What is a CRS?

The most satisfaction I get from my job as a REALTOR® is when I match people to a home they truly love. I believe in exposing buyers to the market and giving them the opportunity to buy what they want, not what I want for them. If you are buying a Duluth home or other property in the surrounding Twin Ports area, I believe that you have the opportunity to explore all real estate listings that match your housing requirements. The Duluth real estate market is diverse, and the home inventory offers everyone plenty of good choices.

The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest nationally recognized designation awarded to real estate professionals. The CRS designation recognizes both educational accomplishments and experience in real estate sales.

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Today, there are more than 34,000 active CRS designees. Since 1977 the Council of Residential Specialists has been awarding the Certified Residential Specialist designation to professionals who meet its demanding requirements.

Why Should You Use a CRS?

As elsewhere, the Duluth real estate market has become more complex and more demanding in every way. Our goal is to make the process a little easier for you, the client. The first step is choosing the Duluth real estate agent to help you with your real estate sales and purchases.

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Real Estate Experience — To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, every REALTOR® must have significant experience and volume of real estate transactions. The designation is unique, because my experience with Twin Ports home sales are taken into consideration when I received the award.

Ethics — As a Certified Real Estate Specialist, I am required to maintain membership in good standing with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAAR) and adhere to its standards of professional ethics.

A Focus on Home Buying and Selling — To help make real estate buying and selling an optimal experience, every CRS designee must have a proven performance history in the  business, business, as well as advanced education in related areas like real estate finance, technology and marketing. If you are working with a CRS, you are working with the top four percent of real estate professionals in the nation.

Information and Real Estate Technology Expertise — As a CRS, I have received training in cutting-edge information technology and how it applies to the Duluth real estate market.

Relocation Referrals – Frequently, out-of-town buyers who are looking for Twin Ports home are referred to me by REALTORS who are helping them on the selling end. Referring agents often prefer to recommend agents who are CRS designees. As a result, the designation means that often I have an inventory of out-of town buyers that have been directly recommended to me.

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