Meet the Rosie Rourke Team

Top Real Estate Team in King County

Why did I form a team instead of just be a single agent?

With a team you can expect the highest level of customer service from every member. With our defined roles we operate as a well-oiled machine. I’s are dotted, T’s are crossed, and as one of our clients you will experience a stress-free real estate experience because of our team culture and work ethic.

We must be doing something right; our team continues to grow, and we help hundreds of local western Washington residents buy and sell homes every year.

Get to Know the Rosie Rourke Team

Hi everyone, here is a little bit more about me. I reside in Renton and am part of the Fairwood Community with my supportive husband Mike and my two sons, Jordan and Tony.

As a proud member of Fairwood Golf & Country Club, I love interacting with my neighbors and I am proud to call many of them my friends and clients.

I am a native of Seattle and graduated from Kennedy Catholic High School. I am sibling #5 out of 6 children and have a passion for family and helping real estate dreams come true for my clients. I literally wake up every day and get to help people, and I am now working with second-generation clients!

Sandie Swartout

Operations Manager & Rosie’s Twin Sister

253-813-2263sandie@rosierourke.comWatch My Video

Hello, I’m Sandie, Rosie’s twin sister and operations manager for the Rosie Rourke Team. I was born and raised in Seattle and have lived in the Fairwood Community of Renton since 1995.

I have a real attention for detail, which is a perfect fit for me, as I manage the transactions for both the buyers and sellers. I also get to hang out with my sister (and best friend) every day!

I have two kids and a grandbaby on the way. I have a passion for our community and love to be involved with the Kent School District and volunteer whenever I can for community causes. I strive to live by the Golden Rule and treat our clients the way I would want to be treated.

Hey there everyone, I’m Liz. I was born and raised in Renton, WA and I am a third generation graduate from the historic Renton High School.

My connections with the local community run deep. My husband Chuck is a Captain in the Renton Fire Department and we have two great kids together. I am very active in schools and community events when I’m not on listing appointments and servicing our clients.

I’m Colleen. I was born and raised right here in the Pacific Northwest and I have lived in many different communities in Washington.

I have extensive knowledge of the different cities and neighborhoods, from South King County to Pierce County, which makes me a wealth of knowledge for my clients when showing them homes.

I spent 13 years in title and escrow so I have a deep understanding of the “details” when it comes to real estate transactions. When I’m not working for my clients, I love the outdoors, camping, golfing, and spending time with family and my husband, Dave.

Hi everyone, Melissa here. I grew up in Renton and graduated from Lindbergh High School. I currently live in Fairwood with my husband Josh and my three kids.

Both Josh and I have deep community ties in Fairwood, Renton, and Maple Valley. Because of this I understand the unique King County area and the complexities of each neighborhood. I’ve helped families from Redmond all the way down to Tacoma buy homes, and everywhere in-between.

I also believe in giving back to the community. I am involved in the local schools, charity organizations, and both the Kent Chamber of Commerce and the Renton Chamber of Commerce. I will put my unique talents to work for you in searching and finding you the perfect home!

My name is Karen and I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. I have lived in the Fairwood community since 1988 with my husband. We raised our three kids and still love the area.

I have a long history of involvement in our local schools, scouts and theatre. My family mantra is – ‘You catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar’!

Joanne Johnson Cox

Field Operations/Event Coordinator

joanne@rosierourke.com

I’ve taken on a new and exciting journey. I was an owner/operator of a painting company for over 25 years. I raised two beautiful and talented children, and in turn, I gained a son in law and daughter in law and two incredible grandchildren. I lived in the North end for over 38 years. I made the decision to make my way to the South end to be near my daughter, grandchildren and my sisters. I received a call from my sister Rosie wanting me to join her fabulous real estate team as their Field Operations Manager, Event Coordinator and Team Assistant. My sister, Sandie, also works with the team – I couldn’t resist such an opportunity to be with my sisters, and to learn another trade was something I really didn’t need to think twice about.

I’ve always enjoyed real estate and design so this seemed like a great fit. Rosie’s team is incredible, we’re a force of encouragement and support working and helping clients through the world of real estate, selling and buying can be so stressful, but Rosie’s approach to catering to her clients makes the experience more enjoyable. I’m learning the business from a great leader and mentor and I’m proud to say I’m part of this dream team.

Gayle Henninger

Licensed Agent

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I’m Gayle and I have a confession to make… I love to watch HGTV!

Real estate is my passion and I get to do what I love every day. I’m a lifelong PNW native and know our area well.

My role on the team is to assist Rosie and the listing side of our business. I am also a licensed real estate agent and love showing homes to our buying clients as well. I was recently made a grandma and I couldn’t be more excited for the next chapter in my life!