Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) December 2, 2007
REALTORS® have agreed to host the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) program, a designation distributed by REALTYU the largest network of real estate educators in the nation. The program will be delivered on December 6 & 7th, 2007 at the Beverly Hills Greater Los Angles Board of REALTORS® office.
The Accredited Luxury Home Specialist designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Luxury Home Council® an organization of real estate agents and brokers who specialize in selling luxury homes. As the housing market has changed over the years many real estate professionals have found that by specializing in a specific niche of the real estate market they are better able to assist their clients.
"The agents who attend this course are committed to increasing their level of service to buyers and sellers within the luxury housing market." said Jim Remley, Luxury Home Council founder. Indeed according to the Luxury Home Council's annual survey of it membership the average luxury home specialist reports an annual sales volume of just over $7 million dollars per year, or nearly three times that of an average real estate agent.
In a survey released by the American Affluence Research Center the wealthiest 10% of Americans feel positive about their likelihood of buying and investing in real estate over the next twelve months. In fact, according to the report, luxury home purchases could top 1.1 million homes by May 2008 equaling 16 percent of all homes sales. This includes 49 percent of the new construction market and 11 percent of the pre-owned home market.
The two day course, open to all REALTORS®, includes information on national and local housing trends, specialized luxury buyer and seller needs, development and delivery of unique services, representation, liability and risk management, negotiating, builder services and marketing. For more information about the Luxury Home Council or to sign up for a course please call 1-866-465-6183 or visit http://www.luxuryhomecouncil.com.
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