Barbara and Lenny Harris....Living South of Boston

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)


What's a CRS?

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is a REALTOR® who has earned the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in experience and education.

Since 1977 the Council of Residential Specialists has been conferring the CRS Designation on agents who meet its stringent requirements. Currently, just 4% of all REALTORS® in the United States can call themselves Certified Residential Specialists. That's because just one in 25 has the experience, the commitment, and the hours of advanced training necessary to call themselves a Certified Residential Specialist.

Yet, despite all the extra expertise you get, a Certified Residential Specialist doesn't cost any more than any other REALTOR®. In fact, the skills and know-how you get with a Certified Residential Specialist may actually save you time and money.

And that's just the beginning. Here are some of the other reasons why you should consider working with a CRS when you buy or sell a home.

 Why Use a CRS?

Today, home buying and selling is faster, more complex, and more competitive in every way. The first step is choosing the right REALTOR® who can make the process a little easier for you--a REALTOR®  with a CRS Designation, 

Experience — To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, each qualifying REALTOR® must have a significant amount of experience and volume in real estate transactions.

Ethics — Every CRS Designee is required to maintain membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) and abide by its strict Code of Ethics.

A Focus on Home Buying and Selling — To help make the home buying and selling process more rewarding, every CRS Designee must have a proven track record in the business, as well as advanced education in related areas like finance, technology, and marketing.

Technology Expertise — The training available to CRS Designees includes a strong focus on technology and its applications in the real estate business.

Don't You Owe It To Yourself to Work With The Top 4%?


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