DSRE Sales Agent Jim Belanger named Rotarian of the Year

 

VERO BEACH, FL/SEPTEMBER 2018 – Dale Sorensen Real Estate is pleased to announce that Jim Belanger of the Live Now Team was recently named Rotarian of the Year 2018 by the Rotary Club of Sebastian. Belanger has been a Rotarian for six years, including two in New Jersey and four in the Rotary Club of Sebastian.

“Jim was chosen as Rotarian because of his commitment and dedication to the Club,” said Club President Kim Jones during the award ceremony. “Jim was marketing director of ShrimpFest this year, helped launch the Annual Golf tournament, and his business has sponsored both events. Jim is a true Rotarian and exemplifies the Rotary motto of Service Above Self.”
“I am honored to have received such a prestigious award from Rotary,” Belanger said. “Being a Rotarian is very important to me and I try to live my life according to the Rotary 4-Way Test, with high ethics, honesty and integrity. I’m fortunate to be a member of a great Rotary Club that gives so much back to the community.”

Volunteer work and giving back to the community is very important to him. He is a member of the Sebastian Chamber of Commerce as well and he and partner Carolyn Plante were recently named Chamber Member of the Year, 2018. They have volunteered for Concerts in the Park for the last four years and Belanger has served on the Board of Directors for one year and volunteered at the Golf Tournament. The duo is also affiliated with the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

 

Belanger is a member of The Live Now Team at Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE). The Team recently announced a total of $32 million in sales for 2017. He has been a real estate sales agent for 7 years. Prior to that, he was in the construction industry for more than 30 years, managing a large team of over 30 employees.
Contact Belanger and The Live Now Team at 772.584.1902 or 772.584.0309 or visit their website at www.TheLiveNowTeam.com.

 


A MEDITERRANEAN STYLE HOME IN RIOMAR BAY

 

Every now and then a home has the ability to evoke a sense of peacefulness and tranquility the moment you enter the doors. The impeccably designed home at 750 Lake Drive in Vero Beach, Florida is just such a home, giving one the urge to simply take your shoes off, grab a favorite read and relax within the warm and inviting rooms, filled with beautiful and exceptional finishes and custom millwork and cabinetry.

Viewing the Mizner Mediterranean-style home from the expansive driveway, it’s abundantly clear that this home is one of a kind. Built by Chad Kelly of Kelly Construction & Development as a personal residence and to showcase the workmanship typical in houses built by the local contractor, the property is entered through gates onto a courtyard. The beautiful arched and wood trimmed front doors greet you as if with open arms. As you enter the living/dining area through six marble columns, the room is enhanced with a fireplace, also marble, flanked by a duet of built-in bookcases. The ambiance of the room is evident with its cross-beamed pecky cypress ceiling, sister chandeliers and marble floors. A set of three arched wood-trimmed French doors leading to the patio allows incoming sunlight to play on the textures of the room. The interior design is a testament to architect Gregory Anderson’s talents.

The centerpiece of the kitchen is the oversized furniture style island, it’s wood base contrasting nicely with the blond butcher-block counter top. The island features a copper vegetable sink with soft nickel finished spigot. The ceiling features wood beams with a wrought iron and copper chandelier over the kitchen table. Warm cherry wood cabinetry extends throughout the large kitchen, a perfect setting for the large farmhouse sink. Stunning craftsmanship has created a cove like area of rich wood protecting the Chef’s grade gas stove, oven and pot washer. The brick backsplash above the stove has decorative tiles and practically hidden cupboards, perfect for your spices and olive oils. The butler’s pantry continues the Mediterranean theme in it’s cabinets and backsplash. The fireplace services both the kitchen and the family room, acting as a divider for the two rooms. The ample family room features an arched pecky cypress ceiling with large beams and wood trimmed French doors leading to the outside. Both rooms also feature the marble with creamy swirls of brown and tan that perfectly match all the wood in the home.

A den is made more interesting with a combination coffered ceiling and textured grass cloth wallpaper. The creamy ivory built-ins include a wet bar with soft lighting, and bookcases. Glowing wood floors complete the look and feel of a cozy space for reading or watching TV. No home can be considered complete without a craft or sewing room, perfect for spurring those creations. This room makes completing any project easier with its custom built-ins. A wall of windows gives this room ample natural lighting.

The downstairs master suite, taking up the western wing of the home, is what peaceful nights and sweet dreams are made of. The creamy blue walls and white trim are a perfect contrast to the wood floors. One’s eyes are drawn to the sitting area and the large French windows that overlook the lush outdoor landscaping. The master bath is designed with old world luxury. Marble floors with granite accents set at interesting angles lead one to the free standing oval shaped pedestal tub with bathtub faucet and hand shower. His and hers vanities are divided by a large corner makeup vanity, all surrounded with the now familiar wood cabinetry and soft lighting.

Down the hallway are an additional bedroom, powder bath, laundry room and access to the garage.

An elegant, three-quarter turn marble staircase with brushed metal handrail leads to the second-floor and three additional bedrooms, all large yet cozy with their creamy pastel colored walls and tongue and groove ceilings. Each of these rooms have their own private baths. An upstairs laundry room makes this a perfect family home.

The guesthouse offers a quiet place to relax when visiting. The efficient kitchen area features a wet bar with small fridge and sitting area. The adjacent bedroom and bath are large enough to sleep guests comfortably. There’s a private garage for guests as well. Mexican shell stone floors and paving in the guesthouse lead to the main house’s pool and deck area.

The loggia and adjoining outdoor dining area, with summer kitchen and covered copper roof, are perfect for enjoying those balmy Florida nights, listening to soft breezes while drinking in the aroma of salt air. A glistening pool and spa are surrounded by lavish tropical landscaping, including privacy hedge and bushes and wispy foxtail palms. The deck area can easily accommodate numerous lounge chairs for those wonderful outdoor cocktail or pool parties so popular in this region.

Part of the charm of this wonderful home is the location in coveted Riomar Bay II, nestled on a canal on the Intra-Coastal Waterway’s Indian River Lagoon. A private dock with gated access gives boating and fishing access to the abundant wildlife that thrives within the Lagoon.

This 6,800+ square foot home, with a total of 6 bedrooms and 7 full and 2 half baths, has old world luxury and finishes but modern conveniences, combined harmoniously to create a “home” in the truest sense of the word.

 

Read more articles like this in our Coastal Luxury Properties Magazine.


THE SAWYERSELECT TEAM JOINS DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE

 

Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that Sylvia Sawyer and Jonathan Sawyer have joined the company’s team of real estate professionals.

The SawyerSelect Team is excited to join DSRE, the #1 real estate company on the Space and Treasure Coast,” said Sylvia Sawyer. “For us, DSRE is “The Right Move” for many reasons – first being the agency’s family-oriented philosophy. As a mother-son partnership, The SawyerSelect Team is inspired and energized by the tradition, trust, and exceptional reputation that the Sorensen family has earned over the last 40 years.”

A mother-son partnership, The SawyerSelect Team has an impeccable reputation of providing a stellar customer experience. By leveraging DSRE’s unparalleled wealth of digital and print marketing tools and harnessing the strength of global partnerships, The SawyerSelect Team now has the ability to market property both locally to the Space and Treasure Coasts as well as internationally to more than 4,300 offices worldwide in more than 70 countries. Fluent in English and German, The SawyerSelect Team caters to a global clientele – from domestic, regional customers to clients in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. With more than 20 years combined experience in luxury retail sales, education, and organizational leadership, Sylvia and Jonathan Sawyer pride themselves on relationship building.

An avid boater, Sylvia Sawyer appreciates all that the Indian River Lagoon, Intracoastal Waterway, and Atlantic Ocean have to offer to water enthusiasts along the Space and Treasure Coasts. She and her husband enjoy fishing, snorkeling, and taking trips by boat to the Bahamas. Originally from Louisville, KY, Sylvia and her husband love Vero Beach’s friendly, small-town feel. As an independent agency owner for the Worth and Carlisle luxury clothing lines out of NYC, Sylvia spent more than ten years building a business that served her clientele with attention to detail. Sylvia also has extensive experience as a community leader, having chaired numerous live auctions and benefits for her sons’ schools over the last 20 years.

As a people person, Jonathan Sawyer appreciates the small-town feel that defines Vero Beach, and enjoys the friendliness of the community. Having earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, Jonathan brings to Vero Beach a love for country music and an appreciation for arts of all kinds. His professional background in education and leadership has allowed Jonathan to build strong, trusting relationships with young people and adults alike. Jonathan enjoys traveling, going to the beach, swimming, boating, volunteering, and taking in all that Vero Beach has to offer in the way of arts, the culinary scene, and local, small businesses.

“Buying/selling homes is driven by relationships, and we enjoy meeting people, building friendships, and helping friends and family find what will bring them joy,” said Jonathan. “The SawyerSelect Team will ultimately bring together people with the places they will call home.”

From the first phone call or email to the closing table, The SawyerSelect Team promises to represent their clients’ interests, meet their needs, and exceed their expectations. Whether looking for a first home, a second home, an income property, or a vacation paradise, The SawyerSelect Team looks forward to being “Your Coastal Living Connection.”

To contact Sylvia Sawyer, call 772.742.2333, or email her at ssawyer@sorensenrealestate.com. To contact Jonathan Sawyer, call him at 772.404.1727 Or email him at jsawyer@sorensenrealestate.com. Visit the SawyerSelect Team page on DSRE: thesawyerselectteam.sorensenrealestate.com. Download their APP: Text DSRESAWYERSELECTTEAM to 87778.


RALPH WNUK JOINS THE DSRE TEAM

 

VERO BEACH, FL – Dale Sorensen Real Estate is pleased to announce that Ralph Wnuk has joined the company’s real estate team. Wnuk will be based in the company’s Indian River County office at 1961 14th Avenue, in historic downtown Vero Beach.

Wnuk grew up in Pennsylvania but was a frequent visitor to Florida. He finally moved to the Sunshine State just in time to experience Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. But that didn’t deter him at all. In fact, he immediately became entrenched in the community and the Florida lifestyle.

“I originally moved to Port St. Lucie and then in 2013, moved to Vero Beach, but I call the Treasure Coast home,” Wnuk says. “Living on the Treasure Coast has been a great experience, in part, because I love the ocean. But there are also many local spots in town that my fiancé and I enjoy like the Driftwood and Walking Tree Brewery. Ralph WnukPlus, we attend numerous events such as the Vero Beach Air Show, Stuart Air Show, Pirate Festival, Taste of St Lucie, Sunrise Theatre and Riverside Theatre shows, May Pops and the multiple county fairs with outdoor concerts. The Treasure Coast has it all, great weather, beautiful beaches, wonderful culture and things to experience, fantastic restaurants and friendly people.”

Wnuk was a Realtor® in Pennsylvania and earned his Florida Real Estate License in mid-2018. He immediately joined Dale Sorensen Real Estate. “After speaking to Jim Goldsmith (Managing broker for DSRE’s downtown office) and getting a full understanding of how not only joining the top real estate company is important but being trained by that same company is just as critical, I realized this was an incredible opportunity.”

Because of Wnuk’s knowledge of the entire Treasure Coast, he is comfortable showing and listing residential properties in Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce and Port St. Lucie.

He is an active member in the Treasure Coast Jeep Club, which helps him to be involved in his community even further. Now he wants to help others enjoy the same kind of lifestyle. “I now wish to help others find their own piece of this paradise which they too can call home.”

 

You can reach Wnuk on his cell phone at 772.408.7133, at 772.492.5300 ext. 1868, by email at rwnuk@sorensenrealestate.com or at the company’s office located at 1961 14th Avenue in historic downtown Vero Beach.

 

 

 


The Live Now Team with Dale Sorensen Real Estate named Chamber Member of the Year, 2018

 

VERO BEACH, FL/SEPTEMBER 2018Dale Sorensen Real Estate is pleased to announce that Carolyn Plante and Jim Belanger of the Live Now Team were recently named Chamber Member of the Year, 2018 by the Sebastian Chamber of Commerce.  Belanger and Plante were on hand to receive the award.

“Jim and Carolyn have been very active Chamber members and have volunteered for Concerts in the Park for the last four years,” explained Beth Mitchell, Sebastian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. “Jim has been a steadfast chamber member, serving on the Board for one year and volunteering at the Golf Tournament.  They are both actively involved with the Rotary Club of Sebastian and supported the Annual ShrimpFest with their time and sponsorship.  They are also affiliated with the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.  For all of these reasons and more we are pleased to name them Chamber Member of the Year, 2018.”  Belanger also received the Sebastian Rotary Club’s “Rotarian of the Year” award in June.

“We are honored to receive such a wonderful award,” said Belanger.  “It’s nice to see acknowledgment of the work you do in the community, but, that’s honestly not why we do it.  We love this community and the Chamber of Commerce.  It’s not hard to give back to those that have given you so much.”

Plante agreed with Belanger.  “Our team is passionate about what we do and the communities we serve,” she said.  “It’s the commitment to serving others that shows up in everything this team does.  I’m really proud to be a part of it.”

The Live Now Team consists of Jim Belanger, Carolyn Plante, Diane Kazi, Ray Ferngren and Alisa Thomas. As the area’s leading real estate sales team, the group reported $31,125,993 in sales in 2017.

 

Contact The Live Now Team at 772.584.1902

or visit their website at www.TheLiveNowTeam.com.

 

 

 

 


Dale Sorensen Real Estate hosts lunch for Golf Carts of Vero Beach following fire

 

VERO BEACH FL/ SEPTEMBER 2018 – Sales agents and staff at the Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) downtown Vero Beach office recently hosted a lunch for the employees of Golf Carts of Vero Beach following a devastating fire at the golf cart business. The fire happened in early September and destroyed nearly 100 golf carts in the building. Fourteen employees were left without a paycheck due to the event. The employees were invited to lunch, which was provided by Nino’s Pizza.

“We just wanted to reach out a helping hand to a community partner,” said Jim Goldsmith, Managing Broker of DSRE’s downtown office. “We wanted to let them know we support them and that if there’s anything we, a local business can do, we’re here for them. Dale Sorensen Real Estate is community minded, we honestly live that philosophy.”
“This is just another example of how caring and charitable the staff and employees of DSRE are,’ said Dale Sorensen, Jr., DSRE Managing Partner. “Both Golf Carts of Vero Beach and Nino’s are great community businesses and partners. They both support the Vero Beach Easter Parade that DSRE hosts. We realize they’re here when we need them, so we want them to know we’re here for them too.”
Golf Carts of Vero Beach owner Tim Burklew sent a message to DSRE and Nino’s Pizza. “To Dale Sorensen Realty and Nino’s Pizza – Thank you for feeding our entire staff lunch today! Many of you have never realized how many employees were behind the scene at golf carts of Vero Beach! You guys are a blessing thank you!”
Because insurance will not cover loss of pay for the employees, a Go Fund Me page has been created to help raise money for them. As of September 12th, $16,731 of the $25,000 goal has been raised. To donate, go to https://www.gofundme.com/62ckmk-golf-carts-of-vero-beach

Dale Sorensen Real Estate has been the recipient of numerous awards due, in large part, to their philanthropy. For more information, contact Dale Sorensen, Jr. at 772-231-4712 or email him at jdsjr@sorensenrealestate.com.


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Dale Sorensen Real Estate agent Michelle Kantzler awarded Associate Broker’s License

 

VERO BEACH, FL/ AUGUST 2018Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased announce that sales agent Michelle Kantzler has been awarded an Associate Broker’s License by the State of Florida.  Kantzler, a Florida native and a Top-Producer, successfully completed the 160 plus hours of required real estate courses prior to achieving the status of Broker-Associate.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work in a profession for which I have great passion and the ability to help others fulfill their dream of home ownership!” said Kantzler. “This knowledge combined with nearly a decade listing and selling Barrier Island properties will provide added-value for my buyers and sellers negotiating to ensure the very best outcome on each and every one of our shared transactions.”

Kantzler has extensive knowledge in the area of marketing and selling luxury products. Her success is largely attributed to her home-grown knowledge and passion for waterfront living, particularly on the Barrier Island where she and her family have spent many years living, working and playing in the blue Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon. Kantzler, internationally recognized as a coastal Florida expert, has been featured in media and publications worldwide. She’s a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and is affiliated with the most impressive names in Real Estate today: Leading Real Estate Companies of the World & Luxury Portfolio International. Kantzler’s multi-lingual communication skills combined with business acumen as well as luxury branding/marketing expertise always delivers success for her customers.

 

Contact Michelle Kantzler at 772.538.4017 or by email at mkantzler@sorensenrealestate.com

She can also be reached at the company’s office located at 5065 Highway A1A North 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; 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.

 

 


DSRE Agent Eva McMillan Exclusive Listing Agent for $7 million Merritt Island Estate Home

 

INDIALANTIC FL/ SEPTEMBER 2018Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that multi-million-dollar Top-Producing sales agent Eva McMillan has been named the exclusive listing agent for a $7 million estate home in Merritt Island, Florida.  The magnificent 8-bedroom, 10- bath riverfront estate, located at 4645 S. Tropical Trail, is nestled between the Banana River, Honeymoon Lake and the Indian River on nearly 8 acres of privacy.

“There is no home quite like this one in Brevard County,” McMillan said. “While the home itself is amazing, the location is unbelievable.  The house is elevated 33 feet above sea level and there are views of the water from every room. Every room of this home is unique with wonderful details and finishes. I am honored and excited to list this breathtaking estate.”

The kitchen is an elegant European design, with dramatic granite counters, modern lighting and cabinets and professional chef’s grade stove and ovens.  The living area, bedrooms, and bathrooms were recently designed and remodeled by one of the world’s most famous designers. There is a glorious master suite and two separate guest quarters as well as a bonus room, family room, formal dining room, formal living room, great room, guest suite, home theater, laundry, and office/library. The home features several balconies for breathtaking views of the water and an outdoor living area with eye-catching pool, spa, waterfalls, patio, built in fire pit and summer kitchen area. The property, located in a private gated community, also features a 5-car garage and two private docks with a boat lift.

McMillan enjoys an impeccable reputation managing luxury, beachside and waterfront homes in Brevard County.  She 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.

 

“I’m sure that Eva McMillan’s international reputation as a leader in luxury real estate sales on Florida’s East Coast is what led the sellers to choose her as their exclusive listing agent,” said DSRE Managing Partner Dale Sorensen, Jr.  “They understand that she will give this property the attention and marketing it deserves.”  McMillan will be utilizing the many resources offered at DSRE to market the home, including the company’s innovative print and digital advertising, their global luxury real estate affiliates, and the company’s strong social media marketing strategies.

 

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.  The home can be viewed on-line HERE.