About

Building a vibrant, locally owned
and operated brokerage.

Rouse + Co is a boutique real estate brokerage located in the historic Starr Institute building in Rhinebeck Village. The agency was founded in 2022 by Rachel Hyman-Rouse, a former Wall Street analyst, investor and current Rhinebeck resident. Ms. Hyman-Rouse has been one of the Hudson Valley’s top luxury brokers since 2014.

Whether a modernist or preservationist, a devotee of charm or elegance, Rouse + Co’s extensive local network and informed agents ensure our clients’ real estate goals are achieved.

The company works with buyers & sellers across a wide range of price points. The primary elements of lifestyle – design, architecture & landscape – are central to the company, it’s employees and our services.

  • Representation for Buyer/Seller
  • Real Estate Investment Advisory
  • Commercial/Residential
    Real Estate Development

Our Team

Rachel Rouse
Principal Broker

Rachel’s upstate story sounds like a familiar tale. She bought her second home in Germantown as a weekender from NYC and became a full-time resident within a year. In reality, Rachel is a Dutchess County native, whose youthful ambitions led to over a decade on Wall Street as an analyst & hedge fund investor. After several summer rentals in the Hamptons and spending a considerable amount of time on the West Coast, Rachel ultimately settled in the Hudson Valley and stumbled into real estate as a second career. In 2014 she approached a leading regional broker about opening an office in Rhinebeck. By 2021, the office was generating $100MM+ in residential sales, over $50MM of which were her own. Rachel completed the sales of many of the most iconic properties in the region and was the listing agent for every sale in the Village of Rhinebeck over $2.5MM.

Rachel can often be found dashing around the village (teenage daughter and red poodle in tow) or dining out at one Rhinebeck’s many excellent restaurants.

rachel@rouseco.com
(917) 686-4906

Matthew Carey
Licensed Salesperson

Although Matthew Carey grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, he is the fourth generation of his family to call the Hudson Valley home. He spent summer holidays exploring the region’s waterways and every winter skiing its mountains, acquiring a deep appreciation for the valley’s history and natural beauty in the process. Matthew is a graduate of McGill University and spent twelve years in finance & operations at Morgan Stanley before transitioning to real estate. Matthew has a keen appreciation for art history, architecture, design, nature and all things outdoors. He has experience working with both buyers & sellers and has transformed his Hillsdale home into a historic gem.

matt@rouseco.com
(203) 763-9599

Julia Crowley
Licensed Associate Broker

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Rhinebeck, NY, Julia Crowley has a deep connection to the people of and places in the Hudson Valley. In addition to helping people with their real estate needs, Julia is a passionate devotee of the area’s unique history and distinctive architecture, and a life long inhabitant of the Hudson Valley, who still finds herself enchanted by the light of the changing seasons. With a background in Public Relations, Marketing and Sales, Julia’s expertise and knowledge benefit her clients whether they are selling a house or buying a home. Licensed in New York State since 2001.

julia@rouseco.com
(845) 797-1262

Tracy Dober
Licensed Associate Broker

Tracy Dober brings over 22 years of real estate sales experience to our company, the last 10 as the office manager of the Gary DiMauro Real Estate office in Tivoli, NY. She is a lifelong resident of Red Hook, NY. A graduate of Boston University’s School of Management, Tracy owned and operated a restaurant in Rhinebeck for over a decade before moving into real estate. With her extensive local contacts and experience, Tracy is consistently one of the regions top producers. In addition to representing buyers & sellers, Tracy has over two decades of experience in residential and commercial property management, working with landlords & tenants.

tracy@rouseco.com
(845) 399-6715

David King
Licensed Associate Broker

David ‘s guiding lights are design and architecture. And land conservation. And libraries. And education. And any kind of terrier. His deep interest in material culture stems from growing up on his grandparents’ farm in the Mississippi Valley, where generations of artifacts were readily at hand. He is a veteran of the US Navy. David restored an early 19th Century house in Schoharie County as a weekend retreat while living in NYC’s East Village, and while working as an in-house Copywriter and Creative Manager for international cosmetics corporations. He is familiar with the back roads of Columbia County and the four river towns of Greene. An Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), David’s favorite witty quote: A decorator was once asked “What is the most over-used accessory?” “Money.”

david@rouseco.com
(518) 929-0755

Linda Lindsay
Licensed Associate Broker

Before the Hudson Valley captured her heart, Linda worked for American Airlines in a career that gave her the opportunity to see the world and live in Dallas, Chicago and New York City. An ‘early out’ package from the airline in the early 1990s gave she and her husband the opportunity to relocate to the Hudson Valley and pursue their passion for restoring homes. In 2001, a love of selling and purchasing her own homes segued into a full time time career in real estate. The years of experience on her own projects provided foundational insights that allowed Linda to deeply understand the needs of both her buying and selling clients. Two decades of expertise, knowledge and integrity has resulted in many happy and highly satisfied clients, earring Linda “Best Realtor in the Hudson Valley” for two consecutive years by Hudson Valley Magazine.

linda@rouseco.com
(845) 464-9282

Peter Amendola
Licensed Salesperson

Peter has a passion for architecture & design, the Hudson River Valley and matching people with their perfect home. He has been a real estate professional for over 15 years in both New York City and the Hudson River Valley. Before shifting into real estate, Peter was a Human Resources Director for Price Waterhouse Cooper, Ernst & Young and ITT Inc., a career that created an excellent foundation of people and negotiating skills. Peter has worked as a volunteer for the United Way, as a Suicide Prevention Counselor and has served on the Board of Directors of Adaptive Design Associates (an organization dedicated to assisting children with disabilities). Additionally, Peter is a ’Sunday Painter’ and an avid traveler.

peter@rouseco.com
(917) 455-0818

Lillian Lin
Licensed Salesperson

Lillian Lin lived in New York City for 20 years, where she had a 14 year career in finance as a Vice-President at Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs covering hedge funds and other institutional clients. Before transitioning into real estate, she took volunteer trips to orphanages in Kenya, Guatemala and Vietnam and has traveled to over thirty countries. A pediatric cancer survivor, Lillian serves as an ambassador for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, an organization that has funded many research grants at the nation’s leading cancer centers. Her love affair with upstate New York started in 2014 as a weekender in Milan. She moved to Rhinebeck full-time with her son in 2015 and became a real estate agent the year after with Gary DiMauro Real Estate in Rhinebeck Village. Lillian appreciates the natural beauty, community and amazing quality of life the Hudson Valley offers.

Outside of real estate, Lillian can be found checking out the region’s new hospitality ventures, socializing with friends, spending time with family, trying to improve her tennis game and playing piano.

lillian@rouseco.com
(917) 270-9336

Brett Snider
Licensed Salesperson

Brett brings his design background and passion for historic homes with him to Rouse + Co. After a decade in Los Angeles and two years traveling the country by Winnebago Brett fell in love with the Hudson Valley. Six years, a farmhouse flip, 2 children and  one massive ongoing renovation project later, Brett has poured his energy and skillset into real estate.

brett@rouseco.com
(323) 301-8312

Alison Vaccarino
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Alison Vaccarino was raised in the Hudson Valley and studied photography at Bard College. After years of traveling the world and living in Berlin, New Orleans & San Francisco, she returned home to the area that inspires her the most.

While raising her family and renovating a Folk Victorian home, Alison received her Master’s Degree in Education and began years of teaching in local school districts. Ready for a change, she combined her love of architecture, design and the history of the Hudson Valley by starting her real estate career in 2014.

Alison’s mission is to make the buying and selling process as seamless as possible for her clients. She believes diligence, integrity and knowledge are the keys to her ability to help her clients realize their real estate goals.

Alison enjoys gardening, golfing, hiking, exploring small towns and photography. She lives in a charming, tiny hamlet with her family, some chickens, a dog and cat.

alison@rouseco.com
(845) 233-1433