The Organization · Real Estate Counseling · The
CRE Designation · Why
Choose a Counselor · Why
Be a Counselor?
The Counselors of Real Estate was established exclusively for real estate professionals
who provide advice, counsel or guidance which significantly affects real estate
decisions, without personal bias or conflict of interest.
Founded in 1953, the organization serves approximately 1,000 members worldwide,
all of whom 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 be a community of expertise, talent,
collegiality and camaraderie among practitioners recognized as leaders in real
estate or real estate related counseling and advisory services.
Membership in the organization is awarded by invitation only through peer,
employer and client review. Although one must be invited to join the organization,
it is not necessary to be invited to apply.
To be considered for membership, applicants demonstrate that they meet the requirements
shown under MEMBERSHIP:
ELIGIBILITY and QUALIFICATIONS.
“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).