BREVARD DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE OCTOBER 2018 TOP PRODUCERS


IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE OCTOBER 2018 TOP PRODUCERS


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.

 


Dale Sorensen Real Estate agents and staff raise funds to support Jingle Jet

 

Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) agents and staff continued the company’s commitment to its community by raising $4,000 to support The Zazza Community Foundation’s Jingle Jet project. DSRE hosted the private, invitation only 1920’s Great Gatsby themed evening at the Suntree Country Club in Melbourne. More than 50 guests enjoyed casino games and a costume contest while 1920’s music filled the ballroom.

“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.

For more information on the Jingle Jet Project visit their website at zazzacommunity.org/projects.

For more information about Dale Sorensen Real Estate, contact Donna Browning at 321.327.6770, or by email at dbrowning@sorensenrealestate.com


IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 2018 TOP PRODUCERS


DSRE Sales Agent Jennifer Bailey named Rookie of the Year by REALTORS® Association of Indian River County

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 jbailey@sorensenrealestate.com. She can be reached at the company’s office located at 1961 14th Avenue in historic downtown Vero Beach, FL 32960

 

 


LIZ TRAIN JOINS DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE

 

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 etrain@sorensenrealestate.com or at the company’s office located at 1961 14th Ave., in historic downtown Vero Beach, FL 32960.

 

 


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.