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.
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.