What is a CRS?[/highlight]
A CRS REALTOR® is a Certified Residential Specialist — one of the top three percent (3%) of real estate agents in the United States. CRS agents have more experience and training than the average REALTOR®, and they are part of a community of REALTORS® dedicated to improving the real estate industry for home buyers and sellers everywhere.
A CRS REALTOR® has earned certification from the Council of Residential Specialists by completing advanced training and by meeting significant experience requirements. Working with a CRS will make a real difference in the purchase or sale of your home, since they have been trained to help save you time and money. A CRS has the professional experience and advanced training to ensure a successful, worry-free real estate transaction.[spacer]
Why Work With a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)?[/highlight]
Buying or selling your home is one of the biggest and most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. You need someone you can trust by your side, who is looking out for your best interests and is willing to put all their knowledge and experience to work for you. You need a CRS.
Not all real estate agents are made the same: There are millions of real estate agents out there, and their experience and dedication to their profession and clients varies widely.
The threshold to becoming a real estate agent is surprisingly low. Requirements vary by state, but some ask for as little as 40 hours of training and few ask for more than 100 hours. Compare that to the 1,000 hours that are typically required to become a hair stylist.
To become a CRS, however, REALTORS® must meet a number of stringent requirements that combine advanced hours of education and training, experience and success in the marketplace. A CRS agent adheres to a strict code of ethics that binds them to perform in the best interest of their clients at all times.
CRSs are required to have between 25 and 150 transactions and between 16 and 80 additional hours of education beyond what’s required of the typical REALTOR®.
These are agents who are invested in their careers, in buying and selling real estate and in making sure their clients are satisfied. CRS is the sign of a true real estate professional.
Forget the rest, choose the best! Choose a CRS. [spacer]
CRS’s have completed a significant number of real estate transactions and have met requirements for advanced training and education, above and beyond what is required of typical agents. That means Certified Residential Specialists are experienced professionals who have a proven track record of successful sales and transactions.[spacer]
As REALTORS®, Certified Residential Specialists abide by a strict Code of Ethics and maintain membership within the National Association of REALTORS®.[spacer]
As a home buyer or seller, you face many risks along the way; financial risks, legal risks, even the risk that a home purchase may fall through. A CRS is trained to minimize those risks and negotiate on your behalf to give you peace of mind throughout your transaction. CRS’s continuously improve their skills and learn about new regulatory developments[spacer]
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