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Certified Residential Specialist

by Steve Westmark

STEVE:  Hi.  This is Steve Westmark, Counselor Realty.  Thanks so much for watching my video blog this week.  I thought I’d talk to you a little bit about a very well-known designation called the certified residential specialist.  In the United States, of the million realtors that are out there, there are 35,000 of us that have received this designation. 

In order to get the designation of the certified residential specialist, you have to have a minimum of 150 transactions, taken five courses through the certified residential specialist, and had other credits that you gain in real estate, whether it be serving on your board, doing other things, and learning about real estate so that you know when you begin to work with a certified residential specialist you’re working with a person that’s gained a lot of knowledge; they’ve done a lot of transactions; and they also are very interested in service in the community.

CRS is a great thing to have.  There’s 35,000 of us in the United States.  I’d love to help you if you want to buy a house or sell a house.  Thanks so much for watching today.  Make it a great day.



Expired Listings - Why Don't Listings Sell?

by Steve Westmark

Click here to view Consumer Video on Expired Listings!

STEVE:  Hi, this is Steve Westmark of Counselor Realty.  Thanks so much for watching my video blog this week.  I brought David Knox in to come to talk to us about his consumer video on expired listings.  Many times, there’s properties in the market that have gone through their six months on the market and failed to sell.  What will people learn by watching your video on expired listings?

DAVID:  They’ll discover that there’s three main reasons why listings don’t sell.  And when you go through this very brief video, you’ll be able to take a look at these three reasons and decide which is the one that affected your home and then proceed with a plan that will help get it sold.

STEVE:  And I think it’s a great video and I’d love to come and talk to you after you’ve watched this video.  So thanks so much for coming in today, David.  And make it a great day!

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