– CLHMS™ Designation –

CLHMS™ Designees Earn More!

A recent study by one of the world's largest real estate brands found that among their agents, those who earned and maintained the CLHMS™ designation averaged more commission income than agents with any other designation.

See How Much More


Frequently Asked Questions

CLHMS SALES REQUIREMENTS

The CLHMS Application requires three (3) Qualified Transactions including supporting documentation that meet each of the following:

  • Transaction Status is Closed.
  • The property type is Single Family Residential, to include townhome, or condominium single units
    • PROPERTY TYPES THAT DO NOT QUALIFY
      • Multi-Family properties
      • Unimproved land/lots
      • Multiple Lots
      • Commercial properties
  • You can be the Listing Agent, the Buyer's Agent, or a co-agent!
    • If an applicant was both the Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent (double-ended) for a single transaction, the property transaction will only qualify as ONE transaction for the purpose of this application.
  • The three (3) Closed Dates are within the last 24 months prior to submitting your application.
  • The Sold Price is at or above the Luxury Threshold Price for the Market Area at the time of transaction submission. You can look up and confirm thresholds on the application page, or using the below tool to 'Find Your Luxury Threshold'.
  • Submit Supporting Documentation for each transaction as a PDF file. The Supporting Documentation requirement options will be outlined on the Advanced Online Application in your portal.

Find Your Luxury Threshold

Select the Market Area(s) that you service to view the luxury threshold price.


Once approved for the CLHMS™ designation, you must maintain your Institute Membership to continue the use of the CLHMS™ branding and logo.
If your membership lapses you will be required to re-apply for the designation upon reinstating

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

Each Qualified Transaction must include uploaded PDF documentation. We understand that each brokerage and market area may have different types of closing documents. There is no need to include auxiliary files such as marketing collateral.

Choose ONE of the following Supporting Documentation Options:

OPTION ONE

Doc-Option-1

Preferred Documentation

Closed MLS Listing Sheet Report with Listing and Selling Agent details

OPTION TWO

Doc-Option-2

Closing Disclosure Form with Listing and Buyer's Agent details

OPTION THREE

Doc-Option-3

Settlement Statement WITH a Commission Disbursement document (Production Report, CDA, DA, etc.)

DO NOT send banking documentation. Per Security Policies, we must delete any files with checks, or other banking documents.

Supporting Documentation must verify:

  • Property Address
  • Property Type as Single Family Residential
  • Sold Price
  • Closing Date
  • Applicant involvement for sale

  1. Complete the Luxury Home Marketing Training
  2. Access the CLHMS Application through your Member Portal
  3. Fill out the CLHMS Application, including uploading the supporting documentation for each qualifying transaction.

Allow 7-10 business days for final review of your application. An email notification of your application review status will be sent upon review.

The Institute's Luxury Home Marketing Training and membership is designed to help you on your path to achieving the luxury sales needed to earn the designation.

Generally, Members earn the designation within a year or two of completing the Luxury Home Marketing Training, implementing the concepts from training, and utilizing the Member Benefits available in their Member Portal.


Have more questions? Send an email to Applications@luxuryhomemarketing.com

Recent Designees More recent designees

Tina Hearne
Tina Hearne REALTORSĀ®, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX

Members of The Institute who hold the CLHMS designation have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market by meeting strict performance requirements.

Joseph Cope
Coldwell Banker Lake Country
Camdenton, MO

Members of The Institute who hold the CLHMS designation have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market by meeting strict performance requirements.

Sasha Vasquez
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Austin, TX

Members of The Institute who hold the CLHMS designation have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market by meeting strict performance requirements.