There’s sometimes a perception that it’s easy to be a real estate agent. Just take a few classes and get started. And while it’s true that anyone can take the licensing exam, it takes time, effort and ongoing education to become a real estate professional.
That’s why I’ve pursued the CRS designation. CRS stands for Certified Residential Specialist. It’s a designation offered by the Council of Residential Specialists and is the highest credential awarded to residential agents, managers and brokers, and the ONLY one based on production and education.
To be eligible, you must have a certain number of transactions in five years and meet specific levels of production (total value of home sales closed).
Advanced Education and Resources
Education and experience is what being a CRS is all about. The comprehensive classes have given me a higher level of professionalism and education that directly benefits my clients. The education requirements include a combination of live presentations in a classroom setting, eLearning course and elective credits on topics that I feel are relevant to selling homes in Hixson, Soddy and the greater Chattanooga area.
This designation also means I have access to a network of other experienced agents who are working hard to connect buyers and sellers. When I look for a referral agent, I look for someone who has gone the extra mile for their business and are better prepared to meet my clients’ needs.
So the next time you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, I hope you’ll consider me for your real estate needs. Please call, text or email with any questions you have. Or you can leave comment on this post. I’d love to hear from you.