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Buying or selling a home is one of the most crucial financial transactions of your life.
In what can be a confusing and sometimes difficult process, it pays to leave as little to
chance as you can. But with the help of a professional, you can navigate unknown territory
To fill the specific residential needs of
homebuyers and sellers, the Residential Sales Council or the National Association of
REALTORS® instituted a class of expert real estate professional: the Certified
Residential Specialist (CRS®).
How can a CRS help me?
Every CRS has undergone a rigorous, specialized
course of detailed training, aimed at making residential transactions as smooth and
worry-free as possible.
- A CRS brings special qualifications to your
Membership in a local Board, State Association, and the National Association
of REALTORS®. Every CRS is part of a much larger network of real estate professionals.
- Successful completion of the courses leading to the Certified
Residential Specialist designation - one of the most successful residential real estate
educational programs in the country. Every CRS is a real estate professional equipped with
special expertise, thanks to advanced study in listing, selling, investment, taxes and
- A history of demonstrated sales performance through the documented
execution of residential sales transactions.
What this means is that when you work with a CRS, you're working
with someone who is more connected, more knowledgeable and more experienced.
What if my needs are special?
If anything about your transaction is
special, seek out a specialist. It's as simple as that. Only 4% of all REALTORS® and
REALTOR-ASSOCIATES® have earned the right to be called a CRS. Only 4% have developed
special residential sales skills and enhanced their residential sales knowledge through
study, dedication and experience.
A CRS can help you optimize your transaction by identifying better prospects,
clarifying investment potential and helping you understand tax ramifications.
It all adds up to one thing: better service.
What special qualifications does a CRS
bring to my transaction?
Your trust in a CRS is well-earned, thanks to these
- A professional designation of residential
specialty, the highest in the industry
- A higher level of education in residential
- Professional affiliation with thousands of
other real estate professionals on the local and national level
- Up-to-the-minute industry information with
respect to taxes, investment, legislation and other areas of critical importance
- Local market knowledge - special residential
expertise unique to your area
The CRS designation: our badge of
expertise and your shield of assurance.
Look for the CRS Shield when considering your next residential transaction.
Put your trust in the best. Get the job done right with the help of a Certified