Broker Associate

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  • Direct 708.354.7355
  • Cell 708.906.6350
  • Fax 708.354.9476
La Grange Office
318 W Burlington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525

Dean's Bio

A former Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors, Dean Rouso has served the real estate industry in countless ways.  In 2010 and 2011, he was President of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) — one of the nation’s largest Multiple Listing Services, with more than 35,000 members.  He is also the past President of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) the sixth largest Realtor Association in the nation with more than 14,000 members. Additional past roles include the board of directors for the LaGrange Business Association of which he also served as president in 2001.


Rouso underwent intensive formal training in negotiation strategy and skills, and he continues to make it a priority to attend numerous continuing education courses in negotiations. Over the past 14 years in La Grange and La Grange Park, Rouso has very successfully negotiated more than $327 million dollars of real estate for more than 1000 buyers and sellers.


Rouso takes a consultative approach in helping his team’s seller and buyer clients discuss the most effective and efficient options available for meeting their goals. He and his clients design a personalized strategy that will result in the most beneficial client property sale or purchase based on using the power of the “Team” approach. Aside from staying on the cutting edge of the fast-moving real estate industry, Rouso focuses on designing innovative marketing plans for his seller’s properties that yield them the greatest price the market will offer. He uses his vast knowledge of the real estate marketplace to help families and individuals buy homes, sell homes, and take care of the details of their relocation.


Rouso has been awarded several accolades throughout his tenure as a top-selling REALTOR. Accomplishments, awards and honors include:


  • 2012-Present – Director of Sales Development and Broker Associate for Baird & Warner, including the Founder’s Club Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance and the Five Star Professional Award three years running
  • 2011-2007 – Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS
  • 2012-2004 – Board of Directors of the Illinois Association of REALTORS
  • 2006-2001 – #1 Associate in LaGrange-LaGrange Park-Western Springs offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for dollar volume, number of homes listed as well as homes sold
  • 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 & 2001 – Awarded Coldwell Banker’s International President’s Premier, which is the highest award possible ranking Dean Rouso in the top 1% of All 75,000 Coldwell Banker Associates WORLDWIDE
  • 2002 & 2001 – Awarded Illinois Association of REALTORS® President’s Club Ruby Award, which is the highest award possible for Outstanding Realty Sales Performance in Illinois
  • 1999 & 2000 – President’s Elite and #1 associate for number of Listings Taken, Listings Sold Homes Sold in Eastern DuPage-Western Cook Region, which includes LaGrange, Hinsdale-Ogden, Hinsdale in the Village, Lombard, Downers Grove & Elmhurst. Closed over 82 transactions in 2000 ranking number 5 in the company for number of properties Listed, Sold & Closed
  • 1999 & 2000 – Presented Realtor Association of Western Suburbs President’s Award
  • 2002 - Certified Home Enhancement Specialist (Accredited Staging Professional-ASP)
  • 2002 - Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS)
  • Previews Property Specialist – Exclusive High-End Luxury Home Marketing Certification. Coldwell Banker’s Previews marketing program offers specialized tools and diverse resources to cater to this special niche, in fact, no other firm sells more high-end properties than Coldwell Banker
  • 2003 – Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Earned prestigious designation held by only 4% of all agents in the United States
  • 2002 – Earned Cendant Mobility’s Relocation Certified Inventory Specialist (CMIS) and Certified Marketing Specialist (CMMS) Designations
  • 2002 – Coldwell Banker’s Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS) Designation.  Amongst the 1st 15 Realtors 75,000 worldwide to receive this certification
  • 1999 – Graduate of the Illinois Association of Realtors Real Estate Institute (GRI)
  • 1998 – Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) from National Association of Realtors
  • ABR
  • Broker
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
  • Founder's Club
  • GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute
  • Named a Five Star Real Estate Agent in Chicago Magazine
  • SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource

Reviews On Zillow

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"Dean and his team were outstanding throughout the entire process of selling our home. They were very professional and thorough. I'd definitely recommend them to anyone in the area trying to sell their home."


by lindak1787

"Dean and his Team have helped us conduct several real estate transactions throughout the years. He has been a pioneer in the real estate industry offering honest service, innovative marketing tools, and excellent negotiating skills. His Team approach ensures no detail is overlooked from contract to closing, giving us peace of mind in what could be a stressful situation. Each of our listings resulted in full price or above offers within no time at all. We value Dean's knowledge of the market, opinions, and trust him to handle our negotiations whether buying or selling. We always know we can Depend on Dean and his Team for all our real estate needs and high recommend him to everyone we know!"


by gdplachta

"We had a very positive experience with the Dean Rouso Home Team in selling our home of 43 years and buying a home more suitable for us at this time of our lives. Dean and his team were professional, responsive to our needs and worked very hard on our behalf. We would highly recommend the Dean Rouso Home Team in selling or buying a home."


by pjmmtm

"Dean and his team have been trusted professionals helping us in the community for several years as our family has grown. We have purchased and sold a few homes with Dean. He is the strongest real estate agent and advocate a buyer or seller can have in my opinion."


by johnnylaw8

"Working with Dean and his team has been an outstanding experience. Extremely professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and an unprecedented understanding of the real estate market- we always felt confident in Dean's expertise. Overall an excellent experience!"


by lamantia3