A great resource to find trained/experienced/full time agents in your market is to look at http://www.crs.com
and click on the "Find a CRS" tab in the center of the screen. You will be able to enter the city or zip code of where you are looking at real estate and find a fantastic option for you to interview to be your new real estate professional. To earn this designation, an agent must sell a minimum of 25 homes and take a ton of classes.
(50% of the agents in many local associations do not sell 1 home a year and the bottom 80% generally sells less than 4 a year).
While there are plenty of great agents out there that do not hold a CRS designation, it is a great way for a consumer at a glance to have some degree of confidence that their new representative has the skills youâ€™re looking for to help you with your next real estate transaction.
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Chris Schilling, ABR, GRI, CRS, GREEN
Real Estate Broker