[News Release  Columbia, SC – April 21 2011]

Popular Community Adds Professional Staff

The extraordinary success of Lexington’s Saluda River Club, winner of the prestigious Best in American Living Award, – and ongoing demand for new homes within the luxury riverfront community – has led to the addition of two members to its management team. Andy White, Lifestone Communities, LLC partner, is pleased to welcome Kara Powell as Director of Business Development and Lisa Smith as Marketing Director.

With more than $30 million in sales in the past three years, Saluda River Club has become the most successful new home community in South Carolina history. “We’re honored with the distinction and excited about continuing the success of Saluda River Club.” says White.

The focus is currently on meeting the historic demand for the community’s unique blend of amenity-rich homes and a lifestyle sought by many of today’s new home buyers. “Kara and Lisa are experienced local real estate pros who are uniquely qualified to assist as we continue to raise the bar on lifestyle, gracious homes and customer service,” he adds.

Kara Powell has worked for the past five years as a Realtor with Coldwell Banker United. During that time she generated $15 million in sales and implemented strategies to build business and brand awareness. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, SC and the Columbia Association of Realtors.

At Saluda River Club, Kara works closely with local outside agents and partners with local employers relocating personnel to the Columbia/Lexington area.

Lisa Smith is marketing and sales professional with a solid track record in South Carolina real estate. She gained experienced with Shumaker Homes and Palmetto Traditional Homes. Lisa manages Saluda River Club’s marketing efforts, including advertising and overall communication strategy.

“Both Kara and Lisa bring extraordinary customer and agent relationship experience to our team,” adds Andy White. Their talent will help Saluda River Club reach new levels of sales and satisfaction in 2011 and beyond, he adds.

Saluda River Club offers executive estates on large wooded lots, comfortable family homes, townhomes and charming cottages priced from the $200s to over $500,000.

Saluda River Club is open seven days a week and has several Fully Furnished Showcase Homes open for touring today. The community will be hosting Open House and Community Tours on May 14 & 15 and May 21 and 22.

To arrange a personal tour of the community, White encourages homebuyers and agents to call the Saluda River Club Sales Center at (803)358-3969. Schedule an interactive community tour, meet homeowners and visit the beautifully furnished Showcase Homes and Cottages.

Saluda River Club is the recipient of the 2009 Best in American Living Award and the 2008 Community of the Year award given by the Columbia Homebuilder’s Association. Located on the Saluda River off Corley Mill Road in Lexington, Saluda River Club offers an exclusive suburban setting with unique amenities including concierge services and the Chickawa Outdoor Center and Village Clubhouse. To learn more call (803) 358-3969 or visit saludariverclub.com. Saluda River Club is a Lifestone Communities development.

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