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Shocked, humbled, excited, speechless... all the feels today at the Rosie Rourke Team Office in Fairwood! WE WON AGAIN!!!
Our goal is not just to sell or buy a house, it's to build a relationship with our clients that will last for generations to come. Our business is based on YOU, our amazing clients! We give 110% each and everyday and we are thankful for your referrals, support and friendship!

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We Won Best of Renton!

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We won best real estate agent in Renton AGAIN!!!

I am so proud of my team, all of our hard work and a client focused business model pays off again... we won best real realtor in Renton for 2020-21! 

We also need to say a HUGE heartfelt thank you to the Renton and Fairwood communities for voting for us, we really appreciate it! 

Rosie Rourke Day!

Rosie Rourke Day in King County


Rosie Rourke just received this Proclamation from King County Council Member Reagan Dunn that October 31st is officially Rosie Rourke Day in King County!!! WHAT!?

We are so honored and blessed to receive this, thank you!!!

If you fee like working with a realtor that has their OWN DAY named after them give us a ring, LOL!

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    Best Real Estate Agent in Renton

    It’s time again to help Rosie Rourke win the Best Realtor in Renton award! Please take a moment and click here: to vote for Rosie! Click on the “realtor” category and write “Rosie Rourke” in for your vote! Thanks!!!

    Vote Rosie the Best Real Estate Agent in Renton!

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    We need your help! The Rosie Rourke Team is in the running for Best Real Estate Agent in the Renton Reporter’s Best of Renton Contest! 

    Voting is simple and takes 2 seconds, just go to (it will take you right to the voting page for Rosie) and click vote… that’s it!

    And you’ll also be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to The Melrose Grill in Renton!

    THANK YOU!!!

    Why Are We Different From Other Real Estate Agents?

    Hi everyone!!! Can you believe that February is almost over? Spring will be here before you know it, which is historically a busy time in the real estate market. But for the Rosie Rourke Team… we stay busy all year long! While other agents are taking time off … we are closing deals! A LOT OF DEALS!

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    Just look at this… we closed 133 deals last year and helped over a hundred families in the Fairwood, Renton, Kent, Maple Valley, Covington, Auburn areas and beyond! We listed homes, helped our clients buy new houses and helped some first time home buyers navigate the real estate process. The Rosie Rourke team has yet again been named in the TOP 1% of all real estate teams in the area!

    Yes, the numbers are nice, right? But what does that mean for YOU, the seller or buyer? It would take the average, stand alone agent over 13 years to gain the experience and knowledge of just ONE YEAR of the Rosie Rourke Team servicing our clients. Now multiple that by the 20+ years of experience that Rosie Rourke has by herself selling and buying real estate. Now add in a 7 person team behind that… can you see what I am getting at?

    Here are some other reasons why we are different from other real estate agents:

    • Members of 2 local Chamber of Commerce organizations
    • We host community events – Recycle Event, Girl Friends Event, Turkey Trot 5k
    • All of our team members are active in local school PTA
    • We live and work in the same communities we serve – Shop local!
    • Close connections with local charities and service organizations
    • We have a dedicated marketing staff
    • 24/7 concierge service for our clients

    Because of the amount of clients we help we have the knowledge and the experience to out preform other agents… Your home buying process will be smooth and supported by our dedicated and expert buyer agents Melissa Hudson and Colleen Linder. Your selling process will be seamless and the offers will come rolling in with the know how from listing agent and team Leader Rosie Rourke and listing manager Liz DeSmith. And supporting our producers is an amazing team of Sandie, Jill and Carey!

    Most agents are one man or one woman shows… they have to wear many hats on a daily basis! Details can fall through the cracks and quite frankly, they are overwhelmed… especially in this market! This is why a TEAM will always out preform an individual!

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    Contact us today if you are thinking of SELLING your home or BUYING a home! We are excited to show you personally why we are the TOP TEAM in the area and why over a hundred clients trusted us with their real estate dreams last year!

    PS. We also specialize in helping our clients UPSIZE! With home prices going up, it’s a great time to SELL, cash in on the equity, and BUY a larger home! And no… you won’t have to be displaced either! 

    Named a 5 Star Top Real Estate Agent… AGAIN!

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    I have recently been awarded Seattle Magazine’s 5 star award. This honor is awarded to the top professionals in their field. I feel blessed to have been consistently awarded this 5 star status year after year. I would not be here without my amazing local real estate team or my fantastic clients. I am truly passionate about real estate here in western Washington. Whether you are buying a home or selling a home in Renton, Kent, Maple Valley or anywhere near you I will make your real estate dreams come true. Check out the award here:

    Fairwood Featured Business – Shakey’s!

    With this post, I am happy to be continuing my “Fairwood Featured Business” series with installment #6.shakey's blog pic

    My ongoing passion is to highlight and celebrate the neighborhood I live in, raise my kids in and work in.  I believe that a big part of what enhances our quality of life is when we enjoy our surroundings.  So I’m taking an opportunity to focus on our neighborhood specifically and to appreciate all that we have here, so close to home.

    Previously on this blog, I have featured Plaza Cleaners, Fairwood Thai Cuisine, and Cosmo Nail Parlor and Fairwood Golf & Country Club and Fire District #40, Station 17.

    For the month of MAY, I am proud to highlight Shakey’s Pizza Parlor!

    Only 2 in Washington State

    Did you know that our Fairwood Shakey’s is one of only two in Washington?  You’ll have to drive to Pasco to find the other! Shakey’s was founded in 1954 and has been a center point of West Coast culture since then.  Shakey’s has a long history in Renton and I am glad that Fairwood is home to this classic family restaurant.

    New Owner

    In February, 2016 Lori Bender took over the reins as the new owner.  A Fairwood resident herself since 1977 and longtime restaurant owner, Lori is passionate about revitalizing our Shakey’s.  Here are just some of the exciting changes underway:  remodel of restaurant and kitchen, revamped menu, improved beer & wine selections, larger game room, and some lower prices.  With such a long history in Fairwood, Lori wants to ensure that Shakey’s is going strong for years to come.

    Family Friendly

    Shakey’s has always been a great gathering place for families. It’s kid friendly and comfortable with selections for adults as well. Our sports teams have long enjoyed after game meals and banquets there.  Lori showed me the reconfigured party room, and it is a great gathering place.  Shakey’s has hosted engagement parties, baby showers, sports team banquets, birthday parties and even a wedding reception!  If your group really needs the party room, it is best to make a reservation, but Lori said that Teams are ALWAYS WELCOME – just c’mon in!

    Take a New Look!

    I am excited to take a new look at an old favorite!  Shakey’s is open daily from 11-9pm and until 10pm on Friday and Saturdays.  Lori has generously offered  to take $2 off of any large pizza order if you mention Rosie Rourke anytime in the month of May.

    Thank You Lori!  And thank you Shakey’s for continuing to be our Fairwood family gathering place!

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    Rosie Rourke Awarded ‘America’s Most Honored Professional’

    I’m so pleased that The American Registry selected me for “America’s Most Honored Professionals” award.

    I received the award for “continuous professional recognition – an accomplishment realized by the top 1% of American professionals.”

    Rosie Rourke Named America's Most Honored ProfessionalThe American Registry website says:

    “The honorees we have selected comprise high achieving professionals including CEOs, doctors, lawyers, local business owners, Internet superstars and more… A Most Honored Professional is part of the top ten, top five, or even top one percent of the most recognized professionals in America. An achievement such as this is considered by American Registry to be one of the most dignified of any individual recognition.”