within the same transaction for the same client. This means that if you do business with a real estate broker, you must not ask for (nor can you expect to receive) legal advice from that broker (who also holds a law license) pertaining to the transaction. The reason for this rule is to avoid any potential conflict of interest.