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 multi-million 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. He moved to California in 1989 and spent the next 10 years in progressively more responsible positions in the Customer Service Departments of Silicon Graphics and Cybersource, located in Silicon Valley.
He started his real estate career in the Monterey peninsula in 1999. Beginning in 2005, he opened his own firm, J.R. Rouse Real Estate, and located it in Pacific Grove, California which he managed until joining Sotheby''''''''s International Realty in January, 2014. In addition to his successful real estate career, he has volunteered his time for important industry-related activities. He has served the Monterey County Board of Realtors as Director in 2002, Secretary/Treasurer in 2003, President Elect in 2004, President in 2005 and outgoing President in 2006. J.R. was honored by the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce as Entrepreneur of the Year, shortly after he opened his own real estate business in Pacific Grove. During 2007 and 2008, J.R. served as a director of MLSListings Inc. From 2008-2011, J.R. served on various committees including the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee for C.A.R., the California Association of Realtors, and was the committee''''''''s Vice-Chair in his final year there.
J.R. often says, "What you can believe you can achieve". This expression truly expresses his passion for customer service to his real estate clients.