(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd® – Portland, OR) – The Accredited Luxury Home Specialist designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Luxury Home Council®, an organization of real estate agents and office managers who specialize in selling and marketing luxury homes. As the housing market has changed over the years, many real estate professionals have found that by specializing in the expensive luxury home niche of the real estate market they are better able to assist their clients, as well as maintain their personal income through fewer sales of more expensive homes.
“The agents who complete this course are committed to increasing their level of service to buyers and sellers within the luxury housing market. They represent some of the most elite agents in the United States.” said Jim Remley, Luxury Home Council founder.
According to the Luxury Home Council’s annual survey of it’s members, the average luxury home specialist reports an annual sales volume of just over $7 million per year, or nearly three times that of an average real estate agent. The online course is available through OnlineEd® at www.OnlineEd.com. Course delivery includes information about national and local trends, specialized luxury buyer and seller needs, development and delivery of unique services, representation, liability and risk management, negotiating, builder services and marketing.
The ALHS – Accredited Luxury Home Specialist – designation is maintained and managed by the Luxury Home Council, a group of real estate experts specializing in the sale of luxury homes.
The ALHS program is designed to provide agents with advanced training in the field of selling luxury homes and covers a number of topics critical to the success of any agent who wishes to service the highly sought after luxury home market including:
- The Luxury Home Market National and Regional Trends
- Specialization and Building a Niche
- The Luxury Home Buyer Needs and Desires
- Marketing to Find Luxury Home Buyers
- Presenting Your Services to Luxury Home Buyers
- Qualifying and Showing Homes to Luxury Home Buyers
- The Luxury Home Seller Patterns & Trends / Needs & Desires
- Marketing to Find Luxury Home Sellers
- Presenting Your Services to Luxury Home Sellers
- Servicing and Marketing the Luxury Home Listing
- Staging and Showing the Luxury Home Listing
- Negotiation and Managing a Luxury Home Transaction
The course lists in the OnlineEd Career Enhancement and Designations catalog at just $299, is delivered wholly-online through you browser, and includes a downloadable workbook. To learn more, see a demo, or enroll in the course: OnlineEd course information page or see a course demo here.
For more information about OnlineEd and their pre-license and continuing education for real estate and mortgage brokers, please visit www.OnlineEd.com.
This article was published on January 22, 2014. All information contained in this posting is deemed correct and current as of this date, but is not guaranteed by the author. Due to the fluid nature of the subject matter, regulations, requirements, laws, prices and all other information may or may not be correct in the future and should be verified if cited, shared or otherwise republished.
Jeff Sorg, an Oregon licensed Principal Broker, is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, a Web-based vocational school founded in 1997 where he also serves as Corporate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational instructor licenses for real estate education in Oregon, Washington, California, Flordia, and Nevada and has authored numerous pre-licensing and continuing education courses in those states. Sorg holds the International Distance Education Certification Center’s CDEi Designation for distance education, originally awarded in 2008.
OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.