Vertex 15 Speakers


Keynote Speaker


Dean Rouso

Dean Rouso

A Board of Director of the National Association of REALTORS® for the past five years, Dean Rouso has also served the real estate industry in 2010 and 2011 as President of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) — one of the nation’s largest Multiple Listing Services, with more than 35,000 members. Rouso underwent intensive formal training in negotiation strategy and skills, and has attended numerous continuing education courses in negotiations. Over the past 14 years that Rouso has worked in La Grange-La Grange Park, he has very successfully negotiated more than $250 million dollars of real estate for more than 800 buyers and sellers. Rouso takes a consultative approach in helping his team’s seller and buyer clients assess their needs and then discuss the most effective and efficient options available toward meeting their goals. He and his clients then design a personalized game plan or strategy that will result in the most beneficial client property sale or purchase based on using the power of the “Team” approach.

Success Planning for the Pro: How to have your best year ever.    2:50 - 3:35 Room A

A FUN fast paced presentation to help the serious REALTOR Design Their Best Year Ever by creating a clear plan to make it happen. We will discuss the power of the SMART GOALS system and review ACTION PLANS. Each broker will be provided with handouts to assist them in making 2016 their best year ever!