By Mary Lynne Gibbs • 2018 Director

Happiest of New Years to you!  Is one of your resolutions or intentions to be the best REALTOR you can be? Is your intention to improve in your professional role? Why not include CRS in your plan? What better way to increase your professional skills and knowledge by earning your CRS designation or up your game if you already have your designation?

Council members represent the top three percent of all REALTORS in the country. With 33,000 members, you are immediately connected to a professional network of top producers for best-in-class education, networking, valuable referrals and more.

When you join ranks with the most accomplished agents and brokers in the U.S., you gain the credentials and advanced professional knowledge that commands the trust and attention of your clients and peers. You set yourself on the path to earning the most prestigious designation in real estate.

Please join us at Sell-a-bration with educational classes like Marketing and Online Reviews, Social Media and Marketing, Personal and Professional Development, and Systems for Success. It will be held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Feb. 5 and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center. I’m personally excited to hear Mel Robbins and Platon as the keynote speakers.   

Also, don’t miss out on the TX CRS classes and luncheon at the TAR Winter Meeting Feb. 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Austin.

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for our bi-monthly CRS luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Westwood Country Club.

As we usher in a new year, we are excited to announce that our organization also has a new name, website and logo. Council of Residential Specialists will now be called Residential Real Estate Council.

I am honored to serve our Central Texas region as the director for 2018 and be accompanied by our board consisting of David Burton, Gay Puckett, Georganna Zaba, Lili Maliner, Susanna Boyer and Ted Smith. Contact us if you want to be more involved in a committee, attend CRS classes or simply want a preferred vendor for an upcoming event. Find us at crs.com.  RL