Just a few words that have been used to describe J.R. Rouse: Enthusiastic, Committed, High Achiever, Exceeding Expectations.
Rouse’s confidence comes from hard work coupled with strong spiritual
grounding. He’s passionate about helping clients find the home of their
dreams, whether it’s a quaint cottage or a multimillion dollar estate.
J.R. has a unique ability to stay focused on the needs of his clients.
His upbringing in North Carolina, and his experience as a
non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, working in both
the Pentagon and the White House, helped him form the disciplined
approach to problem solving that he brings to every client
He moved to California in 1989, and spent the
next ten years in Silicon Valley, rising through the ranks of the
customer service departments of Silicon Graphics and Cybersource. He
started his real estate career in the Monterey Peninsula in 1999 and at
the same time moved his principal residence from Silicon Valley to
Pacific Grove. In 2005, he opened his own firm, J.R. Rouse Real Estate,
in Pacific Grove, California and shortly thereafter was honored by the
Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce as Entrepreneur of the Year. He
managed his firm until joining Sotheby’s International Realty in January
During his successful real estate career, he has
also played a variety of important roles in the real estate industry. He
has served on the Monterey County Board of Realtors in a variety of
positions including Director (2002), Secretary/Treasurer (2003),
President Elect (2004), and President (2005). During 2007 and 2008, J.R.
served as a director of MLSListings Inc., and from 2008 to 2011, he
served on the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee for the
California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.), acting as the vice-chair in
his final year.
Initially taught by his grandmother, J.R. is now an accomplished
chef. He also enjoys international travel which is possible at times
because current technology makes it feasible to continuously to be in
touch with existing and new clients, and manage existing contracts in
real time. In addition, he believes in “giving back” to his local
community; each year, he is a major sponsor for several local charitable
J.R. often says, “What you can believe, you can
achieve.” This expression