The Organization ·
The Counseling Process ·
The CRE Designation ·
Why Choose a Counselor ·
Why Be a Counselor
The Counselors of Real Estate is the membership organization established exclusively for real estate advisors who provide intelligent, unbiased, and trusted advice for a client or employer.
Founded in 1953, the organization serves 1,100 members worldwide, all who hold
the "CRE" credential. CREs are linked to one another by their commitment
to integrity, competence, community, trust, and service; and they
adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice.
The purpose of the organization is to serve as an information resource and to provide its members with opportunities for professional development, knowledge sharing, and networking, all grounded in a culture of camaraderie.
Membership in the organization is awarded by invitation only through peer, employer and client review. To be considered for membership, applicants demonstrate that:
- They provide valuable and meaningful real estate counseling services to their clients or employer;
- They hold a senior position in a firm;
- They are recognized for their excellence, knowledge, integrity, and judgment;
- They have at least ten years of experience in real estate, three of which are in counseling; and
- They meet all other basic membership guidelines.
“The Counselors of Real Estate ®” owns numerous trademark
registrations, including registrations of the “CRE” credential.
These registrations cover both the exclusive right of our members
to use the CRE credential to indicate membership in the association
as well as the provision of networking, consultation, provision of
business and financial information and educational services and publications,
all relating to real estate.”
founded in 1953, The Counselors of Real Estate was originally known
as The American Society of Real Estate Counselors (ASREC).
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