What is a CRS? Why should i work with a certified residential specialist?

A CRS designation is highly respected in the real estate industry. This designation normally indicates that a Realtor has taken many hours of courses and has had a certain level of experience and production. In Al’s case, however, he was a part of the team that in the early 1970’s saw the need for national standards for Realtors and developed the courses that would have to be taken to achieve this certification. He and his team saw that the real estate industry needed a way to tell the public that a Realtor had achieved a certain level of education and expertise in the industry, beyond the minimal level of education required to obtain a real estate license. Al then taught these classes around the country to aspiring Realtors, while also running his large Southern California brokerage and his own investments. (He’s a good juggler and is affectionately known as “the Energizer Bunny.) Nationally, the CRS designation is held by less than 4% of REALTORS® making Al a recognized expert in residential sales.