VERO BEACH FL/APRIL
2020 – Local Realtor® Jennifer Bailey is known throughout the real estate
community as a ball of fire with almost super-human energy. Now she’s using her super power to help
others, and she’s brought her family right along with her.
When Bailey, who works for Dale Sorensen Real Estate, started
hearing the cries for masks, she decided to put her sewing skills to use. Teaming up with her daughter, Felicia, and
husband Steve, the family began designing and making masks and had sewn 315 as
of April 20. “Felicia tried to sew one
of her fingers (she’s going to be fine), I’ve broken all my nails, have loads
of new cuts and calluses, my thumb has a dent from the scissors and Steve who
is the paracord cutter/burner/threader has burnt his fingers a bit…. but….
it’s worth every bit of it for all of us,” Bailey said with her typical humor. “We are going to keep at it until we don’t
need them anymore.”
Because Bailey and her family really wanted to do something
to help the community, she decided not to charge for the masks. However,
Bailey felt that they could have a double impact on the community by
instead asking the people that get one to make a donation to the American
Cancer Society, a cause near and dear to her heart. So far, they’ve raised
over $1,000! “People in our community are very generous and happy to
give to such a deserving organization. Of course, we will donate masks to
anyone even if they cannot afford to donate.”
That wasn’t the only project consuming this family’s life though. Felicia and longtime fiancé, Gregory Cerna, were due to be married on April 18. Due to the quarantine, the couple has had to postpone the planned celebration with friends and family, instead having an intimate ceremony at home. “COViD-19 has forced them to postpone the big event until June, but they still wanted to have their day that they’ve planned for so long. They will have a full ceremony and reception when it’s safe to be in crowds again.”
The Bailey family is going to continue to make the masks and donate the proceeds but getting supplies is proving to be difficult. “We have been through 1000 feet of cord so far. Thread, fabric, elastic, cord, ribbon, everything is very hard to get now. We are back ordered on supplies, but we are not giving up.”
Bailey has been with Dale Sorensen Real Estate for more than
a decade. She is a licensed Florida
Realtor® and the firm’s IT manager.
VERO BEACH FL/APRIL 2019 – Get your Easter bonnets dusted off and your baskets ready. Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc., (DSRE) has announced the date for the 3rd Annual Vero Beach Easter Parade presented by Mr. And Mrs. Becker. The popular event will be held on Thursday, April 18 on Ocean Drive. The event will include a children’s Easter Egg Hunt, a Golf Cart Parade, and a “New York Style” Bonnets and Ball Caps Parade.
The Easter Egg Hunt, which will be broken down into 3 age groups including toddlers 5-7-year-old and 8-12-year-old, will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Humiston Park. There will be free photos with the Easter Bunny at the DSRE Kiosk located at 3101 Ocean Drive. Other free activities include face painting, fairy hair and craft stations which will begin at 4:00 pm.
The Golf Cart Parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. Golf Cart Parade participants will need to meet no later than 5:30 p.m. at the golf cart staging area located at 805 Iris Lane.The parade route will be East on Flamevine turning North on Ocean Drive to Azalea Lane, west on Azalea to Cardinal. Golf carts will be judged in the following categories: Most Easter Spirit, Most Humorous, Historic Centennial and Best of Vero Beach. Cost to register for the golf cart parade is $50 per cart.
Registration can be made through Golf Carts of Vero Beach at 772-778-2278 or by email at email@example.com. Transportation of golf carts to the event can be arranged through Golf Carts of Vero Beach for an additional fee of $25.
The event will also include a fantastic “New York Style” Bonnets and Ball Cap Parade beginning at 5:30 p.m. Men, women and children of all ages are invited to participate in this event, with stylish or creative hats and ball caps. To obtain a number to walk in this portion of the parade, participants are asked to meet at the DSRE tent at the compass-star in front of the entrance to Humiston Park no later than 5:00 p.m. There is no charge to walk in the Bonnets and Ball Cap Parade. Participants will be judged in the following categories: Best Bonnet Adult Female, Best Ball Cap Adult Male, Best Bonnet Child Female, and Best Ball Cap Child Male. Easter Bonnets will be displayed and available for purchase as a part of a silent auction to support the Boys and Girls of Indian River County. Prize sponsors to include: gift certificates from White Orchid Spa and children’s gift baskets from Lily Pad Vero Beach and Egg & Friends. The red carpet for the walking part of the parade was donated by Creative Carpet One.
The Vero Beach Easter Parade is the brainchild of Matilde Sorensen, co-owner of DSRE. “This has quickly become one of the favorite events of the year here in Vero Beach,” Sorensen said. “Thousands attended the last two years and we expect this event to just keep growing. The bonus is that the event benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County.”
Committee members include, Alex Agudelo, Jennifer Bailey, Jim Belanger, Tim Burklew, Anna Burklew, Kristin Casalino, Allison Cloughley, Rita Curry, Suzanne Curry, Samantha Davino, Karen Dodson, June Fitzgerald, Martha Sue Gallaher, Star Knudson, Dennis Miller, Jason Patzer, Carolyn Plante, Jan Hogan-Pratt, Megan Raasveldt, Georgann Schreiber, Elizabeth Sorensen, Austin Stiglin, Katie Swing, Angela Waldrop, Josh Waldrop, Jeannette Weiss, Mike Young and Hope Zoda.
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. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm in the markets they serve, the company has earned exclusive affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and the Board of Regents, and a highly-established presence in London, UK, through Mayfair International Realty. 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, the company has reported 2018 sales of over $715M in the markets they serve which includes Indian River County, Brevard County, St. Lucie County and surrounding areas. 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.
“The Zazza Community Foundation is a great organization and we are excited about helping them further their mission in this community,” said Donna Browning, Managing Broker for DSRE in Brevard County. “Dale Sorensen Real Estate enjoys a fantastic reputation for philanthropy. Our sales agents and staff sponsor many non-profits in our community and fully support our culture of giving. I’m very proud of the work they all do in this community.”
The event was created and managed by Browning, and DSRE office staff Jennifer Penfield and Mary Brands. Sponsors of the event included Supreme Title Solutions, Rita Bailey of KE Insurance, Chromazone Ink, Mold Trust, and Tosh Pence of Supreme Lending. Several Zazza Community Foundation members were in attendance as well.
According to the Zazza website, Jingle Jet is a unique event where neighbors, friends, co-workers, and strangers nominate families who have experienced undue hardship that adversely affects their holiday joy. A committee chooses five or more families and makes a list for each family of their needs and wants. After wrapping the gifts, they decorate and create the North Pole complete with reindeer, elves, face painters, and snowmen. The Jingle Jet plane boards each of the families and with one simple engine power down the runway with blinds closed, Jingle Jet completes another flight to the “North Pole”. When the families disembark from the plane, they enter the “North Pole” and experience Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The event was a success, bringing local businesses together to see and experience the progress and innovation of Dale Sorensen Real Estate.
Since the company’s inception in 1978, DSRE’s fresh and advanced approach to residential real estate has been leading the local industry forward and winning awards. DSRE is especially proud of being recognized by Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm’s Choice Award Winners for 3 consecutive years. The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce Company of The Year, Real Trends 500, Advanced Fundraising Professionals Philanthropist of The Year, City of Cocoa Business Champion of the Year and Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
Thanks to DSRE’s dedicated team of agents and support staff, DSRE continues to thrive in Indian River County. The 18-member support staff helps agents to increase their sales an average of 30% per year while allowing them to have access to custom marketing pieces, weekly training sessions and one-on-one access to any staff supported or brokerage level needs.
Visited daily, www.sorensenrealestate.com is the most widely used home search website along Florida’s Treasure Coast. DSRE’s powerful online presence is an asset to sellers whose properties are featured prominently, and to buyers and agents who can stay in sync while searching for a home. DSRE automates print and digital marketing, allowing agents to put their time and focus into their clients’ needs. Tightly integrated CRM, website and mobile app are just a few of the tools available to DSRE agents, providing peace of mind and a competitive advantage. With over 200 agents and twelve locations in Florida, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. reported sales totaling more than $650 million in 2017.
Giving back is the cornerstone of DSRE’s culture that stems directly from the mission to support those in need. Each week, DSRE publishes a property broadsheet leaving adequate advertisement space for local 501c3 non-profit organizations to fulfill. Without the in-kind support of this advertisement space, the cost to purchase this space would be derived from the organization.
In celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary, DSRE 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. For More information, visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate on the web at www.SorensenRealEstate.com.
Dale Sorensen Real Estate supported the 2018 Ride for the Red Cross with a financial gift presentation of $1,250. Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle made his annual Ride for the Red Cross, beginning June 4. For the 20th year, Steve spent five days riding a bicycle from Sebastian to Boca Raton to mark the beginning of hurricane season and raise awareness of the Red Cross. His bicycle was auctioned off at the end of the ride and the money donated supports the Red Cross chapters along the Treasure Coast of Florida.
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