La Grange, La Grange Park, Western Springs, Hinsdale Illinois Real Estate Company

About Dean Rouso Home Team


  • Dean Rouso
    Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR
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    318 West Burlington Avenue
    IL 60525 US

    Phone: 708-906-6350

    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&a
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  • Erika Chavez
    Broker, CNE, CSC
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    318 West Burlington Avenue
    IL 60525 US

    Phone: 708-252-8729

    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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  • Kris Rabig
    Director of Operations & Client Services
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    318 West Burlington Avenue
    IL 60525 US

    Phone: 708–354-7355

    Kris Rabig serves as the Rouso Group’s Director of Operations and Client Services. Kris utilizes her 17 years of real estate experience to smoothly facilitate our clients real estate needs while continually ensuring the client always comes first.

    Kris’s daily focus includes overseeing and coordinating all of the Rouso Group’s buyer and seller transactions.  With her close attention to every critical detail and deadline, she ensures that the lawyers, paralegals, lenders, home inspectors and appraisers work together in a client-focused manner to facilitate the successful closing from signed agreement to final day of closing.

    Kris is in constant communication  with each and all of the group’s buyers and sellers from the moment they partner with our experienced team to assist them with any questions or challenges that may arise along the way. 

    In addition to Kris’s extensive knowledge of the home buying and selling process since receiving her real estate broker’s license in 2001, Kris has strong roots to the Chicago Western Suburban area as a previous resident of Indian Head Park,  Western Springs and the surrounding areas.  Kris has first hand knowledge of our award winning school systems as her daughter attended Lyons Township High School.   With experience in selling both existing homes and new construction, Kris can expertly navigate through both sides of the transactions.  

    Kris’s is devoted to staying up to date on the latest technologies, contract changes and state regulations as continuing education and self-study is part of her strict regimen.  

    In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. 

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  • Jennifer Bachman
    Buyer Specialist
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    318 West Burlington Avenue
    IL 60525 US

    Phone: 630-666-9879

    As a real estate broker for ten years and entrepreneur in her early career, Jennifer brings an abundance of sales and negotiating expertise to her clients.

    With incredible drive, Jennifer started a facility services business at the age of 17, bought her first home at the age of 19, and continued to successfully grow and operate her company until she sold it in 2007.

    Jennifer’s passion for real estate was evident first as an investor, which lead to her eventually becoming a licensed real estate broker in 2008.  She has received additional accreditations in real estate (CREN, SFR & BPOR designations), which has added to her success. 

    Jennifer’s lifelong residency in the suburbs of Chicago enables her to provide unparalleled knowledge and expertise to every client. In addition, she has professional resources, which include an excellent network of marketing, legal, financial, and home inspection services. Jennifer utilizes all the latest technology and social media to market homes for sellers and to investigate properties and market areas for her buyers.

    In her spare time, she loves working out, going to the movies and to the theater, trying out new restaurants with friends, and taking long walks with her poodle, Miller. Jennifer and her family participate in the ADA “Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes Chicagoland” annually.


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  • Pam Fox Jackson
    Buyer Specialist
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    318 West Burlington Avenue
    IL 60525 US

    Phone: 630-881-4378

    As a Real Estate Professional, Pam offers clients a strong perspective of the home-buying, home-selling and financing process. With over 22 years in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industries, she’s been giving buyers from first-timers to down-sizers the Level 10 service they deserve. Pam doesn’t just treat clients like clients; she treats them like family, taking the time to learn about each person’s stories, hopes and vision for their future. She listens carefully and is always available at every step of the home buying process to answer questions, address challenges and ease concerns.

    She genuinely appreciates the opportunity to serve homebuyers and will provide the service they deserve, from start to finish.

    Pam is a life-long resident of LaGrange and a Lyons Township graduate following in the footsteps of her parents and grandparents. When she’s not working with clients, Pam enjoys traveling, being outside in the garden, taking walks with her two dogs and most importantly, spending time with her daughter.

    “Pam Jackson was amazing! She alleviated all of the stress incurred during the process of buying my first home.  She is smart, trustful and always brings a positive energy to each call/meeting.” - Joanna C. 

    “Pam Jackson was wonderful from start to finish. She returned every call and email promptly.  She explained every step in detail, reassured us and made our first time purchase a pleasant experience.  We were referred to Pam by a friend who loved her and we were very happy we put our trust in Pam.” - David & Sue B. 

    Pam is always available to answer any real estate questions or provide Level 10 service to you, your family, friends or neighbors. Never hesitate to pass her name along.


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  • Nikki Peterselli
    Buyer Specialist
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    318 West Burlington Avenue
    IL 60525 US

    Phone: 630-532-0584

    Nikki is one of the highly trained buyer specialists on the Rouso Group team at Baird & Warner. She has lived in the western suburbs for over 15 years and has a strong knowledge of the neighborhoods, communities, school systems and all the fun that our towns have to offer. Her passion is helping first time and move-up home buyers find the home of their dreams. Nikki feels privileged to play such an important role in her clients’ lives and believes that building a relationship with her clients and their families is just as important as being the trusted advisor throughout the homebuying process.

    In her spare time, Nikki enjoys power yoga classes and spending quality time with family and close friends.

    Nikki’s lifelong philosophy of helping the less fortunate has been passed down to her kids through the act of volunteering. They volunteer as a family with DuPage PADS - making beds and serving food for the area’s homeless. In addition, Nikki has always been involved in her children’s education — helping in the classroom and chairing multiple PTA committees. Nikki and her husband of 15 years enjoy supporting and coaching their four children in their involvement in lacrosse, baseball and dance.

    Nikki believes in today’s on-demand society the most important qualities to possess are timeliness, transparency and honest communication. Nikki commits to providing a level 10 Real Estate experience for all of her clients, their friends, families and neighbors that will exceed their expectations.

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