CRS Credits Accepted Toward IRM Designation
NAHB’s Institute of Residential Marketing (IRM) is now accepting 10 elective credits of The Council of Residential Specialist (CRS) courses toward IRM designations.
CRS and IRM each provide highly recognized designations within the residential sales and marketing industry. CRS members primarily focus on existing homes, while IRM members focus on new homes.
“We hope this is the start of a long and continuing connection with CRS and their designees,” said IRM President Jean Ewell, MIRM, CMP.
Holders of CRS designations now will be eligible to receive a maximum of 10 elective credits towards earning their Certified New Home Marketing Professional (CMP) and Member, Institute of Residential Marketing MIRM designations. Also CMP and MIRM designees can use selected CRS courses to count as credit towards their continuing professional education.
Although CRS and IRM serve different sectors of the residential market, their memberships often overlap. Many CRS members and designees are also IRM designees because they sell and market new homes. Many IRM designees hold CRS designations because of their work in resale homes.
“CRS is proud to be recognized by such a well respected association who puts a high value on the education of it's members and looks forward to other collaborative opportunities,” said Toni Sherman, director of business relations, CRS.
The Council of Residential Specialists is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®. With more than 44,000 members in the United States and abroad, it awards the CRS designation to experienced Realtors® who have completed advanced professional training.