R+K Real Estate has some exciting news: our Broker/Owner Ryan has obtained his CRS Designation! CRS stands for Certified Residential Specialist which is conferred by the Residential Real Estate Council. This is one of the hardest designations to achieve as a REALTOR. The standards and minimum requirements are higher than just about every other designation out there. It is, without a doubt, considered to be the Gold Standard in residential real estate. 

Being a CRS is a standard few REALTORS achieve. In fact, in Lawrence, there are less than twenty who have acquired it. That represents about 5% of the active REALTORS in Lawrence today!

Most REALTORS have few to no designations. They haven’t taken the time to go any further than the state-required CE they need in order to maintain their license. Ryan, however, now has multiple designations even beyond the CRS including his ABR®, GRI, and C2EX designations! 

ABR® stands for Accredited Buyer Representative. GRI stands for Graduate of REALTOR Institute, and C2EX is a new program from the National Association of REALTORS designed to promote engagement in multiple areas of the real estate industry including things like government affairs, consumer advocacy, and ethics. 

A CRS designation comes with many perks and resources designed to continue to help make Ryan one of the top agents in town. Such perks include a world-class referral program, unrivaled education opportunities, access to cutting-edge industry information, and access to unique networking opportunities. All of which are critical for running a successful real estate company! 

R+K Real Estate is proud to be home to Lawrence’s newest CRS! We feel that we provide a higher level of service, and we certainly believe that we have the experience and the credentials to back up that claim. If you or anyone you care about is thinking about buying or selling, let us show you the difference it makes to choose a company like ours. One that puts our skills, transparency, and efficiency to work for our clients. We promise, we go far beyond the letters behind our names!

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