Sales Professional Earns International Designation for Luxury Home Marketing Expertise

Posted by Ann Schleyhahn — February 17, 2008

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. – (Feb. 18, 2008) – James A. Prange, P.A. with Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Marco Island Office, has earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation in recognition of his experience, knowledge and expertise in the luxury home market. “James (Jim) Prange is an example of a real estate professional who has worked to develop market knowledge and the special skills and competencies necessary to provide exceptional service in the fine homes and estates marketplace,” said Institute President Laurie Moore-Moore. “Affluent buyers and sellers can turn to sales professionals who have this designation and be confident that they have special expertise and experience in the luxury home marketplace.”“I am committed to providing outstanding service to my clients,” said Prange “The Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation is evidence of my ability to meet the needs of affluent buyers and sellers. My membership in The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing also provides me with marketing tools and networking capabilities that benefit my clients.”Prange is an award-winning real estate professional who has gone through special training and met performance standards in the upper tier market. He has been in real estate since 1976 and specializes in the resale homes market.Over the years, Jim has had the unique opportunity to participate in the new developer offerings of more than 50 local condominium developments. Prange served as director of sales for Hideaway Beach in 1983-1984 and in 1984, along with others, co-founded Marco Island’s first real estate company (First Southern Trust) to operate on a total “100% commission” concept. In 1986, Business View magazine ranked that same company as #18 in the Top 100 fastest growing companies in Southwest Florida.Recognized as an expert in Marco Island real estate, Jim has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles, has been quoted in Variety and Pinnacle America magazines, has been a guest speaker on local radio and TV shows, as well as recently being selected as a guest panelist at the Christies Great Estates Orlando Regional Conference.Premier Properties is the exclusive Southwest Florida affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates, and Regents. The company has full service offices in the Village on Venetian Bay in Park Shore; Broad Avenue South, Bayfront and 5th Avenue South, in Old Naples; The Premier Gallery in the Northern Trust Building in Park Shore; Vanderbilt Beach Road in North Naples; at the Naples Grande Resort and Club; the Esplanade Shoppes on Marco Island; The Promenade Shoppes in Bonita Springs; and the Plaza at Five Points in Sarasota. Premier Properties’ Commercial Division is located in Bonita Springs and the Developer Services Division, and Rental Division are in the Quarles & Brady building in Naples. Premier Properties is the real estate division of The Lutgert Companies.

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