Donaldson earns honorable designation for luxury real estate

Erica Donaldson with RE/MAX Fine Properties of Scottsdale has earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation in recognition of her experience, knowledge, and expertise in the luxury residential market.

Ms. Donaldson joins a growing but exclusive group of real estate professionals trained and experienced in selling and marketing to the affluent, according to a press release.

Erica Donaldson

Erica Donaldson

The CLHMS designation, owned and registered by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, recognizes residential real estate professionals who have demonstrated their experience and proficiencies in working with the customer.

The Institute only awards the recognition to professionals who have provided verified and notarized documentation of performance reflecting sales in the top 10 percent of their given market, the release stated. The Institute does not recognize any transactions less than $500,000 as luxury regardless of market performance or fluctuations.

“The Institute has one of the highest standards for the definition of ‘luxury’ within the residential real estate market. Agents who earn and hold our CLHMS designation are proven and experienced real estate professionals working the upper-tier,” said Amanda Hammer, director of membership at The Institute, said in the release.

“Affluent buyers and sellers should seek out sales professionals who have this designation and be confident that they have the specialized expertise and experience to successfully represent them in their residential real estate transactions.”

Ms. Donaldson has been in real estate since 2003 and specializes in luxury home sales in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley market. She is a third generation real estate agent and a founding member of RE/MAX Central Properties in Springboro, Ohio.

“I am committed to providing exceptional service to my clients,” said Ms. Donaldson in the release. “The CLHMS designation is evidence and affirmation of my ability to do so.”

She launched her career as a leader on her parents’ real estate team where she worked in every aspect of the real estate industry representing sellers, buyers, investors and banks in the residential market. Additionally, one of the ways Ms. Donaldson has built a solid foundation of clients is through her unique foreclosure prevention service offerings, the release stated.

She has recently taken the leadership role in SAAR’s senior lockbox program where she assists Scottsdale residents with preparing for emergency situations.

Honoring her outstanding performance in real estate sales and community involvement, Ms. Donnaldson is a 2016 recipient of the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors’ 40 under 40 award.

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