Harold R. Hawkins, CRS

Just one in 20 REALTORS® has the experience, the commitment and the advanced training necessary to call themselves a Certified Residential Specialist.  But despite that added expertise, a Certified Residential Specialist doesn't cost more than any other REALTOR®.  In fact, the additional know-how you tap into may actually save you time and money when you're buying a home, or help increase your profits when you're selling one.

5 Reasons to Work with the Top 5%

#1   Experience

To earn the Certified Residential Specialist Designation, every REALTOR® must have a significant mix of experience and volume of real estate transactions.

#2   Ethics

Every Certified Residential Specialist is required to maintain membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics.

#3   A Focus on Home Buying & Selling

To help make your home buying and selling process more rewarding, every Certified Residential Specialist must have a proven track record in the buisness, as well as advanced education in related areas like finance, technology and marketing.

#4   Technological Expertise

The training available to Certified Residential Specialists includes a strong focus on technology and its applications in the real estate business.

#5   An Ability to Maximize Profits/Minimize Costs

Every Certified Residential Specialist is trained to help you understand your local market, screen prospective buyers and sellers, negotiate in your best interest and, ultimately, help you enjoy a successful home purchase or sale.