Bud Cooke (Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.) Real Estate Agent



Bud Cooke
location_on Largo, FL — Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
Get to Know Bud Cooke

My focus is on my customers and clients needs. I begin by learning about your unique circumstance. What is your motivation for either selling your home or buying a new one. Until I can identify your goals, I'm unable to help you achieve them.

My degrees were in Criminal Justice and Psychology. I spent 15 years as a detective paying attention to details. Later, as a corporate manager and executive of a motel chain, I learned the value of paying attention to the details. I've spent the past 20 years studying marketing and understand motivation. When I know a buyer or seller's needs and desires, I'm then able to create a plan to get to achieve their goals.

I believe that listening, analyzing, planning and tenaciously carrying out the plan is what sets me apart from other agents. I'll keep you informed at each step of the plan. You can be certain that you and your success are my only interest!

Finally, I'm a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors and the Pinellas Realtor Organization. REALTOR® members are real estate professionals who subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics. Not all real estate agents are REALTORS® and agree to follow this same strict code of ethics.  


As mentioned above, I have a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology and served as a police detective in the Cincinnati area for several years. I've managed from 6 to 70 motels in multiple states, and also managed law firms. (much akin to 'herding cats') I utilize about twenty web sites, including www.Selling-Pinellas.com, www.BudCooke.com, www.KeenePark.com, www.MyHomesValueFree.com, www.WheresMyNextHome.com, www.MyLargoHome.com as well as several others.

My web sites are a wealth of information about not only Pinellas County real estate, but also life in Pinellas County. They provide restaurant reviews, school district information, info on zoning codes, buyer and seller tips and tricks and more.

My certifications and designations include:

Certified Professional - HouseValues & JustListed ABR® Certified Fine Homes & Estates Specialist (Century 21 system) e-PRO® GRI SFR - Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource Graduate of Short Sale Super Stars

I believe in education and will continue taking classes and learning in order to provide the professional knowledge and service you deserve!


Serving central Pinellas County including Largo, Belleair, Clearwater, Seminole, North St. Petersburg & Safety Harbor. I specialize in residential home buyers, sellers and investors.