Michael Purcell, of Chattanooga, has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist Designation by the Residential Real Estate Council, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.
Realtors who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate. Only 32,000 realtors nationwide have earned the credential. Out of more than one million realtors, less than three percent, are certified residential specialists.
Home buyers and sellers can be assured that CRS designees subscribe to the strict realtors' code of ethics, have been trained to use the latest tactics and technologies, and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home, said officials.
Mr. Purcell is an affiliate broker with ReMax Renaissance Reators. He is a member of the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors. Mr. Purcell received a BS degree from Tennessee Technological University, a Masters of Business Administration from UTC, and is a past UTC Alumni Board President and a former member of the UTNAA Board of Governors. He has served on the board of Mustard Tree Ministries and two Homeowners Associations. Mr. Purcell is an active member at Burks United Methodist Church in Hixson.
"It has been a goal of mine to obtain the coveted CRS designation since I entered the real estate profession two years ago," said Mr. Purcell. "As realtors, we better serve our clients and the
community by pursuing life-long learning and continuing education."