Not all agents are equal

Institute Members Are Trained to Work in Luxury Real Estate.

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing exists to help buyers and sellers of luxury homes and estates find real estate professionals with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to support their unique needs. Our members specialize in the luxury home market and have completed extensive training to build additional competencies.

Members of The Institute also have access to exclusive market insights and the latest marketing strategies, enabling them to stay on top of changing market conditions and offer effective plans to sell luxury properties. This insight and specialized knowledge makes our members, especially those who have earned the Certified Luxury Home Market Specialist™ (CLHMS) designation, the best agent choice for affluent buyers and sellers of luxury residential properties.

Select the Right Agent

Successfully buying or selling a luxury home starts with selecting the real estate professional that can best assist you. Not all agents operate effectively in the upper-tier market, a segment that requires special competencies and marketing expertise. Here are five tips for choosing an agent in the luxury real estate market.

Basic Search


Cindy Gavin
RE/MAX Specialists

Cindy and her team are simply phenomenal!!! Had listing with another realtor for 5 months and no offers. Cindy had the listing for 17 days and I had 3 offers. She was aggressive about selling our home, kept us informed every step of the way and followed up on every lead. She was absolutely amazin...

Rick Kepler
Coldwell Banker Island Properties

Rick was on top of my condo search from start to finish. He was always accessible and very helpful throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend him.

Sandra Marconi
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan
The Marconi Team

Sandra sold our home within 41/2 months during a recession after several agents before her could not. We were impressed with her integrity and professionalism. My wife and I would highly advise anyone wanting to sell their luxury home to feel complex confidence when hiring Sandra Marconi. Job w...