Certified Residential Specialist

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


Upcoming Courses

CRS: Ninja Selling

September 12, 2016  I  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  I  Wisconsin Dells 

This powerful course examines how you can succeed without cold-calling and without working with strangers, expired listings or FSBOs. You'll also learn how to increase your income per hour, increase your customer satisfaction and improve your quality of life.

You'll learn about the following:

  • How to use the F.O.R.D. process to stay in the flow with your current contacts.
  • How today's buyers want to be treated.
  • Creating customers for life and getting referrals without asking for them. 
  • Using book-end selling.
  • Overcoming objections using experiential questioning.
  • Running your business as a business. 
  • Creating personal wealth and a retirement plan. 

Course details:

  • Location: Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells. 
  • Instructor: Mark Given 
  • Credits: This course fulfills eight elective credits toward the CRS designation. Approved for three hours of 2015-16 CE elective course credit.
  • Sponsor: This course is co-sponsored with the Wisconsin CRS chapter.

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CRS 204: Buying and Selling Income Properties  


November 2-3, 2016  I  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    

More people have become wealthy investing in real estate than many other investments. In this course, students will discover the specific secrets to smart real estate investment. Students also will learn how to identify the right opportunities in both downmarkets and upmarkets, compare real estate investment with other types of investment, and create additional wealth — for themselves and their clients. This high-energy course explores a commonly overlooked method of generating sales, and the results can be life-changing! This class is a must for any real estate professional looking to create wealth through residential real estate investment. 

You'll learn about the following:

  • Identifying money-making opportunities.
  • Comparing potential investment opportunities.
  • Retirement planning and investing.
  • Calculating initial investment to rate of return.

Course details: 

  • Location: WRA headquarters live / classroom webcasts to Milwaukee, Mosinee, Sheboygan and Woodruff.
  • Instructor: Douglas Richards. 
  • Credits: This course qualifies for 16 CRS education credits and ABR elective course credit. Submitted for six hours of 2015-16 CE elective course credit.
  • Sponsor: This course is co-sponsored with the Wisconsin CRS chapter. 
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New CRS online testing format: The CRS council now requires you to take the final exam online. Bring your mobile device or laptop to take the test and receive your results immediately. Sorry, no hard-copy exams will be available. A CRS online account is not necessary.

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