Certified Residential Specialist Designation Benefits - Residential Real Estate Council


Council members represent the top 3 percent of all REALTORS® in the country. With more than 30,000 members you are immediately connected to a professional network of top producers for best-in-class education, networking, valuable referrals and more.

When you join ranks with the most accomplished agents and brokers in the U.S., you gain the credentials and advanced professional knowledge that commands the trust and attention of your clients and peers. You will set yourself on the path to earning the most prestigious designation in real estate.

Member Benefits:

Local Networking

When you join RRC, you also get free access to your local State RRC organization. There are 40 State RRC entities across the country where you can connect with other successful agents through local networking and educational events and get involved in community service or RRC volunteer opportunities.

News & Information

RRC members get access to a host of complimentary leading news and information sources to keep you in the know like free subscriptions to Inman Select News (a $199 value) and The Council’s award-winning magazine, The Residential Specialist in print and online formats. Members also have access to the RRC Bottom Line Brief, which is an electronic brief full of timely, relevant and actionable information in a short, digestible format.


Enjoy discounts on best-in-class education including live classroom courses taught across the country, self-paced eLearning, live and recorded on-demand webinars, video and more. As a Council member, you are entitled to discounts of up to 50% on most education. This savings more than pays for the cost of your annual membership fee. Members also receive twelve new complimentary webinars each year (a $325 value), as well as access to a Free webinar library, which has over 50 webinars available. 


Attend RRC Events like our annual Sell-a-bration conference at preferred member pricing. Sell-a-bration attracts hundreds of top-producing REALTORS® seeking to improve their business and increase their referral networks through high-quality education and networking. You won't want to miss it!


The Council has partnered with USI Affinity, a national leader in insurance member benefits, to create a convenient and secure member portal where members can find competitively priced insurance coverage. Members also have access to the RRC Vendor Marketplace where you can get discounts on a wide variety of products and services. 

Designee Benefits (all the Membership Benefits plus):


When you become a CRS Designee, you gain 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. They are also eligible to join the Qualified Consumer Leads program powered by Referral Exchange and begin receiving leads from consumers prequalified and ready to buy or sell. 

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.


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.