JR Rouse

Broker Associate Sotheby's International Realty
J.R. Rouse admits that his confidence in himself has been the result of personal hard work coupled with strong spiritual grounding. J.R. is passionate about helping clients find the home of their dreams, whether it is a small cottage or a large multimillion dollar estate.

J.R. realizes there also must be a commitment to discipline, which keeps him focused on the needs of his clients. His upbringing, in addition to his military experience as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force working in both the Pentagon and the White House, has helped form his disciplined approach to problem solving.

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Feb 21, 2015
Seller
J.R. and Jan did an outstanding job of marketing our Pebble Beach house. They were totally professional, yet sensitive and responsive to our silliest questions. They took care of details, like arranging inspections, cleaning and hauling, and were able to negotiate a sale with very satisfactory terms and price. We have no hesitation in recommending J.R. and Jan to anyone who wants a reliable, trustworthy and thorough real estate agent.
Feb 16, 2015
JR made my home buying experience easy and relatively stress free. He or one of his team was always available to answer questions and arrange for me to see homes. I would highly recommend him!
Feb 16, 2015
First Time Home Buyers
Buying a home, especially one's first home, is a daunting and stress-inducing endeavor. It was always a dream, far off in the distance...until one day it wasn't with the help of JR and Jan. We honestly couldn't imagine buying our first home without their knowledge and guidance. They were both patient and direct at exactly the right moments. We always knew they had our best interests in mind and they worked diligently to help us understand the process. From the time we started looking to the official closing date on our home, about four months in all, JR and Jan were with us every step of the way. We cannot recommend the team of JR and Jan highly enough. They truly made our dream a reality!
Feb 16, 2015
We would highly recommend JR Rouse and Jan Pratt. we finally bought a house in Carmel
they did a great job keeping things moving along, very easy to work with Thanks again JR and Jan
Feb 10, 2015
JR Rouse and Jan Pratt helped us to both sell our prior home and to buy our new home. Their demeanor throughout the process was professional, reassuring , and upbeat. We always felt that they were working hard and working on our behalf. Having bought and sold several homes in the past, we can honestly say that this was the best experience that we have had through what can be a challenging process. We strongly recommend that those who are selling or buying a home consider their superior services and we feel that this is a decision that you will not regret. Most likely, if you choose to work with JR and Jan, you will not only have found two good realtors, but also will develop some nice friendships during the process.
Feb 6, 2015
Seller
With a very difficult situation of a Reverse Mortgage JR took on the marketing and more to sell our mother's home in beautiful Pacific Grove. None of the family who could help lived in the area. After spending the summer to help prepare the home, JR stepped up to help kept the property looked after and safe in addition to working with us to bring the home to the attention of those looking for a sweet home near the ocean.
Feb 6, 2015
Seller
J.R. Is the only agent we would use in Real Estate. He is very professional, knowledgeable, innovative, witty and a personality that wins your heart. He has been our broker for many years and has sold our properties for top dollar. I personally would not have any other Person sell my property. We also love him as a friend. He is honest, loyal and giving.
Feb 6, 2015
Seller and Buyer
JR makes a major investment of time and resources in the marketing of his clients' properties. We've purchased a condo with his help, and are also listed with him currently for the sale of our house. He's a pleasure to work with, and really cares about his clients and their needs. The same is true of his entire team.
Feb 6, 2015
Seller
JR worked with us to sell our home and to buy a rental property. He did everything right, from advertising our property to counseling and helping us deal with pricing and the contract process. He was always available to us. He knows the market and how to deal with the cooperating brokers and buyers and sellers. He takes advantage of technology to make the process smoother. He even came to our escrow signings and made sure everything was done perfectly.
In addition to outstanding professional skills, JR is warm, friendly and fun.
Feb 6, 2015
Buyer
J.R. Listened to our needs and quickly found us the right property in P.G.to make our second home. He made the buying process so easy by being there every step of the way. He truly cares about his clients and really goes the extra mile for them. He listens to your wants and needs and works very hard to fulfill them. He, as well as his office staff, are exceptional people and very easy to work with.
Feb 6, 2015
Seller
With a very difficult situation of a Reverse Mortgage JR took on the marketing and more to sell our mother's home in beautiful Pacific Grove. None of the family who could help lived in the area. After spending the summer to help prepare the home, JR stepped up to help kept the property looked after and safe in addition to working with us to bring the home to the attention of those looking for a sweet home near the ocean.
Feb 6, 2015
Buyer
Don't be fooled by his boyish good looks- he's got a sharp mind and a memory like a steel trap. Additionally he's a hard worker and a straight shooter. Will not push you into anything yet at the same time wants to get it all done as quickly as you but will be happy to go back to the seller for the 90th time to get something else tweaked in your favor. Jan, part of his staff, besides knowing most of what JR does, is also a great go to person for help and advice when it comes to tradesmen recommendations etc. All round, a great office and good partners in what can be a stressful adventure.
Feb 6, 2015
Buyer
I was a first time home buyer and Paula walked me through every step of the process with caring hands. Any time I was unsure or confused, she took the time to ensure I understood everything and was comfortable to move forward. She knows the laws and will ensure that this sizable purchase will not be one you regret. It is true that reputation is everything, I say this because when placing an offer on my home I found out that it was stated that because I was working with the team of J.R. the sellers agent preferred my offer over the others due to their positive past experiences. It seems the world of realty is pretty small, ensure you have an honest and respected team in your corner. From beginning to end was an excellent experience and I am thankful that I had the team of J.R. Rouse in my corner. Everyone in the office is very caring and friendly and it is clear that their main goal is to ensure your satisfaction. I would definitely recommend their services.
Feb 6, 2015
Buyer
Used JR's services to buy a home in Pacific Grove. He was extremely thorough, knowledgeable, and responsive. When an inspector or tradesman needed to be there, JR made sure they got access and the job got done correctly. Our transaction went through very smoothly due to his guidance. We have also witnessed JR's commitment to our community - he sponsors many social activities and supports community events, and is always a smiling, helpful person to talk to.
Feb 6, 2015
Buyer
This man is simply the best! He made buying our beach house easy and from the moment we met him, we knew we could rely on him to make everything work perfectly. He has remained a good friend and reliable source for anything we need in PG. When we refinanced a couple of years ago, he assisted us by meeting the appraiser at our home. We know we can call him any time and that we'll be greeted with genuine caring and warmth...he is one good man.
Feb 6, 2015
Buyer and Seller
J.R. Is the most knowledgeable broker we haver ever worked with. Given that we have bought and sold over 30 properties, it's saying something. He understands what the true value of a home is as opposed to those who support a buyer's 'wish' price just to obtain a listing. He also understands that when making an offer on a house that he highest offer is not necessarily 'the best' offer. Simply said: he's the BEST!
Feb 6, 2015
Buyer and Seller
J.R. is engaging, on top of his game, extremely professional, and really understands the local market. I've sold and purchased properties through J.R. -- all great experiences. His business expertise crosses over into friendship -- that's the kind of man he is, the man you want working for you in your best interests. I couldn't have expected more!
Feb 6, 2015
Seller
JR is a skilled professional. He knows his job well and he is an expert when it comes to the Monterey peninsula. He is easy to work with and he makes you feel comfortable during the process. He made selling our home easy. We will certainly go to him when we're ready to sell our other home in
Monterey.
Feb 6, 2015
Buyer and Seller
He was always enthusiastic and helpful. Honest and I felt very comfortable working with him. It was actually fun. Laughed a lot.
Feb 6, 2015
Buyer and Seller
JR is a delight to work with and very knowledgable about the area. He also had great suggestions about improving the house, which I found very helpful after I moved in. The purchase was frustrated and delayed by the involvement of a refi bank, but JR kept me sane and on track throughout.
Feb 6, 2015
Seller
If ever buying or selling again, the first call will be to this stellar agent. JR was wonderful about educating us about the process, our choices (and their consequences), kept us informed every step of the way, and in the end, it was a successful enjoyable experience.
Feb 6, 2015
Seller
We decided to work with JR because he "understood" our house and knew how to maximize our selling price. This was important to us because our intent when we purchased the house was to stay there but a job relocation forced us to sell.
We had spoken with one agent who was suggested to us. The agent simply wanted to sell the house by looking at some comparables.
For us that was not the right approach as we had put a good deal of time, thought and money into our remodel as well as our extensive landscaping.
The numbers they were showing us really fell short of what we believed the price should be.
We met with JR who was highly recommended and he came in and was able to see the real value in our home both inside and out. He knew the house was worth much more than what was out there in the market. He was not looking at it from the standpoint that it would be a higher commission, but because he knew how much our home meant to us and again we believed the value should ultimately translate to a better price.
Between the awesome advertising and the effort he put into selling our home's value It did not take long for JR to sell our home and we could not be happier with JR. We have recommended him time and again to friends and colleagues and would absolutely use him in the future. JR has integrity, extensive knowledge and doesn't just sell homes but he really sells an experience and we appreciate all he did for us.
Feb 6, 2015
Buyer
After failing with two realtors to short sale our house JR stepped in and guided us through the long, difficult and complex process. He was always very responsive, professional and encouraging..
Feb 6, 2015
Buyer
We worked with JR over an extended period of house hunting. He is very knowledgable about the area and knows everybody, which came in handy because he sometimes knew about properties that hadn't been listed yet. He is very easy to work with, low pressure, but has a great work ethic. He is always available, and even wrote an offer for us remotely when he was out of the country. We bought a short sale and JR helped us through the complexity of dealing with the owner, the bank, and the renters. He has the highest integrity.
Feb 6, 2015
Seller
I had known J.R. from Pacific Grove events and participated in GOOD OL DAYs having booths next to each other. I do antique restoration and had his chair as my demo chair for the show. We got to know each other and see how each of us did business. Years later when it was time to sell it was J.R. I called to list our house. He led us through the process with knowledge and experience, kindness and easy to approach with questions or worries. Ours was not an easy sell but J.R. never let up and in the end everyone came away with a fair deal. I would recommend J.R. and his team to handle all your real estate needs.

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