What is CRS?

The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education.

To receive the CRS Designation, Realtors must demonstrate outstanding professional achievements, including either high-volume sales or a high number of transactions (and often both), as well as pursue advanced training in areas such as business planning, real estate investing, marketing and technology. They also maintain membership in the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and abide by its Code of Ethics.

Since 1977 the Council of Residential Specialists has been conferring the CRS Designation on agents who meet its stringent requirements. Currently, there are more than 34,000 active CRS Designees.

Why Use a CRS?

Today, home buying and selling is faster, more complex, and more competitive in every way. Our goal is to make the process a little easier for you. The first step is choosing the right REALTOR.

Experience

To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, every REALTOR must have significant experience and volume of real estate transactions.

Ethics

Every CRS Designee is required to maintain membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics.

A Focus on Home Buying and Selling

To help make the home buying and selling process more rewarding, every CRS Designee must have a proven track record in the business, as well as advanced education in related areas like finance, technology and marketing. Work with the top 4 percent.

Technology Expertise

The training available to CRS Designees includes a strong focus on technology and its applications in the real estate business.

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