Real Estate Agents with CLHMS Designation Are Top Earners Based On National Study

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A national franchise brand study of agents with residential real estate designations and certifications revealed that in 2009, real estate professionals who held the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® designation earned on average $177,836.

Average agent income, by designation or certification earned

Despite the fact that luxury home market sales were down significantly last year, agents with the CLHMS designation outperformed other agents

A national franchise brand study of agents with residential real estate designations and certifications revealed that in 2009, real estate professionals who held the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® designation earned more than other residential designation groups by a margin of at least $65,600.

Average earnings by designation or certification:
$177,836 - Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS)    
$112,153 - Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS)            
$110,338 - Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE)         
$100,882 - Certified New Home Specialisttm (CNHS)            
$99,240 - Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES)            
$99,196 - Accredited Buyer Representative® (ABR)            
$95,483 - ePro®                            

“Despite the fact that luxury home market sales were down significantly last year, agents with the CLHMS designation outperformed other agents,” said Laurie Moore-Moore, founding CEO of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing which awards the CLHMS designation. “Our members tell us they are using the skills and marketing ideas they learned in our CLHMS training to capture business across all price ranges.”

The study, conducted by RE/MAX, covered associates with designations who were with RE/MAX for all of 2009. Commercial agents who are Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM) of NAR earned a reported $138,838 according to the RE/MAX study.

About The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing® (ILHM)
The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing exists to help real estate professionals around the world provide high quality service to buyers and sellers of luxury properties. Institute members complete special training to build expertise in the marketing of upscale homes and estates and those who meet performance standards may earn the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS) designation.    

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