IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE AUGUST TOP PRODUCERS

TREY SMITH
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

BARBARA McCARTHY
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

RITA CURRY TEAM
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

JONATHAN ZISSEL
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

DAVID DECKER
DOWNTOWN OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listing & Closed Sales

ASHLEIGH LOVELL TEAM
sebastian Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

JENNIFER MARTIN
Sebastian Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings


Dale Sorensen Real Estate welcomes sales associates John and Cindy Roberts

VERO BEACH, FL/JULY 2020 ─ Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that sales associates John and Cindy Roberts has joined the company’s real estate team.  

John and Cindy Roberts are turning their love for Vero Beach into a career that will enable them to share that passion with others.  

The Roberts were raising their family in Washington D.C. when Cindy’s mother and siblings moved to Vero Beach.  After years of visiting the quaint and charming community, they finally realized their dream and moved to Vero Beach in 2015.  Nearly their entire family calls the area home now.

As full-time residents, they’ve learned everything they can about their community.  As REALTORS®, they’re determined to make sure others learn too.

“We love the culture of Vero Beach,” said Cindy.   “The fact that, nestled deep in the Live Oaks, are a world-renowned theater and museum of art, majestic churches, fine dining, funky little bars, unique shopping boutiques, historic landmarks, and the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Medical Center are all here in our small town means we don’t have to travel outside Vero to enrich our lives.  With all those amenities, Vero’s natural beauty is still vigorously preserved by its residents.  I wish I could tell you how many times we pinch ourselves because we actually live here. We love our Vero and we want others to experience that same joy.”

Their passion for their community and philanthropy led them to Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE). “DSRE is the industry leader and dominant presence in Vero Beach and beyond, not only in real estate, but also in community involvement,” John said.  “We love belonging to an organization and being part of a team of people who are just as passionate about enriching Vero Beach and the surrounding area as they are about selling homes. It is also refreshing to be part of an organization that is both supremely professional and profoundly family oriented.”

John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Human Relations from St. Joseph’s College. Cindy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Psychology from George Washington University. Both are members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

The Roberts family enjoys spending sunny days at the beach, going to car shows and collecting cars, cooking, and spending time with family.Contact John on his cell phone at 703.579.7614 or by email at jroberts@sorensenrealestate.com. Contact Cindy on her cell phone at 301.943.8125 or by email at croberts@sorensenrealestate.com.  You may also contact the Roberts at 772.492.5300; or visit their offices located at 1961 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Vero Beach, FL 32960.


IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE JULY TOP PRODUCERS

JOAN COOK
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

SALLY WOODS
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

THE WESTOVER TEAM
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

CHRISTINE HUGHES
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

THE RAASVELDT GROUP
DOWNTOWN OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

DAVID DECKER
DOWNTOWN OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

ASHLEIGH LOVELL TEAM
sebastian Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

THE LIVE NOW TEAM
Sebastian Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales


Dale Sorensen Real Estate welcomes sales associate Colleen Liebert

VERO BEACH, FL/JULY 2020 ─ Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that sales associate Colleen Liebert has joined the company’s real estate team.  

Colleen began her real estate career early in life.  After 58 years in Kentucky, she moved to the Treasure Coast, landing in Vero Beach to enjoy her late husband’s retirement. Colleen’s background and experience have given her a deep understanding of all facets of real estate, from building brick and mortar properties to helping people find a dream home.  Her story reads like a novel about a true hard-working, American family. 

Colleen became very knowledgeable about residential real estate growing up in the family’s real estate business in Kentucky.  Her grandfather built the first commercial strip center in Jefferson County in 1954. For years, Colleen did the accounting and office management for the operation and was licensed to sell real estate in 1974. Her husband began developing shopping centers for the business and she took over managing those properties, writing the leases, and dealing with the tenants. After the back to back deaths of her beloved husband and father, Colleen sold her shares of the business to her siblings in 2010 and retired. She decided to live out her husband’s dream of retiring in Vero Beach. Eventually, she again became involved in buying, managing and selling properties and obtained her Florida license in 2018.    This 180-degree view of all aspects of real estate, from building and developing, to reading and managing rental agreements and contracts, to property management, means that she is able to aptly assist her customers as they transition throughout the real estate process. While licensed to sell real estate in Florida, she still maintains her broker’s license in Kentucky.

Colleen makes her customers’ properties a priority, using the many exclusive marketing and advertising tools provided by Dale Sorensen Real Estate to market their properties locally and globally.  Using market research and local real estate trends, Colleen helps her customers to price their properties for sale in order to achieve the fastest sale at the highest price point.  

Colleen loves living in Vero Beach where every day is paradise.  “I love the charming, small town feel of Vero Beach, yet it has all the amenities you would find in a much a larger community,” Colleen said.  “We enjoy first rate museums, art galleries, restaurants, shopping and more. Outdoor sports are varied here with boating, fishing, surfing, kayaking, and paddle boarding at the top of the list.  I love being able to help others learn about our wonderful community and find their dream home here, just like I did.”

She is a member of Impact 100, and is a former board member of the Children’s Home Society.  Her passion though is an idea she has to buy or build a home for the area’s homeless women. “I know that the American dream is to own a home, but to these homeless women and children, just being able to sleep safely, in a bed, is a dream to them. I have goal to make this a reality for them, not just a dream.”

In her free time, Colleen enjoys cooking, boating and visiting her daughters and grandchildren. Contact Colleen on her cell phone at 502.551.2548; via email at cliebert@sorensenrealestate.com; or visit her at her office located at 1961 14th Avenue, in Historic Downtown Vero Beach, FL.


Local Realtor® and family making masks, raising money for American Cancer Society

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. 


Dale Sorensen Real Estate sales agent Lori Davis donates lunches to Indian River County 911 Dispatchers

VERO BEACH FL/APRIL 2020 – They’re the first voice that someone hears when they call for emergency response, but no-one ever sees them or knows their names.  They’re 911 Dispatchers and they’re reason that help arrives during an often times scary or critical situation.  On Wednesday, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office’s Public Safety Dispatch Unit opened their doors to a surprise, and some much-deserved recognition, with a free lunch.

Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) agent Lori Davis organized the show of support and worked with Chef Scot Varricchio from the Citrus Grill to package and distribute twenty-four boxed lunches to the dispatchers. Davis paid for the lunches while DSRE provided each dispatcher with a coffee mug.  Included in the lunches were thank you notes written by children of friends and family members.

“I felt like I had to do something in these unsettling times.  When I heard about what these amazing ladies do on a daily basis, regardless of the Covid-19 situation, I jumped at the opportunity to show my gratitude,” said Davis.  “My first thought was to contact Chef Varricchio at Citrus Grill to prepare the lunches. His response was an immediate yes!  I knew I wasn’t the only one feeling this way and asked my best friends with school age children if they would write a thank you note to the 911 ladies as well.  I had an overwhelming response of twenty-four thank you notes in 24 hours!  This is a time where families, friends and neighbors are joining together to thank all those who make our lives better and safer.  I am proud to live in a community that is so giving and to work with a company like Dale Sorensen Real Estate that supports us in all that we do.”

The response from the 911 Dispatchers was heartfelt.  “I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing lunch and gifts you brought us today,” said Robyn Candarini, Administrator, Public Safety Dispatch Unit, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. “The food was delicious and we just loved the cups.”

Candarini added that the dispatchers were really touched by the cards that the children wrote. “We would love to do something for the children that wrote the cards, they were so precious and we were truly moved!”


Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc.

The entire Dale Sorensen Real Estate family remains committed to working hard for our clients and extending support for our community. Our associates and staff are adapting to maintain the level of service our clients deserve. We are still taking listings, writing contracts and working with mortgage, title and insurance companies to ensure safe transactions. Our team remains available by phone, email and/or text so please do not hesitate to contact us.

DSRE has been closely monitoring this ever changing situation and will follow all precautions outlined by the CDC. We have been consulting with our clients to do what is in their best interest and will continue to show homes, with the approval of the seller, as long as this is
in compliance with state or local guidance.

In the past 42 years, we, along with the rest of Florida’s Treasure Coast, have endured great obstacles. As we have done before, we will work together to overcome and grow from this shared experience. We are committed to continuing our business during these uncertain times and are working together as a family, company and community to support each other.

Finally, thank you to all the essential employees and businesses that are working tirelessly to keep our community healthy and safe.


IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE FEBRUARY TOP PRODUCERS

SALLY WOODS
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales

THE WESTOVER TEAM
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

Kathy worth
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

DAVID DECKER
DOWNTOWN Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

TEAM PROVANCHER
DOWNTOWN Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

THE LIVE NOW TEAM
SEBASTIAN OFFICE : Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales


DSRE Broker Associate Matilde Sorensen Announces Significant Price Reduction for Riverfront Estate

VERO BEACH, FL/FEBRUARY 2020 – Dale Sorensen Real Estate Broker Associate Matilde Sorensen has announced a significant price drop for “Palm Cottage”, a magnificent riverfront estate on Vero Beach’s Barrier Island. Originally listed for $8,875,000, the price has been reduced to $7,500,000.  The property is located at 721 Grove Place in Orchid Island.

“This is one of Vero Beach’s most beautiful homes,” Sorensen said. “It has one of the most magnificent master suites with a fireplace that is visible from both the bedroom and the bath.  The kitchen is every cook’s dream.  But the view of the river and the amazing outdoor living space is simply breathtaking. It’s a great place to watch our famous Florida sunsets or see dolphins jumping.”

Situated on nearly an acre of lush, tropically landscaped property, with expansive views of the Indian River, the 2 guest cottages and main house make up almost 9,000 square feet of living area.  The estate includes a beautiful courtyard featuring a glimmering pool and spa, a lovely “mermaid” fountain and splashes of meticulous green lawn. The main house features polished marble floors, a total of 9 fireplaces, 2 bedrooms, 5 baths, and an elevator to the second floor. The Chef’s kitchen is impeccable with white plantation style cabinetry, two sinks, a side by side Sub-Zero fridge with 3 freezer drawers, double built-in ovens, and an island featuring a 6-burner Thermador gas stovetop and overhead hood vent.  The adjacent family room looks out onto the lanai.  The first-floor guest suite is complete with its own laundry area and a full size ensuite featuring a marble surround jacuzzi tub.

On the second floor is the impressive master suite. The bedroom itself is elegant with glowing wood floors, a unique custom-built wood-beamed tray ceiling and a private deck to view the area’s stunning sunsets.  The lavish master bath is magnificent with marble floors, black and gold furniture-style footed sinks, an oval jacuzzi tub and another one of the home’s beautiful stone fireplaces.  The all-marble master shower has multiple shower heads and features a large window that overlooks the Indian River lagoon. 

The master suite also includes a beautifully appointed den and a piano room with glorious views of the river.  Both rooms feature polished wood floors, custom tray ceilings and access to the private balcony.  Access to the second floor is granted through a stone staircase or via a private elevator.

The north and south cottages are separated by a walk-through. The north cottage has 2 bedrooms while the South cottage features 1 bedroom.  Both cottages feature laundry rooms, kitchens, living rooms and ample windows to allow for lots of natural light while the ground floor rooms open to the courtyard.

The outdoor living spaces of this home are incomparable and feature a summer kitchen, covered lanai, open pool deck with twin fireplaces on either side of a beautiful heated pool and 4 single-stream fountains. 

The home’s dock is accessed just off the main pool and offers fishing, boating and views of the Indian River Lagoon with all its local flora and fauna. Watch dolphins, turtles, egrets and other wildlife from the privacy of your own dock.

Located on Vero Beach’s Barrier Island in the exclusive community of Orchid Island, residents enjoy a world class lifestyle and amenities. 

For enquiries, contact Matilde Sorensen at 772.532.0010, by email at msorensen@sorensenrealestate.com; or at her office located at 3206 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963

Dale Sorensen Real Estate was founded in 1978 by Sorensen, Sr., with a focus on luxury property in Vero Beach.  The company has since grown to include oceanfront, waterfront, single family homes, condominiums, rental properties and commercial real estate.  DSRE now has 7 main offices, with 5 satellite locations in Brevard and Indian River Counties and on North Hutchinson Island.  The firm is now considered the leading real estate company in all the markets they serve and reported sales of $816 million in 2019.