The Live Now Team believes that helping people enjoy life in the here and now is the most important part of their job, and because of this philosophy, they are a much sought-after team of real estate agents. The Live Now Team recently announced total sales of $26 million in 2017 but their goal for this year is event more ambitious. The team joined Dale Sorensen Real Estate in May of 2017.
“We are really excited to be able to celebrate these numbers,” said team leader Jim Belanger. “Our team is passionate about Sebastian and surrounding areas and the people we serve and it shows in everything we do. When you love a community like we do, it’s easy to sell homes there. We all enjoy the beach or fishing life, going into businesses where the staff knows our name, and seeing friends and neighbors around every corner. I appreciate the hard work this team does and what they have accomplished. I believe we can top these numbers in 2018 and we’re all really excited to reach our new goals.”
The Live Now Team consists of Jim Belanger, Carolyn Plante, Ashleigh Lovell, Melissa Murphy, and Ray Ferngren. As the area’s leading real estate sales team, the group believes that they are selling a lifestyle, one that is coveted by those who want a relaxed life far removed from the hustle and bustle of larger cities.
Belanger 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. In addition, he oversaw the marketing and scheduling for the business, making sure deadlines were met and projects were kept on budget. He continues to maintain his General Contractors License. “I am a problem solver,” he says. “I’m able to see the big picture. This really helps when customers come to us with a real estate problem. I love being able to help them come to a satisfactory conclusion.”
Carolyn Plante retired from Massachusetts. An avid camper, she originally camped Sebastian State Park, which is when she fell in love with the community. “This is like a sleepy little fishing village with the vibe of the Keys. I understand how easy it is to want this lifestyle and I love being able to help others settle here.” A former Police Officer, she’s good at dealing with all types of personalities and is quick to find the humor in any situation.
Belanger and Plante moved their team to Dale Sorensen Real Estate for a host of reasons. “We really liked the professionalism of this company, we saw it when we dealt with their other agents. But their philanthropic work in the community was just as important to us. No other company in this community gives back so much.”
Team member Ashleigh Lovell was an administrative assistant with DSRE when she finally realized her dream of getting her own real estate license in 2015. A young mom with two small children, she is passionate about raising her children in Sebastian, where she herself grew up. She’s experienced a great deal of success in the short time she’s been licensed, a testament to her warm, down to earth personality, and ability to make customers feel immediately relaxed and at ease with her.
Melissa Murphy moved from Connecticut to Palm Beach County, working in the real estate investment arena for several years. After many sightseeing trips to the Treasure Coast with her mom, they both eventually moved to Sebastian. Murphy has had her real estate license since 2010 and uses her previous experience in commercial and residential transactions to help her customers realize their dreams. Her attitude of providing excellent customer service to her customers includes not just meeting her clients’ expectations but exceeding them.
Although Ray Ferngren has been a licensed real estate agent since 2013, he just recently joined The Live Now Team. Growing up in various parts of Florida, he frequently visited his father who had retired to Sebastian. Eventually, Ferngren moved to Sebastian. His previous experience in the financial services industry proves helpful to his clients. His ability to negotiate and understand and explain contracts and loans enables him to help his customers make the best decisions for their goals and dreams.
The Live Now Team is involved with various charities and non-profit organizations in the community. As active members of the Sebastian community, they each have a vested interest in helping their neighbors and newcomers.
Contact The Live Now Team at 772.584.1902 or visit their website at www.TheLiveNowTeam.com.