Training & Credentials

BROKER/OWNER, LUMINOUS REALTY

Luminous began her career in real estate in 2001 and acquired her broker’s license in 2004.  Since then she has owned and operated Luminous Realty as an independent brokerage.  Her focus on personalized service creates lasting relationships with her clients.  As an independent broker, Luminous continues her education beyond that which is required.  Some of her designations are outlined below:

CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SPECIALIST (CIPS)

CIPS Certification given by the National Association of Realtors® designating a specialization in the international real estate market.  Currently there are only 1,500 real estate professionals around the world that hold this designation.  Courses cover the America and International Real Estate, Europe and International Real Estate, Asia Pacific and International Real Estate.  Through these trainings we gain the expertise to work with international clients in our local market. Luminous acquired this designation in Rome in 2005.

SEDONA LUXURY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS (SLREP)

Ten year and current member of this organization.  SLREP is a group of professionals who aspire to higher level education concerning luxury real estate.  We meet every two weeks and cover the heartbeat of the market, influences, market statistics, trends and recent offerings.  Our Education programs give us insight into materials, finishes, design trends, value of the location and specific and in-depth knowledge of the luxury market that is passed along to you, the buyer.

CERTIFIED LUXURY HOME MARKETING SPECIALIST (CLHMS)

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.

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.

ACCREDITED BUYER’S REPRESENTATIVE (ABR)

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.

AT HOME WITH DIVERSITY (AHWD)

At Home With Diversity® is an educational experience designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. More importantly, the class teaches REALTORS® how to work effectively with — and within — a rapidly changing multicultural market.

Since its inception in 1998, At Home with Diversity® has addressed the topics of diversity, fair housing and business planning development in a full-day core course for the At Home With Diversity® certification.

SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE (1980-1985)

After attending the New School and Pratt in New York, Luminous went on to complete two degrees at the San Francisco Art Institute–one in Painting and the other in Performance/Video. She continues to paint and has written, directed and produced many multi-media events of her own and for non-profits.

ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

Over 45 years experience as an entrepreneur, Luminous created and ran a variety of businesses.  She specialized in procurement and brokerage of fine estates, 18th through 20th Century paintings and handmade furniture, antiquities, handmade rugs & tapestries (1967-1980).  Later, after graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute (1980-1986), she began research on voice harmonics and sonics and their healing properties. She founded the Temple of X-Static Sound, providing group meditation, healing and consultations (1986-1997).  In 1989, she opened an art gallery and offered art classes (1989-1992).  Sedona became her home in 1992 where she continues to work as a life consultant to private individuals. In 2001 she acquired her Real Estate license—a perfect fit—allowing her to continue to work with individuals in change and transition by being a bridge to their new life.

PUBLISHED AUTHOR AND POET

As a writer, Luminous has written and performed poetry since 1992 and has had pieces published – and has published books of her own.  She is the author of Spiritual Archaeology – The Essential Guide for Spiritual Explorers of Sacred Places and other books on Sacred Places.

INTEGRATIVE ARCHAEOLOGY FOUNDATION

The mission of Integrative Archaeology Foundation is to provide education through events, media, immersion into indigenous cultures and interactions with wisdom keepers to broaden perspective on cooperative and sustainable models for living.

Integrative Archaeology is a personal, multi-sensory search and exploration of the hidden realms of existence to discover hidden origins, practices, customs, stories and deeper meanings beyond the material evidence of ancient and pre-historic civilizations and cultures.  Personal, historical and spiritual meanings may emerge.

BOARD MEMBER

Sedona Visual Artists Coalition – Past

Sedona Women – Past

WORLD TRAVELER AND GUIDE

As a lifelong explorer of Sacred Places, Luminous has traveled and interacted with indigenous cultures in the United States, Central and South America, Asia, Tibet, Bali and Europe.  Her most recent trip (2013) included Easter Island, the most remote location in the world.  She is a guide for individuals and groups wishing to explore archaeological sites, hidden histories and our connection to them.  Her website www.PortalsofTranscendence.com is a resource for her travel events.

When she travels, her business remains completely active with the help of other brokers.  Since most things in real estate can be done electronically, she has closed deals from many foreign shores—Asia, Peru, Easter Island, Mexico and Guatemala. Her time out of town these days is limited, but a client can always be assured of top rate service.