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Just 5% of all REALTORS in the U.S. have earned the Certified Residential Specialist designation.
Only 1 in 20 has the extensive experience, the dedicated committment and the hours
of advanced training necessary to call themselves a C.R.S.

Yet, despite all the extra expertise you receive, a Certified Residential Specialist does not
cost any more than any other REALTOR.  In fact, the skills and know-how you receive
with a C.R.S. may actually save you time and money.

And that's just the beginning.  Here are some of the other reasons you should consider
hiring a Certified Residential Specialist when you sell or buy a home.

5 Reasons to Work with the Top 5%

1 - A Mix of Experience & Sales  -  A hallmark of Certified Residential Specialists is not just the advanced training and education they have received.  Just as important is the marketplace expertise they bring to your real estate transaction.  To earn the C.R.S. designation, every REALTOR must have a significant mix of experience and number of real estate transactions.  These strict requirements assure that your C.R.S. is able to apply his education in the real world, giving you the knowledgeable, skilled service you expect.

2 - The Highest Standard of Ethics  -  Ethics is not just important in a REALTOR, it is essential.  That is why every C.R.S. is required to maintain membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and abide by its strict
Code of Ethics.  When you work with a C.R.S., you can rest assured you are dealing with a trained real estate expert who will treat you fairly and professionally every step of the way.

3 - A Focus on Home Selling  -  When buying or selling a home, you face many risks along the way.  Financial risks, legal risks, even the risk that a home purchase or sale will fall through.  A Certified Residential Specialist is trained to minimize those risks.  With that in mind, a C.R.S. offers you the benefits of their significant experience and variety of successful real estate transactions.  That expertise, combined with advanced education in areas like finance, technology and marketing, lets you know that your C.R.S. is able to make your home purchase or sale a success.

4 - 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 sale or purchase depends on the ability of your REALTOR to harness that technology and make it work for you.

5 - An Ability to Maximize Profits & Minimize Costs  -  Selling a home is not just about getting your price.  There are fees, taxes and many other costs that can impact the bottom line.  A C.R.S. is trained to help you understand the marketplace, negotiate successfully on your behalf, and give a clear picture of a proposed transaction. 

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