March of Diapers Drive!

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We are Proud to be a Donation Location for this Year's March of Diapers!

March 1st through 31st we will be accepting your donations of diapers, baby wipes & monetary donations at our Fairwood real estate office. Adult diapers will also be accepted and open packages of diapers. Our goal is to bring in 2500 diapers + 2500 baby whips. If we reach our goal BEFORE March 19th Rosie has agreed to dress up like a baby and collect donations at our team office, LOL! 

Donation Hours: 9-5pm Monday - Friday

Location: 16333 SE Petrovitsky Rd, Renton, WA 98058

real estate agent diaper drive drop off location

If you can't make it to our office you can still participate in the Diaper Drive! 

Target Wishlist with delivery to our office: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/marchofdiapers-rosierourketeam

Make a Monetary Donation online (put in The Rosie Rourke Team at check out): https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5GHV3PEW5TUGJ&source=url

Transitioning to Memory Care in Washington

selling a house and moving to memory care in renton, kent, fairwood

Helping Seniors Transition to Their Next Chapter Including Memory Care! 

We work with a lot of clients and their families in the Renton, Fairwood, Kent, Maple Valley and Auburn areas (also greater King County) who need to sell their homes and transition to their next chapter. Sometimes its downsizing to a smaller single home, a condo, a retirement community or memory care. We have great relationships with highly accredited memory care communities and can recommend the right place for you or your loved one. Our goal with our 55+ Concierge Listing Services is to achieve a stress-free home selling experience for our client and their families. Learn more about this at www.rosierourke.com/nextchapter.

Do you have questions about memory care? Here is a list of free resources to learn more about memory care in Washington: 

www.memorycare.com/memory-care-in-washington

www.memorycare.com/what-is-a-memory-care-facility

www.memorycare.com/when-to-consider-memory-care

www.memorycare.com/what-to-expect-in-memory-care/

4 Real Estate Trends

Fall Market Update

What is happening in the Real Estate Market?

Fall is here and so is another real estate market shift! Check out the video above, it's a round table discussion with our listing and buyers agents about what is going on RIGHT NOW in the market! It's a great time to sell, home prices are still up 8% from last year despite the Summer correction. It's also a great time to buy! Yes, interest rates are higher than they have been in about a decade, but they are still historically low. Date the rate, marry the house, you'll be able to refi in a few years! There are also loan products like a 2-1 buy down where you have a lower interest rate! Contact us to learn more about selling and buying this Fall! 

Fill the Bus for KSD!

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With Your Help We Can FILL THE BUS! 

Join the Rosie Rourke Team and Keller Williams Mountains to Sound in collecting school supplies for students in the Kent School District! Communities in Schools Kent's Fill the Bus supports all 42 schools in the Kent School District. The Rosie Rourke Team office is a drop off location for items needed for the 2022-23 school year. 

When: Please drop off the items listed below by August 17th at 5pm.

Where: 16333 SE Petrovitsky Rd, Renton, WA 98058 - Office hours are M-F 9am-5pm.

What:

-Sturdy Backpacks
-Expo Markers
-Earphones/Ear Buds
-Composition Notebooks
-College Ruled Paper
-Sharpies
-3 Ring Binders (1 and 2 inches)
-Plastic Pencil Boxes
-Mechanical Pencils
-Lunch Boxes
-Re-useable Water Bottles
-Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils
-Folders with Pockets
-All new items accepted

Thank you for your support! If you would like to make a monetary donation or if you are a family in need please visit https://kent.ciswa.org/event/fill-the-bus-2022/

 

 

Help Fairwood Fire Victims!

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We have such a kind-hearted community!

A huge thank you to everyone who has dropped off gift cards here at our team office. Each one will be distributed to the families displaced by the Fairwood Landing apartment fire last week.
 
We are still needing and accepting gift cards and monetary donations. Please continue to drop them off as soon as possible, so that we can quickly get them in the hands of these victims.
 
✨Most needed are grocery, gas and Visa gift cards. ✨
 
You can also make a donation through
Blanket Coverage, The Richard Sherman Family Foundation. They have been crucial in raising funds and immediately helping these families.
 
Please drop off gift cards to the
Rosie Rourke Team Office:
16333 SE Petrovitsky Rd
Renton, 98058
 
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Summer Market Update 2022

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Summer Real Estate Market Update with Rosie & Melissa!

 

⛱😎 Happy Summer everyone!!!

Is the bubble bursting? Is the market slowing down? Are rising interest rates changing the market? What about inflation? And so on... We get these questions on a daily basis! Learn what is going on in the local real estate market from the top producing team in SE King County. We have the volume (210 families helped last year) and 125 years of collective experience. Everyone's situation, wants and needs are different, reach out via text/call at 206.719.5870 or just fill out the form below! 

Fairwood Recycle Event 2022

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The Annual Fairwood Recycle Event is BACK!!!

Join us for our annual recycling event in Fairwood Greens! Just like previous years we have partnered with 1-800-GOT-JUNK and Confidential Data Shredding! This year there will be FREE HOTDOGS, so stick around and enjoy a free lunch!
 
Mark your calendars and join us on July 16th!!!
 
To avoid the long lines and wait times from previous years, we are limiting each person to a car or small truck load, no trailers or box trucks please. For a list of what GOT JUNK accepts please go here:
https://www.1800gotjunk.com/us_en/what-we-take/what_we_take
 
For your convenience there will also be 2 lines, one for shredding and one for junk, look for the signs!
 
This event is co-sponsored by Ann Liberato of PRMI Mortgage, thanks Ann for your support!!! Village Concepts of Fairwood has also donated to support this event
 

Check out the Facebook event to let us know if you are coming, we have to buy and cook a lot of hotdogs! ➡ https://fb.me/e/2IpFDx9xN

Getting rid of some junk? Maybe it's time for a free home valuation? ⬇⬇⬇

What is Buyer Fatigue?

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What is Buyer’s Fatigue?

Due to the recent sellers’ market surge we experienced with its high buyer demand, low home inventory and multiple competitive offer situations, many buyers (and their agents) are experiencing “buyer fatigue”. This condition has buyers exhausted by their consistent losses and they choose to step out of the market. There is no official way to gauge the level of fatigue out there, but there are signs that help us predict when a correction in the housing market will occur. We list more homes than any other team in SE King County, so we see trends coming before most other agents because of the volume of homes we sell. For months we have sensed a shift in the market and our agents have been preparing for it. We are seeing less offers on homes, less traffic online, less showings, and even getting skunked at open houses with no one showing up. Buyers just get tired of waving everything, going way over asking, and then losing. BUT, there is good news in all of this…

Having a seasoned, full time and caring buyer’s agent can make all the difference! Believe it or not, agents get buyer fatigue as well. Our listing managers call every agent who shows our listings for feedback. More and more non Rosie Rourke Team buyers agents tell us, “I told my clients the home is going to go so far over asking that it’s not worth my time to write an offer.” Imagine that, a home you LOVED just sitting there with no offers ready to be yours! You need an agent like Lisa, Lexie and Lilia (the Triple L Threat) that have the knowledge, the skills and the drive to make it through the tough times with their buyers. Even during the ultra-competitive markets of the past few years, combined they have helped hundreds of buyers achieve their dreams! They also know when to make the most of an opportunity, and RIGHT NOW there is a HUGE opportunity!!!

NOW IS THE TIME while the sellers’ market cools off and takes a breath! Learn more about our buyers’ agents and what they can do to help you here: www.rosierourke.com/buyers

PS. Sellers, NO, you didn’t miss the market! The price increases of the past 2 years has you in a great position! People always need to buy and we have the targeted marketing, the experience and the skills to sell your home anytime, anywhere! Learn more about our listing agents and our stress-free listing experience here: www.rosierourke.com/selling

KW Red Day 2022

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Red Day is a day of service for all Keller Williams agents that happens once a year! This year the Rosie Rourke Team along with our Keller Williams Mountains to Sound brokerage, are collecting donations for Vine Maple Place's Care Closet!  

The Care Closet meets the needs of basic hygiene products for VMP families. While Moms and Dads are at VMP busily working towards stability, they can grab what they need for their family from the care closet. This helps reduce their budget and saves them time and gas going to the store.

Most items can be purchased at the Dollar Store, Walmart, Fred Meyer, etc. or in bulk at Costco. (Please no sample sizes)

  • Toilet Paper
  • Deodorant (female)
  • Tampons
  • Shampoo
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Kitchen trash bags
  • Tall Kitchen Trash Cans w/o lid
  • Dish Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Conditioner
  • Shaving Cream (female)
  • Feminine Hygiene Pads
  • Liquid body wash
  • Lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • Kids Toothbrushes

Drop Off Locations & Times

Rosie Rourke Team

16333 SE Petrovitsky Rd, Renton, WA 98058

Weekdays 9-5pm

Four Corners Merchants

17620 140th Ave SE, #C-9, Renton, WA 98058

Weekday Open Hours & Saturday 11-6pm

Please drop off your items by 5pm on May 11th, we will be delivering all the items on Red Day May 12th! Thank you for your support!