Dale Sorensen Real Estate agent Dick Davis Earns National Luxury Home Designation

 

Dale Sorensen Real Estate is pleased to announce that sales agent Dick Davis was recently awarded the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) Designation from The Luxury Home Council, Inc. The Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) Logo is testimony to the agent’s training and expertise in the luxury home marketplace. To display the ALHS logo and be accepted into the Luxury Home Council, each member must successfully complete the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist Course, meet minimum sale requirements and the agent must be in good standing with local and state licensing agencies.

“Congratulations to Dick on achieving this outstanding accomplishment,” said Dale Sorensen, Jr., Managing Partner for DSRE. “He has gone far beyond what is necessary to be the best real estate agent he can be for his clients. And because of that, he enjoys a great amount of success in the luxury home market.”

Davis enjoys an outstanding reputation for marketing distinguished properties, extensive training and a broad knowledge of the local market, and is considered the critical resource for marketing properties. His success is in part due to a keen ability to coordinate the details of today’s sophisticated transactions and direct a strong team in all areas – from financing and one-stop-shopping, to the latest online marketing tools. Davis has an established record and is known for discretion and privacy when representing valued clients.

Davis joins an elite membership of top real estate agents throughout the United States and Canada. Members strive to provide exceptional service to affluent clients through rigorous education focusing on the Luxury Home Market and their understanding of the special demands of affluent buyers and sellers.

For more information contact Dick Davis at 772.713.1364, by email at ddavis@sorensenrealestate.com or at the company’s office located at 3206 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963.


Luxury Property Show – Olympia, London

 

Luxury Property Show – Olympia, London

With the most prominent position at the recent Luxury Property Show, held at the world famous Olympia, in the heart of London, Dale Sorensen Real Estate were well placed to display the best of Indian River and Brevard County.

Many wealthy buyers from across Europe, the Middle East and Asia – together with their advisers, thronged the show, which is recognised for featuring some of the very finest homes from across the world.

Dale Sorensen Jr. commented, “London is one of the most influential cities in the world for people with wealth.  It is important that we are seen there with our clients’ homes.  A show like this is ideal and complements our own UK marketing team working in London’s West End.  We are never content to wait for buyers to come to us.  We prefer to go to them. Olympia is a venue recognized across the world as “the” venue for a show such as this.”

Nick Churton of Dale Sorensen Real Estate London office said “This is the eighth consecutive year that we have taken part in this prestigious event and this was the busiest by far.  Over two days we spoke to more buyers than ever before.  The internet is a valuable tool for buyers, but no one has yet come up with anything to beat one-to-one conversation.”

The Luxury Property Show is for specially invited guests.  It gives them a private view of the crème de la crème of international luxury real estate.  These are very discerning and demanding buyers but the property on show surpasses most expectations.

Dale Jr. added, “This is yet another way that Dale Sorensen Real Estate, working with our specialist team in London, can further access the global market and widen our search for buyers.”

For further details on how Dale Sorensen Real Estate can expose your home to the global market please contact 772.231.4712.

 


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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.


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.

 

 

 


COASTAL LUXURY PROPERTIES SUMMER 2018 | All New Escape- Thailand “Sarojin”

Discover Thailand

Location: The Sarojin, Thailand

The Sarojin encompasses everything you could want in vacation: All the amenities of a five-star luxury resort with the proximity to both rainforests and diving locations and a romantic atmosphere on top of all that. Fairly intimate, its 56 rooms are situated on 11km of beach in Khao Lak, near the Similan Islands’ diving sanctuaries, five national parks, and Phang Nga Bay’s limestone islands. And, even if you want to play a round, three 18-hole golf courses sit within an hour from its grounds.

“The Sarojin encompasses everything you could want in a vacation.”

Seven two-story buildings, each set within a 10-acre tropical garden, house the 56 residences, each created to have a peaceful atmosphere not far removed from the nature outside. While simple, your stay here gives you complimentary access to catamarans, kayaks, windsurfers, paddleboards, mountain bikes, and the fitness center.

So, where do you begin? To take in as much of your surroundings as possible, start with The Sarojin’s personal guides and Imagineer personal concierge. Their insights and recommendations, let you plan any number of “just for two” excursions on land, in the water, or some combination thereof. Beyond swimming, diving, or kayaking, consider a guided jungle adventure, complete with a gourmet-style safari lunch, or a private charter on luxury yacht Lady Sarojin.

As well, their input isn’t only those once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Work with the resort’s team to create a romantic dining experience according to your tastes – by a jungle waterfall, on a white sandy beach, or even on a river bank following a cooking class.

Much like the activities around the resort, dining, too , turns into a journey. Taste top-notch Thai and Mediterranean cuisine at the resort’s two restaurants, Edge and Fiscus, while the award-winning wine cellar and bar are stocked with an excellent selection of imported beverages. A la carte breakfast is further served all day, with sparkling wine included. To top is all off, wherever you go, a view of the beach turns even the most mundane experience into a romantic occasion.

No resort vacation is complete without a spa, and The Sarojin situates the award-winning Pathways over its main estuary and central lay line. Much like the residences, the spa, too feels secluded while taking advantage of its natural surroundings – here, a coconut grove and the Andaman Sea in the distance. After walking along its winding boardwalk, you can select from an array of treatments performed in four open-air pavilions, and finish your stay with a rain shower or couple’s bath.

Named a Conde Nast Traveler Readers Award Top Hotel in 2017, The Sarojin has one distinct advantage. Because of the weather, you can schedule your trip at any time of the year, and have access to the same assortment of intimate, adrenaline-pumping land and water adventures.

 

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ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER: DALE SORENSEN JR.
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Matilde Sorensen’s Orchid Island Listing Featured on the Cover | LuxuryRealEstate.com Magazine VOL. XVIII, No. 3

Orchid Island, Vero Beach Florida

This meticulously crafted estate boasts the essence of riverfront living. Featuring a 2 bedroom, 5 bath main residence, manicured courtyard, summer kitchen, pool and spa. Two bedroom, 2 bath guesthouse accompanied by a second, 1 bed, 1 bath guesthouse, offer comfortable yet elegant amenities of kitchens, living and laundry rooms. Through the front door of the main residence, you are drawn to panoramic river views expanding across living and dining rooms. An elevator brings you to the master suite with expansive balcony, office, and piano room. Offered in exclusivity of Vero Beach’s Barrier Island community of Orchid Island. LuxuryRealEstate.com/2681238

Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate members from across the globe convened in South beach, Florida in May for the 16th Annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat. Attendees heard from a variety of accomplished presenters, connected with industry leaders and discussed the latest trends regarding luxury real estate around the world. The esteemed event culminated with a festive Cuban-themed closing party, honoring Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Dale and Matilde Sorensen and their many accomplishments in the industry.

 

BROKER Q&A

Dale and Matilde Sorensen: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc.

How did you start real estate?

MS: I owned a quaint little store on the Barrier Island and I was helping Dale with his real estate company when I decided to become a Realtor® myself. It worked well as we also had two young children with busy schedules. I’ve also really loved interior design and home décor so it was a perfect fit for me. That was 40 years ago and I haven’t regretted it for one minute.

DS: I started Dale Sorensen Real Estate in 1978 out of necessity – I needed a job. The large company I worked at for 10 years was moving out of the area and we did not want to relocate. My responsibilities with them included managing their real estate interest in Florida and their resort properties in the Dominican Republic, so I had to obtain my broker’s license. After a lot of discussion with Matilde and our family, we decided to go into business ourselves.

What are you favorite parts of your job?

MS: I love meeting new people and getting to know them and their families. It’s fun sharing everything that Vero Beach has to off

er; this is a growing community, but it’s never lost its small-town feel. I love going into homes and learning all the specifics about each one and what makes it unique and special.

What makes your company stand out?

DS: Since our inception, we have made community service a priority. We are company, and a family, that gives back to the community in many ways. In addition, we have created a very recognizable brand, not only in our area, but throughout the industry; for this we are indebted to our children, Dale Jr. and Elizabeth. We are noted for our creative marketing programs and cutting-edge technology. Two of they key elements that bind all this together are our reputation for fairness and honesty along with the level of service we provide our customers. In very simple terms – you reap what you sow.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

DS: Outside of work I enjoy fishing and diving with my grandson, JD, and son, Dale Jr. I still play little tennis and play golf regularly. Matilde and I love to travel and to have been fortunate to have traveled all over the world.

Where are you favorite places to travel?

DS: Italy – especially Tuscany and Venice, Napa Valley, Burgundy, London, Paris and Hong Kong.

What inspires you to succeed?

MS: It’s the people that inspire me to succeed. Success to me is when I hand over the keys to a home and see the looks on the new homeowner’s face; that look of pride and ownership. Or when I’m able to tell a seller that I found a buyer for their home. I don’t feel like I sell homes – I develop a relationship with clients based on their personalities and find them the perfect home.

LuxuryRealEstate.com Magazine VOL. XVIII, No. 3

 


Coastal Luxury Properties Summer 2018 | New Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Island Escape

 

Opening in early 2018, the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island aims to blend everything you’d want out of a vacation: all the amenities and luxury of a top-tier resort, with the isolation and intimacy you could only dream about. Gone are the nearby crowds and packed beaches; rather, the island’s forest, soft Indian Ocean sands, and intriguing underwater seascapes are yours to take in.

Creating this character, the resort is the only property of its type on Desroches Island, itself one of the 115 islands composing the Seychelles’ archipelago and a 35-minute flight from the main island of Mahé. Once you’re there, its 933 acres feels expansive, especially when framed with nine miles of white sands. The result represents the ultimate getaway.

Within this setting sit 71 beachfront bungalows, villas, residences, and suites, all adorned with rustic, natural décor reminiscent of the 19th century explorer era, while modern amenities, private pools, indoor-outdoor bathrooms, and daybed pavilions round out their essentials. For dining, the Lighthouse – a grill and seafood raw bar – lets you look out at the Indian Ocean’s vastness, and Claudine takes influence from the Mediterranean Riviera’s cuisine.

Yet, in getting away from it all, the urge to explore and know this secluded paradise pushes you outdoors, and that’s where both the Castaway Centre and Discovery Centre come in. The former serves as your introduction to the island, while the Discovery Centre gets into more detail about the Seychelles’ flora and fauna, including its natural history and the island Conservation Society’s Tortoise Sanctuary, itself home to 150 giant Aldabra tortoises.

But, why stay on the land? The coral barrier surrounding the island’s perimeter creates a place to swim, snorkel, kayak, or windsurf. And, better yet, the environment creates one of the Seychelles’ top diving locations home to 15 classified sites with wall dives, passages, troughs, caves, and tunnels. Your journey, guided by certified professionals, further lets you observe its stunning coral groupings and marine life. The setting, too, is one of he region’s best fishing spots – especially if you’re attempting some offshore angling.

After all that – on top of any biking you do across the island – the Spa is open for serene relaxing retreat. Like the living accommodations, its approach is one of straightforward, natural luxury – from the setting itself to the treatments and the yoga program. Facials, massages, and body work by Terres d’Afrique incorporate natural skincare base on Africa’s botanical history, while each of its rooms comes complete with a private washroom and shower.

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Managing Editor In Chief: Erin Green
Executive Editor: Irene Test
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Issue Name: Coastal Luxury Properties
Cover Credits: Courtesy of Dale Sorensen Real Estate

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Associate Kim Tillett Finds Success On Reality TV Programs

In a little less than two years, Kim Tillett has earned a bit of a reputation for HGTV programs.

Tillett, a broker associate with Dale Sorensen Real Estate, has notched appearances on five episodes for two HGTV programs.

Tillett filmed her first episode in 2015 for Beachfront Bargain Hunt, which premiered in January of 2016.

She has also filmed four episodes for HGTV’s Island Life. The first three appeared in 2017 and the fourth will premier this fall.  She recently received a call from “Island Life” producers about filming another episode this summer.  

“I love being a part of HGTV’s shows,” Tillett said. “When they called me in 2015 and offered me the opportunity, I jumped at the chance to highlight our community on a popular television show.  I’m very flexible with my schedule so I’m able to work with their schedules and timing.  And, I love meeting people and talking to them and showing property.”

 It’s also good exposure for Dale Sorensen Real Estate and Brevard County.  Tillett has shown properties on Merritt Island and in Cocoa Village for the shows.

Formerly from New York, Tillett attended college at the University of Central Florida, moved back to New York, and then relocated permanently to Florida 16 years ago.  She joined Dale Sorensen Real Estate in May 2017 to take advantage of the company’s brand and marketing.

Tillett works out of Dale Sorensen’s recently opened Cocoa Village office.  She specializes in high end luxury properties on Merritt Island and in Cocoa Village with a focus on Brevard’s coastline, including beachfront and waterfront single family and homes and condominiums.

Tillett can be reached at 321-446-9035, email her at ktillett@sorensenealestate.com.

Latest existing home sales figures (June 2018) for Brevard County, released Monday by the Space Coast Association of Realtors

  • Median sales price: Up 4.5 percent to $229,950 compared to a year ago, which was $220,000.
  • Year-over-year sales: Down 7.3 percent. Units closed was 958 compared to 1,033 in June 2017, with a decrease in cash sales of 12.7% compared to June 2017.
  • Months supply of inventory: Up 14.8 percent to 3.1 months, an increase from 2.7 months in 2017.

Contact Wayne T. Price at 321-242-3658 or wprice@floridatoday.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @Fla2dayBiz.

 

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