The Cail/Grande Group Joins Michael Saunders & Company

SARASOTA, Florida—(October 17, 2008)—The Cail/Grande Group—a team consisting of veteran local real estate professionals Tom Cail, Jason Grande, Andy Cail, and Jeff Granston—has joined the Longboat Key South office of Michael Saunders & Company, it was announced today from the company’s headquarters in downtown Sarasota.

For the Cails and Granston, the occasion marked a homecoming of sorts; as all three had previously worked at Michael Saunders & Company before taking their careers in different directions.

Cali/Grand GroupA licensed Realtor® since 1995, Jason Grande is consistently ranked among the top ten percent of all real estate agents locally and specializes in luxury waterfront properties and premier golf course communities.

A Sarasota resident since 1978 and a real estate professional since 1986 Andy Cail, along with son Tom, formed The Cail Group in 1992. Andy’s longstanding familiarity with the Sarasota real estate market combined with Tom’s technical skills, his negotiating prowess and market knowledge have contributed to their standing in the greater Sarasota market—including the barrier Keys and East County. In 2005, Tom was named one of the “Top 40 Under40” by the Gulf Coast Business Review.

Granston, a former career naval officer was a Realtor® with Tangerine Realty before joining Michael Saunders & Company where he was a general agent and charter member of the company’s New Homes Division.

The Cail/Grande team continues to contribute their time, talent and sponsorship to several of Sarasota’s most noteworthy community organizations, including Boys & Girls Club of

Sarasota, All-Star Children’s Foundation, Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center, Central Sarasota County Little League, Patricia Snyder Memorial Fund, Life of Riley Foundation and The Humane Society of Sarasota County.

The Longboat Key South office of Michael Saunders & Company, managed by Georgina Clamage, is located at 440 Gulf of Mexico Drive, near the southernmost tip of the key. It can be contacted by calling (941) 383-7591. The Cail/Grande Group can be reached by calling (941) 780-2245.

About Michael Saunders & Company:

Now in its fourth decade of service to Southwest Florida, Michael Saunders & Company has grown from a single small office into a network of 16 full-service offices—with more than 500 professionally trained associates and 200 staff members. Powerful world-wide affiliations—including Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio, Christie’s Great Estates, the European Real Estate Network (EREN) and Mayfair International Realty extend the company’s message to qualified buyers globally, ensuring the broadest possible exposure for our properties.

Michael Saunders & Company is ranked as the 75th largest brokerage in the nation in the 2008 Power Broker Report compiled by RIS Media, the and is included among the 35 most influential Realtors in luxury real estate.

Customers of Michael Saunders & Company are assured of a comprehensive array of real estate services that will address every need and exceed all expectations. These services include commercial sales and leasing through the company’s Commercial Division, along with mortgage loan origination and full title and closing services. MSC Mortgage provides a full array of mortgage products through its partner, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; while the expert team at MSC Title includes title examiners, processors, and closers dedicated to building on the reputation of Michael Saunders & Company for unequalled service and solutions. Backed by the underwriting strength of First American Title and Chicago title, MSC Title provides peace of mind by assuring that a buyer’s new property is free of liens and title defects. The award-winning MSC Relocation Division provides corporations with a wide range of relocation services to smooth the transition and assure immediate employee productivity in the new environment.

At Michael Saunders & Company, ours is a company-wide commitment to enrich the lives and culture of the communities we serve. Each year, the company makes significant contributions to more than 75 charitable, educational and cultural institutions throughout the region. These include Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota, Junior Achievement, Child Protection Center, The Dyslexia Foundation, Florida Studio Theater, Mote Marine Laboratory, Westcoast Black Theater Troupe, Manatee County Schools Foundation, Manatee Community College, University of South Florida Foundation, Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the Community Foundation of Sarasota.

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