Growing up in Summit, New Jersey; Long Beach Island was always the shore to Gail's family. "Long lazy summers as a child picking wild blackberries, making beach plum jam with Pop Pop, fishing in the surf & crabbing in the bay gave our family a cherished communion." From early cottage days, the Island's evolution has maintained its lure to all who vacation here, making it a natural choice for Gail to permanently settle here in 1974 and raise a family.Gail began her real estate career in 1980 at hch Real Estate - an icon in the industry for more than 50 years. She melded a background in marketing, sales and her personal history of childhood summers on LBI into a comprehensive and effective sales approach. Her dedication to customer knowledge and service garnered her loyal customers & clients for life.In 1995, Gail earned her Broker's license and with her husband, Tom Cook, took over the majority shares of the company and finalized complete ownership in September 2007. Building upon the company's legacy of dedicated customer service, they ramped up the core then expanded its reach by affiliating with Sotheby's International Realty in February 2008.Gail's customers are delighted with this enhancement and that they can continue to rely on her grounded values. "It's not what you say you can do, but what you deliver that earns loyalty. I am now working with second generations of families and referrals with many I count as friends."Whether its a family vacation rental or property purchase, the individualized research and follow through is key to realizing their emotional and financial investment. "It begins with first contact and continues onward; relying on me to be there even as they cross the bridge and wend their way home."