Today in St Louis - April 6, 2007

Real Estate Agent with Platinum Realty 1999090686

I updated my CRS website this morning, and I added the link from my CRS page to the links at the right on this page.

I feel the general public does not understand what these designations mean.  Following is a description of the CRS designation, from the CRS website:

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.  Only 5% of Realtors nationwide earn this designation.

Since 1977 the Council of Residential Specialists has been conferring the CRS Designation on agents who meet its stringent requirements.

Why Use a CRS?

Today, home buying and selling is faster, more complex, and more competitive in every way. Our goal is to make the process a little easier for you. The first step is choosing the right REALTOR®.

Experience - To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, every REALTOR® must have significant experience and volume of real estate transactions.

Ethics - Every CRS Designee is required to maintain membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics.

A Focus on Home Buying and Selling - To help make the home buying and selling process more rewarding, every CRS Designee must have a proven track record in the business, as well as advanced education in related areas like finance, technology and marketing. Work with the top 4 percent.

Technology Expertise - The training available to CRS Designees includes a strong focus on technology and its applications in the real estate business.

I took the classes and earned to designation to make me a better Realtor and to better serve my clients.  Are there Realtors out there who do not have the designations and a doing more volume and deals than me?  Definitely, Yes.  Great for them; they work hard and they deserve it.  I have to do what I feel is best for me and my career.  I feel, you must learn before your earn...















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Keith Jeppson - Salt Lake City Real Estate
Everest Realty Group - Holladay, UT
Congrats Tim.  I just signed up with CRS and am scheduled for several upcoming classes. It's a designation that actually means something.
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