I spent a wonderful day yesterday at the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Agent’s Day in Tarrytown at the Doubletree Hilton. It is a wonderful event each year that I love to attend, one where we can network, attend informative classes, take our Ethics class, meet many bankers, inspectors, specialists in every field be they in mold, photography, gifts , media- or in my case yesterday, informing the many agents how important the CRS designation truly is. What is the CRS designation? Well, in a country full of acronyms. CRS is quite easy! Certified Residential Specialist. Did you know that less than 1% of NYS (that is New York State) Realtors have this very special designation? Did you know that only 3% of Realtors, nation wide care enough about their craft that they hold this designation?
“Value of a CRS Designation
- Highest credential awarded to residential agents, manager and brokers
- Pride in being one of 3% of REALTORS® holding the elite CRS credential
- CRS agents look first to other CRS agents for client referrals
- Marketing resources to advertise your expertise as a CRS Designee “
On October 24th and 25th, there will be a CRS Course 204 “Buying and Selling Income Properties” at the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors in White Plains, and it is not too late to sign up!
The class is going to conducted by Frank Cowalksi 8:30 am to 5:30 p.m. each day, and while each agent can earn a very worthy 15 NYS credits towards their continuing education requirements, they can also earn 16 credits towards their CRS designation.. (With the right requirements , that is all they might need in order to obtain this wonderful designation… ).
The day was wonderful… Our table was sponsored along with by Semper Home Loans (Artie Dimella) whose enthusiasm, energy and goodwill carried the day. Artie and his valuable team imparts the same enthusiasm to their clients every day – a very win win situation.
The day was complete with our very own Nina Gail Betancourt, (President extraordinaire) whose own unique brand of enthusiasm, energy shines through every time I see her… Does she ever stop? Both she and I manned the table the entire day, answering questions and hopefully helping agents to make the right decision – obtain their CRS designation! Dorothy Botsoe, our Lower Hudson Region District Representative must have arrived before dawn to set up the table!
Westchester is GREAT!