Premier Properties Prestigious REALTOR® Retreat Set for Oct. 29, 2008

SARASOTA, Fla. – (Oct. 10, 2008) – Premier Properties’ luxury home specialists, Marcia Salkin and Paulene Soublis, will host a REALTOR® Retreat on October 29, 2008 at their newest listing “The Lodge of Osprey Woods,” 32 Blake Way (just South of The Oaks).Marcia Salkin and Paulene Soublis, two Premier Properties agents who are organizing the upcoming REALTOR® Retreat.The talented team will honor their fellow REALTORS® with a special day of exciting events and activities. In conjunction with the launch of Ed Bertha’s REAL Magazine, top area associates will be invited to a day of pampering with an afternoon of massages by Massage Envy, makeovers by Saks Fifth Avenue and short game golf instruction by the Ritz-Carlton Members Club. Chef Paul Mattison will prepare a bounty of food and beverages to include wine tastings by Stanley Lambert Premium Barossa Valley Wines and Vodka tastings by Szambelan Vodka. Guests will enjoy daylong service provided by Savannah’s Elite Concierge as well as a showcasing of luxury and exotic automobiles provided by Encore Motorcars and a “Life as a REALTOR®” fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue.The afternoon will energize all attendees. “When it involves getting other REALTORS® to view our listings, we will give them an experience they won’t forget. Their time is valuable and we need to be creative when showcasing our extraordinary properties,” says Marcia Salkin. “We want to reach out on a more personal level and this property, with its spa-inspired architecture and award winning pool area, would be an ideal setting for a relaxing afternoon of camaraderie. We know times are tough and everyone could use a day of pampering.” Salkin has even asked associates from other companies to model in the Saks fashion show. “Talk about a winning combination!” she said. “It helps everyone, as friendly competitors, to share in business and pleasure.” “We refer to it as influencing with integrity and absolute elegance”, says Sheryl Vieira, Director of Marketing for the Sarasota office of Premier Properties.The 17,000 square foot Lodge at Osprey Woods harmonizes Pacific Northwest architecture with Sarasota’s resort atmosphere. On nearly two acres, this large, lakefront $6,300,000 estate includes a grand five bedroom, seven and a half bath main residence and three bedroom, three bath guesthouse. The property features a double-level home theatre, four bar areas plus 750-bottle wine cellar, book-shelved lined study, billiards room, craft room with five work stations, 1,200 square foot spa-like master suite with steam shower and sauna, regulation racquetball court, exercise room, RV and 6-car garage, whole house generator and an award-winning three-tier design pool with ten person hot tub, lounging pool and large main pool. “The estate is just down the street from Pine View School for the gifted and minutes from beaches, shopping and golf courses,” said Salkin.Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc.With over 230 licensed sales professionals, Premier Properties represents buyers and sellers of luxury properties throughout Southwest Florida. Premier Properties is a division of The Lutgert Companies, a group of affiliated private companies involved in real estate development, real estate brokerage services, and developer consultation services, personal and commercial insurance services. The Lutgert Companies presence in Southwest Florida dates to 1964.