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La Grange Office
318 W Burlington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525

Finding a REALTOR who understands all of your needs, wants, and dreams can be difficult.  So difficult, in fact, that sometimes it seems impossible that just one person could fit all of your qualifications.  This is where working with a REALTOR team, like the Rouso Group outshines using an individual agent when buying or selling your home.


In a REALTOR team, you (the buyer or seller) have a primary agent.  The other members of the team can assist you whenever and whatever way possible—in short, someone will always be available to talk to you, answer questions, show you a home, or introduce you to the neighborhood.  The team approach allows for greater specialization for each agent, and the benefits of this knowledge and specialization are passed on to you. With a real estate team, you’ll work with experts on all the different parts of real estate, and they use their expertise to find you the perfect home.  Different members of the team will specialize in different areas of the home-buying process, and their deep knowledge will help you to buy or sell a home quickly and without complications.  This specialization is a great service to clients that can’t be replicated by an individual agent.  As we like to say in Chicago, the Blackhawks wouldn’t have won 3 Stanley Cups in 6 years if every player was a right wing. 


Mark Greene, contributor to Forbes, sums it up by saying that a team can bring a competitive advantage to a buy or sell transaction by simply having more resources to tap, more people, more ideas, and more perspectives.


In Chicagoland, there are over 33,000 individual real estate agents but very few real estate teams.  The Rouso Group stands out not only because of the team approach, but also because it takes all of the advantages of using a REALTOR team and expands these services to provide you with unparalleled resources and proven results.  The team’s goal is to provide buyers and sellers with expertise in real estate, and all the knowledge, services, and resources of a REALTOR team are added benefits. 


The REALTOR team’s specializations and interdependency make for a fast, streamlined, uncomplicated process for you, the client.  With 33 combined years of experience in real estate, The Rouso Group is a group of true real estate experts who will use their knowledge and experience to provide you with a seamless real estate experience. The Rouso Group's buyer specialist, Erika Chavez, is a certified negotiator who will help you make sure you find your dream home at a great price.  Steve Jasinski, DRHT’s listing partner and certified seller representative, will advocate for you as you sell your home and make sure that you’re satisfied with your selling experience.  The team leader, Dean Rouso, is also a certified negotiator and a certified residential specialist.  This means that he’s a certified expert in residential properties, and after he helps you find the perfect home, he’ll make sure that you get it for a great price.  Lisa Lockerby is the Director of Client Services and Team Operations Manager - she’ll be by your side assisting you in every part of your real estate experience.


The Rouso Group has a number of plans in place to make sure you get the most out of your home buying or home selling experience.  This includes the Platinum Property Marketing Plan, which consists of eight cutting-edge ways to make sure your home gets the most exposure on the market to the most number of buyers.  This means that your home will be competitive in the market, and will sell quickly and at a great price for you.  The team has a track record of above-market Original List Price to Sales Price ratios, verifying that your sale price can be thousands of dollars closer to the original list price with the Rouso Group, helping you earn more money for a new house or new projects.  The Team has successfully handled over 1,000 sales since 1998. 

The Team has a number of accolades and awards that reinforce their position as the preeminent REALTORS in the Western Suburbs.  Dean Rouso was a two-term president of Chicagoland’s MLS, and of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS, and a past Board of Director of the National Association of REALTORS—so you know you’ll be working with a talented, respected agency that’s a key player in the industry. Within Baird & Warner, the team was awarded the top team in sales in 2014-216, and the Rouso Group became members of the prestigious Founder’s Club, which means that those clients selling their homes are in the hands of recognized, seasoned professionals.


For more about the high-traffic, award-winning Baird Warner website, click here.  Having your home featured on Chicagoland’s largest locally-owned real estate company’s website virtually guarantees a quick and profitable real estate experience.  the Rouso Group was also voted the Agent’s Choice “Best Team in Chicagoland” award from Chicago Agent Magazine, they placed in the top 100 in Illinois in Real Trend’s “Best Real Estate Teams in America” ranking, and they won the Five Star Professional Award in 2013, 2014, and now 2015, as seen in Chicago Magazine.  This recognition shows that you’ll be working with a team that’s attentive, professional, knowledgeable, and eager to help you.


The Rouso Group provides exceptional service that can’t be replicated by individual agents.  Any agent can claim expertise and great service, but only the Rouso Group can prove that they have years of expertise, great service, and 4 agents ready to help you. We want to help you feel at home in the community—from helping you get a great price on your home, to helping you find your way around, to teaching you about the local elementary schools, soccer leagues, restaurants for a Friday night out, and everything in between, the Rouso Group can help make your next move your best move.



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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

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"Erika was a pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and always responsive. I will definitely recommend her to friends and family in the market of looking for a new home or selling.
Thank you Erika for a great experience in buying my home for me and my boys!"


by jovita1015

"I can't say enough about Erika's professionalism, true caring nature, and extensive knowledge/connections. She brings all these qualities to the table for her clients, not just in the real estate transaction, but in the transition to a new home/community.

Some of the best advice we got along the way was what houses we really shouldn't purchase, even though they had an initial appeal. We quickly started to see properties that we really liked. Erika knew enough about us to promise that we could do better if we looked a little longer. It would have been much easier for her to go along with some of those homes, but combining her knowledge of our situation with an exhaustive knowledge of the broad market gave her, and us confidence."


by ftovarharris

"As first time home buyers, we entered this process almost entirely clueless. Erika did a wonderful job guiding us and I would highly recommend her to anyone searching for a new home. She was patient, prompt, and informative in answering our endless, and I'm sure sometimes naive, questions. She was always available and very flexible in showing us homes. She never pushed us to a higher price point than what we felt comfortable with. The mortgage lender she recommended was also top-notch. Most importantly, she was honest, forthright, and personable. Thank you Erika!"


by nkgregus

"Erika Chavez expertise and advice was invaluable to our family. She was very patient, knowledgeable and maintained great communication throughout the entire process of the purchase of our home. Erika was completely open to hearing what we had to say and continued to listen whole heartedly even with our most demanding request and not once did she ever give up on us.
Overall, we had a great experience and I would highly recommend her."


by gueraesme

"Being a first-time home buyer, I was not familiar with the home-buying process. Erika guided me along the way and took time to address all my questions and concerns

I was able to send Erika properties I was interested in and she also informed me of properties that matched my requirements.

I would definitely seek Erika's expertise when selling my current home and purchasing my future one."


by Christina DeLeon