crs: I’m Grateful for my CRS Family - 11/10/18 09:58 PM
I’m Grateful for my CRS Family
 
As one of my entries in Debbie Reynolds’ Thanksgiving Challenge I wanted to share my thanks for my CRS family.
 
I’ve been a CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) since late 2005 – a lot less time than many but certainly more than others. The training for obtaining the CRS was top notch, and I have continued to take classes, listen to webinars, and attend the annual Sellabration Convention in February of each year (there were about 1000 attendees at this event in 2018 in at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in Dallas…continuing education at its best!)
 
I’m … (19 comments)

crs: Top Producer Panel - Learning Opportunity in the Los Angeles Area - 06/17/18 08:56 PM
Top Producer Panel - Pasadena, CA
Thursday June 21, 2018
 
Here is a terrific opportunity to network with a great group of YPN (Young Professionals Network) and CRS agents in the greater Los Angeles area in Pasadena, plus learn a few things from top-producing agents from different California markets plus a YPNer from Florida!
 
 
This educational and networking event is co-sponsored by the Tri ies Association of Realtors YPN, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors YPN, the Arcadia Association of Realtors, the Glendale California YPN, and the Residential Real Estate Council (RRC, formerly the Council of Residential Specialists or CRS) for California.
 
Network with outstanding … (13 comments)

crs: The ActiveRain Referral List – How to Get on It! - 01/12/16 12:37 AM
The ActiveRain Referral List – How to Get on It!
 
I am always working on building my list of real estate professionals to refer to around the country. I like having an up-to-date referral list as you never know when you will need it for a friend or family member, a past client, or just someone who finds their way to you but needs assistance some place other than your service area.
 
Since I do a fair amount of relocation (I market myself as the Southern California Relocation Dude) having a terrific referral list is essential!
 
As a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) I cultivate … (105 comments)

crs: My Top 10 Take-a-Ways from the 2015 CRS Sellabration in Las Vegas - 02/24/15 06:00 AM


My Top 10 Take-a-Ways from the 2015 CRS Sellabration Conference in Las Vegas
 
I attended the 2015 CRS Sellabration Conference in Las Vegas on February 16 and 17.
 
As in the 7 past CRS Sellabration events I’ve attended around the country, I returned with a boatload of information – strategies I can implement to improve or streamline my business, but also to better assist buyer and seller clients.
 
Here are my top 10 take-a-ways, in no particular order:
 
SOCIAL MEDIA
You need to have a strategy, with objectives, and know what results you are expecting … (9 comments)

crs: Have an ActiveRain Meet-up Wherever You Go - 05/05/14 01:14 PM


Have an ActiveRain Meet-up Wherever You Go
ActiveRain Meet-ups are fantastic.
I suspect anyone who has been to one, large or small, will agree.
If you have not been to an AR Meet-up you are truly missing out on a rewarding experience.
AR encourages meet-ups around the country at various times of the year and they are well worth organizing or attending. Plus you get extra points for going.
But why not just set one up on your own whenever you travel somewhere – for a class, a convention, or even on vacation.
Getting together with AR friends around … (12 comments)

crs: IPhoneography - 02/03/14 03:14 AM
IPhoneography
I attended the CRS (Council of Residential Specialists) Sellabration Convention in Coronado (San Diego) from January 30 through February 2, 2014 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort.
It was pretty intense, with some top notch learning and networking with outstanding agents from around the country. 
One of the sessions on Friday was about iPhoneography, with Dale Chumbley, CRS and Heather Ozur, CRS and was of particular interest given my enjoyment of taking photos and being a relatively new iPhone user.
I learned a number of things that will be of particular use in my business with my iPhone, but … (25 comments)

crs: Business Planning and Marketing Class in Murrieta, California August 29 - 30, 2013 - CRS 200 2-Day Class - 08/28/13 06:51 AM
Business Planning and Marketing Class in Murrieta, California August 29 - 30, 2013 CRS 200 2-Day Class  
If your business plan and marketing could use some sprucing up, here is a great opportunity.
 
The Southern California Chapter of CRS and the Southwest Riverside County Association of REALTORS present CRS 200 BUSINESS PLANNING AND MARKETING this week on August 29 and 20, 2013 in Murrieta CA.
 
Talented CRS Instructor, Mark Given, will teach you all you need to know to create, or improve, your business planning and enhance your marketing.
 
Here's what you'll learn!!
·        Develop a business … (0 comments)

crs: A Visual Tour of Washington, DC May 2012 - Fun, Food, Friends, Memories & Real Estate - 05/22/12 05:52 AM
A Visual Tour of Washington, DC in May 2012 - Fun, Food, Friends, Memories and Real Estate I spent 4 whirlwind days in Washington, DC last week for the Mid-Year Council of Residential Specialist (CRS) meetings, a series of legislative/educational committee meetings with national and regional leadership - I'm on the National Educational Forum committee.
It was 4 days of fun, food, friends, memories and real estate!
I suppose it's possible to have a bad meal in DC but I can't say I have.
I highly recommend Sette Osteria at 1666 Connecticut Avenue. I ate there twice!! Bistro Bistro and Bistro du Coin … (23 comments)

crs: An Inpromptu Gathering of AR Friends in Orlando This Week! - 02/13/11 05:47 AM
I am heading off to Orlando early Wednesday morning (February 16) for the CRS Sell-A-Bration being held at The Peabody Hotel in Orlando from February 18th through the 20th (I have a CRS Leadership Meeting all day Thursday the 17th).

What a fabulous opportunity to get together with some AR folks
from the Orlando area and nearby,
and those ActiveRain CRSs who are attending! 
Scheduling is pretty tight, and as with prior conferences I don't expect to have much free time. But I would love to meet up with AR friends in the area and those who are attending … (9 comments)

crs: CRS 202 Course on Effective Sales Strategies with Buyers | North San Diego County Association of REALTORS | October 25 and 26, 2010 - 10/16/10 03:53 AM
CRS 202 Course on Effective Buyer Sales Strategies  at the North San Diego County Association of REALTORS October 25 and 26, 2010   
The Southern California Chapter of CRS (Certified Residential Specialists) is co-sponsoring the 2-day CRS 202 course with the North San Diego County Association of REALTORS (NSDCAR). Join us at the North San Diego County Association for Sales Strategies on October 25 - 26, 2010.
8:30 - 5 both days (registration, check-in starts at 7:30)
Only $299
Top CRS Instructor, Gee Dunsten, will help agents understand buyer motivation, eliminate sales resistance, create trust and loyalty from buyers, and develop … (7 comments)

crs: CRS 206 Technology Class | San Diego CA | May 27 and 28, 2010 - 05/22/10 08:01 AM
CRS 206 Technology Class in San Diego CA May 27 and 28, 2010  
The Southern California Chapter of CRS (Certified Residential Specialists) is pleased to co-sponsor the CRS 206 Technology class with the San Diego Association of REALTORS (SDAR). 
The class will be held next Thursday and Friday, May 27 and 28 at SDAR Offices at 4845 Ronson Court in San Diego (858) 715-8000. 
Mark Porter will be the instructor. 
Don't miss your chance to get the lowdown on the latest in technology and how you can and should use it in your business. Plus get 1 step closer to … (3 comments)

crs: NAR and CRS Meetings in Washington, DC - May 10 - 16, 2010 - 05/08/10 01:56 PM
I'm heading off tomorrow morning early out of LAX for the NAR and CRS Meetings in Washington, DC beginning Monday May 10.
 
Anyone else heading that way for part or all of the week?
If you are, let me know. I would love to meet up with as many AR folks as I can, given the time constraints.
 
I'll be attending the midyear NAR meetings for the first time, as part of my role as President-Elect for the Southern California Chapter of CRS (Certified Residential Specialists), through Wednesday. The CRS meetings start on Thursday and run through Sunday. 
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crs: San Diego Association of REALTORS (SDAR) Real Estate Expo is Friday April 23, 2010 - 04/10/10 02:25 AM
One of the largest REALTOR Trade Expos in Southern California, the San Diego Association of REALTORS (SDAR) Real Estate Expo, will be held on Friday April 23, 2010 from 9 am until 5pm.
 

The Expo will once again be held at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley (San Diego) at 500 Hotel Circle North, just off the 8 Freeway and east of the 5, and there will be a ton of exhibitors.
Admission is FREE and you can register on-line 
There is a fee for the Keynote Luncheon
The Southern California Chapter of CRS (Certified Residential Specialists) … (7 comments)

crs: A Visit to the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego in the Gaslamp District, San Diego California - 09/16/09 03:32 AM
I paid a visit to the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego's Gaslamp District yesterday. It wasn't just for fun, although it was that. I was impressed enough, without staying there, that I wanted to share it. If you haven't stayed at one of their hotels, I recommend you consider it. 

And if you are heading to San Diego in November for the N.A.R. Conference and Expo this might be THE place to stay. 
The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is located at 207 5thAvenue at L Street at the beginning of the Gaslamp District. It is, literally, across the … (8 comments)

crs: REO Classes in Southern California in El Cajon in September - 08/26/09 10:38 AM
Our Southern California Chapter of CRS is sponsoring another in a series of REO classes in Southern California in El Cajon in September on the 11th (for REO 101) and the 25th (for REO 102 - attendance at 101 is required.

Given the number of REOs in our neck of the woods, having the knowledge to properly handle REOs listings can be a great boost to your business. Our SOCal CRS Chapter has sponsored 4 other sets of REO classes to sell-out crowds of agents since last fall, and this series should be no exception, particularly given the expectation of a … (3 comments)

crs: Maybe THIS Will Grab Your Attention: Marketing Ideas You Can Implement - 05/26/09 09:27 AM
As a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern California Chapter of CRS, I recently monitored our CRS 201 class on Listing Strategies.
Even though I took this class when obtaining my CRS, I have had the opportunity to sit through it twice since, and always come away with new ideas to use in my listing presentations, pre-listing package, and marketing my listings. 
The collective wisdom and sharing of ideas among class members that can easily be implemented is one of the biggest benefits . 
One of the big take-a-ways from the class last Friday was a list of … (116 comments)

crs: Agents Helping to Build Homes - 10/01/07 06:00 PM
Real estate agents around the country participate in different ways to give back to their communities, either as individuals or as a group.
I'm proud to be a member of our Southern California Chapter of the CRS (Council of Residential Specialists), in part because of the great learning and networking that occurs at our quarterly membership meeting, but also through our fund raising.
Part of the mission of the national CRS organization is community service, and the local chapters can choose what they wish. Our chapter, known as SoCalCRS, has chosen to support Habitat for Humanity for the last several years and … (14 comments)

crs: You Wanna Sell Your Home or Not? (Are You Testing the Waters?) Part 1 of 2 - 12/18/06 10:50 AM
If you are thinking about putting your house on the market to see what might happen (testing the waters, so to speak), this article is NOT for you.
I writing for serious sellers (e.g., those who REALLY need to sell due to family situation, divorce, relocation) who are truly committed to doing what they need to do to sell quickly and at the best price. This is especially important now that the market has shifted to become much more buyer friendly in many areas.
Here are some things you need to do:
Price your home competitively - Most people will tell you this is THE … (5 comments)

 
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