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“Our task (as Realtors) is to be good neighbors and help those in our community during times of transition. The real estate business is a natural out flowing of my passion for land and building communities.” Bill Cochrane grew up on a farm in Chester County, PA (in fact, he still lives on that same farm with his wife, Annemarie, and their dog, Bella). His whole life has revolved around their family farm and the community to which they belong. Whether it was bringing in hay as a teenager or enjoying the beauty of a long walk across the farm on a Sunday afternoon, he’s always held a deep appreciation for the land and what it can produce. This love of the la...

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“The thing I love about Cochrane, Inc. is that we legitimately care about our clients. Our goal is not to churn sales; sell a house, collect a check and move on to the next sale. Our goal is to create long lasting relationships with our clients and walk with them through the process of selling or buying, when it is right for them, to help them get to the place that is right for them, no matter how long that takes.” Alicia Murphy has been in real estate since 2005 and in 2007 joined the Cochrane team as the office manager. Her capability to multi-task and keep things well organized has led to a countless number of smooth transactions over the years. Born i...

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“My love of the land is what drew me to real estate. I believe that owning your own property is about as American as it gets." Carl Meister, or Bunny as he’s known amongst friends and colleagues, has been practicing real estate since 1976 with the Cochrane firm’s original founder, James A. Cochrane. Bunny brings his decades of experience in sales and marketing to his real estate career. He currently lives on a 132-acre horse farm near the quaint village of Marshallton. Member of the Board of the Brandywine Valley Association Past President of the Brandywine Valley Association Past President of the Chester County Fox Hunters Association Director of t...

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As a native of the Philadelphia region, Mike has spent a lifetime investigating the rich architectural legacy of the historic Delaware Valley from the cobblestone streets of Ole City in Philadelphia to the stone farmhouses of the Brandywine Valley. As a highly motivated and knowledgeable Real Estate Professional, he specializes in serving clients in the sale and purchase of unique and historic properties from walkable towns such as West Chester, Media, Swarthmore and Ardmore to traditional neighborhoods (e.g. Rittenhouse Square, Overbrook Farms) and suburbs of Philadelphia to the farms of Chester County. He is professional and detail-oriented throughout the entire re...

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“I have been with the James A. Cochrane, Inc. team for several years while working on the title insurance side of the real estate transaction. Watching everyone work with their clients and seeing how they follow them through the entire process of buying and/or selling has not only been a pleasure but reinforced my belief that the employees at Cochrane truly care about each person they work with.” Lynn Taylor has been in the real estate industry for the past 14 years working on the title insurance side of the transfer transaction. She joined the Cochrane team when she was looking to transition to a part-time role. She now works mornings as the administrative as...

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“I walk with my clients through every single step of their unique real estate experience. I thrive on being an advocate, savvy negotiator, confidant, manager and friend to each individual I work with. Providing you with a stress-free process is my goal. Selling and buying real estate is one of the most important events in one’s life; it is an honor to represent you in your journey.” Liz joined the Cochrane firm in 2016 with a professional and educational background in the preservation of our historic, cultural, and rural land resources. Having worked as an architectural historian and within the real estate development field, Liz has been involved with pre...

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“Purchasing real estate brings change; the start of a new journey. I want to provide support in making that transition, and through my own experiences as a client of James A. Cochrane, I know I can help others.” Susan joined the Cochrane team after taking several years off to raise her family.Her background in the healthcare industry as a sales rep and project manager bring a wealth of knowledge to her career as a real estate agent. Susan grew up in a military family and has moved more than 18 times! She’s lived abroad and all over the United States but has been very happy to call Chester County her home for the past 20 years. Having moved so many times has...

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“The Cochrane family immediately made me feel at home with their strong values for culture and community. They genuinely care for their clients and strive for excellence in every aspect of real estate. I am proud to be a part of this community and am excited for this new opportunity at Cochrane Inc.” Brooke joined the team early 2018 as an assistant office administrator. Previously, she traveled & served in missions around the world. She now lives with her family in her childhood home in Lancaster County. Growing up in Lancaster has allowed Brooke to really appreciate rural living. She is excited to bring her love for the countryside to a new area and is excit...

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