Chase International Spearheads Plans for Artisan Group to Step Outside the Box for Success


LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (March 11, 2009) — The Artisan Group, a select collection of privately owned real estate agencies throughout California and Nevada, will come together this month to discover innovative ways to successfully address the current real estate climate. The workshop, "Developing Your Core Potential" by Peter Tongue, will be presented by Lake Tahoe-based Chase International.

Tongue has a thorough knowledge of metaphysics and emphasizes visual self- empowerment and success. He will be leading the Artisan Group through a daylong workshop covering topics such as "Shifting Your Vision in Challenging

Times" and "Raising Your Vibration to Achieve Results."

Chase International agents, who are known to be on the cutting edge of professional development and marketing, have worked with Tongue on previous occasions and report positive outcomes affecting both their business and personal lives. Chase is one of the leading luxury real estate agencies in the nation that collectively continues to incorporate new ideas into all facets of their business, whether it's taking advantage of high tech gadgetry and social media networking and communication, bundling services for asset solutions or tapping into the acknowledgement of higher energies that attract good things into their lives.

"Embracing these messages of abundance, awareness and positive energy is a vital ingredient for success," said Shari Chase, president and CEO of Chase International. "The current state of the market makes these principles all the more relevant. I'm looking forward to bringing a higher level of consciousness to the Artisan Group. They are a forward-thinking organization who will appreciate and integrate these lessons for professional, as well as personal growth."

The Artisan Group is a collaboration of high profile real estate companies representing eight specific geographic regions, including Carmel, Napa, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco and the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. The association meets twice a year and links more than 1,000 agents and their clientele for the upper tier market by providing members a network for referrals. In addition to providing a powerful vehicle for referrals, The Artisan Group is also a way to share Chase International's Lake Tahoe/Reno listings with its feeder market. Its members include Bailey Properties, Chase International, Empire Realty Associates, The GRUBB Company, Morgan Lane Real Estate, Paragon Real Estate Group, John Saar Properties, and Patterson Realty.

Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with eight offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe and Reno) and one in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the country's property. A recognized leader in the world of real estate, Chase International has once again taken the reins of cutting edge technology by launching, the first interactive social networking website created by a real estate brokerage as a vehicle for direct interaction with consumers online.

With more than 160 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels. For more information about Chase International visit