Meet the Rosie Rourke Team

Top Real Estate Team in King County

rosie rourke team best fairwood real estate agent

Why did I form a team instead of just being 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. Nobody helps more buyers and sellers in the south end than The Rosie Rourke Team - Voted Renton's Best Real Estate Team 2018 & 2020! 

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.

Meet Our Team Members

Voted Best Real Estate Team in Renton 2018 & 2020!


Rosie Rourke

Managing Broker & Team Leader

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!

Melissa Hudson

Licensed Broker & Listing Agent

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 and sell 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 finding you the perfect home or listing your current one!

Karen Hake

Licensed Broker & Senior Buyer's Agent

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, where we raised our three kids.  Years later, we still love the area and continue to be deeply rooted in the community. I have a long history of involvement in our local schools, scouts and theater, and currently serve on the Kent Schools Foundation board.

My husband is a local business owner and we love to travel, both here in the Northwest and around the world! As a buyer's agent, I feel uniquely privileged to work with clients to help them find new homes.  There is nothing quite as satisfying as handing the keys over to an excited buyer.  My experience can help you find the home of your dreams too!

Lexie Alloway

Licensed Broker & Buyer's Agent

Hello everyone, I'm Lexie. I grew up in the Fairwood community and have always loved the area. While I was at Lindbergh High School I did running start through Green River and received my Associate’s degree. In 2019 I graduated from Washington State University where I received my Bachelor’s degree.
I became interested in real estate at a young age as my parents were always remodeling our homes. From this I was able to see the house flipping process as well as the buying and selling side as a client. I consider myself to be an organized and detailed person who loves working with others. 

Liz DeSmith

Licensed Broker & Listing Manager

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.

Joanne Johnson Cox

Licensed Broker & Field Ops/Work Orders

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!