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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Personally I don't think the public cares about the ABC's after our names.

Aug 01, 2015 01:00 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Thomas, the CRS education is some of the best in the industry. I am receiving CRS referrals; however, I also actively network with other CRS in my state and elsewhere.  I don't care whether the public knows what CRS is or whether others who don't have the designation think it's worthwhile because I know it is. 

Aug 01, 2015 11:18 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Having been a CRS many years I can say it is very professional and has valuable learning tools and webinars. I get CRS referrals every year from other CRS's. It is my most important designation.

Aug 01, 2015 10:24 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Before AR, I would ALWAYS use the CRS roster to refer business.... 

Aug 01, 2015 08:36 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I had to check in and see what others are saying. I would get this designation for education and referral purposes only. I don't like the designations that make you pay every year to keep them, and that's the biggest reason I haven't gotten this one. Although I've checked out the courses and I think there are some great educational opportunities here. 

I do have a lot of designations. It's not because I think the public cares, but I care about my education and learning more so I can serve my clients better. 

Aug 01, 2015 12:51 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The education is more important than the designation. It is difficult to justify the expense of the designations.

Aug 01, 2015 06:57 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor It's a good idea to get this designation. However, what I do not like is, continue to pay for it after a year or two (to best of my knowledge) - just to use that designation and their site, perhaps.

Aug 01, 2015 03:17 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Like you said in your comment on John McCormack answer, I think most agents know that the ABC's behind your name mean nothing for the most part to clients, and not more business. The networking is a bonus.

I always try to see what classes can count as CE credit and towards a designation, that way it's something I have to do anyway.

Aug 01, 2015 02:13 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

I know that Bob has mentioned this, and I suspect that he will be getting it.

Oct 13, 2018 06:39 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Seems to be one of the better designations.

Feb 09, 2018 09:53 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I just read it online'': The CRS Board of Directors recently approved a change in the requirements to achieve CRS designation that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2018. The current A & B designation path options are being eliminated and replaced with one new path which requires 60 transactions or $30 million in sales volume over the most recent three years plus 30 hours of CRS classroom or eLearning course credit. ''''

Sep 05, 2017 02:27 PM
Toronto, ON

Susan Emo - The CRS is one of the many alphabet soup (or Alpha Ghetti, if you are more into pasta than soup) designations offered by NAR.  NAR does market many of their designations at TREB's RealtorQuest trade show each year to encourage people to sign up - they have been there for many years. 

Also, TREB and, separately, the Real Estate Institute of Canada (the group that has the FRI designation) have entered into some training and certification type agreements with NAR in the past couple of years for some of NAR's many designations.  Some of the designations have Canadianized content.

Aug 01, 2015 04:15 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

What is CRS?


Aug 01, 2015 01:23 AM