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Realtor Robert Ross Combines His Passion For Horses And Real Estate Story by Matthew Auerbach • Photo by Abner Pedraza

For Robert Ross of the Keller Williams Luxury Team, a life in real estate was not a huge surprise. After all, the profession is in his blood. “I was born and raised in California by two wonderful parents who both had lifelong careers in real estate,” Ross said. “My father always tried to find the best deal on the market, and my mom went over and above to make sure her clients were incredibly happy. I was always involved somehow in their real estate business. Whether it was helping to run their open houses, working on their comps, passing out just-sold cards or even offering my advice on deal negotiations, I truly enjoyed the work I was doing. This is where my love for real estate began.” Ross’ other love was and remains the equestrian lifestyle. He became a Grand Prix jumper and was named to the U.S. Olympic sports festival team. He has developed Romance Farm Inc., a joint training business with students of all levels with his husband, dressage Olympian Robert Dover, and has been the organization’s secretary and treasurer since 1989. Ross’ twin passions are not mutually exclusive. “It seemed that at every horse show, a friend would come to the ring and ask me if I knew of any stalls, barns or houses for rent or sale,” he recalled. This led to a re-thinking of his career and a return to the family business. “In 2008, as the real estate market began to crash, I saw an incredible opportunity to revisit my calling and pursued my degree in real estate, as well as investments in the new market,” he said. “My business, Robert Ross P.A., ranges from the smallest rentals to the highest end in equestrian and luxury

properties in Wellington and Miami. I have chosen this area of real estate due to my extensive knowledge of the area over the past 30 years, as well as my love of horses.” Ross knows that every client’s situation is unique. That’s what drives his team to treat every situation with the highest level of customer service and care. “What sets Robert Ross P.A. apart is that we want every client to feel like they have been treated as if their rental or sale was a multi-million-dollar transaction,” he explained. “It is for these reasons that 90 percent of our clients are repeat clients or friends who have been referred to us.” When he’s not busy working the best deals for his clients, Ross throws his total involvement into the Equestrian Aid Foundation, a nonprofit foundation originally formed in 1996 as the Equestrian AIDS Foundation. “In the beginning, the organization had one, very simple purpose: to financially assist people in the horse industry who were stricken with AIDS; to let them know that their peers cared about them and wanted to help improve the quality of their lives,” he said. “In the years following, the foundation’s mission of providing grant-based support was broadened to include horse people suffering from catastrophic injuries or illness of all kinds. Our goal is to provide a helping hand that allows fellow equestrians to overcome adversity, focus on healing, and rebuild their lives.” This focus on teamwork carries over into everything Ross does.

Robert Ross brings clients 30 years of experience with Wellington’s equestrian community.

“My team is proud to live and work in Wellington, and I have the best and hardest-working team in the business,” he said. “I could not strive for excellence without this dedicated team supporting me. Wellington is one of the nicest and friendliest South Florida communities to live in, with an abundance of world class equestrian interests, quality schools, great restaurants and, of course, the best location to buy a home or farm.” To contact Ross, call (561) 758-6185 or visit www.robertrosspa.com. wellington the magazine | february 2019 119

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