Michelle Rouse Dearing
Principal Broker, Owner
Michelle had her first brush with real estate during college, when she had a summer job working in model homes for a large builder in Dallas. She loved it, but she would take a big detour before finding her way back again.
She earned her BS/BA in Accounting and went to work for J.B. Hunt Transport for ten years. She loved her job, but as a single mother she wanted a career that allowed her more flexible time with her sons. She joined her parents’ mortgage company, and eventually got her real estate license so she could help a friend. This opened the door for a full-time position with one of Arkansas’ premier real estate companies. There she had the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business.
Michelle’s aim is to connect her clients to the community she loves, and that passion for connecting with people drove her to strike out on her own to start Midtown Associates.
Michelle moved around a lot, and never had a place that felt like home until she moved to Northwest Arkansas nearly 25 years ago. Her family lives nearby, and she loves to spend time with her two sons and her “grand-pug.” She calls herself an “obnoxious Hog fan” and loves wine tastings and learning about wine and culinary pairings, as well as taking in live music. She loves traveling and exploring new areas, but when all is said and done, she loves returning home to Northwest Arkansas.
Ace grew up in Northwest Arkansas, and began working and giving back to the community at the young age of fourteen. He volunteered for the Kids Camp hosted by the Bella Vista Property Owner’s Association each summer,
until he was hired on as a camp counselor. From there he worked his way up to managing the numerous golf courses in Bella Vista. After seeing what his aunt, Michelle Dearing, was doing with Midtown Associates, he knew he wanted to take his passion for people and the NWA community and apply it to real estate.
Ace loves every type of outdoor activity from camping to floating, to golf and disc golf. When he’s not outside at one of his favorite spots like the Bella Vista golf courses, Beaver Lake, or Roaring River, he can be found all around town from restaurants to the Farmer’s Market to First Fridays. Just look for the guy with the infectious smile on his face!
Rebecca is not only a fantastic real estate agent, but also a science teacher at Fulbright Junior High. She feels lucky to have two careers that she is passionate about and which complement each other. She became interested in real estate ten years ago,
but didn’t pursue it because she didn’t want to leave teaching. After a conversation with Michelle Dearing, she realized she could have the best of both worlds! Rebecca loves meeting new people and helping them find that one home that fits all their desires. Her favorite moment is seeing people’s faces light up with pride and joy when she hands them the keys to their new home.
Rebecca may be a part-time agent, but she works circles around most full-time agents. Her work ethic and love for her clients will make her their real estate agent for life.
Rebecca lives in Bentonville with her husband and three kids. When they aren’t soaking up all the family time they can get, she and her husband love walking the trails together and taking in live music, especially at local restaurants.
Matt has lived in Northwest Arkansas since 1989. Originally from Pennsylvania, he moved here with his family to establish new roots. At that time, things in this area were nothing as they are now.
He witnessed first-hand the growth and exciting development of this amazing place he calls home!
Relocating to Denver for three years made him appreciate not only the beauty of Colorado, but also what our own state has to offer! Northwest Arkansas and other parts of this great state offer an amazing opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful areas of our country.
Having a corporate background in logistics, project management, sales, and most importantly customer relations and customer service, has given Matt the skills to be a full-time Realtor®. A passion for helping people and assisting them with one of the most important decisions of their lives makes real estate a perfect fit. Being from the area and understanding the ever-changing real-estate environment, Matt knows just how to establish trust and make a client feel at home.
When he’s not in the office or looking for the perfect home for his clients, Matt enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in the community. Gardening, mountain biking, coaching youth soccer, and just enjoying the outdoors are a few of his favorite activities.
Alison moved to Northwest Arkansas 5 years ago from Kansas. After living in the heartland for 20 years, she has a deep appreciation for Arkansas’ natural beauty, climate and friendly people.
Married to an architect, she has an understanding and appreciation for the art of good design as well as quality homes.
Alison comes to real estate with a master’s in social work and experience in business development. Alison is experienced at case management, problem-solving and resource gathering. She has worked for the past 5 years in senior living. As a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), she
- makes sure senior’s living situations and environment is compatible with their hobbies and interests, health care needs, and their financial situation.
- understands that for most families, their home is their largest financial asset. Deciding to sell it is an important decision involving preparation and work. Older adults and their adult children must have an experienced, understanding and caring real estate professional they can trust when transitioning homes, downsizing, or moving.
- will take care of the details involved in selling homes for top dollar.
Alison’s passion is ensuring older adults live life to their full potential.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending her kid’s sporting events, and traveling. She has been involved with adoption work throughout the state of Kansas and Arkansas since 2001 and loves this work.
Debbie has a passion for people and building connections in the community. She is originally from Kansas where she earned her degree in Business and Marketing at the University of Kansas.
Pursuing her business career led her to Northwest Arkansas in 2003. Debbie has over 15 years experience as a Supplier to Walmart. She has a strong background in sales, analytics, and negotiation. Having fine-tuned these skills, she makes an excellent real estate agent providing savvy service to her clients. She will ensure her clients earn top dollar for their home, find their dream home or make excellent property investments.
When Debbie isn’t in the office or finding the perfect home for her clients, she can be found spending time with her family. They love exploring the beautiful trails around NWA and camping on Beaver Lake. She has great friends in the area and loves all of the new restaurants and activities in Downtown Bentonville.
Melissa moved to Northwest Arkansas from sunny Southern California in 1992. Her background with a large grocery chain, corporate transportation marketing management,
and most importantly customer relations and customer service has give Melissa the skills to be an excellent real estate agent.
Passionate about water, the move from the beaches to the rivers, lakes and beauty of the Ozarks was a natural fit. In her free time, Melissa loves to entertain friends and family. She is an avid travel planner vacationing both domestic and internationally, but looks forward to coming home!
Melissa’s devotion and heartfelt drive to serve her clients best interest is beneficial in the ever-changing real-estate environment. She welcomes you to “the good life” of Northwest Arkansas and looks forward to building lasting relationships!
Jessica is the definition of a consummate optimist, seeing the bright side in everything. Jessica loves people! It’s that innate affection for all people that led Jessica into real estate. It isn’t just a job for her,
but another chance to connect to the community she loves and help people make one of the biggest decisions of their life.
Jessica moved back home to Northwest Arkansas from Los Angeles in 2018. Jessica worked as a hair stylist in some of the hottest salons in the county but she has not lose her trademark humility or country-girl spunk. Some of her hobbies include salsa dancing and wake surfing at Beaver Lake with her friends.
In 2019 and beyond, for every dollar Jessica makes in real estate, she will donate a portion of it to JustinTimeToSaveALife.org, an organization currently in development that will focus on suicide awareness and prevention. She would love to help you find you sell or find your next home.
Mauricio is a chemical engineer from Guatemala, and the owner of 211 Café in Bentonville. He decided to become a real estate agent after he bought his first house and realized that he could make a difference by assisting Spanish-speaking clients in their native language.
He sees his role as being there for his clients while they are making important decisions, helping them reach their goals, and showing them how to get connected to the community.
Mauricio is a people person whose work has taught him the value of relationships. He loves to enrich his life by talking with different people from other cultures and by learning new things. One of his favorite things about Northwest Arkansas is its multicultural atmosphere where you can learn something new every day.
Robbie Sparks Musson
Robbie has a deep love of Northwest Arkansas, where she has lived for over 20 years. She has more than 2 decades of homebuilding experience that can help you find the highest-quality home that works for your lifestyle.
She has a strong personal and business network of trusted specialists, from bankers to architects, interior designers to painters, and remodelers to landscapers, that will support you from the purchase of your home, through your move-in, and for years to come.
Robbie and her husband, Troy, have 4 children who have attended 12 different local schools altogether, so she has a comprehensive view of education options for your family. Robbie and her family are strong supporters and volunteers in the community. She feels that her work with incredible organizations such as Circle of Life Hospice, Bentonville Public Schools, Bentonville Garden Club, PEO, and First United Methodist Church help to make Northwest Arkansas a wonderful place to call home.