The Council of Residential Specialists inducted its 2011 leadership team during its inaugural dinner and awards ceremony on Nov. 6, 2010, in New Orleans during the National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo. Frank Serio, CRS, CRS, CRB, Mark Minchew, CRS, CRB, and Mary McCall, CRS, GRI, were installed as president, president-elect and first vice president, respectively.
New CRS president Frank Serio entered the real estate business in 1984, was named the Realtor of the Year by the Coastal Association of Realtors in 1994 and served as its president in 1997. He has also served on numerous committees at the local, state and national levels, and is currently a CRS certified instructor. Serio is associated with RE/MAX by the Sea in Bethany Beach, Del.
CRS president-elect Mark Minchew, CRS, CRB, has served the Council at all levels of the organization. He served as the first president of the Lone Star CRS Chapter and later as a regional vice president. He has served on several CRS national committees and on the board of directors. Minchew is a recipient of both the CRS President’s Award and the Medallion Award. He is broker/owner of two RE/MAX franchise businesses in Austin, Texas.
CRS first vice president Mary McCall became a Realtors in 1988 and served as president of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors (GTAR) and the Florida CRS Chapter. She has served on numerous committees and the board of directors of CRS, Greater Tampa Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She served two terms as a CRS regional vice president and is a CRS Medallion Award winner. McCall is a broker associate with RE/MAX ACR Elite Group in Tampa, Fla.
The Council of Residential Specialists is a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors comprised of more than 38,000 members. It awards the CRS designation to experienced Realtors who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.