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Meet the Team

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The Rosie Rourke Team Lives by the Golden Rule

“Treat your customers the way you want to be treated as a customer.”

As the last of six children born into a loving Italian/Irish Catholic family, Rosie learned important lessons that continue to keep her family so close. The substance of each lesson was always the same: Live by the Golden Rule. That is the whole of customer service. Anything else is commentary.

Based on this standard, you can expect the highest level of customer service from every member of Rosie’s team. And we must be doing something right, our team continues to grow and we were named Best Realtor or Real Estate Agent in Renton 2018!

Rosie Rourke

Managing Broker
  • Resides in Renton (Fairwood Community) with her husband, Mike, and their two sons
  • Member of Fairwood Golf & community, schools
  • Native of Seattle, WA
  • Rosie is sibling #5 out of 6 children and has a passion for family and helping real estate dreams come true

Contact Rosie: 206-719-5870



Sandie Swartout

Operations Manager
  • Born and raised in Seattle
  • Has lived in the Fairwood community since 1995
  • Kent School District & Community volunteer
  • Lives by the Golden Rule

Contact Sandie: 253-813-2263


Liz DeSmith

Listing Agent
  • Born and raised in Renton, WA – third generation graduate from Renton High School
  • Husband Chuck is a Captain in the Renton Fire Department
  • Active in schools and community events
  • Loves the Fairwood Community

Contact Liz: 253-813-2263


Colleen Linder

Buyer’s Agent
  • Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest
  • Colleen has extensive knowledge of the different cities & neighborhoods from South King County to Pierce County
  • Spent 13 years in title and escrow – she has a deep understanding of the “details”
  • Colleen views representing you and guiding her clients through this process as a true privilege
  • Colleen loves the outdoors, camping, golfing, and spending time with family

Contact Colleen: 253-329-7566


Melissa Hudson

Buyer’s Agent
  • Born, raised, and lives in the Fairwood – Renton area
  • Melissa understands the unique King County area and the complexities of each neighborhood
  • Melissa’s community ties run deep through the local schools, charity organizations, and the local chamber
  • She will put her unique talents to work for you in searching and finding the perfect home for you

Contact Melissa: 425-306-9431


Carey Chavez

Team Assistant
  • Loves home improvement
  • Active in schools and community events
  • Loves the Fairwood Community

Contact Carey


Gayle Henninger

Showing Assistant
  • Lifelong Washington/Pac NW Resident
  • Strong family values
  • Passionate about helping others
  • Team player
  • Community involved
  • Love to watch HGTV

Contact Gayle


“Couldn’t be happier! Rosie tells it like it is and sticks to what she says. Rosie was there to help through the entire process. I would recommend Rosie’s team to anyone — and I have done so already.”
— Sam D.