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CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)

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A professional designation awarded to experienced agents who complete an advanced course of study in residential real estate and demonstrate proficiency in sales and production. CRS Designees are members of the Residential Sales Council, a [...]

Counter Offer

By |2020-11-18T12:12:00+00:00November 18, 2020||

A new offer as to price, terms, and conditions, made in response to a prior, unacceptable offer. A counter offer terminates an original offer.

Condominium (Condo)

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Individual ownership of a portion of a building, with common areas shared by all owners. Maintenance fees called “assessments” are paid to the condominium association to maintain, repair, or improve the property.


By |2020-11-18T12:12:00+00:00November 18, 2020||

Compensation paid to a real estate agent (usually by the seller) for services rendered in connection with the sale, exchange, or lease of property.

Code of Ethics

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A written standard of ethical conduct embraced by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, a trade organization of more than 700,000 members representing all branches of the real estate industry.


By |2020-11-18T12:12:00+00:00November 18, 2020||

The point at which real estate formally changes ownership. Closing costs are fees paid for services associated with a home’s closing such as title insurance, surveying fees, recording fees, deeds, and affidavits.

CLO (Computerized Loan Origination)

By |2020-11-18T12:12:00+00:00November 18, 2020||

A computer network of major lenders that allows agents to initiate mortgage applications in their office. HUD has approved the procedure as long as 1) full disclosure is made of the fee; 2) multiple lenders [...]

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