Nina Gail Betancourt, our NYS CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) President extraordinaire had called the other week, and asked me to travel to New Jersey for Triple Play (a yearly event where Realtors, Real Estate Educators, Mortgage Bankers, etc come together to learn, network and improve and hone their skills. It is one of those events that I would feel guilty attending… leaving hubby behind, and going away to have fun with friends (it isn’t all about the learning). I could not go based on other commitments (I always promise myself ‘next year’) but it never seems to arise!
Imagine my surprise when I received a congratulatory email from Jerry Cibulski, our NYS CRS 2014 President Elect … and then to receive a link from Nina announcing that I was voted the 2013 NYS Chapter CRS of the Year! Oh my goodness..
What is a CRS?
“There’s no coincidence when it comes to CRS success. CRS agents must meet stringent education and experience requirements. That’s why only 3% of REALTORS® are Certified Residential Specialists. CRS agents are dedicated professionals. They work to ensure success for their home-buying and selling clients by tapping into their superior training, exceptional professional referral network, and timely and cutting edge industry resources.”
Less than 1% of New York Realtors hold this designation, and yet it is a proven fact that CRS designees earn more than other Realtors…..
One CRS credit can still be earned this year through viewing a webinar.. “Net Profits, Net Results.. earn more in 2014”
CRS Education Credits
The Council offers a wide range of classroom and eLearning courses as well as education events and webinars from which to earn CRS Education credits. For each program option, a minimum number of Education credits must come from CRS courses (classroom or online). The remaining Education credits may be earned from attending Sell-a-bration, the annual education conference, and from CRS webinars. View the full list of CRS Education credit options here.
A total of 32 Elective credits are required to earn the CRS Designation for all except those pursuing the Pro-Program. Elective credits may be earned by taking CRS Education courses above and beyond the minimum required and/or by additional productivity (closed transactions or related income). You also can earn Elective credits by completing select courses offered by the National Association of REALTORS® or approved non-CRS distance learning courses, and for holding a bachelor’s degree and other related REALTOR® family professional designations. View the full list of Elective credit options here.
Become a CRS – you will love it… and if you are seeking to sell your home… consult a CRS designee.. You will not be disappointed..