Gail Ord of Darien, a sales associate with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, recently attended the Elite Retreat, a conference at The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida for top-performing Coldwell Banker sales professionals in the Northeast and Eastern Seaboard regions.

Ord was invited to attend because of her sales production in 2012. Ord ranked as the Darien office's No. 1 sales associate in 2012. She was also ranked among the top sales associates in Darien for sales volume and residential units sold in 2012, according to the Darien Multiple Listing Service. This year, she was the recipient of the Coldwell Banker International President's Elite award, given to the top 2 percent of approximately 82,200 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.

Ord enjoyed a three-night stay at The Breakers with views of the Atlantic Ocean. The resort offered participants many amenities, including golf on two championship courses, tennis, water activities, world-class shopping and services at the spa and fitness center.

During the retreat, Ord attended special meetings, networking receptions and dinner with more than 200 top Coldwell Banker sales associates and management leaders.

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The retreat also offered the attendees an opportunity to learn more about existing and new programs, marketing systems and tools available to them through Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

"The guests who were invited to attend the Coldwell Banker Elite Retreat are among the most distinguished real estate professionals in the region," said Cathleen F. Smith, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. "We are proud to honor Gail and truly appreciate her for her dedicated service and professionalism."