Why should you work with a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)? You are going to want to have their special training working for you throughout the entire home buying process. After all, this is most likely the largest financial decision you will make in your lifetime. A REALTOR® is one of the most important assets you can have on your side when purchasing a home. But not all REALTORS® are the same. A Certified Residential Specialist will provide much more insight, experience and information than a regular real estate agent.
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation
I recently attended a Council of Residential Specialists convention in Orlando, FL. There, I met market leading, ultra-conscientious agents from around the country. It was a terrific skills-building couple of days. I especially appreciated the information I received in the seminars on property marketing and customer service.
Being a Certified Residential Specialist takes experience and hours in the classroom. That’s probably why only 3% of REALTORS® actually earn the CRS designation. We have to have a certain amount of transactions and dollars in sales as well as classroom hours in order to simply apply to be a CRS. Then, there is continuing education afterwards. That way, I can be the best possible representative for you with the most up-to-date information.
My CRS designation also allows me to tap into a vast network of other Certified Residential Specialists around the United States. That means that, wherever you or your family and friends need real estate services, I can save you a lot of legwork and help you avoid mishaps by using my CRS Referral Network to find you a great agent no matter where you are looking. All you have to do is ask.
Are you planning on buying a home in the near future? Where are you moving to? If I can’t help you personally here in the Westfield NJ community, I can find a qualified CRS to help you in the area you plan on living. Just contact me to let me know how I can be of assistance.
Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Realty – East, NJ Luxury Homes