With the help of Independent Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its weekly exploration of the best independent shops, cafés, restaurants, people, businesses, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: Cooke Curtis & Co.
Explore Independent Cambridge - Cooke Curtis & Co
Moving home – we all know it’s up there in list of the most stressful events to go through in life, but what if there were just a few things that would make it a slightly less fraught time? Let’s start with your choice of estate agent. What if you could choose to work with an agent who knew Cambridge and the surrounding area so well because that’s where they grew up? And if they happened to be highly experienced, great communicators and genuinely cared about their local community, well wouldn’t that make buying or selling a home with them a more civilised experience?
Sam Cooke and Jamie Curtis – aka Cooke, Curtis & Co are just such people. Both ‘Cambridge lads’, they have between them many, many years of experience in the local property market and set up their own, independent estate agents four years ago to be able to offer both buyers and sellers a more human approach throughout the moving process. Now a team of 11 (plus Meg the office dog), Cooke, Curtis & Co have built a solid reputation through word-of-mouth, referrals and their creative way of thinking.
Based on Trumpington Road, in the building once occupied by another classic Cambridge indie – Hobby Stores, Sam, Jamie and their team are perfectly located for both the city and surrounding villages. And when they are out and about with client viewings, they are consciously as low-carbon as possible – arriving preferably by bicycle or for longer journeys, by electric car.
With their strong ties to the local area, Sam and Jamie are looking to the future and setting up a Cooke, Curtis & Co fund to support interesting and worthwhile projects that are going on in Cambridge and the surrounding area. More details about this will be given out later in the year, but it’s just this sort of creative and community-minded initiative that makes this award-winning indie estate agents the obvious choice.
Cooke Curtis & Co
40 High Street, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9LS
Telephone 01223 508050
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