VERO BEACH, FL/OCTOBER 2020– Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is excited to announce that Vista Florida Realty has merged with DSRE Brevard. The merger, which brings together two highly successful Brevard County brokerages, will give the companies a distinct advantage in the increasingly competitive world of real estate. Both companies specialize in selling new and resale homes, luxury construction, single family homes, condos and waterfront properties.
Vista Florida Realty was founded in 2014 by Grace Vista. A native of Annapolis, Maryland, Vista has been a licensed realtor since 2004, earning her Broker’s license in 2014. As an accomplished agent, Vista has won numerous awards, including “Top Producer”, “Top Sales”, “Million-in-a-Month Sales”, and “Leading Edge Sales”. Deciding to merge with another company wasn’t an easy decision until she met with the DSRE team. “About a year ago, different larger companies started approaching me about the possibility of selling my company,” Vista said. “They watched us grow from a 3-agent firm in 2014 when we opened, to a thriving 28-agent brokerage a few years later. But I wasn’t interested in selling my company because I did not want to become a franchise and I also wanted to be able to keep providing the best possible service to our clients as well as my agents.”
Things changed when a DSRE broker approached Vista. “When Gary Scenti, a managing broker at Dale Sorensen Real Estate, asked me to meet with them, I thought why not? I respected the Sorensen brand and I thought, if nothing else, I can learn something from meeting with them. What I didn’t expect was that when I did meet with them, I was completely impressed not only by their strong brand and excellent marketing, but just as importantly, how nice everyone was who I met with. The Sorensen family and team really care about their agents, their customers, and their community. I learned they had strikingly similar life and business values that I hold dear to me. After several meetings it was clear that by merging my current company with theirs, I would not only be helping my agents grow, but I would also be giving our clients even more value. They also offered me the chance to collaborate and innovate with other like-minded managers and brokers working as a team, which is something I missed being the sole owner and manager of Vista Florida Realty. It was a win-win for everyone and I couldn’t see a downside.”
“Grace and her team embody the local, independent, boutique, high level service approach DSRE represents and her passion for marketing will only help enhance the company’s brand in Northern Brevard,” said Dale Sorensen, Jr., managing partner for DSRE. “Personally, having spent many, many hours working with Grace and our team on this merger, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with her as well as her agents. Her passion for marketing and our company values align perfectly. Grace will be managing the Suntree and Cocoa Village offices working hand in hand with DSRE Brevard’s broker Gary Scenti, regional managing broker Jim Goldsmith and our regional office manager Katie Keltner and her assistant manager Debbie Ford. Our team brings a level of experience, knowledge and support unparalleled in our region as evidenced by our more than $800 million in closed sales in 2019. We welcome Grace and her entire team.” In the last 12 months, the firms have closed more than $800 million in Treasure and Space Coast real estate.
The merger combines the talents of almost 300 highly-skilled, licensed sales agents and support staff. DSRE was founded in Indian River County more than 42 years ago. They opened their first branch in Brevard County in 2014. “This merger represents a further progression into the Brevard County markets and our shared vision of professional and concierge services to our clients and customers,” said Scenti. “This will also allow Vista’s agents to take advantage of our cutting-edge technologies, innovative marketing techniques and powerful advertising tools that DSRE offers its agents, as well as the relationships with leading worldwide real estate affiliates, to address not only our local but national and global markets.”
Vista is excited about her agents’ futures. “I had said to my husband years ago that I would not ever consider selling my company, unless of course, it was to a really strong independent company with global marketing — like Dale Sorensen Real Estate. I got my wish. One thing we have all learned this year is that we must accept change and be flexible, to keep growing and moving forward. With my experience in marketing, selling real estate and training agents, now supported and strengthened with the outstanding marketing, knowledge and experience of Mr. Sorensen, Dale Sorensen Jr. and the DSRE management team, the future is even brighter for our agents, clients and all of us!”
INDIALANTIC, FL/JUNE 2020 ─ Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that longtime sales associate Diana Sivadon has joined the company’s real estate team.
Sivadon has been a licensed real estate sales agent for 6 years, but it is her previous careers that really give her clients an advantage when it comes to buying or selling a home.
Sivadon moved to Melbourne in 1978 and lived there for more than 35 years. Her husband was a local home builder and through him Sivadon became interested in the home building process, most especially, interior decorating. She eventually majored in Interior Design and became expert in staging new homes for sale. Working for a builder helped her to see that her true passion was helping others realize the “American dream” of buying a home, or working to make sure her homeowners’ listings sell for the highest price possible by promoting their most valuable asset and presenting it in the very best light. As an experienced decorator, she assists her customers in staging their homes before marketing it to the many buyers in Brevard or Indian River County. With her experience in the home building process, and her knowledge of quality construction and materials, she makes sure that her customers are well informed before making such a large investment.
Certified as a New Home Builder Specialist, Sivadon specializes in new construction and resale residential, as well as luxury properties in both gated and non-gated communities. As a 4 year resident of Vero Beach, Sivadon knows both Brevard and Indian River counties intimately and can match her customers with the community and home that best fits their personal and financial needs.
Sivadon is dedicated to utilizing the many extensive marketing and advertising opportunities that Dale Sorensen Real Estate offers their agents and customers. Their exclusive relationships with national and global real estate affiliates helps Sivadon to market her customers’ properties on a global level. She takes advantage of the variety of advertising options including print and online to make sure her customers listings reach the broadest market.
As a Vero Beach resident, Sivadon has become very involved in the community by serving on the Board of Directors of The Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach. She is active in her church, Tabernacle Ministries, and uses her musical abilities in the church’s music program.
Contact Diana Sivadon on her office phone at 321.723.9990; on her cell at 321.446.7673; via email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit her at her office located at 436 Fifth Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903.
INDIALANTIC, FL/JUNE 2020 – A little more than a year ago, Travis Steward represented 33% of the homes sold in Fairway Lakes at Duran. Today, Steward continues that extraordinary success by currently representing nearly 50% of the available listings for sale in the community. Considered an expert regarding Fairway Lakes homes, Steward has tremendous expertise and knowledge of the neighborhood and the real estate and marketing trends in the area. Steward has represented more than $6 million in real estate transactions in the community.
“There are currently only 7 available homes for sale in Fairway Lakes,” Steward said. “I have 3 of the listings, including homes located at 3217 Lamanga Drive, 6576 Arroyo and 6536 Arroyo Drive. DSRE’s innovative advertising and marketing tools ensure that our listings receive global attention. The market has a shortage of homes available for sale right now and the demand for luxury homes is increasing; this is definitely a sellers’ market and I expect these properties to get a lot of attention.”
Fairway Lakes is an extraordinary private, gated community situated on the #1 rated golf course in Brevard County with beautiful lakefront and golf course view homes. Homes are priced at $500K – $1M+. Duran, located in Viera, FL, is close to Viera’s Town Center in Brevard County. The community has a total of 224 residences.You can contact Travis Steward at 321.872.9020, by email at email@example.com, or at the company’s office located at 3165 Suntree Blvd #102 in Rockledge.
INDIALANTIC, FL/NOVEMBER 2019 – Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) has announced the Carpenter/Kessel Homeselling Team recently represented the highest sale in Brevard County over the past 12 months. The home, located at 7925 S Tropical Trail, sold for $3.1 million, the highest priced residential sale in Brevard County since April of 2018.
“It was our pleasure and honor to represent the seller of one of the finest riverfront homes built in Brevard. As far as fit and finish is concerned, I would put this home in the top 3 that I’ve seen in my 23-year career,” said Dewayne Carpenter. “Homes in this price category do not sell overnight. After a multifaceted, ongoing marketing campaign, we were able to find the perfect buyer who also had competent buyer representation. The best part was a successful closing and a happy client.”
This riverfront estate includes over 8,600 square feet of luxury living space, 5 bedrooms, 6 ½ bath and a 3-car garage. Situated on close to 1.5-acres, this gated home is positioned just ½ mile north of the Pineda Causeway and 8 miles south of 520. Other features of this home include a large custom designed media room with curved theatre screen and seating for 12, an open concept kitchen, formal living room, dining room and an outdoor patio living & dining area. “It was a pleasure to assist the seller with the sale of this property. The outstanding quality of construction, impeccable finishes and stunning views made this property truly stand out.,” said Kirk Kessel.
Having been on all sides of a real estate transaction, from investor, developer, expert witness, real estate speaker and trainer, Dewayne Carpenter and Kirk Kessel have a diverse skillset. With this experience, they have represented 32% of ALL the Riverfront sales in Brevard County that have sold over 2 million since 2008.
The Carpenter /Kessel Homeselling Team has been named to REAL TRENDS List of America’s Best for 2019. REAL TRENDS follows the residential real estate industry nationwide and highlights the top performers each year. The team was named #1 in their market for transactions with a total of 223 Transactions and #1 in their market for Volume with a total volume of $84,408,350. The Team was also included in the Top 50 list for the State of Florida including #37 in Florida for Transactions and #45 in Florida for Volume. With more than 250,000 licensed REALTORS® in the State of Florida, that places the Carpenter /Kessel Homeselling Team in the 0.00148% in the State.
In addition to Carpenter and Kessel, the team also includes Leslie Mink, Julie Larsen, Amy Cevallos, Shalom McGoffin, Shane Burgman, Amy Kalman, Brent Burns, Emily Garry, Sarah Horschel, Jeff Blackstone, Brian Greene, Cecily North and Ashley Liparini DeWayne Carpenter can be reached at 321.693.2593 or by email at DC@carpenterkessel.com. Kirk Kessel can be reached 321-544-9993 or by email at Kirk@CarpenterKessel.com. The Carpenter/Kessel Team can also be reached at the firm’s office located at 436 5th Avenue in Indialantic, FL.