Linda Cookson

About Linda...
I have been a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area for all but two years of my life and Contra Costa County has been my home and workplace since 1976. I am well versed in its amenities and lifestyle and have a depth of market knowledge which enables me to assist my clients as they make real estate decisions.

I graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Landscape Architecture and was an associate with a local firm for ten years prior to beginning my real estate career in 1988. My design talents and creativity are an asset in many facets of my real estate business and there is value added to my clientele, especially in the areas of marketing, property evaluation, and the merchandising of homes for market.
The marketing of distinctive, luxury properties and finding homes for relocation buyers are my specialty. Consistently, 80-85% of our business comes from referrals from past clients. I take great pride in building long-term client relationships of mutual trust and respect. My clients rely on my expertise, unsurpassed service, and guidance in every aspect of the transaction-from preparing their home for sale, negotiating offers, to facilitating the close. My clients tell me that they value my listening, communication, and counseling skills; my attention to details; my market knowledge; and, mostly, my professionalism and passion for my work.

Career Highlights/Designations

  • Broker Associate Paragon Real Estate Group
  • Broker Associate; California Association of Realtors
  • Member of the Contra Costa & Alameda Board of Realtors (since 1988)
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors (since 1988)
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  • Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
  • Member Luxury Portfolio...Luxury Marketing Group
  • Certified Relocation Counselor
  • ABR Certification (Accredited Buyer Representative)
  • CNE Designation: Certified Negotiation Expert
  • Member of Leading Real Estate Companies (LREC) largest Relocation Company
  • BA from the University of California, Berkeley
  • Previously licensed Landscape Architect
  • Negotiation Certification from the University of San Francisco

About Frank
I joined Linda as a broker associate in 2002 after more than 36 years as a highly successful executive with a large national firm. My business experience included various high-level management positions, mostly in the area of finance. I recognize the importance of a customer-focused, result oriented business approach based on the highest personal integrity and business ethics.

I am a fourth generation Californian and third generation San Franciscan, calling Contra Costa County my home since 1976. I received a BS degree from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from Golden Gate University.

My wife and I work as a team and our complementary skills and talents combine to provide concierge-level services to our clientele. My business, technical, and administrative skills coupled with Linda's design and extensive real estate experience create a powerful team. We take pride in providing uncompromised client service before, during, and after the transaction has closed, resulting in unsurpassed client satisfaction, loyalty, and long term relationships. Together we provide a level of commitment in client care, service and knowledge recognized by our clients and peers as exemplary in the industry.

Career Designations/Highlights

  • Broker Associates; California Association of Realtors
  • Member of the Contra Costa & Alameda Board of Realtors (since 2002)
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors (2002)
  • Member Luxury Portfolio...Luxury Marketing Group
  • Member of Leading Real Estate Companies (LREC) largest relocation group
  • BS from University of San Francisco
  • MBA from Golden Gate University (San Francisco)
  • Executive Programs; University Virginia, Duke University, and Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth University
  • E-Pro Designation (internet marketing)