Tom Slupske, a RE/MAX real estate agent with RE/MAX Results in Maple Grove, was recently nominated and chosen to be the 2013 President-elect for the Minnesota Certified Residential Specialists (CRS) Board of Directors.
Tom earned his CRS Designation nearly 20 years ago and immediately began putting it to good use in his real estate business practice.Â â€œThe CRS designation is the most prestigious among Realtors.Â â€œWhen Iâ€™m working with another CRS designated agent I have a very high level of confidence they know what theyâ€™re doing.â€Â Tom says the additional education, sales and course work that goes into earning your CRS designation lets him know that the agents heâ€™s working with are dedicated, focused, knowledgeable and the transaction has a better chance of closing.Â Â Tom also says he works referrals through the CRS designation. â€œWhen I need to refer a client on, I first look up a RE/MAX agent and then I check to see if they have their CRS designation.â€Â He says it makes a difference in everything he does, including working with his clients. â€œWhen I meet with new clients I bring it up in my listing and buyer presentation. I explain how they will benefit working with a CRS designated Realtor.Â They realize the quality services theyâ€™ll receive with me and my designation.â€
Tom has been such an advocate of the CRS designation that a few years ago he was asked to join the Board of Directors and this past year acted as Secretary.Â As President-elect Tom will also represent CRS on the Minnesota Association of Realtors Board of Directors. Â Heâ€™ll continue to promote the brand and bring awareness to its prestigious title and RE/MAX through networking events like the upcoming Holiday Annual Auction & Networking event on December 6th at Edinburgh in Brooklyn Park.Â Tom says this is an opportunity for CRS designees and other real estate professionals (Realtors, mortgage brokers, Stagers, Inspections, etc.) to mingle and make a difference.Â The annual event is a fundraiser for three charitable organizations.
On his recent Presidential election, Tom says, â€œIt will be difficult to fill the shoes of past presidents but I look forward to working with CRS designees in Minnesota, across the US and other countries.â€Â
To learn more about increasing your skills, knowledge and respect among your peers through the CRS designation, visit www.mn-crs.com.