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CRS Week Celebrates the Power of the Certified Residential Specialist Designation

Aug 13, 2018

Contact: Stephanie Iannotta
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For Immediate Release             

(Chicago, IL, August 13, 2018) -- The Residential Real Estate Council (RRC), formerly the Council of Residential Specialists, announced today that their annual CRS Week celebration will take place Sept. 24-28, 2018. CRS Week is a grass roots and national event designed to raise awareness of the prestigious CRS Designation and to offer all agents a sample of the Council’s valuable education and benefits.

The theme of this year’s CRS Week is “Unbeatable” emphasizing the winning edge those agents who earn the designation have in the marketplace. During this year’s event, real estate professionals will have access to free live webinars every day, a downloadable guide to winning listings, substantial discounts on education and membership and engaging state and local networking events.

For the second year in a row, agents can register for the five-webinar bundle all at once and even access them later to view on demand. The webinars also satisfy the CRS designation education maintenance requirement.

“CRS Week is a great and unique event,” said Gary Williams, 2018 RRC President. “Earning the CRS Designation is simply the best opportunity to distinguish yourself as a top REALTOR®. We hope to spread the word through this event, celebrate and showcase the CRS difference.”

Sponsored by Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, this year’s featured webinars and instructors are highlighted below:

  • Monday, Sept. 24: Smart Homes and Aging in Place – Matthew Rathbun, CRS
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25: Marketing the CRS Designation – Leigh Brown, CRS
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26: Competing With (& Beating!) Discount Brokerages – Maurice Taylor, CRS
  • Thursday, Sept. 27: Win That Listing! – Laura Heiskell, CRS
  • Friday, Sept. 28: Home Tips for First-Time Millennial Home Buyers – Jay Gregg, Pillar To Post

Registration for CRS Week is open to both members and non-members. Agents interested in registering for the webinars or learning more about participating in CRS Week can do so by visiting For more information on RRC membership or CRS Designation, please visit or contact RRC Customer Service at 1-800-462-8841.

About the Residential Real Estate Council

The Residential Real Estate Council, formerly the Council of Residential Specialists, is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®. The Council is comprised of more than 33,000 members and supports them with education, networking events, practitioner developed tools and mentoring. It awards the CRS Designation to experienced REALTORS® who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding achievement in residential real estate.