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Certified Luxury Home Appraiser Program

Differentiate yourself and expand your appraisal business with a new professional certification. This Certified Luxury Home Appraiser ™ (CLHA) teaches you the technical and professional skills needed to appraise luxury and high-end homes.

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Luxury Home Appraiser Certification

Why it’s for You

  • You want to be recognized as a luxury home valuation expert
  • You want to acquire advanced knowledge for appraising luxury homes
  • You will earn 14 hrs of appraisal CE credit in addition to the certification

Luxury Home Appraiser Certification

650

What’s Included:

Candidacy Application

Designations from a professional organization demonstrate general appraisal knowledge and expertise. Certificates offer concentrated academic achievement for appraisers looking to enhance a specific set of skills or fill a knowledge gap. Earning a certificate demonstrates your proficiency in a special niche—appraising custom luxury and high-end homes. This certification is similar to specialty accreditation offered in other professions such as real estate, healthcare, human resources, and insurance.

Understanding Luxury Home Features – 7-hr

Gain a deeper understanding of what truly makes a high quality home a luxury home by viewing the details and features most desired in a luxury home. This course provides an enhanced learning experience with informative summaries interspersed with videos, illustrations, and photos. View gourmet kitchens, exquisite ceilings, customized millwork, specialty rooms, and more through videos specifically created by a luxury home builder for this course that illustrate the differences in quality and uniqueness that define a luxury home.

New Construction Essential: Luxury Homes – 3-hr

This course covers several aspects of appraising proposed construction or renovations of a luxury home, specifically, those items most critical in completing the cost approach, information to obtain from a custom home builder, the importance of reviewing plans, specs, and cost estimates, and working with a cost manual or historic data. It is expected that students taking this course are already familiar with the cost approach to value and the fundamentals of appraising new construction properties. Learn the key elements for successful completion of these appraisal assignments and the special issues involved with appraising proposed custom luxury homes. Examples and illustrations are included to enhance the learning experience.

The Fundamentals of Appraising Luxury Homes – 4-hr

When it comes to appraising high-end (luxury) homes, many appraisers accept these assignments without grasping the additional research, development, and analysis required to successfully complete these complex valuation assignments. This course examines the complexities of the luxury home market, techniques for interacting with real estate agents, obtaining and verifying non-MLS sales, identifying and supporting adjustments, and valuing over-improvements. Examples and illustrations are included to enhance the learning experience.

Demonstration of Knowledge Exam

The Demonstration of Knowledge Exam is a comprehensive test containing case study questions to assess your comprehension of the concepts of appraising luxury homes and your ability to apply this knowledge to real-world appraisal problems. The exam consists of case-study scenarios in which you formulate a solution to the scenario, identify strengths and weaknesses of sections of a mock appraisal report, and/or complete sections of an appraisal report based on video, photos, and descriptions. This is an essay exam intended to assess your problem solving, organizational, and decision making skills, your knowledge, and your ability to effectively communicate in writing.

Frameable Certificate

Included with your package is a frameable certificate that you will receive once you have successfully completed the process.

Luxury Certification

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What is the Certified Luxury Home Appraiser Program?

Update to read: Acquire the advanced knowledge and skills to appraise luxury and high-end homes in six easy steps.

What are the steps to achieve the CLHA certification?

Step 1 — Candidacy Application

Purchase the candidacy application, titled: Certified Luxury Home Appraiser Application. Then access, complete, and electronically sign the online application and confidentiality agreement. The application and agreement are a combined form and are accessible under your McKissock Learning account, as a course product in “My Courses” on the McKissock Learning website. If you have purchased our Certified Luxury Home Appraiser package or if you are an Unlimited Learning Membership customer, no application fee is required. Note: there is a one year time frame to complete the certification program based on the date the first course is started.

Step 2 — Appraisal Course Completion

Successfully complete the three required luxury home appraisal courses (Understanding Luxury Home Features, New Construction Essentials: Luxury Homes, and The Fundamentals of Appraising Luxury Homes).

Step 3 — Receive Exam

Within 2 business days after successful completion of all three required courses the CLHA Demonstration of Knowledge Exam will be placed in your account.

Step 4 — Complete Exam

The Demonstration of Knowledge Exam will be downloaded as a course product in “My Courses” on the McKissock Learning website. Note: you will have a maximum of 30 days to complete the Demonstration of Knowledge Exam from the time the exam is opened unless the one year certification deadline comes sooner in which case the exam must be complete by that date.

Step 5 — Submit Exam

Take the Demonstration of Knowledge Exam and submit your exam responses (essay responses) as instructed on the Demonstration of Knowledge Exam before the 30-day exam deadline.

Step 6 — Download Certificate

After successfully passing the Demonstration of Knowledge Exam, you will receive instructions on how to download your CLHA certificate. This accreditation must be renewed every two years based on the date you are awarded the certification.

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Why Choose McKissock?

Expert Knowledge

For over 30 years, we have sourced the top instructors and authors to bring our students courses with up-to-date, relevant information. Our instructor aren’t just great teachers – they’re also active, professional appraisers. Many of them have decades of experience in the real world.

Flexible learning

Taking your education courses online provides a flexible, convenient, learn at your own pace experience. Online courses are available 24/7. For appraisal continuing education, you also have the option of live local classes and interactive webinars.

Membership

Take your appraisal education to the next level and get the best value with membership or subscription, which includes unlimited access to courses, plus professional development tools and so much more.

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