Certified Residential Specialist

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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 recognize

s professional accomplishments in both experience and education. 

Important: New 2018 CRS designation requirements 

Upcoming courses 

CRS Two-day Course: Effective Buyer Sales Strategies   


October 1-2, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Top sales associates enjoy a competitive advantage because they understand what motivates and influences their customers. The CRS “Sales Strategies” course gives you the inside track to win over prospective buyers by teaching them the necessary strategies that make their sales quick and efficient. You will learn how to work with today’s new buyer through effective strategies like counseling, salesmanship and negotiation so you can secure customers for life! 

Course topics

After attending this course, you'll be able to:   

  • Understand buyer motivations.
  • Eliminate sales resistance.
  • Create trust and loyalty from buyers.
  • Improve your negotiating skills.  
course details
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days.
  • Location:  WRA headquarters live / classroom webcasts to Eau Claire, Kenosha, Mosinee, Sheboygan and Woodruff.
  • Instructor: Jackie Leavenworth
  • Credits: This course qualifies for 16 CRS credits, two GRI live elective credits and will be submitted for six hours of 2017-18 CE elective credit. 
  • Sponsor: Courses are co-sponsored with the Wisconsin CRS chapter. 
  • RRC member discount: If you are an Residential Real Estate Council (RRC) member, you qualify for a $20 course discount. Please call to get registered.
  • New CRS online testing format: RRC now requires you to take the final exam online. Take your mobile device or laptop to the course(s) 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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