About Us

Cross Institute is a certified real estate school in the state of Washington. It   is a division of Carla Cross Seminars, Inc. Its founder, Carla Cross, CRB, MA, created this school in 1995 to offer a different range and type of real estate course to real estate agents, managers, owners, and trainers.

What Carla does: Building on her many years of experience in front of audiences as a performing musician and real estate trainer, Carla spends much of her ‘live audience’ time trainng trainers and presenters. She also helps new and seasoned trainers put creative training methods into their courses, for better audience participation and enthusiastic learning.

Her vision: To provide contemporary, challenging, insightful, top quality wholly practical courses to enable real estate professionals to excel in sales and management.

The school reflects Carla Cross’s accomplishments as an international speaker, trainer, and real estate resource writer. Her credentials:

  • Top 1% in sales in her 400 agent company (so you know her sales advice is proven)
  • Top manager in a 19-office company (so you know her management strategies are proven)
  • Washington’s only National Realtor Educator of the Year
  • Washington Realtor Educator of the Year
  • Creator of the largest real estate course program in Washington state for a major real estate company
  • Writer, real estate training and coaching programs for most of the major international franchises: Re/Max Eastern Canada, Re/Max Europe, Re/Max Israel, GMAC International, Realty World, Royal LePage, Keller Williams Realty, Better Homes and Gardens
  • Former master level CRB instructor (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Managers), certified through a stringent audition program to teach CRB management courses internationally (one of only 15 nationally, and the only CRB instructor in Washington)
  • Only Washington speaker chosen to speak at 16 National Realtor Conventions
  • The author of 7 internationally best-selling real estate books, and 20 production-enhancing programs
  • Master trainer, accredited in Washington to train trainers to teach clock-hour approved courses (Carla has trained hundreds of Washington licensees over the past 20 years to become approved trainers, and is recommended by Washington’s Department of Licensing)
  • Member of National Speakers’ Association; past president, Northwest Chapter of the National Speakers’ Association
  • Winner National Speakers’ Association Pacific Northwest most valued member award

These credentials and background have enabled Carla the skills to create the kind of real estate courses not found anywhere else. These are truly ‘graduate level’ courses, aimed at successful real estate practitioners.

Faculty: Carla personally screens and trains her faculty, to assure that each course content is top rate, up to date, and presented with top flight professional presentation skills.

Course Outlines and Materials: Course outlines and materials are professionally desktop published, and provide detailed resources for ongoing use. Much of the course material is approved and endorsed by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) and the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS). More of Carla’s resources are endorsed and approved by these professional certifications than any other trainer today.

Contact Us:

email: info@carlacross.com

Phone: 425-392-6914

Fax: 425-392-6414

Mail: 1070 Idylwood Dr. SW, Issaquah, Wa.  98027