For 24 years, Rod Blackburn has shepherded hundreds of buyers and sellers through home purchases and sales with his ample yet understated Real Estate know-how. He navigates both the workings of Real Estate law and the whims of the market while supporting his clients through the stress of transition and barriers to change. Rod establishes solid ground at the outset, first listening deeply to understand his clients' goals, then championing their interests at every turn with sound guidance and dogged determination. He is a principled negotiator: easy on the people, tough on the problem. He seeks out true Win-Win solutions – not Win-Lose or Lose-Win scenarios that masquerade as Win-Win. He knows that a sense of place matters and understands that ‘home' is where we set down roots, establishing the foundation from which everything else grows. Rod's principles, values, and expertise have sown loyalty that spans generations and communities.

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I found Rod through Google after reading many glowing reviews, much like the one I am now going to share. For me, our meeting was a stroke of luck in what felt like was an unlucky situation. After having issues with our tenants and property management company I had decided to sell and was discouraged. Living on the east coast and owning a home in the state of Washington I had to constantly depend on other people to look after my home. Rod was one of the first people I worked with during those many years that I sincerely trusted. He is professional, thoughtful, honest, and hard-working. As I live far away, and had never sold a home before, I thought the process would be confusing and challenging. Due to Rod it never was. He took the time to explain to me what was happening and what my options were. He was transparent and managed my expectations appropriately. Communication was fluid and his responses were timely. The pictures he had taken of my home when listed showcased it's best side and were nicely done. It was a great touch. I honestly can't say enough good things about my experience, expect that I highly recommend working with Rod and the Bremerton Real Estate Company. Thanks Rod!
Samantha Landers
I first met Rod when I was shopping for a house in Bremerton several years ago. He was the listing agent for one of the houses I was considering at the time. I was immediately impressed by his knowledge of the neighborhoods, his great advice, as well as his professionalism, and I remember thinking at the time ‘I wish this guy was my realtor.’ This year, when it came time for me to sell my Bremerton house, I called on Rod, and it was a great decision. I’m out of state these days and he made the whole process really easy, helping line up a great home stager, a landscaper, even helping me replace the stove to make the kitchen pop a bit more. We also happened to go on the market just before the Covid-19 crisis broke and, despite all of the restrictions, Rod ultimately found me a great offer that came in at an asking price that was well above the range that I thought I’d be getting at the outset of the process. I highly recommend working with Rod, and I wouldn’t even consider buying or selling in the Kitsap area again without his help.
J. Higgins
Rod Blackburn had come highly recommended to me. He has many years of Real Estate experience. I had taken on the sale of my sister’s house in another state and I knew it might be a challenge to work long distance with a stranger. I couldn’t be more grateful for this recommendation! Rod was a blessing to work with on the sale of my sister’s home.  Upon our first meeting at the house, Rod took the time to assess and understand the condition of the home. He evaluated our needs and he provided me with suggestions of what preparation and maintenance work would be needed to prepare the home for sale. He worked within our budget to best prepare the home for the market. He is very knowledgeable in both the real estate aspect, as well as the modifications needed to best sell the home for the best market price. Rod had such a very honest and matter-of-fact approach that made it easy to tackle the issues and work within our budget and in a timely manner. Rod made me feel comfortable throughout every step of the process. He was very easy to communicate with and was very quick to respond to questions, concerns, etc. Rod was very proactive in taking initiatives to follow through, yet allowing me to be very much involved. We were never out of touch.  Rod really managed the sales process and used all the tools necessary to bring the house beautifully to market. He is incredibly professional, engaging, and absolutely fabulous to work with. Rod is very good at what he does!
K. Lampe
I am sitting in the living room of my dream home with a breathtaking view of the Dyes Inlet and Mt. Rainier, and it is because of Mr. Rod Blackburn.

We are a Navy family who had to organize a cross country move and had very limited time to hunt for our first home. I called Rod from the
  East coast, and he was so personable and professional right from the start. I could always count on him to answer my calls or get back to me right away with good information. Because I could not see the houses in advance of flying out, he personally vetted each property that caught my eye online, calling me back with updates, his own pictures, and even some horror stories!

I have never met a real estate agent like Rod. You can tell that unlike a lot of the others, it's not all about the money. He loves what he does. And is he good at it! He knows the properties like the back of his hand and negotiates with ease.

My parents have also bought their house through Rod on Kitsap. We have referred two of our Navy friends to him. In short, he is the guy that you call for your Mom, Dad, best friend...

Thank you so much Rod.
J. Swanson
Rod had the gigantic task of selling two homes for us in a down market so that we could pursue our quest of acquiring a one of kind dream house which was a daunting short sale transaction. A transaction like this is time consuming and to say the least a roller coaster ride. Rod stuck it out  with us and brought to the table his truly great skills as an agent. He's not only a highly recomended agent we can count on, but a friend as well. The entire transaction was a success and we now have our one of a kind dream house.
C. Thatcher
Rod was SOOO awesome! I too am a Navy wife who was blindly moving across the country to follow my husband. Rod was very quick to respond to emails, texts, and phone calls. My transaction was not an easy one as we own businesses on the East Coast, so the IRS verifications of income and financing was  not a clean cut deal. Rod kept a smile the whole time despite all the road blocks. He was very helpful with recommending some other professionals that could assist with the appraisals and financing. I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the Bremerton area.
S. Wood
Rod was amazing from start to finish! He listed our home as we were preparing to move out of state. He assured us he could sell it quick, over our asking price and advised what work needed to be done on our home to get it there. He was professional and so efficient. He kept us up to date  throughout the whole process. Rod truly went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied with our sale. We would recommend Rod to all of our family, friends and everyone else.
E. Durbin
My Sister has early onset Alzheimer’s. Rod couldn’t have been more patient with her thru the entire transaction of selling her home. He was always responsive and answering question over and over. He listed and sold her home in a weeks time getting multiple offers and more than our asking price. I highly recommend Rod for his professionalism and efficiency.
Barbara Jacobs
Rod is an honest, knowledgeable, experienced professional that I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with for home choices sales and purchase for over 15 years! He makes buying a home fun and will work very hard to always do his best and do what's best for his clients. My whole family is  very loyal to Rod and trust him with the big decisions of make home purchase. Thanks for all that you do Rod! Sincerely, Bradie Haner
B Haner
Rod Blackburn is true professional real estate representative. I recently helped my mother-in-law purchase a home in my neighborhood. Mom lives in Southern California, compounding the difficult job of purchasing a home. All aspects of the purchase, even the long distance paper work signing went  without a hitch. This is our second experience with Rod Blackburn and I would highly recommend him to others. Rod Blackburn made our part of the job so much easier. I don't even want to imagine what this would have been like with a less experienced agent or someone with weak ethics. 
R. Kelso
Rod is an exceptional realtor and person. He is delightful to work with and quite patient even with clients as fussy as we were. He was on the ball every day of our transaction from the first day we made an offer on the house through closing. He moved the process along while making sure that we  didn't miss deadlines and that we were able to meet standards and requirements (he even installed our CO detectors himself to be sure they were in the house and active before the appraisal was done). Along with skillfully "holding our hands" through the technical aspects of our home purchase, he also facilitated our wants such as obtaining the necessary owners' permission for us to have the carpets cleaned in the house before closing. It's too bad this rating system only goes as high as five stars because I would have given Rod a perfect 10! I can't imagine a better realtor.
K. Bolles
Rod has been my broker for three real estate transactions over the last 16 years. On the most recent transaction Rod and I met and he gave me a list of suggestions to maximize my sale value. I took everyone of his suggestions and implemented them. It paid off big!!!! In 24 hrs I had a cash  offer and closed in 3 weeks. Rod is a true real estate professional with excellent knowledge of the market. I highly recommend him to anyone.
M. Morris
I can't speak highly enough of Rod. He sold our house at over our asking price. He was so professional yet gave us really personal service. I highly recommend him!
S. Rahder
Rod is the hardest working real estate agent I have ever met, not to mention an all around great person. He helped me to sell a rental property after having moved out of state. He took care are all the local interactions and coordinated the necessary repairs. It was a true pleasure working with him  and I recommend him to everyone. 
J. Mason
Rod is an excellent realtor and worth every penny of the commision! He has extensive knowledge of homes in the Bremerton area and his knowledge and guidance was critical in getting me into the right property. After the purchase Rod helped with organizing contractors and taking care of  miscellaneous small things as I was out of state. His expertise made the buying process a smooth one. I would recommend Rod for any buying and selling of real estate.
M. Day
After owning our home for 30 years we decided to relocate after retiring. This seemed like a daunting task! Rod came in and made it so easy. We got top dollar for our house and the whole process went seamless. He worked with us every step of the way and was always there when we needed him. I would  highly recommend him. Not only is he a wonderful real estate agent, but he is also a wonderful person.
M. Phillipi
I bought and sold my house with Rod. It was many years apart. Each experience was fantastic. When I bought the house he was very patient....VERY. When I sold the house it was completely painless and smooth. He is a complete professional that you want to have on your side. I highly recommend  Rod for you sale or purchase. He will make it a great process. Promise. 
J. Duncan
Rod helped us purchase a house. We were living in the Southeast when we began our house search and he was amazing at working with us to narrow down the area we wanted to search based on our house/property criteria. He even gave us contacts for locals with whom we could discuss school needs when we  were unsure about a school district. Once we were in the area and could view properties in person, he would preview houses that looked like decent matches as soon as they listed and then give us feedback on whether they were worth us seeing or not. You won't find a better agent, or one who is more willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that you have a great experience buying a house!
L. Trujillo
This was my second time working with Rod. The first time was when I purchased a house in 2010 and now while selling a parcel of land. Each time working with Rod has been a pleasure. He is everything you'd want in an agent: extremely knowledgeable about the market, straightforward and honest, and puts your needs first. I've recommended Rod to friends who I want to keep as friends, and they've also been impressed with him. I may be partial, but I think Rod is the best realtor in Kitsap County, this won't be the last time I work with Rod. Thanks!" 
B. Meacham
We have been working with Rod for 20 years through several transactions. Rod is very knowledgeable, professional, and honest. Most recently, we used Rod to sell a house. There were some unexpected challenges that arose, but Rod dealt with them quickly and professionally. I have no hesitations to recommend Rod for buying or selling property in this area.
M. Fowler
Rod is a terrific realtor. But first I must disclose that I am a nightmare client, very high maintenance with the need for constant communication. I had very specific criteria for purchasing a house and Rod was able to work within those parameters. He also previewed many of the homes, which usually is only done by accomplished dedicated realtors. His organizational skills were the best, and it showed during the inspection phase of my purchase. I’m an old dog homeowner, usually selling and buying every three years. The home I just bought was a FNMAE foreclosure. It was the most difficult purchase yet and the deal could have fallen apart. Rod’s tenacity and professionalism held it together. Now I live in a home that meets my needs within the city limits of beautiful Bremerton! I strongly recommend using Rod Blackburn if you want a skilled, get-it-done professional realtor.
M. Chapman
Rod is our go-to for all real-estate questions in Bremerton! He has helped us with multiple sales in the past few years and is always available. I definitely trust Rod to give us unbiased advice - sometimes against his own interest!
W. Trettin
Rod is an exceptional real estate agent. He is extremely knowledgeable about real estate in the Bremerton/Kitsap area. He pays close attention to his clients; always in a professional manner and with an amicable style. He has abundant resources and contacts to ancillary services required in purchasing a home. Beyond this, Rod is a very genuine and friendly person lending great confidence in him.
J. Moraido
Rod Blackburn is hands-down my realtor of choice! Exceptionally well Informed, accessible, and trustworthy, Rod consistently goes the extra mile for his clients. He seeks a deep understanding of each client’s unique needs and circumstances, and – working to ease the stressful aspects of buying or selling your home – he arrives with calm, kindness, and gentle humor.
S. Martine
Rod Blackburn is an excellent and honest real estate broker. Before I retired from over 25 years of selling real estate throughout Kitsap County, I interacted with Rod many times. He was always professional, well informed, and willing to "go the extra mile" for his clients. A skilled negotiator, Rod is straightforward, principled, and will always tell you the truth. I highly recommend that you contact Rod Blackburn for any of your real estate needs.
N. Vandemark
Rod knows the area well and has a deep level of experience. Rod is a fantastic person to work with too. I would recommend him.
C. Frazier
I recently sold my home in Bremerton. My realtor was Rod Blackburn. He was professional, easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and throughout the process, he kept me updated and informed. Each time I contacted Rod with questions, he always responded promptly, and never sounded bothered or rushed. He made me feel like I was his most important client. I would highly recommend Bremerton Real Estate Company to anyone who's is buying or selling a home. My experience couldn't have been better.
Alan A.
Rod nos ayuda mucho! Siempre estuvo atento para cualquier pregunta y duda que teníamos. Es una person muy honesta. Habla español y inglés!
Yuli Deluna
Great person to work with , smart and professional . The best !
N Hernandez
Simply the best realtor that I have ever worked with. Very well informed, knows the market, and took charge of getting my home on the market quickly and staged beautifully. STRONGLY recommend!!!
Bob Dooley
Rod is a true real estate professional! He has great knowledge of the area as well as specific properties. Rod has assisted us with several transactions in the Bremerton area as well as several family members. He is honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. We'll continue to rely on Rod for all our future real estate needs in the Bremerton area! No need to look further, Rod should be your real estate agent!
Peter Smith
Rod helped us to sell a home in Bremerton in 2016, so when we wanted to buy a home with acreage in Poulsbo, we naturally turned to him again. Rod supported us as we looked at various houses, and through an attempt to purchase a home where we were outbid. When we found the house we really wanted, Rod’s knowledge and industry contacts were invaluable. We got the house of our dreams, and because Rod’s commission is only 1%, we feel we got a bonus. The seller’s price had built in a 2.5% commission for the buyer’s agent, but Rod’s 1% commission meant we actually paid less than the listed price. We were able to use the money we saved for new items for the house, like a new washer/dryer, a new riding lawn mower. We highly recommend Rod, not just for his knowledge and skill, but also because his business model is fair and reasonable. And Rod is just super nice and easy to work with! We have bought and sold homes in other locations, and we feel Rod is an example of a truly professional realtor.
Linda Trueblood

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