Her determination and grit were skills acquired in her former career in broadcasting and print media and are invaluable to her current ability to help clients make optimal decisions, whether buying or selling a home. In broadcast news, she worked at the ABC-News affiliate in Washington, DC and later as an associate producer for the top CBS News program, "60 Minutes."
Rosie has since fallen in love with everything about California’s East Bay after moving here years ago, and appreciates that it is filled with people who are diverse in their background, culture, and professions. The varied architecture is also something she values. “The East Bay is rich in really interesting people, as well as architecture! I am always just salivating to go and look inside every house. I never get tired of looking at different houses or talking to different people here.”
Originally from Virginia, Rosie now laughs when she remembers years ago telling her husband that when her (now adult) children turned five she wanted to return to the East Coast to “raise them properly.” In retrospect she couldn’t have planned a better life for her family. “I am very happy we stayed here. My children have received a rich education—one filled with diverse friends and experiences—they see the world differently than if they had been raised on the East Coast.” Her adult children now live and work in San Francisco while she and her husband (and their maltipoo, Maddie) continue to live in Oakland’s Crocker Highlands.
As someone who raised children in the East Bay, Rosie brings an invaluable personal understanding of the local school districts. She is extremely knowledgeable about the school districts, architecture, neighborhoods, and culture of the entire East Bay, with a focus on Oakland’s Montclair, Crocker Highlands, and Upper Rockridge neighborhoods, and Contra Costa County’s Black Hawk and Lafayette communities. Rosie is naturally fantastic at real estate. She has a deep understanding of and love for the East Bay community, enjoys the clients she meets, and is focused and passionate. This drive allows her to treat real estate as a business and to consistently be a top producing agent. “It is a business, not a hobby for me. I treat each transaction as if it is the only one that I will have.” Her clients benefit from this razor like attention to detail and focus. Rosie's sales performance as a consistent top producer demonstrates her personal and professional commitment to her clients. A recipient of the Emerald Elite Award, the highest achievement honor at Better Homes & Garden, distinguishes Rosie as one of the top 2% producers, nationwide with the company.
Rosie joined us at Highland Partners because she “wanted a company that could compete with a fresh image; young enough that it was not embedded in an outdated practice, yet filled with talented agents, and with a brand that philosophically matched me.” Part of this philosophy that aligns with Rosie is our dedication to serving the community.
As Realtors, we have a great life. We sell beautiful homes to families in a beautiful part of the world. However, right in our own city there are many who are less fortunate. I am always inspired to volunteer within our community.
She also supports St. Elizabeth House, a transitional program for women with children who have experienced homelessness, violence, addiction, and/or poverty; and her book club delivers gifts to a family through Family Support Services of the Bay Area during the holidays.
Thanks to Rosie, our Highland Partners’ team will be volunteering with Alameda County’s Food Bank this fall! We will be assisting them package and prepare the much needed food products for families and food kitchens. (If you are interested in joining us on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 8:30am-11: 30am, please email us directly here.) If you would like to learn more about the Food Bank, or to make a donation, link here. Every dollar coming in to the Food Bank results in six dollars of food being distributed in our community.