Team Gale Earns Luxury Certification

Tom Gale and Paul Buckman earn internationally recognized achievement for performance in luxury real estate

Wilmington, NC | November 14, 2017 —     Tom Gale and Paul Buckman with Team Gale at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage in Wilmington recently earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar GUILD™ recognition for experience, knowledge, and expertise in million-dollar and above residential properties. Gale and Buckman are now Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS), an exclusive group of real estate professionals who have completed The Institute’s training and have a proven performance in the upper-tier market.

“Agents who have earned the CLHMS designation are performing at the highest level in their community,” said Diane Hartley, president of The Institute. “It takes a superior level of service to be successful and consistently close sales at or above one million dollars. We want to recognize this performance, and give these elite professionals the earned distinction that they are the agent of choice for affluent buyers and sellers.”

The specialized training and ongoing membership with The Institute provide Gale and Buckman with the knowledge and tools to better serve affluent clients. The GUILD recognition provides evidence of the successful commitment to service at the highest level.

"I'm extremely excited to be one of the first to receive the new Coldwell Banker Global Luxury training.  Luxury buyers can come from anywhere, so it's great to have the benefit of a global brand like Coldwell Banker," said Gale. "In addition, the tools available to Global Luxury agents are phenomenal and I look forward to using them to market our luxury listings."

Tom Gale has been in real estate since 2005 and specializes in residential resale and new construction in the greater Wilmington area. Tom is a graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), as well as a Certified New Homes Sales Professional (CSP) and Certified Investment Agent Specialist (CIAS).

Paul Buckman has been in real estate since 2006, and joined Team Gale in 2013. He specializes in buyer side transactions in the Carolina Beach market, as well as investment properties and flipping.

For more information about the luxury market in the Cape Fear region, contact Team Gale with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage at 910-541-1212 or visit us online at

Posted in Local Business Profile, Team Gale on May 09, 2018