Certified Residential Specialist
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What Is A Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)?
On the listing side of real estate, CRS is the highest designation awarded to real estate sales consultants. It is a challenging designation to achieve and those who earn it have proven themselves in the field of selling real estate.
CRS designees are also accomplished buyers' agents and often represent those looking to purchase a home as well.
Benefits of listing with a CRS
- Advanced sales and negotiation training.
- Established track record of successful sales transactions.
- Focus on experience and education.
- Superior sales and marketing support.
- Experts in listing presentations and sales strategies.
Background and Facts
Certified Residential Specialists are part of the Council of Residential Specialists, founded in 1976. Its headquarters are located in Chicago and today there are more than 39,000 CRS designees nationwide. It is an elite group of real estate agents because not even four percent of Realtors have achieved CRS designation. So CRS stands as a symbol of excellence in the field.
In order to earn CRS status, real estate consultants must fulfill a stringent program of educational units and meet requirements for sales volume and number of transactions. CRS courses prepare agents to be the best in the business and include specialty classes that are essential in today's real estate marketplace, such as Real Estate Technology and Putting Technology to Work for Your Clients.