Dean Rouso Real Estate Agent at Baird & Warner Real Estate

Dean Rouso

Real Estate Agent at
Baird & Warner Real Estate

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  • Certified Negotiator
  • Relocation Specialist
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Dean is a top selling La Grange Park agent - having sold over 72% more properties in La Grange Park than the average agent.
Dean gets the job done - completing more sales than the average La Grange Park agent by 4%.
Dean is a SFH expert - working with over 72% more single family homes than the average La Grange Park agent.

More about Dean Rouso

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 ...
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  • Super Agents are experienced, highly rated agents with a track record of success with HomeLight clients. Dean Rouso is committed to providing great service for their clients.

  • Southern Illinois University

  • CRS, ABR, GRI, SFR, CNE

  • HL6260015

Dean earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 1% of agents in the area.

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Dean Rouso's Reviews & Ratings

Tell us about your experience with Dean Rouso

    • The Rouso Group was fantastic. They made the selling process virtually painless. Their market knowledge and professionalism is unparalleled. I'd highly recommend using the Rouso Group!

      - Cali6422
    • Dean did a great job of getting my property listed, marketed and sold! Everything went very smooth and I recommend using Dean for your next real estate transaction. Thanks Dean!

      - John Sullivan
    • Three years ago I wanted to sell my home and found Dean at Baird & Warner. He sold my house in literally a week. It never really listed on the MLS because it was so quick! I was so absolutely pleased with his team, when we were ready to sell my Mom's house, I contacted him again. Needless to say, her house sold with in 6 weeks, at full asking price. Dean, and his team of professionals were experienced, explained the process, made recommendations to help me spruce up the place, offered free services, and always got back to me immediately with texts, voice messages, or emails. Even on the weekends or before/after hours! I would HIGHLY recommend Dean for buying or selling a home. He's a genius in his field.

      - j emrich7
    • I had worked with Dean Rouso in 2000 to 2002 during my short stint as a realtor. Watching his success and the network of people with which Dean worked always impressed me. Late last year it came time to move my father-in-law and sell his home in La Grange. Problem #1 was that the 1955 built ranch home was on a corner lot on a busy street and had no updates done in it's 60+ year life. Problem #2 is that we now live in another state. Immediately I thought to contact Dean and see what he could do. He took over the process for us including all the people and services needed to prep the home and see it through closing. Dean set my wife up with a junk hauling crew that was great and reasonable. He also recommended we work with a certain attorney who was excellent. Then he really went to work. The day the house was listed it sold, with the help of one of his buyers agents, for full, listing price! We could not have been happier. As inspections occurred and further "handyman" work was needed, Mr. Rouso just got it done. Most importantly, closing went without a hitch. We could not recommend Dean more highly. He took a potentially very costly process and made it painless. Oh yeah, and all the paperwork was done via email and docusign.

      - candyhrtmn
    • Dean and his team showed constant perseverance, professionalism and expert negotiating in completing our home sale. Our listing was a challenge and Dean stated optimistic and focused. We are very pleased with the outcome.

      - user1882073
    • We met Dean Rouso at an open house he hosted and decided to work with him to find the right home for us in the suburbs. Dean's knowledge of the area helped us to narrow down our search and his willingness to schedule showings on short notice on the weekends and evenings allowed us to see many suitable homes in the relevant areas. As first time home buyers we also benefited from Dean's experience as he knows the ins and outs of the home buying process

      - user6687549
    • Dean Rouso was able to sell our house, when no one else could. We tried 3 brokers over three years and had a minimal response. Dean arranged more showings that all the other real estate agents combined. Dean is extremely knowledgable and always responsive. His instincts about the market and valuation are uncanny. From the staging to the photography to the advertizing and all the way through to the closing, everything Dean and his team did was first-class. I wouldn't hesitate to call Dean Rouso again, to help me sell or buy a home.

      - user6923658
    • Dean is very knowledgeable of the La Grange area. He is professional, responsive, and resourceful. He made the process of buying and selling a home as smooth as possible. More importantly, Dean was very respectful and flexible when it came to my family's hectic schedule. I would definitely recommend Dean to my neighbors, friends, and family.

      - zuser20160104170721494
    • Dean is a skilled negotiator and expert real estate partner. He helped me to achieve the best possible end game, and carefully traverse the challenging and emotional experience of selling my long-time home. If you are willing to do your part as an educated seller, you would be fortunate to have Dean representing you.

      - dmermigas
    • When it came time to sell my family home, I knew what I was looking for in a Real Estate Broker. Dean Rouso stood out from all the rest. His performance, and that of his team, did not disappoint. Especially impressive about Dean was his ability to provide referrals to get needed work completed and the house on the market within a week! Dean's experience in real estate, knowledge of the market, his contract negotiation skills and timely communication during the process exceeded my high expectations. Dean is a good listener, a seasoned pro and he worked diligently to achieve my goals. The Rouso Team earned my highest recommendation!

      - kolarj55
    • Dean is the best! He is very experienced and did a great job of handling situations that arose during the sales process in a calm and effective manner. It helped keep me from being overly stressed. I really felt that I was in good hands during this deal. He also negotiated a great deal for me that I thought I might not be able to get. He was also very helpful in referring me to reputable HVAC, electrical, and plumbing contractors in the area. I will definitely refer him and use him again in the future.

      - schlek2003
    • We listed my parents' home in LaGrange Park with Dean and had a solid offer in 8 days!! From the initial meeting to the closing, Dean was impressive, knowledgeable and insightful. His knowledge of the area, successful listing and marketing techniques and, overall, management of real estate transactions are "second to none"! Additionally, Dean and his group were ALWAYS AVAILABLE to answer all of our questions and offer advice along the way!! Dean's compassion, enthusiasm and impeccable professionalism made him the PERFECT CHOICE for us. When asked if we would recommend Dean in the future, our response is a resounding YES. In fact, we already have and our family member who hired Dean to sell her mother's home had an identical, positive experience!! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED by choosing the Rouso Group!!

      - lin627 lahey
    • I decided to put my house up for sale in LaGrange Park IL. I contacted a few realtors in LaGrange and Dean immediately separated himself from his competition, he got back to me the same day and we schedule and appointment to fit my schedule. During the meeting Dean was extremely repaired and knowable. I was very comfortable with him and his professional demeanor. I selected him as my realtor, and the next day his team went to work, my house was listed and sold in a month! During this month, the communication was outstanding, I knew when the open houses were scheduled, I received feedback and Dean was available to answer my questions at any time of the day and evening. I highly recommend Dean Rouso and his team!

      - Iya Goshchinsky
    • Dean was recommended to us from some friends and we couldn't have been happier with the process and the results. From the day we started working with Dean everything was simple from setting up appointments to the final closing on our home. The closing took less than 45 minutes. We looked at several homes and Dean gave us intel on every home along with the pros and cons of each home. He was very knowledgeable on the neighborhood we were looking at which gave us a good sense of comfort. Everyone we've talked to in the past has told us how stressful purchasing a home can be, but Dean was able to make us feel comfortable and minimize the stress caused by purchasing a home. We wouldn't go to anyone other than Dean for purchasing or selling a home.

      - tomtear
    • Dean is the consummate real estate professional. He walked us through comps in our area explaining the house pricing process to us in great detail, along with outlining his social media marketing strategy, which we feel resulted in our home selling so quickly. Dean has been in the business for a long time and his expertise is invaluable. When you get Dean, you are also getting his team of professionals, and they all proved to be first-rate, too!

      - zuser20150623062622210
    • Dean is a pro. He made himself available for my frequent questions 24/7, and, if I didn't know better, I would think I am his only client. He brings not only professional expertise but also years of experience. Furthermore, Dean is very easy to work with. He has a high degree of emotional intelligence and is able and willing to put himself in his client's shoes. I am newly widowed and appreciated the feelings of trust and confidence Dean generates. I cannot think of anyone else with whom I would want to go through the experience of selling a family home, searching and finally choosing a new place.

      - user2169276
    • Dean was both very professional and timely in his approach to selling our house. Our house was at a price point that many other homes in the Western Springs area were at. His recommendations for staging and some touch-up work seemed to make the difference in comparison to comparable homes because we sold the house within two weeks.

      - koshnelson
    • Dean provided the most professional service that I have received. Dean knows the neighborhood market and values and was able to use this knowledge to negotiate a great price for us. He made the process smooth and handled all the issues that popped up. I would definitely use Dean again.

      - Gary Stevens
    • Dean is a highly intelligent, capable, and excellent real estate professional. The entire process from start to finish was painless, thanks to Dean's knowledge of the towns we were considering, and his quick responses to all of our questions or concerns be it day or night. Dean's associates were excellent as well. If we sell/buy again in the future, we will absolutely use Dean Rouso as our agent!

      - nmoore07
    • We have worked with Dean for many years and have had nothing but the best experiences. Dean and his team are professional, easy to work with, and consistently deliver results. Dean has our highest recommendations!

      - dmbarrett1
    • Dean did a great job of getting my property listed, marketed and sold! Everything went very smooth and I recommend using Dean for your next real estate transaction. Thanks Dean!

      - John Sullivan
    • I had worked with Dean Rouso in 2000 to 2002 during my short stint as a realtor. Watching his success and the network of people with which Dean worked always impressed me. Late last year it came time to move my father-in-law and sell his home in La Grange. Problem #1 was that the 1955 built ranch home was on a corner lot on a busy street and had no updates done in it's 60+ year life. Problem #2 is that we now live in another state. Immediately I thought to contact Dean and see what he could do. He took over the process for us including all the people and services needed to prep the home and see it through closing. Dean set my wife up with a junk hauling crew that was great and reasonable. He also recommended we work with a certain attorney who was excellent. Then he really went to work. The day the house was listed it sold, with the help of one of his buyers agents, for full, listing price! We could not have been happier. As inspections occurred and further "handyman" work was needed, Mr. Rouso just got it done. Most importantly, closing went without a hitch. We could not recommend Dean more highly. He took a potentially very costly process and made it painless. Oh yeah, and all the paperwork was done via email and docusign.

      - candyhrtmn
    • When it came time to sell my family home, I knew what I was looking for in a Real Estate Broker. Dean Rouso stood out from all the rest. His performance, and that of his team, did not disappoint. Especially impressive about Dean was his ability to provide referrals to get needed work completed and the house on the market within a week! Dean's experience in real estate, knowledge of the market, his contract negotiation skills and timely communication during the process exceeded my high expectations. Dean is a good listener, a seasoned pro and he worked diligently to achieve my goals. The Rouso Group earned my highest recommendation!

      - Dean Rouso
    • Dean is the best! He is very experienced and did a great job of handling situations that arose during the sales process in a calm and effective manner. It helped keep me from being overly stressed. I really felt that I was in good hands during this deal. He also negotiated a great deal for me that I thought I might not be able to get. He was also very helpful in referring me to reputable HVAC, electrical, and plumbing contractors in the area. I will definitely refer him and use him again in the future.

      - schlek2003
    • Dean and his team showed constant perseverance, professionalism and expert negotiating in completing our home sale. Our listing was a challenge and Dean stated optimistic and focused. We are very pleased with the outcome.

      - user1882073
    • The Rouso Group was fantastic. They made the selling process virtually painless. Their market knowledge and professionalism is unparalleled. I'd highly recommend using the Rouso Group!

      - Cali6422
    • We listed my parents' home in LaGrange Park with Dean and had a solid offer in 8 days!! From the initial meeting to the closing, Dean was impressive, knowledgeable and insightful. His knowledge of the area, successful listing and marketing techniques and, overall, management of real estate transactions are "second to none"! Additionally, Dean and his group were ALWAYS AVAILABLE to answer all of our questions and offer advice along the way!! Dean's compassion, enthusiasm and impeccable professionalism made him the PERFECT CHOICE for us. When asked if we would recommend Dean in the future, our response is a resounding YES. In fact, we already have and our family member who hired Dean to sell her mother's home had an identical, positive experience!! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED by choosing the Rouso Group!!

      - lin627 lahey
    • Dean found us a buyer almost immediately through his contacts at the price we were asking after being honest with us about the value of our older home. He recommended a good attorney for the closing and made the whole thing a very satisfactory experience.

      - bradfordmmarkham
    • Dean was recommended to us by friends and we couldnt be more pleased. with his knowledge and professionalism right from the start, we received multiple offers on our home at the very FIRST Open House and we were under contract for "above asking price" within days! Dean and his team are exceptional and our experience was literally flawless! ~ Highly recommend!

      - greekdiva54
    • I can't tell you how happy I was to be using Dean Rouso and his team to help me sell my townhome. The entire process was seamless and happened much quicker then I anticipated. Dean's experience and know-how made a not-so-ideal situation (had tenants living in the home at the time) into a positive. Dean originally helped me find my townhome years ago, sell it, and is now helping us find our "forever home". I would absolutely recommend you work with Dean Rouso Group.

      - julie olsowka
    • I decided to put my house up for sale in LaGrange Park IL. I contacted a few realtors in LaGrange and Dean immediately separated himself from his competition, he got back to me the same day and we schedule and appointment to fit my schedule. During the meeting Dean was extremely repaired and knowable. I was very comfortable with him and his professional demeanor. I selected him as my realtor, and the next day his team went to work, my house was listed and sold in a month! During this month, the communication was outstanding, I knew when the open houses were scheduled, I received feedback and Dean was available to answer my questions at any time of the day and evening. I highly recommend Dean Rouso and his team!

      - Iya Goshchinsky
    • 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.

      - johnnylaw8
    • Dean is very knowledgeable of the La Grange area. He is professional, responsive, and resourceful. He made the process of buying and selling a home as smooth as possible. More importantly, Dean was very respectful and flexible when it came to my family's hectic schedule. I would definitely recommend Dean to my neighbors, friends, and family

      - zuser20160104170721494
    • Dean was recommended to us from some friends and we couldn't have been happier with the process and the results. From the day we started working with Dean everything was simple from setting up appointments to the final closing on our home. The closing took less than 45 minutes. We looked at several homes and Dean gave us intel on every home along with the pros and cons of each home. He was very knowledgeable on the neighborhood we were looking at which gave us a good sense of comfort. Everyone we've talked to in the past has told us how stressful purchasing a home can be, but Dean was able to make us feel comfortable and minimize the stress caused by purchasing a home. We wouldn't go to anyone other than Dean for purchasing or selling a home.

      - tomtear
    • We met Dean Rouso at an open house he hosted and decided to work with him to find the right home for us in the suburbs. Dean's knowledge of the area helped us to narrow down our search and his willingness to schedule showings on short notice on the weekends and evenings allowed us to see many suitable homes in the relevant areas. As first time home buyers we also benefited from Dean's experience as he knows the ins and outs of the home buying process.

      - user6687549
    • 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.

      - lindak1787
    • Dean is the consummate real estate professional. He walked us through comps in our area explaining the house pricing process to us in great detail, along with outlining his social media marketing strategy, which we feel resulted in our home selling so quickly. Dean has been in the business for a long time and his expertise is invaluable. When you get Dean, you are also getting his team of professionals, and they all proved to be first-rate, too!

      - zuser20150623062622210
    • Dean is a pro. He made himself available for my frequent questions 24/7, and, if I didn't know better, I would think I am his only client. He brings not only professional expertise but also years of experience. Furthermore, Dean is very easy to work with. He has a high degree of emotional intelligence and is able and willing to put himself in his client's shoes. I am newly widowed and appreciated the feelings of trust and confidence Dean generates. I cannot think of anyone else with whom I would want to go through the experience of selling a family home, searching and finally choosing a new place.

      - user2169276
    • 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!

      - gdplachta
    • Dean Rouso was able to sell our house, when no one else could. We tried 3 brokers over three years and had a minimal response. Dean arranged more showings that all the other real estate agents combined. Dean is extremely knowledgable and always responsive. His instincts about the market and valuation are uncanny. From the staging to the photography to the advertizing and all the way through to the closing, everything Dean and his team did was first-class. I wouldn't hesitate to call Dean Rouso again, to help me sell or buy a home.

      - user6923658
    • 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

      - pjmmtm
    • 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!

      - lamantia3
    • Dean was both very professional and timely in his approach to selling our house. Our house was at a price point that many other homes in the Western Springs area were at. His recommendations for staging and some touch-up work seemed to make the difference in comparison to comparable homes because we sold the house within two weeks

      - koshnelson
    • Dean and his team are exceptional! I have worked with Dean in multiple real estate transactions over the last 9 years and recommend he and his team any chance I get. Extremely attentive to detail and incredibly responsive. He is an expert in every detail of the buying and selling process, and yet has the patience and skill to guide clients through the inevitable twists and turns with ease. I'd give them 10 stars if I could.

      - keithihill
    • Dean Rouso's Home Team was amazing! So friendly and professional as well as giving us outstanding advice on how to prepare our home for viewing. They sold our home in a little more than a week! Dean Rouso's Home Team is what a top Realty should be!

      - carrenlc
    • Buying and selling homes requires attention to detail, top negotiation skills, and lots of patience. Dean Rouso and his team at Baird & Warner not only make the process pain-free, they even help educate you along the way so you don't miss anything. And quite frankly there is no one else I would trust to negotiate a deal -- Dean will go to battle and advocate for your best interests every time. Dean's team ensures your house is staged and that the photos are perfect, which I believe directly resulted in my home having 7 showings and a fantastic offer (which we took) the FIRST DAY it went on the market. Not every house will sell that quickly and Dean's team is also great at helping you understand factors that could slow a sale and what you can do about it. If you're in the La Grange area, he certainly knows it in and out. But I bought and sold outside of the area and had a great experience. I also referred him to a family member who successfully sold her house far outside of his typical area. In other words, this team can do it all, stop talking to other realtors, call Dean now.

      - wackie77
    • Dean is a highly intelligent, capable, and excellent real estate professional. The entire process from start to finish was painless, thanks to Dean's knowledge of the towns we were considering, and his quick responses to all of our questions or concerns be it day or night. Dean's associates were excellent as well. If we sell/buy again in the future, we will absolutely use Dean Rouso as our agent!

      - nmoore07
    • I have used Dean and his team more than once for buying and selling. Specific reasons to my repeat business is due to the teams very quick response times, trust, attention to detail and clarity. 'Clarity' is extremely important with myself. He explained everything in a very understandable way and made me part of the process. Many times he would take me aside and explain the options and risks to each option before I made a decision. Dean and his team work with you to make sure your experience is at the best and you get the best possible deal. I would recommend the Dean Rouso Home Team to anyone!

      - coryg2
    • My late mothers home had spent 288 days on the market with another nationally known realtor . We did have 4 bids but all failed to close. Then, the realtor resigned . I contacted Dean Russo signed a listing agreement and in 2 days Dean and his team had 2 bids. We quickly closed the deal for $9000 more than th a asking price. My experience clearly showed the difference between a dedicated professional realtor and the part timers working with most others. I will recommend Dean to provide the complete and comprehensive service needed in today's market and look forward to working with him again.

      - tomncdc
    • Dean and his team were more than I could have hoped for when selling my mother's home. His knowledge was apparent from our first meeting and he was very accessible when i had a question or ten. From setting the sale price, having someone stage the property prior to going on line, community referrals for touch ups and assisting with the offers; i had complete confidence that he was the right one for the job. Dean really did everything beyond my expectations.

      - kmlewis965