. . . stands for “Certified Residential Specialist.”
Buying or selling a home can seem like an overwhelming task. But the right agent can make the process much easier–and more profitable. A CRS, with years of experience and success, will help you make smart decisions in a fast-paced, complex, and competitive market.
To Receive the CRS designation, agents must demonstrate outstanding professional achievements — including high-volume sales — and pursue advanced training in areas such as finance, marketing, and technology. They also must maintain membership in the National Association of Realtors and abide by its code of ethics.
1) Experience and Ethics
A hallmark of the CRS is not just the advanced training and education they receive. Just as important is the marketplace expertise they bring to the sale or purchase of your home. To earn the CRS designation, strict requirements must be met regarding experience and transactions, ensuring the knowledgable and skilled services you expect. And ethics are strictly enforced to ensure that you are treated fairly and professionally every step of the way.
2) A Focus on Home Buying and Selling
Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, you face significant risks along the way. Financial risks, legal risks, even the risk that your home purchase or sale will fall through. A CRS is trained to minimize those risks by diligently exploring and discussing your options.
3) Technological Expertise
Technology is changing the face of real estate. Computers, the internet, mobile communications — each has helped make the market more efficient, and at the same time, more daunting. More than ever, the success of your home purchase or sale depends on your agent’s ability to harness the power of technology and use it to your advantage.
4) An Ability to Maximize Profits and Minimize Costs
Buying a home isn’t simply about paying the lowest price. And selling a home isn’t just about getting the money you asked for. Along the way, there are fees, inspections, taxes, and myriad other concerns that can impact the bottom line of your home purchase or sale.
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