Dawn Rushton Managing Broker CRS, CDPE
I have been a Real Estate Broker since 1984! That is a really long time! In case you are interested, I will give you a brief history of how I got here. My parents moved our family out to Covington in 1968. Let me tell you, there wasn’t much out here back then! There was a gas station/Ma & Pa grocery where the Covington McDonalds’ is now complete with a hitching post to tie up your horse (I’m not making this up). There was no overpass at the intersections of Highway 18 and SE 272nd – just a flashing red light indicating it would be a good idea to stop and look before crossing the busy highway! Johnson’s hardware was a new addition to an otherwise vacant four corners.
The closest High School at the time was Kentridge. I graduated in 1974. I went on to Central Washington University where I graduated in 1980 with a degree in Elementary Education. There were very few teaching jobs in King County at the time so, until there were, I got my Real Estate License.
As it turns out, I was very, very good at it! The rest, as they say, is history. I raised my children, Jessica and Shane (and later, a nephew, Anthony) in Maple Valley. They are grown now and I’m enjoying 2 beautiful grandchildren Miller and Emily. Jessica, who is now my business partner, is married to Colin Sternberg a Maple Valley native. Anthony and his wife Kerry have a home in Maple Valley and my youngest Shane Baker works is working in the oil fields of Williston North Dakota for a few years.
I work all over South King County specializing in residential resale and I absolutely love what I do! It never gets old and it is always changing. I have seen up markets and upside down markets but I’m happy to say that I survived them all! But most importantly, I have gotten to know the people in the communities in which I work in ways that wouldn’t have been possible in any other profession. 80% of my business comes from referrals from past clients and so my tree grows larger with more branches. Nothing is more satisfying than selling a home to the sons and daughters of past clients. I don’t even mind that it makes me feel ancient (not too much anyway). I have included some photos of my family and me doing the things we love the most – traveling, hiking, biking, running and spending time together. I would be so very happy to help you or someone you know with their real estate needs. And for those of you who are my past clients, thank you for your support, loyalty and confidence in me over these many years. It means the world to me!
Russell and Maria White
"We hired Dawn because of her excellent reputation in our community. We watched her sell our neighbor's home and when we were ready for a bigger home, called upon her to help us too. She sold our house and helped up find a new one. It was a very positive experience from beginning to end!"
Frank and Doris Schroeder
"We had Dawn in mind a long time before we actually put our home on the market. In fact, she met with us a few times before we finally were ready to go. We chose Dawn based on her ""get it done"" reputation. Several people we trust recommended her. We in turn, would recommend Dawn without hesitation. Her positive attitude and market knowledge are exceptional."
Ron and Pam Stephens
"Motivated, honest and very experienced all describe Dawn Rushton! We purchased a house that was being built and had to coordinate the sale of our current sale to coincide with the completion of the new home. Despite these challenges, it was the most trouble free transaction we've ever had thanks to Dawn and her team!"
"It's simple. Dawn gets the job done! She has proven experience, and an impressive resume. I will enthusiastically refer her to friends and family at every opportunity!"
"I met Dawn while I was working as an appraiser and had known her professionally for years. When it came time for me to sell my home in Kent and retire, Dawn was the first name that came to mind. I have known hundreds of Real Estate Agents but Dawn's track record was impressive! She was always extremely professional yet personable. I saw her get the job done for countless families over the years and when I needed her, she got the job done for me too!"
"I had tried for months to sell my house with another agent. No luck! I hired Dawn and found her both extremely thorough and competent. We sold that house and bought another. Dawn made the whole process seamless."
Jon and Colleen Greenleaf
"Dawn's reputation preceded her. In fact, long before we met her, we know we would call her when the time came to make our out of state move. She lived up to our expectations and then some! We have bought and sold many houses but this was our most worry free experience yet. Her many year of experience and market knowledge are unsurpassed."
"Dawn sold me my first home over 20 years ago. She kept in touch and last year, I contacted her about selling that house. The sale went off without a hitch despite the changing market. Several months later she help me find my new home! Dawn is a skilled negotiator and a great listener. She could see my vision of what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go and she helped get me there with no surprises!"
Russ and Lori Norton
"Dawn Rushton's name came up on our internet searches for agents specializing in our area. We had also known of her through our local Chamber of Commerce. From the very first time we met with her, she was prepared and knew her stuff! Dawn is on the top of her game! We will continue to call upon her for our real estate needs and questions."
"Although we had friends and family in the area, we were moving up from California and needed an agent who specialized in the neighborhoods we wanted to live in. Dawn was referred by a friend because she was known as the local expert. We found Dawn very efficient and excellent with details even long distance. She did what she said she'd do when she said she'd do it! The whole experience was a pleasure!"
Daina & Sherman Crowell
"When it came time to find our first home, our lender referred us to Dawn. She listened carefully and knew exactly what we were looking for. No pressure and always easy to get a hold of. Once we found just the right house we had nothing to worry about. Dawn handled it all!"