Member Benefits


The Council of Residential Specialists will help you adapt to today's market challenges, increase your income, boost your reputation, and broaden your customer base. In addition, the CRS membership package delivers real value for your annual dues -- nearly $1,000 worth of tangible benefits!


Join today and gain access to these member benefits and more:

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Substantial Discounts on Best-in-Class Educational Opportunities — Members receive special rates on CRS live classroom courses, self-paced eLearning, live and on demand webinars.


Tools to Market Your Business — Resources are available to help you generate leads and connect with potential clients in your local market.



Recognition as a Certified Residential Specialist* — CRS is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers, and you can only earn and maintain your credential through your CRS membership.


  • Use of CRS trademark and logo*
  • National exposure through industry and consumer advertising and media campaigns*
  • Pride in being one of 3% of REALTORS® holding elite CRS credential*
  • CRS Print Referral Directory*
  • Photo in online "Find a CRS" referral directory*
  • Listing in "Find a CRS" mobile app*


More Referrals* — CRS Designees have exclusive access to the CRS Referral Network and a free platform to easily send and track referrals through the 'Find a CRS' network powered by Agentdesks


  • CRS Qualified Consumer Leads Program, powered by Referral Exchange offers qualified client leads exclusively to CRS Designees.
  • “Find a CRS” powered by Agentdesks is available on mobile devices, uses a new messaging tool, and includes an enhanced search that includes designees based on primary office city and includes your public active listings.



Discounts on the annual Sell-a-bration Event— Attend Sell-a-bration, the annual CRS education and networking conference, for a discounted rate.




Complimentary Subscription to Inman Select and The Residential Specialist — Members receive a complimentary subscription to Inman Select news ($199 value) and our award-winnning magazine, The Residential Specialist.


Local Networking and Support — Connect with other successful agents in your state through local networking and educational events.


  • 45 State CRSs nationwide and internationally; managed by local members
  • Local education, programs and events
  • Community service opportunities


*For CRS Designees only