“Kara and I know from more than 15 years leading this firm that we must stay on the cusp of our industry,” said Heather James, attorney and co-founding partner at Cook & James. “As you’ll see online, we believe that ‘old keys don’t open new doors,’ so we designed a fresh new site to coincide with the progression of our company.”
Kara Cook and Heather James founded the firm in 2006 to reinvent the real estate closing industry with convenience at the forefront. With perseverance and determination, the firm innovated a suite of solutions that kept excellent customer service and the highest integrity at its core. This business model allowed Cook & James to survive the 2008 recession and more recently the global pandemic by offering a unique, solution to take the hassle out of residential closing transactions. They constantly course correct and improve, guided for nearly two decades by “canons” or sayings that navigate the firm.
Canons like “practice what you preach,” “you catch more flies with honey,” “come hell or high water,” “swing for the fences,” and “the buck stops here” are just a few of the phrases that are ingrained in the Cook& James corporate culture. On the new website, the canons appear as interactive stickers on the “Our Solutions” page to offer a glimpse into the firm’s values, what it stands for, and what to expect when working with Cook& James.
“Our canons are near and dear to us, and we’ve given them a much-deserved spotlight on our new website,” said Kara Cook, attorney and co-founding partner at Cook & James. “Over the years we’ve trusted these canons to be our guide through each transaction, and we freely share them so people can see exactly what to expect when choosing to close with us.”
Aside from the canons prominently displayed, the website features tabs to become acquainted with the people of Cook & James, firm history, solutions, and offerings, and an “In the Know Zone” – a nod to “The Twilight Zone” offering another dimension of sight, sound, and real estate law. On this tab, visitors will find blogs about company updates, Employee Spotlights, and upcoming events; a second column will feature industry commentary pieces like Perspectives from Kara, Heather and other real estate experts, guest blogs, and other legal, real estate and technology insights. Regular news link updates will also be housed in the “In the Know Zone” to curate thought leadership and industry news the firm is reading. Media coverage from Cook & James experts will also be in this section.
The “Your Closing” tab will offer downloadable, printable closing checklists critical for buyers, sellers, and agents. Clients can also find convenient, secure access to the Qualia portal, the cloud-based software used by Cook & James uses to simplify title, escrow, and other closing transaction requirements, on this web page.
The new site’s design retains the Cook & James signature purple hue and regular website visitors can expect a dose of quick wit and puns generously sprinkled throughout the new site. Like the “punny” quips that appear in the firm’s monthly e-newsletter, these plays on words mirror the sharp humor and fast intellect that Cook & James brings to the closing table. There’s even festive, animated confetti that cascades over the page, indicating the celebration that commences when a closing is accomplished.
The Cook & James website was last redesigned in February2018 when the firm unveiled a new logo. For current events, offerings, giveaways and contests, please follow Cook & James on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For more information, email or phone email@example.com 404-740-0440.
About Cook& James
Founded in 2006 to fill a void in real estate transaction services, the attorney team at Cook & James is a pioneer of at-home closings. Specializing in refinancing, purchases, title clearance, deed preparation, corporate relocations and more, team members can be 100% mobile to offer buyers, sellers and real estate agent partners the flexibility of closing anywhere that is convenient, including at-home. Cook & James attorneys and paralegal professionals bring everything needed to the closing to facilitate a smooth experience using a proprietary at-home closing platform. Based in the north Atlanta suburb of Roswell, Ga. with a satellite office in Woodstock, Ga., Kara Cook and Heather James are co-founding partners of the firm, which is also licensed to do business in Connecticut, New York and South Carolina. Learn more at www.CookAndJames.com.