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Luxury Home Council Awards


    ALISO VIEJO, CA, March 7, 2006 – Hugh Ryall, president of the Carolina Career Center, a RealtyU® Affiliate in South Carolina, has been named Instructor of the Year for 2005 by the Luxury Home Council (LHC). According to Scot Spalding, LHC Director, “Hugh is an incredible instructor and his students rave about his knowledge of the luxury home market.”
    The Luxury Home Council is the owner of the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist course and ALHS designation, and is offering this course to real estate agents specializing in serving affluent areas and customers across the country. After completing the two-day Accredited Luxury Home Specialist course agents are required to prove that they meet or exceed the minimum standards of achievement by demonstrating their expertise in the Luxury Home market segment according to the requirements laid down by the Council. The luxury home market is defined as being composed of homes that are twice the price of others in their market. The goal of the course is to prepare ALHS agents to provide exceptional service to affluent clients though rigorous education focusing on the luxury home market and their understanding of the special demands of affluent buyers and sellers.

    According to Tom Mitchell, spokesperson for RealtyU® Schools, “Hugh brings to every one of his classes the benefit of a wide variety of work experiences over his professional life. His expertise and knowledge comes not from teaching but by also being in the trenches doing the actual deals and fighting the battles in real life.”

    Ryall has been the recipient of many accolades over the years including being honored as the “Outstanding Educator of the Year by the South Carolina Association of REALTORS®, he is a lifetime member of the Columbia Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club, a senior instructor for the REALTORS® Education Foundation in South Carolina and has taught extensively at the state and local levels for the South Carolina Real Estate Commission the Greater Columbia Association of REALTORS®, and the South Carolina Association of REALTORS. Ryall was among the first twelve members ever tapped for membership in the Real Estate Buyers Agent (REBAC) Hall of Fame which honors outstanding leaders in the field of Buyer Agency and was named by Agency Law Quarterly as one of the Top 50 Agency Instructors in the country the past two years.

    Over the years he has continually served the industry in various capacities including: President of the Palmetto Real Estate Educators Association, National Marketing Committee Chairman for the Real Estate Educators Association, the National Education Chairman for the National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents. He has also been a great spokesman for the industry over the years: A featured speaker at the Real Estate Educators Association National Convention and the NAEBA National Convention. He has served on the Board of Directors of REEA, as the Region 6 REEA Regional Vice President, as a program chairman for REEA National Conference and as member of the RealtyU® National Advisory Council.
    When asked about the ALHS program Ryall said, "I look at a wide variety of courses every week, and this is one of the most comprehensive, relevant and useful real estate courses it has been my privilege to teach. It is great material and provides value for every agent in the class." More information about Hugh Ryall can be found at www.CarolinaCareerCenter.com and the ALHS Designation at The Luxury Home Council website; www.LuxuryHomeCouncil.com.