Profile of a CRS Designee

What’s a CRS

The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field.  The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education.


To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, every REALTOR® must have significant experience and demonstrate volume of real estate transactions or gross sales, as well as complete rigorous educational requirements.


Every CRS designee is required to maintain membership in the National Association of Realtors® and to abide by its strict subheader of Ethics.

The Top 4 Percent

Less than 4 percent of all licensed Realtors® are Certified Residential Specialists.

*Source: Council of Residential Specialists' 2005 Member Survey