TEAM CROWLEY JOINS THE DSRE TEAM

 

Joe and Susan Crowley know a little something about giving back and putting out fires, literally.  As a former firefighter and a paramedic, Joe and Susan (respectively) have spent years running into burning buildings and saving lives.  Now, they spend their days helping families find a little slice of paradise they themselves found in Vero Beach.

Joe and Susan Crowley first started vacationing in Vero Beach nine years ago.  They immediately fell in love with the area and bought a home shortly after their very first trip here, traveling back and forth for a while.  They eventually moved from Ludlow, Massachusetts permanently to Vero Beach, bringing with them a unique set of skills and strengths that make them a dynamic team in the local real estate arena.

Joe has a very deliberate and calming personality.  As a retired fire fighter, Joe is able to handle things logically, calmly and efficiently, even when everyone else thinks the sky is falling.  “Because of my career as a first responder, I tend to view an issue, solve the problem quickly but calmly, and move on to the next issue.  There’s nothing that really makes me nervous.”  Joe spent 26 years as a firefighter, retiring as Deputy Chief.

Susan, an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist, spent 33 years as a paramedic, the last 15 years with the fire department.  Susan is that grounded, everyday person that works really hard, knows how to solve problems and truly cares.  She has an inner strength and perseverance about her, a result of dealing with crises on a daily basis.  “Because of our background, we are able to handle all situations, and let our clients know that everything’s going to be okay.  Our customers know we care about them, it’s not just business, we sincerely want what’s best for them, and we care about the end result for our clients. Joe and I do everything together.  We’re easy going.  We each have our strengths and take on tasks that can match our strengths.”

Both Joe and Susan have been licensed Realtors® for more than 8 years.  “We took our real estate class together and have been joined at the hip ever since,” says Susan.  “When we retired we wanted to do something that we could do together, and where we can help people, so real estate was a good fit for us.  We’ve made a lot of new friends in this business.”

The duo recently joined Dale Sorensen Real Estate explaining they had their first experience with the company when they bought their home in Vero Beach.  “DSRE agent Bill Baysura handled our real estate transaction and we could tell by the level of his professionalism that DSRE must be a great company,” Joe says.  “Since joining the company we’ve learned that the training far DSRE exceeds our expectations.  The weekly company sales meeting gives us valuable information and the marketing department is behind you with every listing.  This really is not offered at most other companies.   We’re not new real estate agents, we have the foundation but their training makes me think “why haven’t I been doing that for the past 8 years?”

Susan agrees but expands on something that is critical to the team.  “We were very involved in charity work in our home state of Massachusetts so we wanted to be affiliated with a firm that had the same dedication and culture to philanthropy.”

In fact, the Crowleys are very involved with Wreaths Across America, an organization that buys wreaths which are placed on United States veterans’ graves across the country, something they did in their hometown.  Their goal is to bring the organization to Vero Beach and surrounding communities.  “We want to place seventy-eight wreaths at Memorial Island and Crestlawn Cemetery, in support of our local veterans.  Then we would like to expand in to Fort Pierce’s local cemeteries.”  The couple is looking for volunteers to help them place the wreaths on December 15th.

Susan and Joe originally fell in love with the weather, lifestyle and pace of life in Vero Beach.  Now, they have passion for the local waterways and all that the community has to offer, including theaters and shows, the Friday night art stroll, local culture, music on Ocean Drive, and the variety of events.  They enjoy the outdoors, and spend their free time beaching, kayaking and boating.

The couple are both buyers and listing agents and are focused on single family homes and condominiums.  As former first responders though, they really want to help veterans with Dale Sorensen Real Estate’s Heroes on the Move program, designed to help give back to first responders, veterans and teachers who are buying and selling a home.

This couple that has given so much back to their communities, who have made putting people first a career, continue to work as a well-oiled machine.   “Buying or selling a home is a big deal, it’s a big step in life and we like to guide our clients through, from start to finish,” says Susan.

Joe believes that the two of them can handle anything together. “There’s nothing that comes up that throws us for a loop.  When you work with us, you get double the skills, double the strength and double the effort.  We really love what we do!”

Joe can be reached at 772.492.5300 Ext. 1851, on his cell phone at 413.427.0045, or by email at jcrowley@sornesenrealestate.com

Susan can be reached at 772.492.5300 Ext. 1852, on her cell phone at 413. 427.1558, or by email at scrowley@sorensenrealestate.com.

They can both be found at the company’s office located at 1961 14th Avenue, in Historic Downtown Vero Beach, FL 32960.

 


Joe Janson named DSRE Brevard County Sales Manager

 

Dale Sorensen Real Estate has announced that real estate broker Joe Janson was recently named Brevard County Sales Manager.

Janson is ready to help the company grow their market and team in Brevard County.  “I’m excited to take on this new challenge,” Janson said. “I’ve wanted to be involved in the management side of DSRE since we joined the company.  While I’ll still be involved in real estate sales, my main focus will be recruiting new agents who want to be a part of a new style of real estate firm, one of dedicated training aimed at helping agents be successful.  Our sales agents don’t have to wear 10 hats; we offer administrative, marketing and technical assistants so that our agents can be focused on their customers and listings.”

Donna Browning, Managing Broker, Brevard County, is excited about Janson’s new duties.  “Joe is a highly successful sales agent himself so he is really good at recognizing talent.  I know that he’s looking for both seasoned agents as well as new agents that want to benefit from the DSRE culture of success.”

Janson, along with Kathy Bowser, started in Real Estate in Brevard County in 2010 working at the same brokerage. They became good friends and business associates and eventually made the decision to work together in an effort to provide a higher level of service, availability and professionalism. Known for their integrity, industry knowledge, and sound advice, they joined Dale Sorensen Real Estate, where they formed the Central Florida Home Advisors team specializing in representing unique properties and luxury waterfront homes. Kathy and Joe are multi-million dollar listing and sales agents. They bring a thorough knowledge of residential real estate marketing to the table.

To reach Janson, call him at 321.604.4447 or on his cell at 321.338.5833.  He can also be reached at the company’s office located in historic Cocoa Village at #4 Harrison Street, Suite #101, Cocoa, FL 32922.  Email him at jjanson@sorensenrealestate.com

 

The Dale Sorensen Real Estate family owned and family run business was founded in 1978. Now with six main offices, six satellite offices and more than 200 sales associates and support staff, the company has experienced consistent growth in both sales and number of agents. For more information regarding Dale Sorensen Real Estate, please visit the Indian River County offices, located on the barrier island at 5065 North A1A and at 3206 Cardinal Drive; and in historic downtown Vero Beach at 1961 14th Avenue; or call 772.231.4712.  In Brevard County, visit the offices located at 436 5th Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903 or call 321.723.9990, 3165 Suntree Blvd #102, Rockledge, FL, phone 321.473.6001, or #4 Harrison Street, Suite #101, Cocoa Village, FL, phone 321.604.4447. For the latest Real Estate trends and news feel free to visit DSRE online at www.sorensenrealestate.com.

 


Dale Sorensen Real Estate agents attend Florida Realtors® Convention

 

Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased announce that several of the company’s leading real estate sales agent recently attend the 102nd annual Florida Realtors®

Convention & Trade Expo held Aug. 8-9, 2018 at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL.  Jennifer Bailey, Cindy Forstall, Sue Crowley, Joe Crowley, Linda Irvine and Drew Irvine all attended the annual event.

Realtors from around the state came to the convention to discuss key issues that shape their profession and the state association.  Members had a choice of more then 40 education sessions topics like best business practice, investment strategies for Realtors and new trends in real estate.  Following the convention, Realtors took part in Florida Realtors’ Governance Meetings held from Aug. 10-12, 2018.

The convention featured “America’s Got Magic” during the general session, showcasing three acts that have performed on the hit TV shows “America’s Got Talent” and “Penn & Teller Fool Us”: comedy magician Mac King, magician Derek Hughes and the Mentalists, the Evasons.  Convention attendees also enjoyed the music of “Party on the Move” during the Dance Party, then were entertained by magician Ryan Oakes at the annual Awards Luncheon, which honors Realtor excellence and service.  This year’s Trade Expo featured more than 200 industry experts and exhibitors showcasing the latest marketing, technology and other business tools.

“Dale Sorensen Real Estate agents are some of the most highly trained and educated sales agents in the industry,” said Dale Sorensen, Jr., DSRE Managing Partner. “They take every opportunity to learn more about the industry, to keep on top of new trends, and fine tune their skills.  They are then able to bring that knowledge back to be able to serve their customers.  We’re happy to offer these types of opportunities to our agents and thrilled when they take advantage of them. It’s all about becoming better agents and a better real estate firm for our customers.”

For more information, contact Dale Sorensen, Jr. at 772.231.4712 or by email at   info@sorensenrealestate.com or at the company’s office located at 3206 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963.

The Dale Sorensen Real Estate family owned and family run business was founded in 1978. Now with seven main offices, six satellite offices and more than 200 sales associates and support staff, the company has experienced consistent growth in both sales and number of agents. For more information regarding Dale Sorensen Real Estate, please visit the Indian River County offices, located on the barrier island at 5065 North A1A and at 3206 Cardinal Drive; in historic downtown Vero Beach at 1961 14th Avenue; in Sebastian at 1013 US 1, Sebastian, FL 32958 or call 772.231.4712.  In Brevard County, visit the offices located at 436 5th Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903 or call 321.723.9990, 3165 Suntree Blvd #102, Rockledge, FL, phone 321.473.6001, or 4 Harrison Street, Suite #101, Cocoa Village, FL, phone 321.604.4447. For the latest Real Estate trends and news feel free to visit DSRE online at www.sorensenrealestate.com.

 


Dale Sorensen Real Estate Supports Students with Annual Back to School Drive

 

Sales agents and staff at Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) understand the importance of education for young students, and they realize that not every student attending school in Indian River County have the means to get the supplies they need for school.  The DSRE Annual Back-to-School-Drive helps give these students backpacks, pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, folders, paper and school uniforms and more so they can focus on learning and not worry about where the basic supplies are going to come from.

“Every child deserves an education and we are proud to give kids the needed school supplies to better handle their workload and succeed academically,” said Dale Sorensen Jr. “Each of us at DSRE believes in making a difference our community, especially families and children.   Local philanthropy is something we are committed to everyday here at DSRE.  I’m thankful to the community for helping to support this drive and proud of our agents and staff for their continued dedication to those in need.”

“Citrus staff is so appreciative of the supplies that will be put to good use for our classrooms,” said Kimberly Garcia, principal of Citrus Elementary.

Dale Sorensen Real Estate’s donations have helped to alleviate some of the need for many of the students in Citrus Elementary and Fellsmere Elementary.  DSRE is honored to be part of helping our local students get off to a good start for the 2018-2019 school year.

For more information, contact Dale Sorensen, Jr. at 772-231-4712 or email him at jdsjr@sorensenrealestate.com.

The Dale Sorensen Real Estate family owned and family run business was founded in 1978. Now with six main offices, six satellite offices and more than 200 sales associates and support staff, the company has experienced consistent growth in both sales and number of agents. For more information regarding Dale Sorensen Real Estate, please visit the Indian River County offices, located on the barrier island at 5065 North A1A and at 3206 Cardinal Drive; and in historic downtown Vero Beach at 1961 14th Avenue; 1013 US 1, Sebastian, FL 32958; or call 772.231.4712.  In Brevard County, visit the offices located at 436 5th Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903 or call 321.723.9990, 3165 Suntree Blvd #102, Rockledge, FL, phone 321.473.6001, or #4 Harrison Street, Suite #101, Cocoa Village, FL, phone 321.604.4447. For the latest Real Estate trends and news feel free to visit DSRE online at www.sorensenrealestate.com.

About Dale Sorensen Real Estate

Family-owned and managed since 1978, Dale Sorensen Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm on Florida’s East Coast, the award-winning company commits exclusive resources to ensure leadership and a preferred choice for individuals selling and buying properties. Through the use of their global network, comprehensive marketing strategies, strategic social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques, Dale Sorensen Real Estate provides its agents with the tools they need and its customers with maximum worldwide exposure. With more than 200 sales associates and support staff and twelve locations in Florida, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. reported sales totaling more than $650 million in 2017. In celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. believes that business leadership carries with it a responsibility of stewardship to help make the communities they serve a better place to live, work and raise families. Visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate on the web at www.SorensenRealEstate.com.

 


EVA MCMILLAN OF DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE REPRESENTS SALE OF SATELLITE BEACH ESTATE

Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that multi-million-dollar Top-Producing sales agent Eva McMillan recently completed the closing on a listing in which she represented both the buyer and the seller. The beautiful oceanfront property, at 745 Beach Street in Satellite Beach, Florida, listed for $2 million, was put on the market in February with a contract on it in April. Closing was held off while the sellers built a new home in Viera. McMillan represented her customers in that transaction as well. 

DSRE the luxury boutique company and their enormous national and international marketing was the perfect combination between McMillan and Dale Sorensen Real Estate.

“It was an absolute pleasure to market, list and sell this amazing home,” McMillan said. “The buyers were made aware of the property due to DSRE‘s in-depth marketing of the home. There is no other real estate agency in this market that markets listings as widely as DSRE does. With their innovative print and digital advertising and their global luxury real estate affiliates, they were able to bring this home the recognition it deserved.”

The sellers chose McMillan to handle the listing of their property because of her impeccable reputation managing luxury, beachside and waterfront homes in Brevard County. McMillan is sought out as one of the top-producing luxury real estate specialists in the area, representing more than $50 million in sales in the last 3 years. McMillan is fluent in 6 languages including Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Russian, and English, earning her international popularity.

“Eva McMillan has established an international reputation as a leader in luxury real estate sales on Florida’s East Coast,” said DSRE Managing Partner Dale Sorensen, Jr. “She works extremely hard for every single listing she has, treating all of them to her unparalleled customer service. We’re very proud of Eva and I’m sure that both the buyer and the seller of this particular property are pleased with the service provided by Eva.”

The 4-bedroom, 4.5 bath home was completely redesigned, reconstructed and remodeled with an award-winning kitchen, custom wood cabinetry, and high-end appliances. The first level of the home offers main living quarters while the second floor features an exquisite master suite, complete with an over-sized balcony with spectacular ocean views. Situated between the two causeways in Satellite Beach, the home is convenient to shopping, dining and healthcare facilities.

Contact Eva McMillan at 772.584.0412 or 321.327.6761. She can also be reached by email at emcmillan@sorensenrealestate.com or at the company’s office located at 436 5th Avenue, Indialantic, FL. 32903


UPDATE | Shores approves zoning for Surfsedge development | Dale Sorensen Real Estate

STORY BY LISA ZAHNER VB 32963

The 24-home Surfsedge community – slated to be built on a 5.2-acre oceanside parcel sold at auction in 2017 by the Town of Indian River Shores – is one step closer to becoming a reality after the Town Council unanimously approved two ordinances needed for the Naples-based Lutgert Companies’ development plan to move forward.

A detailed site plan and other construction documents still must go through the Shores’ permitting process before construction can begin on the project’s three-story, 12-unit condominium and 12 single-family homes, but the proper zoning is now in place.

“We are super excited to move into the permitting stage for Surfsedge,” said Lutgert Project Manager Mike Hoyt. “We foresee the entire permitting process taking us into the first of the year, but we should have enough permitting complete to start marketing the homes with Dale Sorensen Real Estate – Megan Raasveldt is the contact person – late this year.”

“The condominium is a three-story building – two living levels of 6 homes each over parking with a roof top amenity space – and it is on the eastern edge of our property overlooking the county property and the Atlantic,” Hoyt said.

The 12 single- family homes will be split, six on each side of a short central street running east-west from the condominium to A1A.

Town ordinance 540, introduced in June, and finalized on July 26, officially rezoned the parcel from multifamily residential to a Planned Residential Development. The town had split the property into three smaller lots for auction, with the idea that the sale might attract buyers wishing to purchase large estate homesites, but the whole parcel was also on offer and the land ended up selling to the Naples’ developer.

The parcel had been zoned for up to 30 units, optimal zoning to fetch a higher price for the land, according to appraisals which predicted up to $7.7 million would be gleaned from the sale. The town actually received $4.48 million from Lutgert via the May 6, 2017 auction conducted by former county commissioner Wesley Davis.

For neighbors in adjacent Pebble Beach Villas and Pebble Bay across A1A, the auction was somewhat controversial. At first residents didn’t understand why the town was declaring the property surplus, and wanted it preserved as a park for public use. When that proposal failed to gain traction, neighbors dug in to preserve their long-standing, customary beach access across the property.

Developer Ed Schlitt, who owned the property while building the Pebble Bay community and neighboring Pebble Beach Villas, sold the property to Indian River County in the 1980s with the understanding that beach access would be preserved.

But the public access provision agreed to by the county did not pass with the deed when the Shores acquired the parcel in a 1993 land swap, even though the Town – which fenced the property – continued to allow casual beach access. There was a well-worn path where residents who live west of A1A traipsed to the ocean through an open gate.

Town officials, concerned about the liability of people jaywalking across A1A and traversing an undeveloped, unpatrolled parcel of land, considered closing off that access when the land was sold, but ultimately decided to allow a permanent 5-foot pathway on the south end of the parcel abutting Pebble Beach Villas.

“The five-foot pathway to the beach that benefits the residents along the west side of A1A was shown in the drawings,” Town Clerk Laura Aldrich noted in a news bulletin emailed to residents about the council action.


OLYMPIA – LUXURY PROPERTY SHOW LONDON | FIND OUT HOW TO SHOWCASE YOUR PROPERTY

There is no doubt the internet is a great way to reach international buyers, but sometimes there is nothing better than getting together face-to-face. With so many buyers nowadays coming from all over the world this can be a challenge.

That is why we are looking forward to taking lots of our finest homes to London in November: On the 1st and 2nd of that month many wealthy buyers from Europe and beyond will make their way to prestigious Olympia in London to view a selection of the most desirable homes from around the world.

It is in this rarified environment that we have been selected to showcase many of our most luxurious homes. We will be joined by leading real estate industry experts who will be running helpful interactive workshops and seminars over the course of this important two-day event, and, for the eighth year in succession – so successful is the show – that two of our own London office team, Nick Churton and Annette Reeve, will be on hand to help.

This invitation-only private view is a celebration of luxury homes and offers guests a unique opportunity to see and buy some of the world’s most exclusive properties.

London’s favorite exhibition venue, Olympia is surely the perfect backdrop for international buyers to discover some of the world’s most exclusive properties.

We believe it is our ability to expose our clients’ homes to these premium international buyers that really sets us apart from other brokers. We see it as essential that we are able to exhibit some of our most stunning homes at this important event. It is because London is so international and has such a strong influence into Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Russia that the Olympia event has a reach far beyond London and the rest of the UK.

Call us now to discuss how your home can be showcased at the Luxury Property Show this November – remember it is by invitation-only so only the most serious buyers will be there.

This means there will be a lot of wealth in a small place and it will allow us to speak to the type of buyers who are by nature often difficult to reach. We are keen to introduce our serious sellers to some of the world’s most serious buyers in a relaxed atmosphere where they have the time and inclination to talk.

About Dale Sorensen Real Estate

Family-owned and managed since 1978. Dale Sorensen Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence. Through the use of their global network, comprehensive marketing strategies, strategic social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques, Dale Sorensen Real Estate provides its agents with the tools they need and its customers with maximum worldwide exposure.

For more information on Dale Sorensen Real Estate, please visit www.SorensenRealEstate.com. | 772.231.4712


DSRE Founder continues commitment to community

One of the reasons that we here at DSRE are so community focused is because of our founder, J. Dale Sorensen, Sr.  He is committed to the community in a variety of ways, including through being a member of the board of directors at Indian River Medical Center.  His vision and leadership has helped IRMC and DSRE both be leaders in their industries in our community.


BREVARD DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE JULY 2018 TOP PRODUCERS


IRC Dale Sorensen Real Estate July 2018 Top Producers