October 2, 2015||Agents: Awards and Designations


The Gold Standard of Residential Sales: Achieving the CRS Designation

CRSEvery industry has a gold standard, a measurement of performance, skill, and education that sets those who attain it above the crowd. In real estate, that gold standard is the CRS, or Certified Residential Specialist, designation.

CRS is the highest credential awarded by the National Association of REALTORS® to residential real estate agents, brokers, and managers. It signifies that a real estate agent or broker has attained a certain level of experience, has undergone extensive training in residential sales, and is part of an exclusive referral network. In fact, of the nearly one million REALTORS® in the United States, only 3 percent have earned their CRS certification.

In order to receive the CRS designation, real estate agents and brokers must meet certain professional and educations requirements. This includes having a minimum of 25 transactions or $8 million in transactions, with a minimum of 10 transactions in two years. Agents must also complete 48 credits of coursework specific to residential sales, and an additional 32 credits in elective classes pertaining to real estate. Real estates agents and brokers with a CRS designation are truly experts in their field.

New Clark Realty CRS Designees

Clark Realty Corporation is pleased to announce that three of our agents have recently received the CRS designation joining 15 others of our top producing agents. They are dedicated real estate professionals who are extremely well versed in residential sales on Hawaii Island.

Julie Ching, R(B), works out of our Keauhou office. A consistent top-producing broker, Julie has closed more than $80 million in sales and is incredibly knowledgeable about the Kona and Kohala Coast markets.  Before joining Clark Realty Corporation in 2014, Julie was an agent with Windermere/ C and H Properties. She began her career with Coldwell Banker Maryl. You can learn more about Julie, her current listings, and read her client’s testimonials by clicking here.

Steve Ellison, R(S), who is also with our Keauhou office, has 21 years experience as a REALTOR®, many of them as a top-producing agent and all with Clark Realty Corporation. Steve provides exceptional customer service and enjoys connecting with buyers to help them find the right property for their wish list and budget. Please click here to learn more about Steve and to read what his clients have to say about him.

Linda Moulin, R(S), works out of the Kailua-Kona office. She has been licensed with Clark Realty Corporation since starting her real estate career. In addition to highly valuing education and receiving her CRS designation, Linda believes in supporting her local board and is just completing her term as President of the Hawaii Island Board of REALTORS®. Please click here to learn more about Linda and see words from her satisfied clients.

At Clark Realty, we are dedicated to providing unparalleled customer service with integrity and aloha. We are thrilled to see three of our own receive the gold standard of professionalism and education in the real estate industry. Congratulations to Julie, Steve and Linda on this well deserved and hard earned designation!

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