As published in the Daily Progress, Charlottesville Business Journal / December 13, 2009
As published in the Real Estate Weekly / December 17, 2009
MONTAGUE MILLER & COMPANY REALTOR SASHA FARMER RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR- CRS DESIGNATION
Charlottesville, Va– The CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Designation is the highest designation that can be achieved in the field of residential real estate. It is awarded based upon sales volume and field experience, combined with advanced education, knowledge, and expertise of the real estate profession. Montague, Miller & Company agent Sasha Farmer of the Downtown Charlottesville office has just received this designation. Awarded by the National Association of Realtors, fewer than 4% of real estate agents ever achieve this honor.
Experience, education, and ethics are what set recipients of the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation apart from other real estate agents. According to the CRS website, www.crs.com, “To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, every REALTOR must have significant experience and demonstrate volume of real estate transactions or gross sales, as well as complete rigorous educational requirements.” CRS designees are also required to maintain their memberships in the National Association of REALTORS, which requires adherence to a strict code of ethics.
Originally from Northern Virginia, Sasha chose Charlottesville as her permanent home after falling in love with the city during her undergraduate years at the University of Virginia. Sasha specializes in representing home buyers, home sellers, corporate transferees, and University of Virginia faculty, students, and staff. Sasha prides herself on a strong commitment to the community, and spends numerous hours volunteering for organizations such as Computers4Kids, the Junior League of Charlottesville, Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA, the United Way, and Habitat for Humanity. Sasha is also a 2009 graduate of Leadership Charlottesville, a Chamber of Commerce program designed to build an active corps of engaged and dedicated civic leaders.
Since joining Montague, Miller & Company, Sasha has been actively involved with the Realtor Advisory Council and awarded the title of Top Producer on numerous occasions. Sasha has also been honored as co-recipient of the Rookie of the Year Award given by the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR), and serves as Chair of their Technology Committee. On the statewide level, Sasha was also recently selected for the Virginia Leadership Academy, which chooses only 20 REALTORS from Virginia annually, to participate in a leadership development program for REALTOR leaders. For more information about Farmer and her services, please visit her website and blog at http://sashafarmer.com.
Montague, Miller & Company REALTORS® is a full service real estate brokerage firm serving Central Virginia since 1948 and has 8 offices with 103 sales associates. It is one of 600 broker members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ servicing 35 countries. It is also a member of the Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection. With a commitment to excellence and strong service partnerships, Montague, Miller & Company Realtors® is a traditional company offering innovative, one stop shopping and real estate and home ownership services.