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.

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Susan Melnick
Virginia Cook Realtors

Susan is an excellent realtor! She priced my house so well, and we were under contract in just a few days. She also was super helpful during the post inspection negotiations. Her assistant reminded me to do things that I might have forgotten...like shutting off utilities at closing. I highly ...

Myra Brandt
LIST Sotheby's International Realty

“Myra listened and listened. She took the time to understand our needs and desires. We were impressed at her command of the entire real estate market. We never doubted that Myra was representing us and had our best interests in mind.”

Terrie Cox
RE/MAX Equity Group-Van Mall Office

Terrie you and your staff are the best!! We listed our beautiful home and you had an offer within days! Amazing!! I recommend you without hesitation.