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Freebies in Feburary! See the Special Bonus Programs

February 1st, 2019 // 3:20 pm @

Freebies in Feburary! See the Special Bonus Programs

February freebies! How would you like FREE resources? Here they are, when you order the resources below. Enjoy! These are good ONLY in February, so order now. (Also, the free resources will sell out fast!)

For owners and managers: 

When you order The Complete Recruiter (online resource with hard copy CDs) this month, you’ll also get Objection Busters for Recruiters (hard copy) AND a copy of the 4th edition of Up and Running in 3 Days (hard copy). These free, included resources have a value of of $70+.

When you order Your Blueprint for Selecting Winners, (online), you’ll also get Business Planning for the Owner, Manager, and Team Builder (hard copy) AND Objection Busters for Recruiters (hard copy). These free, included resources have a value of $140+.

For agents:

When you order Up and Running in 30 Days, 5th and latest edition (hard copy), you’ll also get Your Client-Based Marketing System (hard copy). This free, included resource has a value of $129.95.

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Grab the Handouts from our Profit Sharing Webinar

February 1st, 2019 // 10:02 am @

Thank you for your interest in our business planning and profit sharing webinar.

If you didn’t have a chance to grab the handouts while you were on the webinar, here they are! And, the link to the recording of the webinar is below. Feel free to pass it on to your profit share tree.

The link to the profit sharing webinar recording (you’ll register and then receive the link)


The PDF Slides of the Webinar

Focus on 15

The Strategic Planning Process

Watch for upcoming webinars and events. You’ll receive emails. Please join us and get inspired to increase your profit share tree, retirement, and help countless others!

Category : What's New

Add Creative Teaching Methods to your Course–April 23-24 7.5 clock hours

January 20th, 2019 // 4:37 pm @

Add Creative Teaching Methods to your Course–April 23-24  7.5 clock hours

This course will stop ‘death by lecture’! 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).

Only course offered this year: April 23 and 24 (two half days) in Bellevue Wa. Click here for more information and to register.

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

This course has been created to help managers, loan officers, title reps, inspectors, and attorneys who teach put pizazz into their courses for better attendance, more fun, and greater referrals.

Advanced Skills to Make that Course Come Alive

  • 7.5 clock hours (live) –done in 2 sessions –2 half days; April 23-24, 2019; Bellevue, Wa.
  • The first day (10 AM-2 PM), we’ll investigate the best teaching methods and where they belong in your course
  • The second day (10 AM-2 PM), 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.

Click here for more information and to register. This registration closes April 20 and space is limited, so Carla can work with attendees on their own courses.

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Live!!! Instructor Development Workshop April 9-10, 2019

January 20th, 2019 // 11:45 am @

idw_coverGet approved for teaching real estate clock-hour approved courses in Washington State. 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!

2019 scheduled course:

April 9-10, Bellevue, Wa.      Click here for more information and registration.

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 .


April 9-10, 2019 in Bellevue, Wa.      Click here for more information and registration.

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Trainers: Help in Writing that Course–Save $30 ends 2.28

January 18th, 2019 // 5:16 pm @

Trainers: Help in Writing that Course–Save $30 ends 2.28

Trainers: Here’s exactly how to write a course that’s teachable! If you’ve tried to create a course, you know it’s not easy. So, I’ve made a step by step process for you –nothing like it on the market. I want everybody to take advantage of this unique resource–so I’m reducing the price $30 this month, from $129.95 to $99.00 with the coupon code create course.

You have a course in your mind and heart–but it just doesn’t want to get onto paper! (or you need tips to refine one).  From Carla Cross, who’s written courses for all the major franchises, this course takes you right through the course-writing process. There is no other course like this! Get the guidance you need to create that course professionally.

You’ll learn:

  • How to focus your course to assure you communicate what you want in the time you have
  • How to market your course
  • How to write your course so it is truly ‘teachable’
  • Step by step instructions to organize your course
  • 95 page resource to use forever
  • Tips on getting your course approved in Washington state

This resource includes the 95 page resource manual and 2 instructional videos. Don’t settle for a ‘stream of consciousness’ outline! Write that course like the pro you are–even get others to pay you for teaching it! Remember, put the coupon code create course to get your discount!

Want to put exciting, interactive, fun teaching methods into your course? Join me April 23-24 (2 half days) and I’ll teach you just how to do that! See more here.




Category : Featured

My Interview for Wisdom of Friends

December 6th, 2018 // 4:14 pm @

It was an honor to be chosen as a guest to be interviewed on Kal Arias’s podcast series, Wisdom of Friends. Kal asked insightful (and sometimes hard to answer) questions.

Click here to listen to the interview.



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Listen to Carla Interviewed on Radio Show

May 24th, 2018 // 4:17 pm @

Carla was just the featured guest on Nick Neal’s radio show, Real Estate Radio Northwest. Carla and Nick discussed ‘then and now’ real estate in Puget Sound, how to solve the housing challenges of the area today, and how to become a real estate agent–or whether you should!

Click here to listen.


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April 22nd, 2018 // 9:44 pm @

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Thinking about RE as a Career? Here’s the FULL Story!

March 1st, 2018 // 8:01 am @

Thinking about RE as a Career? Here’s the FULL Story!

Thinking about real estate as a career? In pre-license now? You need two things: All the information to succeed that you don’t get in pre-license school AND a checklist to launch your business BEFORE you’re licensed! Unless you can afford to get a sale after you’ve been in the business for months, you need to launch that career NOW.

Click here to get my free checklist: 30 Things to Do Right Now (while you’re in pre-license school) to Hit the Ground Running. (great for managers to use with their interviewees, too).

Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what to expect from real estate–before you sign on the dotted line? do you know the right questions to ask in the interview? Now, in Carla’s 282 page eBook, What They Don’t Teach You in Pre-License School, you will know the good, the bad, and the ugly! This will save managers hundreds of hours of explanation time, too!


  • How to decide if real estate is the right career for you
  • How to determinate absolutely if you’re a ‘salesperson’ type and will love selling real estate
  • What they don’t tell you to do during pre-license –to hit the ground running
  • The 5 most important interview questions to ask to choose the right office for you
  • 76 areas you need to explore with each manager before you commit
  • The technology you need your first day in the office
  • How much money do you really need to launch a career?
  • The business start-up plan that works

Managers’ Bonuses

This month, get 6 unique checklists/’tests’ to use for your Career Nights, plus, my revolutionary start-up pre-license plan, Hit the Ground Running.

Now Available for Kindle. See it on my website here.

Click here to see an introductory video.

And, gain answers to 100s of questions pre-licensees and new agents ask. This is a MUST-HAVE for anyone thinking of going into the business. And, it’s great for interviewers to give to prospective agents to save time and get all those questions answered.

Click here to get my free checklist: 30 Things to Do Right Now (while you’re in pre-license school) to Hit the Ground Running.

Purchase now below.  Choose whether you want the Kindle or PDF version.

buy-now_2_blue2_sOrder it right now Only $14.95 and get instant access.  GREAT for interviewing managers–save time; fully inform. Helps pick winners!

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Complimentary Business Planning Webinar

February 22nd, 2018 // 4:06 pm @

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What People Are Saying

"If anyone is looking to build an office from scratch or is looking to turn around a struggling office, all they need to do is become a student of Carla Cross and their success begins the moment they open up the first product. Carla's resources are of high quality, well thought out, written by a successful person who has "done it", and best of all they work!"

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