SOURCE: Barb Bashor

September 20, 2006 07:00 ET

Barb Bashor Earns Prestigious Certification From The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

LONGMONT, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2006 --Barb Bashor, realtor with Coldwell Banker Preferred Realty in Longmont, CO, has earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation from The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. To receive this prestigious designation that recognizes her exceptional knowledge, experience and expertise in high-end real estate, Bashor completed the special training program and met all performance requirements as a listing and/or selling agent for upper-tier residential properties.

"Barb Bashor is a real estate professional who has worked to develop the market knowledge, special skills and competencies necessary to provide exceptional service to the luxury home and estate marketplace," said Institute President Laurie Moore-Moore. "Affluent buyers and sellers can turn to sales professionals who have this designation, and be confident that they have special expertise and experience in the luxury home market."

Bashor was recently recognized as an exceptional agent by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing in an announcement in The Wall Street Journal and Barron's Financial Weekly.

"The Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation recognizes my ability to meet the needs of affluent buyers and sellers," said Barb Bashor. "Membership in The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing also provides unique marketing resources and networking capabilities that allow me to provide outstanding service and benefit to my clients."

According to the Institute, less than one percent of the 1.25 million realtors licensed in the U.S. have achieved the CLHMS designation.

About The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing exists to help real estate professionals around the world provide high quality service to buyers and sellers of luxury properties. Institute members have completed special training to build expertise in the marketing of upscale homes and estates and those who meet performance standards may earn the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation. Information and an international membership list can be found at www.CLHMS.org. Members are also listed on The Wall Street Journal's RealEstateJournal.com website.

About Barb Bashor

Long-time Colorado realtor Barb Bashor is based in Longmont with Coldwell Banker Preferred Realty and is an award-winning, top-producing real estate professional who has successfully achieved special certification for buying and selling homes in the luxury real estate market. Bashor is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Master of Real Estate (MRE), Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS).

For current information on the Colorado luxury real estate market, click on www.BashorElite.com, contact Barb Bashor at 303-776-4495 or 800-727-4495, or email barb@BarbBashor.com.

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