I started my run to become a Certified Resideintial Specialist in 1993 by attending the CRS Sellabration in Seattle and taking a CRS course before and after it. I took CRS 200 Bussiness planning the second time it was given. There were 6 CRS instructors there to learn how to teach it. What a class. I got to know those and other CRS instrutors very well over the years and they have become my good friends. I have stayed involved with CRS on a local, state and national level since that time. My first stint as stae president was in 1997 and 1998. I have remained active and have been on a few National CRS committees and have served as president 2 more times in 2006 and 2007. I am the Chair of the state networking group this year and I am looking forward to taking our Networking Group into the new reality that is CRS now.
Being active nationally has gained me a lot of good long time friends and has been very good for business. There have been 54 CRS Chapters in the United States and each typically sends a president and president elect to 2 meetings per year. I have been able to get to know a lot of these folks very well. I cn now say hat I probablyknow someone in every major city in the U.S. Many of these friends have sent referrals.
I hope you take advantage of your CRS designation and get involved at your local, state and national levels and make CRS even better.