The Best of the Best

With more than 28,000 members, you are immediately connected to a professional network of top producers, best-in-class education, networking, valuable referrals and more.

When you earn your CRS Designation, you gain the credentials and advanced professional knowledge that commands the trust and attention of your clients and peers. You also join ranks with the most accomplished agents and brokers in the U.S., setting yourself on the path and investment of lifelong learning and professional development.

Added Benefits of Being a CRS Designee

In addition to all of the member benefits you receive for belonging to the Council, when you earn and maintain the CRS Designation, your benefits grow and the value of membership increases exponentially.


Referral Network

CRS Designees have exclusive access to the Council's Referral Network, one of the most effective resources for referrals in the industry. Designees are automatically listed in the Council's online and print directories and can immediately give and get referrals from other CRS Designees. Download the Find a CRS app to network with and refer to a CRS today!

Designees are also eligible to join the Qualified Consumer Leads program powered by Referral Exchange, allowing them to receive leads from consumers prequalified and ready to buy or sell. 

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Marketing Tools

The Council helps you leverage the value of the CRS Designation trademark and logo to stand out in your area with a variety of professionally branded materials. You can customize and market these resources yourself, such as sign riders, fact sheets or business cards, and the bi-monthly Your Home newsletter that can be personalized and sent to buyers and sellers.

NEW - exclusive access to Photofy, a powerful content creation tool that has everything you need to create beautiful, professional photos right from your mobile device.

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The Certified Residential Specialist Designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers, and you can only earn and maintain your CRS Designation through your Council membership.