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Bud Cook has earned Mossy Oak Properties’ “Certified Land Specialist” designation and has been inducted into Mossy Oak Properties “Pinnacle Club” 10 times. The Pinnacle Club recognizes the top 10 agents in the network each quarter. Bud was one of five agents nominated in 2015 and 2017 for agent of the year award. The Agent of the Year award is given annually to the salesperson that has the highest sales volume out of the Mossy Oak Properties network, which currently represents over 650 land specialists in 27 states. “By being nominated, Bud Cook has proven he belongs amongst an elite group, and we congratulate him for this honor” stated Chris Hawley, CEO/President and Co-Founder of Mossy Oak Properties.” Bud has been the top sales leader for NC Land and Farms for 4 years, 2014-2017.
Bud was named the inaugural recipient of the 2017 Fox Haas award. The Fox Haas Award, named after the iconic patriarch of the Mossy Oak brand, recognizes a member of the Mossy Oak Properties network that was nominated by their peers for possessing characteristics such as honor, integrity, and a servant’s heart.
“To be named the first recipient of the Fox Haas award was overwhelming and a great honor, and I am humbled to even be considered for this award. Mr. Haas is so very deserving of having an award named after him, because he is the definition of Mossy Oak. I am blessed to be a part of the Mossy Oak and NC Land and Farms organizations. They both provide amazing marketing and cutting-edge technology to give each agent the tools needed to be successful. It is definitely a team effort.”
Bud has been a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina for over 34 years and he is also licensed in South Carolina. Bud graduated in 1977 from North Carolina State University with a BS degree in Forestry and has enjoyed working and playing outdoors his entire life. He has worked as a land manager, procurement forester, forestry consultant, owner of a timber dealership and real estate broker. During this time, he has assembled a network of professional, private and individual contacts that assist him in locating buyers and sellers of timber land, farm land, development land and recreational land. “It is such a great advantage to be a forestry consultant in the recreational land business. I am able to determine the value of the timber and identify other assets that exist on my clients’ land in order to add value to their property”.Bud and his wife, Catherine, live at Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. They have two daughters, Kristin and Elizabeth, two sons-in-law, Jamie and Chris and three grandchildren, Kynleigh, Kamryn and Clara.