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The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the professional designation offered by the Residential Real Estate Council. The highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field, the CRS designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education. 

Important: New 2018 CRS designation requirements 

Upcoming course                                    


CRS One-day Course: Seven Things Successful Agents Do Differently: A Proven Business System

January 23, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This one-day course demonstrates ways in which successful agents operate differently than average agents. You'll learn specific strategies and marketing systems to move your business to the next stage of success, both professionally and financially. Also, you'll learn how to organize your career like a business, leverage your market statistics, plan for retirement and implement marketing to make these things happen. No matter your experience level, you'll benefit from discovering how to take your business to the next stage of success!   

Course topics

You'll learn about these topics and more in this course:

  • Identify the differences in treating a real estate career like a business versus acting like an employee in order to take control of business decisions, treat all customers and clients consistently, and produce a consistent profit.
  • Determine the goals for your business for three, five and 15 years from now to develop specific strategic plans that will lead to business success.
  • Realize the importance of understanding the local and regional real estate market statistics and your personal statistics in order to better establish goals and develop sales strategies.
  • List the five stages and barriers of business growth to give the ability to transition business at the appropriate time.
  • Establish a personal, business and marketing budget to guide the real estate business spending plan.
  • Recognize the retirement needs of a real estate agent in order to have enough savings.
  • Draft a complete marketing plan to properly promote the business for consistent and calculated growth. 

Course details  

  • Date and time: January 23, 2018  | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
  • Location: 2018 Winter Convention. Lake of the Torches Resort, 510 Old Abe Road, Lac du Flambeau. 
  • Instructor: Chandra Hall. 
  • Credits: This course qualifies for eight CRS credits and three hours of 2017-18 CE elective credit. 
  • Sponsor: This course is co-sponsored with the Wisconsin CRS chapter.
  • New CRS online testing format: The Residential Real Estate Council (RRC) now requires you to take the final exam online. Bring your mobile device or laptop to take the test and receive your results immediately. No hard-copy exams will be available. A CRS online account is not necessary.


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