Rusminka Rose Jakaj

Real Estate Salesperson

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Rusminka Rose Jakaj
Real Estate Salesperson

At a glance

My Communities
Armonk, Bedford, Chappaqua, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Pleasantville, Pound Ridge, White Plains, Yorktown Heights

Additional Languages Spoken
Albanian, Croatian, English

First Time Buyers, Sellers, Social Media Marketing, Strong Negotiator, Listing Agent

About me

Rose is an award winning agent handling a full range of real estate from luxury properties to starter homes. Her knowledge of Westchester allows Rose to understand the unique aspects of each area and each property she handles. Rose takes pride in bringing the ultimate service, ensuring her clients concerns are addressed with patience and the utmost attention to detail. As a buyers agent, Rose advocates for her buyers to get them into the properties they want through strong negotiation skills, market knowledge and creative solutions to get offers accepted in even the most competitive market. As a sellers agent, she is skilled at pricing aggressively, delivering detailed market analysis, and extensive advertising strategies to get their home sold. Rose is proud of the relationships that she maintains with her happy clients who are a source of repeat business and referrals. This growth has earned her industry-wide awards recognizing Rose as a top producer.  She... More

Professional Associations & Designations

Silver Award for Excellence in Sales, 2021
Member, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR).
Member, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (HGMLS).
Member, New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR).
Member, National Association of Realtors (NAR).
 Partnered with Leading RE Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International, Mayfair International Realty, and Board of Regents Luxury Real Estate


Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Media Studies, Hunter College, NYC                                        Continuing Education Real Estate Courses  



"Rose was a treat to work with from the very start. She made me feel comfortable the entire time, and no question I had was treated as a "bad" one. We saw a bunch of different properties in my price range and I was able to give my honest opinion. No need to sugarcoat anything. She was then able to alter our future search criteria when it came to finding the perfect home. I highly recommend using Rose as your agent." 

Frank F., Carmel - October 15, 2022


"It was our pleasure to work with Rose. We were handling a good portion of our sale remotely so we needed someone we could rely on to stay on top of things and to help manage tasks, all while also marketing our home. Rose did an excellent job. She's savvy about the market and she's honest and kind, so we were happy to have her be our representative. She was very responsive whenever we reach out and did a great job finding a buyer. I highly recommend Rose."

V. Zepf, Thornwood - May 17, 2022


"It was an excellent experience working with Rose. From the beginning to end Rose was professional, honest and helpful throughout the process. If you are selling or purchasing a property, I would highly recommend Rose!"

Aferdita U., Bronxville - March 3, 2022


As soon as we met Rose, we knew she was the perfect realtor for us! Once she knew exactly what we wanted, she would contact us as soon as something popped up. She was always honest and never pressured us to bid on a house she knew wasn’t of our liking. When we found our home, Rose provided professional and experienced guidance through the entire process. We are so fortunate to have met Rose and will never forget her sincere approach in real estate. We were always able to rely and count on Rose through our entire house-hunting process. Not only did we find our beautiful home, but we found a friend in her as well. Thank you Rose for dedicating your time in finding us our perfect home.
Houlihan Lawrence …you are very fortunate to have Rose as part of your team!!


The Dodaro Family, Armonk - January 10, 2022


My partner and I worked with Rose on multiple occasions, first to rent and finally to purchase in Westchester. I have extremely high standards for the professionals with whom I work; Rose is one of the few who consistently exceeds my expectations. She is intelligent, charismatic, proactive, patient, and adept. Multiple times Rose helped solve problems before I even knew how to articulate them. She listens carefully and responds to both the content of what is said and the emotional subtext. For example, when I was anxious about accepting a house rental that required tenants pay the propane bill for heat, Rose called the propane company and obtained records of monthly bills for the last two years to put my mind at ease. She understood, without my even having to say it, that I was nervous because I had never lived in a house on propane before and didn’t know what to expect in regard to cost. For that rental, Rose also supported us to negotiate the price down significantly. When buying a house, Rose helped us think about factors we hadn’t even considered (like proximity to local schools), was knowledgeable about house systems (including everything in the mechanical room!), and went above and beyond to make sure all our questions were answered. I think what I love most about Rose is that she empowers people to make their own decisions: she listens, shares knowledge, identifies potential problems, provides expert guidance, and then, in the end, ultimately supports your decisions. We have come to respect and trust Rose as an advisor; Rose will be our family's real estate salesperson for life.


S. McKelvey, South Salem - September 9, 2021


"We selected Rose to represent us when we sold our home in Bedford. Rose was professional and knowledgable, and always quick to research when new challenges were presented. Rose responds immediately, and never wavered from day one till the end. I highly recommend Rose if you are considering selling your home. We felt lucky to have her representing our interests."

Mary and Eric Nelson, Bedford - January 8, 2021


“Rose is a phenomenal realtor. She made the selling of our home and purchase of a new house an absolute breeze. Her listing presentation was so impressive we hired her on the spot. She quickly went to work getting the house sale-ready, arranging painters, de-cluttering, and hiring a top notch photographer to show our home in it’s best light. Her negotiating skills were invaluable as she guided us through multiple offers, and we accepted one over our asking price after 3 days on the market. She then patiently showed us house after house until we found the perfect one. We found ourselves in a bidding war competing with 5 other offers where Rose carefully and cleverly executed the winning bid to get us our dream home! Her market knowledge, dedication and work ethic produced amazing results for our family, not to mention she’s an absolute delight to work with. Her warm personality was our 24/7 support system and we couldn’t be happier working with her.”


S.K. & Family, Yorktown - November 24, 2020


"Rose is an absolute joy to work with. She made the entire process calm and worry-free, no joke. Clearly understood what we were looking for, worked very quickly, and found us a great home. Additionally, she negotiated great terms into the home lease on our behalf. 10/10 would recommend contacting Rose for any real estate transaction.”

Charles Stark, Mamaroneck - April 1, 2020


"My husband and I worked with Rose to find a house for rent in Westchester and we couldn't be happier with her. Rose was extremely accommodating, made sure all of our questions were answered, and even helped advocate for a landlord to allow us to have pets. We are now living into a great home because of her. I highly recommend her."

Stacy and Olas C., Chappaqua - March 8, 2020