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Are We In Another Real Estate Bubble?

Hi everyone!!!

I’ve been hearing the same thing at a lot of my listing appointments from my clients, “Are we in another real estate bubble?” My buyers agents are hearing this too from people looking to purchase their first home or sell and buy a house, or second time buyers as we call them. I decided to roll up my sleeves and put my 20+ years of real estate knowledge to the test… I decided to write an article about it!

Here is the post card I just sent out to all my friends and clients:

To read my article check it out right here on my website, go to www.rosierourke.com/bubble

 

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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Next Step…

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! 

Turkey Trot 5k – Hosted by The Rosie Rourke Team!

NOTE… this post is from last year, if you are looking for 2018 Turkey Trot information place go here: http://rosierourke.com/turkeytrot/

 

Join the Rosie Rourke Team and your friends on November 18th for the 1st annual Turkey Trot hosted by the #1 real estate team for John L. Scott in South King County/Fairwood! The race starts at 9am and the winner gets a free turkey!

Where does the race start?

Enter the Fairwood Firs Neighbourhood (off of 140th Ave SE/SE 181st Street) and follow the signs to the park, where the race will begin promptly at 9am!

Do I need to RSVP?

Nope! Just show ready to run, walk and have fun! For updates follow our Facebook page!

 

Rosie’s Holiday Party & Food Drive!

That’s right, Rosie and the Rosie Rourke Real Estate Team are hosting a Holiday Party & Food Drive at the Fairwood Country Club! This is a free event that is open to everyone in the community! Come by for FREE Santa Photos and help us take donations for the Renton Salvation Army’s Food Bank.

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Please RSVP – Click Here!

 

Fairwood Featured Business – Salon Tii Gavo!!

With this post, I am happy to be continuing my “Fairwood Featured Business” series with installment #8.

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, Fairwood Golf & Country Club, Fire District #40, Station 17, Shakey’s and There Ya Go Espresso.

For September I am thrilled to be featuring Salon Tii Gavo!blog-pic-salon_tiigavo1

Salon Tii Gavo has been a fixture in the Fairwood community for EVER – in fact 2017 marks their 20th anniversary!

A Gathering Place

Tii Gavo means “A Gathering Place” in the native Havisupi language. Believe me, the spirit of the name rings true the very moment you step into the salon. You are greeted as if you are family when you walk in (but here’s a hint, it’s BETTER than family – there are SPA services!!) Nine stylists are on staff to provide the full range of hair services, manicures, hot stone spa pedicures and more.  If nothing else, you must experience the luxury of “the lather lounge”…a 5 minute stress relieving scalp massage while getting your hair washed.  It is heaven!

Service Oriented

Owner Jolene Casey showcases her many talents and gifts through her business. Top among them are her dedication to customer service and community outreach. First rate, high-touch customer service is the standard at Salon Tii Gavo. Their reputation in the industry is excellent and customer reviews are outstanding. Jolene takes that commitment a step further, however, by her continuous efforts to give back to her community. Jolene and her team at Salon Tii Gavo are regularly sponsoring raffles, community events and promotions to raise money for worthy charities. Many local and regional organizations have benefited over these 20 years from donations of money, goods and services that the Salon Tii Gavo team has provided! That dedication to service is amazing and rare… I am so happy we have Jolene right here in Fairwood!

Referral Promotion

Jolene shared with me that Salon Tii Gavo is running a referral promotion through the end of October! For current clients, when you refer a new client you will be rewarded from a list of amazing gifts!

The holidays are around the corner as well.  If you have never seen the Salon, please do stop in during November and December to shop from a wide variety of gift ideas for your loved ones…or yourself 🙂

Thank You to Jolene Casey and Salon Tii Gavo! It is businesses like yours that make our community so very special!

~ Rosie

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Fairwood Is Turning 50!!!

FAIRWOOD IS TURNING 50!                                     

fairwood_50_wordpress1Everyone please save the date and JOIN US at Petrovitsky Park on Saturday,
August 27th for an amazing celebration of our beloved Fairwood Neighborhood!

King County Parks is hosting a wonderful day crammed full of activities, including a FUN RUN, Crafts for Kids, Dunk Tank, FOOD TRUCK, Concert in the Park, an outdoor MOVIE in the PARK, and so much more!!

I will be personally involved in the event as well!  The Rosie Rourke Team is proudly offering FREE popcorn at the movie night!  YAY!!!!

All of the details of the day can be found at the King County Parks website. They have done a great job of pulling together local businesses and individuals to highlight our community ~ I am so honored to be able to help celebrate the neighborhood I love.

I can’t wait to see all of you at the party!

~ Rosie

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Fairwood Featured Business – THERE YA GO ESPRESSO!

With this post, I am happy to be continuing my “Fairwood Featured Business” series with installment #7

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.blog pic 6

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

For the month of July, I am so happy to feature There Ya Go Espresso!!

This my favorite coffee stop for so many reasons!  It’s close, it has a convenient drive thru, and They Know My Name!  I love great customer service, and that’s what I get every time at There Ya Go Espresso.

Owners Brian & Shelly Cox bought the Fairwood stand in 2008.  Both local kids, (Brian – Kentridge HS, Shelly – Tahoma HS) their commitment to bringing quality independent business to their community is something I truly admire.  They own two locations, Fairwood and Maple Valley, and have been working in the coffee industry since 1995,

Caffe’ D’arte Coffee

There Ya Go proudly serves Caffe’ D’arte Coffee, which I learned is one of the oldest roasters in Seattle.  They were roasting here when Starbucks and Seattle’s Best were just baby coffee companies!  Caffe D’arte also has a roasting plant in Italy, so it’s like having “real Italian roast” right here in Seattle!  In addition to coffee, There Ya Go serves a variety of teas, food items, and recently began offering SPARK, by Advocare!

The Fairwood location was just remodeled in 2016, employs 6 Amazing Baristas, and offers specials every weekday!  Free Muffin (banana bread) Monday, Two Stamp Tuesday, 4th Shot Free on Wednesday, 50c off Food Thursday, and Free Flavor Friday!!!

Open every day from 5am-5pm, There Ya Go Espresso is one of Fairwood’s Finest!

Thank you Brian and Stacy Cox ~ keep up the good work!

~Rosie

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