“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
There is no such thing as a “typical” day for Dori Wittrig, and that’s the way she likes it. Lately, though, it seems that community service is an increasingly larger percentage of each day. And she likes that, as well!
Dori believes that, “If you’re going to ask a community to support your business efforts, you have to be willing to make a large commitment to the future of that community.” And support it, she does, in ways both big and small.
Each year, Dori and Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate are front and center in community efforts, events and promotions that provide fun, entertainment, education and inspiration to local residents of all ages and walks of life. Think of an event in the community, and Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate is likely a sponsor. When the FHCCA, Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association, was preparing for their 5-year Vision Fountain Hills process, Dori was key to changing the direction of the effort by engaging a larger and younger population than had ever been mustered. The results of that effort have had a profound impact on redirecting the community and it’s leaders to focus more support of local families and their children. A follow-up to this effort was the Fountain Hills Leadership Academy, an 8-week program of intense orientation about all things Fountain Hills that Dori founded and sponsored.
As the President of the Sunset Kiwanis Group in 2016-2018, Dori is involved in a “make-over” of the organization at the local level, sponsoring a younger, business oriented group in the community. And in 2016, she was inducted into the Lower Verde Valley Hall of Fame in recognition of her community support and achievements during her more than 3 decades of service to the community.
A strong planner and gifted communicator, Dori now has over 32 years of real estate sales, marketing, and management experience. Her early career was spent with Fountain Hills’ master developer, MCO Realty, 13 years as New Home Sales Manager where she was involved in the development of dozens of new home communities and custom homebuilding.
Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate
After starting Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate in 2001, Dori’s experience with world-class luxury development and marketing led her company to prestigious opportunities including Balera at FireRock Country Club, the Villas at CopperWynd; JW Marriott Residences Loreto, Baja; Torreon Golf Club/Torreon Retreat; The Summit at Crestview and others.
Dori is a rare breed in the industry. She possesses both analytical skills as well as an acute understanding of the nuances of how people live in their homes. Give her just a few minutes of your time, and by asking questions and getting to know you, she will know exactly the right style of home your family wants…even if you don’t yet know. She uses her creativity to help buyers and sellers understand their homes better, providing helpful tips and techniques for furnishing, staging, and outdoor enjoyment and improvement projects.
Dori enjoys spending time with her family, and in her spare time practices pilates, enjoys hiking, golf, boating, horses and the outdoors. She is also an accomplished cook and loves to entertain family and friends around her table.