– Earning the CLHMS Designation –

There are three steps required to earn and use the CLHMS designation:

  1. Training - Complete our two-day CLHMS training.
    Schedule of upcoming classes
    CLHMS training details

  2. Sales Performance - Once you have completed the training and become a member, you must verify that you are performing in the TOP 10% of your market. (See performance criteria below).

  3. Membership in good standing with The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and the National Association of REALTORS®, The Canadian Real Estate Association, or other ICREA affiliated national organization. First year membership dues are included in the cost of your CLHMS training. Annual dues for renewing members are only $225.

Video: Earning the CLHMS Designation

Education and Sales Performance Criteria for CLHMS Designation

There are three options. Choose the option that's the best fit for you.

Option One

Education: Complete the CLHMS training course.

Performance: TWO closed transaction sides at or above the qualifying sales price within a 12 month period, where you act as the listing agent.

Timeline: This 12-month period can occur anytime within 2 years before or after your training date.

Option Two

Education: Complete the CLHMS training course.

Performance: FOUR closed transaction sides at or above the qualifying sales price within a 24 month period, where you act as the listing agent or buyer's agent.

Timeline: This 24-month period can occur anytime within 3 years before or after your training date.

Fast Track

Education: Education requirement waived.

Performance:

  1. FIVE closed transaction sides of at least $5 million each in the previous 48 months.
  2. TWO closed transaction sides of at least $10 million each in the previous 48 months.
  3. ONE closed transaction side of at least $20 million each in the previous 48 months.

The qualifying sales price to earn the CLHMS designation is the price which defines the minimum value of the top 10% of residential sales in your market, or $500,000, whichever is HIGHER. Never will we accept a property less than $500,000.

All residential transactions being submitted must be single family homes, townhouses, condominiums, or cooperatives. If you represented both the seller (listing) and the buyer (sale) in a given transaction, you may consider it two transaction sides.

The above requirements are based on individual performance. In order to earn and use The CLHMS designation and the Million Dollar Guild recognition, you must have completed training and be a Member in good standing of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.

There are no exceptions to the performance requirements stated above.

Contact us for instructions on determining your market's top ten percent.

We may have a current top 10% number on file for your market. If we do not have a current number on file, we can assist you in determining the qualifying sales price for your market, based on data from your MLS.