What's a 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.
Since 1977 the Council of Residential Specialists has been conferring the CRS Designation on agents who meet its stringent requirements. Currently, there are nearly 36,000 active CRS Designees.
Profile of a CRS Designee
To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, every REALTOR® must have significant experience and demonstrate volume of real estate transactions or gross sales, as well as complete rigorous educational requirements.
Every CRS designee is required to maintain membership in the National Association of REALTOR® and to abide by its strict subheader of Ethics.
The training available to CRS designees includes a strong focus on technology and its applications in the real estate business.
The Top 4 Percent
Less than 4 percent of all licensed REALTOR® are Certified Residential Specialists.
Median Income Much Higher*
The typical CRS designee earns an average income of $160,500 four times that of a REALTOR® who is a typical sales agent.
*Source: Council of Residential Specialists' 2005 Member Survey
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Randy L. Prothero
REALTOR®, ABR, AHWD, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR