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Add Creative Teaching Methods to your Course–NEW!!!

March 2nd, 2018 // 4:37 pm @

Add Creative Teaching Methods to your Course–NEW!!!

No other course/workshop like this! All new! This course goes way behind any Train the Trainer workshop you may have experienced!

If you’ve struggled to add ‘life’ to your dull course full of facts and figures, you’ll love this opportunity! And, company managers, you’ll love having Carla do a customized version of this course so you’re sure all your associates are teaching your material correctly and expertly! You’ll create greatly improved confidence AND gain more dedicated instructors! (Plus, dozens of teaching ideas to apply right away).

Advanced Skills to Make that Course Come Alive

  • 7.5 clock hours (live) –usually done in 2 sessions (or no clock hours, if you prefer)
  • The first day, we’ll investigate the best teaching methods and where they belong in your course
  • The second day, we’ll practice teach those methods in your courses; lots of practice and experience for you

Why this course:

  • To apply all you learned to the courses you teach
  • To help companies standardize their courses so several people can teach it accurately
  • Customized for each company to increase their course effectiveness
  • Polish your course so you know it’s teachable and effective
  • Bring your course module and we’ll make it entertaining, lively, and effective
  • What we do: Put creative teaching methods in your module and practice them
  • Results: Much more confidence for each presenter and your company courses have continuity you can count on!

Contact Carla (425-392-6914 or  to find out about her customization just for you! Companies are realizing that they want their instructors to be really good, and their courses to be consistent and effective. Don’t get left behind.

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Grab the Video of my Business Planning Webinar Here!

March 1st, 2018 // 3:15 pm @

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Get your real estate business plan launched for 2018 with this video from business planning expert Carla Cross. She even has 4 ‘assignments’ for you to work on while you watch the video! And, this year, Carla has several special messages for managers–including 2 ‘assignments’ for them. Don’t wait another year to make an exceptional plan so you’ll have an exceptional year!

Grab the PDF of the slides here.


Here are the two handouts Carla included with the presentation:

The Strategic Planning Process for the Real Estate Professional

Internal Review of your Business

Get Carla’s comprehensive, unique online business planning processes here!

Tired of making business plans that don’t work–or so frustrated you don’t even start a plan? Managers: Frustrated because you can’t get your agents to plan? Problems solved! I’ve put my exclusive planning pages online–plus webinars to help you get through that plan fast. Don’t wait another year for business success. See more here.


Ready to order? Click below:

Beyond the Basics of Business planning for Managers  

Beyond the Basics of Business Planning for Agents  


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Blazing Deal! Buy 4th Edition Up and Running for $10

January 31st, 2018 // 4:21 pm @

Blazing Deal! Buy 4th Edition Up and Running for $10

Yes, I’m selling these books, that usually sell for $30, for just $10 plus shipping. Why, because the 5th edition of Up and Running is available now. I have just a few of the 4th edition, so order now to assure you get yours. It’s the new agent’s business start-up plan!

See more here.

Category : Featured &What's New

Instructor Development Workshop with Carla Cross May 22-23, 2018

January 26th, 2018 // 11:45 am @

idw_coverGet approved for teaching real estate clock-hour approved courses. Receive 15 clock hours of continuing education credits. Learn from the only Washington’s only National Realtor Educator of the Year. Gain invaluable strategies; worth so much more than just clock hours or certification!

New! Bring the course you want to teach and we’ll apply new teaching methods for you. Get strategies to be the engaging, creative instructor you know you are!

2018 scheduled courses:

May 22-23, 2018 in Bellevue, Wa..      Click here for more information and registration.

Fall course: Oct. 23-24, 2018 in Bellevue, WA. (registration link to be included later).

Need to get approved as an instructor right away? Order our distance learning course  Train the Trainer. Fulfills the same requirements, has the same curriculum, has 15 clock hours. Take this course at your own speed and fulfill the requirements to become a Wa. state approved clock-hour instructor.

Your knowledge of my part of the business helped me to recognize ideas I can use in title insurance and escrow. Judy Williams, Chicago Title

Carla is fantastic! I will always be appreciative. Kim Emmons, manager, John L Scott, Maple Valley, Wa.

Instructor is 100% competent. Her passion, professionalism, and knowledge of the subject is passed on to her class. Mike Kerwin, Keller Williams Realty

You want to teach well; why not learn from the best? Carla has been presenting and performing since she was four years old. She’s been teaching real estate courses for 20 years internationally, and has been coached, too, by the best. (She’s a member of National Speakers’ Association, to keep learning new presentation techniques). She’ll offer you a completely different and extremely valuable experience in her Instructor Development Workshop. (Tip: All instructor development courses aren’t the same….)

Materials: Includes a 90+ page desktop published handbook, a complete resource guide for creating course material and planning presentations. This resource includes dozens of examples of outlines, teaching tools, and ready-to-use documents to create courses effectively.

Bonus: 30% discount on 3 of Carla’s training resources to attendees.

See Frequently Asked Questions about the live and distance learning courses, about qualifying as an instructor, applying to DOL, finding a class to teach, schools–and more.

Included in this course

  • Two fail-safe models to use to create great presentations where you shine
  • How to structure a persuasive presentation for sales meetings or sales presentations  (from 2 minutes to 45 minutes)
  • Polish your presentation skills: How to add confidence and humor
  • Five surefire methods to manage stage fright
  • How to keep your audience’s attention through seven innovative strategies
  • Six methods to handle audience challenges (and they”ll love you for it)
  • How to use new teaching “delivery methods” to vary your presentations like the pros
  • How to promote your course so you get great attendance
  • How to get students to attend and love your course
  • How to become an accredited instructor–tips to get your instructor application approved the first time
  • How to start your teaching/speaking career–best places to get teaching jobs
  • The 6 best and latest facilitator techniques that really get a response—and action—from your attendees
  • Dozens of tips, tactics, and strategies to make your presentations interesting and keep audiences active and interested
  • The 10 best training methods to get the behavior you want from your training (more production for managers)

Time frame: 2 days

Tuition: $249

Customization: Does your association or company need specific training methods or presentation skills? Carla customizes this course content to meet your needs. Carla contracts with associations and title and mortgage companies to do Instructor Development Workshop specifically for them. Call 425-392-6914 for more information. Find out more here.

I think this class was wonderful. I got more out of the class than I ever thought I would. Carla helps you realize that if you have a plan it’s no as hard as you think. Karen Swan, Chicago Title Ins. Co.

Best and most informative class on training! Sandra Dean, John L. Scott

Very valuable material and practical tools to take with me. It was a wonderful course! Ashley Eager, Marketing, Windermere Real Estate

High energy, hands on, and very informative! Barbie Adams, Keller Williams Realty

 Can’t get away to take a ‘live’ Instructor Development course? Order our distance learning course  Train the Trainer. Fulfills the same requirements, has the same curriculum. Take this course at your own speed and fulfill the requirements to become a Wa. state approved clock-hour instructor.

 Want to bring a course to your company or association? Find out more here.  To schedule a phone appointment, Click here .


May 22-23, 2018 in Bellevue, Wa.      Click here for more information and registration.

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Newer Agents: Here’s Your Proven Start-Up Business Plan

January 1st, 2018 // 10:16 am @

Newer Agents: Here’s Your Proven Start-Up Business Plan

New agents: You need a prototype business plan! Here it is–the most popular start-up business plan for the new agent ever! Now in its 5th edition, with dozens of updates. Launch your career with confidence–proven precise business start-up plan, skills training, and motivation–all in one book.


Updated list of technology and marketing resources so new agents have dozens of resources at their fingertips–and don’t waste money

Updated list of technology the new agent needs, so the new agent doesn’t waste time or money on technology he doesn’t need at this point in his career

Updated list of technology trainers, so agents have additional resources to call upon

Updated real estate trends so the new real estate agent will understand his new profession and its opportunities and challenges

Advice from successful newer agents who are working in these markets

Advice from coaches/industry experts working in these markets to help new agents succeed in this competitive market

Information from new studies (from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Members and Survey of Buyers and Sellers) and Inman Select, for example, on the onboarding process (too many times onboarding is not given enough emphasis in real estate offices and new agents fail to ‘hit the ground’ running)

Advice on working the market you’re given—whether it’s a buyers’ or sellers’ market

New Additions–A Plan for What’s Next after Up and Running?

At the end of your four weeks, an evaluation for you to complete. What are you proud of? What do you want to keep working on? Evaluate yourself on your activities and attitude, and plan your next 6 months in the business. See the end-of-program evaluator in Unit 7.

At the end of your four weeks, a template to create a 60-day plan to extend your success with the Up and Running principles. See Unit 7. This is a great value to coaches who are supporting their new agents’ success, so they can extend their start-up plans until they are ‘unconsciously competent’.


Save time, increase your retention of new agents. Get more loyalty. Make more money from your new hires!

Just $32.95 plus shipping. What a bargain to dramatically change your career for more success!




Category : Featured &What's New

Earn Commissions Selling our Resources

November 8th, 2015 // 2:25 pm @

bag of moneyWould you like to earn royalties by promoting and selling Carla Cross resources? Carla has created a program so you can.

What can you earn?

You can earn commissions from 10-30%, depending on the resource. Many of my resources are included in my affiliate program.

For affiliates selling internationally:  Check out my digital resources. They are great for affiliates internationally, since nothing has to be shipped.

Before you apply, read my affiliate rules here.

How to Sign Up as an Affiliate

Apply here.

You must be approved to become a Carla Cross & Co. affiliate.

After you are approved, you will have a page with a log in, so you can see your earnings. Click here to see that page.

My clients tell me how ‘meaty’ and informational my resources are. I know they recommend them. Now, you can recommend them AND get a ‘thank you’ in the form of a nice check. Thank you for your continued support.



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