The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) announced that, beginning with the 2018 membership renewal period, all CRS designees will be required to take a minimum of two hours of continuing education each calendar year to maintain their CRS designation status. CRS designees will have the remainder of the 2017 calendar year to earn their credits prior to renewal for next year. The requirement can be fulfilled by taking a number of free CRS education programs or by attending sessions at the CRS annual Sell-a-bration conference or a pre-approved CRS Local Networking Group event.

“The CRS designation yields great value for realtors who have earned this distinction,” said Leigh Brown, CRS president. “In addition to being more experienced and successful realtors, CRS designees receive advanced training above and beyond what is required of typical agents. The CRS designation assures consumers that they are working with the most professional agent who will work to assure they get the best price and terms and are guided through a smoother transaction process.”

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