Have you ever seen those initials after a REALTORs name and wondered what they mean? When used as a designation after a REALTORs name, it stands for Certified Residential Specialist. CRS designees are also eligible to be members of the Council of Residential Specialists. To those of us in the industry it stands for experience and knowledge. Less than 4% of REALTORs nation wide have earned this accreditation. There are many layers to earning CRS. The agent must have preformed a minimum number of real estate transactions. This guarantees that all CRS agents are experienced. There is also a minimum list of specific courses one must pass which guarantees that the agent has a much higher level of real estate related eduction than what is mandated by state government. CRS classes are of the highest caliber in this industry and each agent must pass a written examination before receiving credit. This combination of advanced education and in the field experience is what makes CRS the most recognized designation in real estate. There is also a significant investment of time and money over the years while working toward a CRS. This also demonstrates the REALTORs committment to going above and beyond for the sake of their clients and customers.
We take this commitment very seriously. I have earned this designation and Lisa will be finishing off the last of her requirements soon.
Jyl has also been VERY busy around here. Stay tuned for an update!