What is a Certified Residential Specialist®?

More about CRS Shelly Slovin, CRS, Chairman's Circle Gold, Fine Homes Specialist. What do these designations mean? Why should you care that your Realtor has these designations? Read on.

The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS designation is earned by only 4% of agents nationwide. Here are the requirements that Shelly met to earn this highest designation for residentials agents:

  • Production requirement of 75 or more transactions within a five-year period, or $25 million in sales within a five-year period. (Shelly substantially exceeded both of these requirements);
  • Courses in advanced real estate topics, including listing strategies, real estate technologies, and wealth-building through real estate, and;
  • A Bachelor's degree.

Why use a Certified Residential Specialist®?

Today, home buying and selling is faster, more complex, and more competitive in every way. The first step is choosing the right Realtor®.


To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, every Realtor® must have significant experience and volume of real estate transactions.


Every CRS Designee is required to maintain membership in the National Association of Realtors® and to 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. Work with the top 4 percent.

Technology Expertise

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

Shelly is proud to have earned his CRS designation.

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