Mike Sean Cook

Managing Director of Mortgage Banking | NMLS# 162785

Mike Cook is a 20 year veteran of the mortgage industry. His business philosophy is based on the following principles: competitive rates, unmatched lender-client communication, honesty and integrity, and efficiency through technology. His goal is to make sure you understand the loan process, and to provide the loan product that makes the most sense to you long-term. Mike earned a degree in economics from Stanford University. Mike played football at Stanford and went on to play professionally in the NFL and the Canadian Football League. Mike is married and has two young children.

Mike Cook is a 20 year veteran of the mortgage industry. His business philosophy is based on the following principles: competitive rates, unmatched lender-client communication, honesty and integrity, and efficiency through technology. His goal is to make sure you understand the loan process, and to provide the loan product that makes the most sense to read more …

Mike Cook has been an outstanding performer for my clients and for me in the past 6 years
"As a realtor, I need a fantastic lender and Mike has been great! He is an intelligent, solid professional who delivers high communication and clear expectations. His pride and meticulous work allow the client- (buyer or person desiring refinancing) to feel secure and have a successful experience. Also to note, Mike will be realistic, if a person is not qualified, he gives a realistic perspective and often solutions to create an achievable scenario. I highly recommend Mike for his expertise! He has been a pleasure to work with in my years of experience with him." Carrie R., Pacific Palisades CA
Mike was fantastic to work with
"My wife and I had what we thought were some challenges, well with Mike, they weren't. He was available anytime we had questions, explained everything in detail, and had our loan ready way before it needed to be. Mike made this by far the easiest home loan process we've ever had. I highly recommend Mike for your home loan needs!" Brian D., Simi Valley CA
Mike's counsel is invaluable!
"Over the years, I have worked with Mike Cook to finance three different houses. Mike is always professional, proactive and organized. Whether we are looking to move to a new house or refinancing an existing one, we always call Mike first." Shane B., Scottsdale AZ
I can't even begin to say enough great things about Mike
"Is it weird to say that after two primary mortgages and a refi I feel like Mike is actually my friend and not just mortgage broker??? Mike is the nicest, most respectful and yet totally competent broker you could ask for. Mike works diligently to get things done in a timely manner and I couldn't be happier with him. With my first mortgage I had no idea what I was doing and it was so overwhelming, but, Mike made the process totally bearable. He met with me in person twice to run numbers and was always available to answer my stupid questions. Considering how confusing a home purchase can be it's so important to work with someone you trust. Mike is your man!" Michelle R., Los Angeles CA
I had a great experience with Watermark
"Mike Cook and April Venegas were awesome to work with. They were great communicators, very responsive, friendly and easy to deal with. Most importantly, we closed on time. Highly recommend!" Phil G., Scottsdale AZ
Just went through 30 day closing in 25 days
"As soon as I picked up the phone to call Mike we were rolling. Mike was amazing to work with and personally how I try to emulate my own business. He was easy to get a hold of, explained everything thoroughly, and made a difficult and time sensitive situation happen very quickly. The systems in place are so simple and streamlined I couldn't believe how easy and smooth it all went. I'll recommend everyone I know to Mike." Jason O., Sherman Oaks CA
Mike is AMAZING!!!!
"He helped us get into our house quickly and with ease! There were no bumps in the process. He took so much of the stress out of the transition for us. He was always available to help us and walk us through every step of the way. We are sooo happy we used Mike and highly recommend him!!!" Melanie L., Los Angeles CA
Mike was very reachable and professional.
"Mike just helped me with the mortgage on my home purchase. I had a lot of questions during the process but Mike got all of my concerns addressed very quickly and helped me feel very comfortable through the entire loan. Thanks for helping make things go so smoothly, Mike!" Ingrid M., Chandler AZ
The professional service that Mike and his team provide is by far the best out there!
"When my partner and I knew it was time to make the biggest investment in our lives we were lost. The thought of having to go through paperwork, statements, banks and all kinds of phone calls, we felt discouraged. We didn't even want to get started but, we knew we had to. The very first call I made was to Mike. From just that call Mike took the discouragement away. Haven't felt it since, that's how professional and helpful it was. I've heard that buying a home can be quite the headache, everyone at work said that to me. Not to us it wasn't. Mikes team guided us through every single step and explained everything so that we could understand the process. The team made themselves available 24/7 it seemed like. April Venegas was helping us above and beyond. She had the kindest personality ever! Every single time that we spoke with her she made us feel like friends. Very professional and helpful. Mike and April contacted us often to update and not for one moment did we feel rushed. I can go on and on about Mike and his team but if this seems over the top, call him for yourself and find out. You will not be disappointed. Oh, did I mention that my partner and I just closed today . We are now homeowners. THANK YOU MIKE, APRIL AND TEAM! .....and after we closed, they stiiiiill have the doors open for us if we have question. That's not 5 star service, that's 10 star service." Alfredo B., Phoenix AZ
My sincerest thanks to Mike Cook for making my first home buying experience effortless.
"I had quite a few concerns and Mike was generous with his time and patient with his explanations. I could not ask for better customer service. He was always extremely prompt in replying to my calls and emails. My real estate agent recommended him to me- he assisted her and her father with their home purchases. I am so glad she did and can confidently pass on this recommendation... Mike is professional, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with." Amy E., Phoenix AZ
Mike Cook is exceptional. He owns customer service.
"Acquiring a loan can be a stressful and at times confusing. Mike makes it most comfortable, he takes time, explains well the process and options. We are superbly pleased with his service and highly recommend. We went to three other companies, no one treated us as well, took time and made the process work so we could acquire the property we wanted. We are so appreciative of the referral our realtor made when she gave us Mike's information. We had an approval letter in hand quickly as we made an offer, he even reached out to the seller's broker to facilitate the process and made himself available any time needed, weekends and evenings to support our purchase. His responsiveness is excellent, you can expect a call back or message immediately. Thank you Mike." Louis K., Beverly Hills CA
Mike Cook and April Venegas were amazing!
"As first time homebuyers, my husband and I were clueless about how the entire process worked. Mike Cook and April Venegas were amazing and made the entire process extremely easy. Mike explained everything thoroughly and was very responsive to all the questions we had. I have a few family members and friends who have already worked with Mike and I will definitely continue to refer others to him. Oh! and we just closed on our house today, thanks to Mike, April and Watermark team :)" Nicole B., Peoria AZ
Fast & Courteous
"Mike is absolutely amazing. This is my second time working with him and both experiences have been fast, smooth, and easy. Mike will exceed all of your expectations and more. He is fast and courteous, and is there to answer any questions at any time. All of my friends use Mike and I will continue to refer him to anyone I know that needs a loan." Travis W., Gilbert AZ
Superb lender
"I've worked with two different mortgage brokers in the last 10 years and Mike was far and away the most responsive, courteous and knowledgeable. A mortgage is a huge investment, which Mike and his team understand very well. I was able to discuss my concerns about the type of mortgage, duration and rate. Mike was able to secure the best rate for a 30-year fixed, no points mortgage which was exactly what I wanted." Paul B., Los Angeles CA
The best
"Buying a house and making sure you have the best loan out there is nerve racking but Mike and the team were great! Not only made sure that I was completely satisfied with the end result but also the path led to there was made with dedication on his side to ensure I got the best possible option" Tali C., Chandler AZ
Mike and his team did an outstanding job
"I couldn't be any more pleased at the service and handling of my loan. It was painless, effortless and even had somebody come to the house to sign final loan docs doesn't get any easier than that. Thanks again Mike and all your team for your help" Dave B., Phoenix AZ
I recommend Mike Cook
"My wife and I couldn’t be more thankful for Mike helping us throughout the process of buying our first home! Mike is very professional ,and willing to answer ,and help with any questions or concerns we had! We definitely would and will recommend him to anyone buying a home." Miguel P., Laveen Village AZ
Professional and Thorough.
"Mike Cook and his staff are very professional and thorough. Mike is always accessible and easy to communicate with. He helps to make the whole process seamless. We highly recommend Mike and want to thank him so much!" Cyndi D., Phoenix AZ
"Mike and his team did a really good job helping us get through the mortgage process. He was a true professional and was always there when we had questions. Thank you so much." Carson P., San Diego CA
My family loves working with Mike!
"Mike has helped me, my parents and my sister with refinancing and new home loans. Mike is always very responsive to all my questions! And his team is awesome too! Thanks one again Mike!" Rena V., Mesa AZ
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