Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)



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 more than 37,000 active CRS Designees.

The Value of Becoming a Certified Residential Specialist

However you define success, you can get there faster by earning the CRS Designation.

CRS training gives you in-depth knowledge about business planning, making listing presentations, negotiating and closing smoother transactions, working in the buyers’ and sellers’ best interest and building a referral business.

Once you have completed the rigorous educational and production requirements to earn the Certified Residential Specialist Designation, you have many resources at your fingertips — strong referral network of more than 45,000 CRS members; timely and timeless news and information found in the bimonthly magazine, The Residential Specialist; and networking opportunities locally through CRS Chapters and nationally at events such as Sell-a-brations®, the Council’s annual educational conference, and National Committee Meetings held twice yearly.

Why choose CRS and not other designations? Quite simply because you put the most effort into getting it and get the most value back from it. Your mind is open to new challenges, possibilities and opportunities to enhance your business.

Your CRS training, mentoring and networking help you decide on the right choices for you and your business. Visit CRS.com to locate upcoming classes and for more information.