MIAMI Association of REALTORS®



Designations and Certifications
Not Affiliated with NAR

Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience, competence, and confidence they require.
Widely recognized as the best "luxury" training available, the CLHMS classes are two full days of fast-paced, information-filled training designed to help successful sales professionals who currently work in the upper tier move to the next level. Those beginning to target the luxury market will also get ideas to help jump-start their business.
Once you complete the CLHMS training, you become a Member of The Institute.  Courses for the designation are available both in person and online. All live classes are approved for two units of CRS credit, and approved for 11 continuing education (CE) credit in Florida.  Members of The Institute who hold the CLHMS designation have documented performance in the TOP 10% of their markets, and have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market.
Presented by The Institute of Luxury Home Marketing - Contact CLHMS at, (214) 485-3000, or  visit

Certified Distressed Property Expert®

A CPDE is a real estate professional with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real  estate industry, and the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs  are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in today's market, specifically short sales.
The prospect of foreclosure can be financially and emotionally devastating, and often homeowners proceed without guidance of any kind. The developers of the CDPE Designation believe that the best course of action for a homeowner in distress is to speak with a well-informed, licensed real estate professional. They have the tools needed to help homeowners find the best solution for their situation. Often, when other options have been exhausted, CDPEs can help homeowners avoid foreclosure through the efficient execution of a short sale.
Presented by Distressed Property, LLC - Contact CDPE at, (800) 482-0335, or visit

Certified Short Sale Agent

CSSA training provides you with critical knowledge and techniques to increase your business through selling distressed real estate. The Certified Short Sale Agent (CSSA) designation is an industry-recognized symbol of excellence and experience. It teaches you how to make short sales an effective and profitable part of your business. It is a MUST have for any serious listing agent.
Short sale opportunities are plentiful in today's market because of the spike in foreclosure-related situations throughout the nation. And the trained agents who are coordinating these deals have emerged as listing powerhouses.
This designation is endorsed by the number one platform for distressed real estate, QuickSale℠ and is a prerequisite to become eligible to receive QuickSale℠ listing referrals.
Presented By Agent University - Contact CSSA at 866-382-4445, or click here to visit the website.Transnational Referral Certification


The goal of this certification offered by the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA) is to prepare real estate professionals to make and receive compensated referrals using the Transnational Referral system developed by the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA). Students will learn how to integrate international referrals, resulting in increased income, into their business plans. When you are involved in an international referral, as a referring or receiving agent, the Transnational Referral Certification demonstrates to other real estate professionals that you are well versed in the procedures of the Transnational Referral system, have pledged to follow a code of conduct in business dealings, and expect that compensation, paid in a timely manner, will be an integral part of the transaction.
Presented by International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA) For more information visit Transnational Referral Certification.