I was awarded this highly sought after designation 10 years ago in 2010

It doesn’t seem like 2 minutes that I was sat in that conference room in front of the instructor, Gayle who had flown over from Boulder, Colorado to lecture us on Real Estate Advanced Practices (REAP)

It was my first designation course run by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® from America and must rank as a major turning point in my real estate career in Pattaya.

Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS) is the highest designation awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

After over 4 years in real estate I thought that I was well conversed with the business, but we started over again with the basics and participated in a very intense real estate course.
I remember looking around at the other delegates who also had a look of shock on their faces.

The American real estate industry is far advanced from that of Thailand with codes of ethics and rules and regulations to mention just two points!

All was good; I successfully completed the CRS® Real Estate Advanced Practices (REAP) course and now hold the highly sought after NAR® designation Certified Residential Specialist® awarded by the Council of Residential Specialists an affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Their slogan was “The Proven Path To Success” and they were right on the button!

(At that time, I was 1 of only 43 real estate brokers in Thailand that held the CRS® designation (7 in Pattaya). Having checked their website, the numbers have reduced to a total of 7 in Thailand)

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