Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that sales agent Jennifer Bailey has been named Rookie of the Year by the REALTORS® Association of Indian River County. Bailey was also installed as a director to the organization’s Board of Directors. She joins DSRE Managing Broker Jim Goldsmith who is beginning his second year on the Board. Each will serve on the Board for a term of two years.
“Jennifer is an extremely talented and knowledgeable Realtor®,” said Dale Sorensen, Jr., Managing Partner for DSRE. “She has worked for our company for almost ten years and has taken on various leadership roles and duties, learning how she can help agents and this company grow. She continues to manage our in-house technology, as well as programs for new sales agents. Congratulations to her and to Jim for being appointed to the Board for a second term.”
According to the RAIRC, The REALTORS® Association of Indian River County Rookie of the Year award was established in 1991 to give recognition to the achievements of an outstanding new REALTOR®. Nominees are required to be REALTORS® members in good standing for at least one year but not more than three, to have made contributions to the local, state and national Associations, and to have shown REALTORS® spirit in their efforts. The nominees are selected by a nominating committee and then voted on by their peers.
“I’m honored to have been chosen as Rookie of the Year,” said Bailey. “And I’m excited to begin my term as a director. The REALTORS® Association of Indian River County offers a number of classes, certifications and designations to help local Realtors® advance in their field. I’m constantly learning more about the real estate industry and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with others just beginning in this field as well as helping to bring awareness of the organization.”
Bailey, who is also the company’s Innovation and Technology Manager, has been a licensed Realtor® for eight years. She has been named a member of the REALTORS® Honor Society in 2016 & 2017 recognizing her service, time and talent contributions to the Local, State and National REALTORS® organizations. has successfully completed the e-PRO® Certification Program and has been awarded the e-PRO® Certification, the official technology certification program offered by the National Association of REALTORS®.
Bailey can be reached by phone at 772.559.5524 or by email at email@example.com. She can be reached at the company’s office located at 1961 14th Avenue in historic downtown Vero Beach, FL 32960
Elizabeth “Liz” Train has the perfect recipe for success as a real estate sales agent. Her former career in direct sales for 20+ years, combined with being a former business owner and writer, give Liz the negotiation, sales and marketing skills required to be successful in the real estate arena.
“I know how to close the deal, the most important part of selling anything, including real estate,” Liz says. “I’m very excited about a career in real estate.” Her writing skills will also help when it comes to advertising and marketing her clients’ homes.
Liz grew up in New York where her mother was an antique dealer. Learning decorating and interior design from her mother, she also had an affinity for looking at homes and envisioning how they’d look with different furniture and accessories. However, she took a different path when she attended NYU and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food & Nutrition. She went on to write recipes for various food companies and publications throughout the country.
Her father lived on South Hutchinson Island in Stuart for many years. Her first experience with Vero Beach was when her father introduced her to the Ocean Grill. Liz was living in Palm City in Martin County when she met her husband who owned a condo in Vero Beach. They began living 6 months in Maine and 6 months in Vero Beach. Although her husband, a captain on a fishing vessel, still spends significant time in Maine, Liz, who loves baking, gardening, yoga and walking the beaches, enjoys being a fulltime resident of Vero. “I love the parks and beaches here, and spend as much time as possible outside. The restaurants and shops are wonderful and the residents are friendly and welcoming. It’s also a very peaceful and tranquil place to live. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.”
Liz chose to join Dale Sorensen Real Estate after being referred by DSRE agent Christine Hughes. Her research showed DSRE’s level of professionalism and success rate to be unparalleled in the area. She also knew their reputation for training and continuing education for their agents would help lead her to success.
Liz will specialize in residential real estate as a transaction agent, representing all of Indian River County.
Train can be reached on her cell phone at 772.475.6173, at her office at 772.492.5300 ext. 1862, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the company’s office located at 1961 14th Ave., in historic downtown Vero Beach, FL 32960.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. To contact Jonathan Sawyer, call him at 772.404.1727 Or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the SawyerSelect Team page on DSRE: thesawyerselectteam.sorensenrealestate.com. Download their APP: Text DSRESAWYERSELECTTEAM to 87778.
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 email@example.com or at the company’s office located at 1961 14th Avenue in historic downtown Vero Beach.
VERO BEACH, FL/SEPTEMBER 2018 – Dale 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.