Why Work With Us?
Why work with a Realtor with a CRS designation?
Better Credentials that is why. Why choose a specialist? Professors have the PhD. Physicians have the M.D. Realtors have the CRS. There are over one million REALTORS in business today. So if you want to find that one-in-a-million REALTOR, start with the over 37,000 who hold the Certified Residential Specialist Designation. CRS is the symbol of excellence in residential real estate. Our members have proven they have the experience, training and commitment to be among the best in their profession. 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 more than 38,000 active CRS Designees.
I am a certified Residential Specialists:
You’ve heard it many times. “The purchase of a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime.” In today’s market, selling a home is equally important—getting the most out of your investment. So whether buying or selling, you want a specialist—a residential specialist. Someone who understands the complexities of the housing market, how to best position your interests, and someone who will get to know you and what you want from the transaction. You want success. You want a Certified Residential Specialist.
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) agents have proven record of success—3X success, in fact. Compared to the average REALTOR®, CRS agents have been in the business nearly three times longer, have three times the number of annual transactions, and generate three times the amount of gross sales.
There’s no coincidence when it comes to CRS success. CRS agents must meet stringent education and experience requirements. That’s why only 3% of REALTORS® are Certified Residential Specialists. CRS agents are dedicated professionals. They work to ensure success for their home-buying and selling clients by tapping into their superior training, exceptional professional referral network, and timely and cutting edge industry resources.
Make the Right Choice…Choose Success, CRS agents made the right choice when deciding to become a Certified Residential Specialist. Now it’s your turn. Make your first home-buying or selling decision be to work with a member of the Council of Certified Residential Specialists.
I am a Graduate of the Realtors Institute, GRI
Value of a GRI Designation
The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.
Buying property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it’s often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated.
New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers requires real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism.
Have pursued a course of study that represents the minimum common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals.
Have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate—no matter what its condition.
Are recognized nationally.
Act with professionalism and are committed to serving their clients and customers with the highest ethical standards.
I am a Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Board certified: Board Certified Real Estate Professionals (BCREPs) are endorsed by the Board for Excellence in Real Estate and meet high standards in ethics, education and client satisfaction. By actively seeking a BCREP, buyers and sellers can be assured that they are partnering with one of the most educated, experienced, ethical, and service-oriented agents in the business. I am Board certified.
I am proud to be an e-Pro
Why Use an e-Pro?
An e-PRO is a REALTOR who has successfully completed the e-PRO training program for real estate professionals. Endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), the e-PRO course teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real estate on-line: Web sites, email, on-line tools, and most of all, what today’s consumer really wants. e-PRO certification places one in the top 1% of all Realtors in the nation.
Should you use an e-PRO?
Yes — especially if you’re an Internet user. In this fast-paced age, technology has become a necessity. An e-PRO is someone who has recognized and responded to the needs of the new consumer, saving them time and expense. If you choose an e-PRO, it’s a safe bet you’ll get the kind of service you want — and need.
Accept no substitutes!
Some agencies give out their own “e-” certifications (such as “e-Certified”, “eCertified”, etc.), for marketing purposes, but they are NOT endorsed by the National Association of Realtors and are not as rigorous and demanding as the e-PRO training and certification requirements.
The National Association of REALTORS® offers the SFR certification to REALTORS® who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows. According to a recent NAR survey, nearly one-third of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures. For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” transaction. REALTORS® who have earned the SFR certification know how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.
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