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  • Dean Rouso
    Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR
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    114 Calendar Avenue, Suite A
    LaGrange
    IL 60525 US

    Dean Rouso – Broker & Team Leader, Director of Sales Development

    Dean Rouso is the Director of Sales Development for Baird &Warner, and the Team Leader of the Rouso Group. He is a consecutive recipient of the 5-Star Agent Award by Chicago Magazine for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

    Dean is a nationally-recognized leader in the real estate industry who has earned numerous prestigious awards and accolades. Dean credits his success to a simple principle: excellent client service. Dean’s business is about people – not transactions.

    Dean’s client-centered philosophy is evident in the formation of the Rouso Group. By leveraging the individual strengths and talents of each team member, Dean has created a superb brokerage, delivering the highest quality of service, providing an unsurpassed buying or selling experience to each client.

    The Rouso Group was voted Agent’s Choice “Best Team in Chicagoland by Chicago Agent Magazine. They also placed among the top teams in Illinois according to Real Trend’s “Best Real Estate Teams in America” ranking.

    Credentials and awards:

    • Founder’s Club Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Performance, Top 1% of Brokers at Baird & Warner, consecutive annual award received 2011 through 2015
    • Board of Directors, National Association of Realtors, 2007-2015
    • National Association of Realtors Issues and Policies Committee, 2010-2013
    • Business Issues Policy Committee, 2013-2014
    • Chairman of Industry Leaders Council, 2013-2014
    • Broker Idea Exchange Council, 2013
    • Illinois Association of Realtors Executive Committee, 2009-2013
    • Board of Directors, Illinois Association of Realtors, 2004-2012
    • Chairman, Illinois Association of Realtors Public Policy & Government Affairs, 2011-2012
    • Chairman of Illinois Association of Realtors, Professional Development Group, 2010
    • Illinois Association of Realtors Business Issues and License Law Group. 2007-2010
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  • Steve Jasinski
    Broker, SRS
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    114 Calendar Avenue, Suite A
    LaGrange
    IL 60525 US

    Steve comes to us after a 15 year banking career that included mortgage lending, home equity financing, and intricate and complicated commercial real estate transactions. Steve has first-hand knowledge of the ever changing banking landscape as it pertains to mortgage or construction loan financing and has worked with many first time home buyers as they begin on their trek to home ownership.  He is a Real Estate Broker and a Certified Seller Representative who ascribes by the motto that “the only person you should be better than is the person you were yesterday.”  He loves spending time with his family and helping the community in his spare time.

    Steve has volunteered and served in numerous committees in La Grange because he feels that a strong commitment to the area creates a stronger and more vibrant community. Steve is a past president of the La Grange Business Association, and has also served as the organizations’ Treasurer. The La Grange Business Association is a 100+ member organization of business leaders from La Grange that organizes events such as the West End Art Festival, the Summer Art Project, and the La Grange Holiday Walk for the residents of La Grange, and the surrounding community, to enjoy.

    Steve was also the president of the Rotary Club of Countryside whose motto is “Service above self”. This group of Countryside leaders celebrates 75 students from Lyons Township High School that have raised their Grade Point Average by the largest percentage. This is a tremendous accomplishment for the students, and the Rotary acknowledges their hard work at the ‘Diamond Achievement Awards Banquet’ where each young adult is given dinner, a plaque, and also has the opportunity to win one of two $1,000 scholarships to be used for higher education.  Apart from his work for Countryside’s Rotary Club, Steve was also elected City Treasurer of the City of Countryside in April of 2007.  Through hard work, some sacrifice, and new businesses coming to town, Steve was pleased to help the City balance their budget, and earned recognition for their strong performance and increased bond rating.

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  • Erika Chavez
    Broker, CNE, CSC
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    114 Calendar Avenue, Suite A
    LaGrange
    IL 60525 US

    Erika Chavez  – Broker Associate

     

    Erika Chavez is a Broker Associate who has been helping clients achieve their real estate goals since 2004. As a lifelong resident of the Chicago area, she has extensive knowledge of the surrounding communities, such as Lombard, Glen Ellyn, LaGrange, Brookfield, Berwyn and Western Springs.  

    Erika is a Certified Negotiation Expert and a Certified Home Staging Consultant, as well as a seasoned Short Sale expert. Erika’s depth of expertise is an advantage to her home seller clients, who benefit from her array of marketing strategies, local insights and sound advice. Her home staging and sales talents lead to top-dollar offers, while her tenacious negotiation and attention to detail take the stress out of the home selling process.

    Erika’s real estate services are complimented by the team resources and technologies of the Rouso Group, which stand among the best in the industry. She also has a vast network of home service professionals, lenders and contractors who stand ready to assist her clients with virtually any need.

    Erika provides all of her buyer and seller clients with dedicated, personalized service and proactive communication. Clients find her approachable, friendly and helpful, always there for questions big or small! Erika believes in giving her clients an enjoyable, worry-free home buying or home selling experience, and her diligence results in smooth transactions and successful closings.

    When she’s not helping clients, Erika enjoys spending time with her terrific husband and 4 wonderful children. Being a mother with a successful career and family life gives Erika appreciation for her many blessings, which she strives to pay forward in serving her clients and her community. 

     

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  • Lisa Lockerby
    Client Services Director
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    114 Calendar Avenue, Suite A
    LaGrange
    IL 60525 US

    Lisa Lockerby - Client Services Director - The Rouso Group

     

    Lisa has a 20+ year background in business development, sales & marketing working for a variety of organizations throughout the Western Suburbs.  She has over 10 years of direct real estate experience working as both a broker and in a business development and marketing capacity.  Her role as Director of Client Services for the Rouso Group entails providing exceptional customer service for all clients throughout the listing transaction process.  As a licensed real estate broker Lisa works in conjunction with the Marketing Manager regarding social media and advertising strategies to ensure our clients receive the best possible exposure regarding the sale of their home.

     

    Lisa also functions as the Operations Manager of The Rouso Group  coordinating the daily responsibilities between the brokers and administrative staff.

    She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from St. Norbert College and resides in Downers Grove with her husband and (3) children.  Her hobbies include reading, watching her kids’ sporting activities and traveling.

    Social media sites:

    Twitter: @lockerbylisa

    Linked In:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-lockerby-3890712b?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

     

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