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Survival 201: Do You Have What It Takes?


                                           Survival 201:  Do You Have What It Takes?


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                               Thinking about the road ahead?  What's 2011 going to be like?


Attend Survival 201 and learn how to develop specific business strategies in building a real estate career. The student will participate in a workshop format and will come away with a plan of action to implement for successful survival in today's evolving world.

Presented by Carra Riley CRB, CRS, GRI  

Survival 201 Business Planning Workshop Friday Dec. 10, 2010 9 to 4  in Prescott, Arizona at PAAR  Prescott Area Association of Realtors.

Current consumer behavior will be addressed and how the agent can meet the needs of today's buyers and sellers.

Specific plans will be customized for each student based on values and the vision of the individual. Knowing how to work the plan and be preparing for the future should reduce stress and create balance with practice. Retirement options will be addressed and worked into the planning procedure. Topics to be covered:


·        Why Plan?

·        Vision Statement

·        Mission Statement

·        Dreams

·        Values  

·        Taking actions to dreams

·        External Factors or the Cosmic Cow Pie, How it effects business

·        Specific steps to achieve a specific goal

·        Determine desired income.

·        1 yr. 5 yr, 10 year plans

·        Ways to Prospect

·        Technology Strategy

·        Story Board Planning

·        Time Management

·        Accountability

·        Retirement

·        Projecting the Future

·        Connecting The Dots of the Day

 Walk Away with a plan to start working right away for 2011!

Survival 201:    Friday, December 10, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PAAR Members are FREE  $25.00 for non-members.  Registration limited

Register at the Prescott Area Association of Realtors

Prescott Area Association of Realtors office 

3719 Karicio Lane Prescott, AZ 86303-6829

Phone: 928.445.2663


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Comment balloon 18 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • December 03 2010 02:08AM


never too early to start planning for teh rocky road we will likely face in 2011!!!!

Posted by Ben Benita, Speaker, Author, Game Changer, Coach (Ben Benita) almost 10 years ago

Ben ~ You got it!  Making the PLAN makes the journey so much easier!  Small steps for a tall mountain!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 10 years ago

I thought I didn't have what it took to survive 2008. Now that I am through it I am so happy to still be in real estate FULL TIME.

Posted by Jessica Leimback, Broker,SFR,CNE,CSSPE (Agave Homes & Investments) almost 10 years ago

I've been working on my plan for 2011. We all meet with our Broker one-on-one and he goes over our plan with us. Whatever will help is a great thing!

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) almost 10 years ago

Carra, good luck with it ...your plan & forward thinking strategies are sure to help.  My business plan is already in place & moving along..holidays are my time to rev to you.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Carra ~  So much talk about business plans and gearing-up for the coming year -- guess this market has taught all of us how important it is to get back to the basics of treating this profession like our own personal business.  Very timely, thank you.

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) almost 10 years ago

Jessica~  You have what it takes!  You go girl!

Jackie ~  That is absolutely the best way to make a plan and stay accountable.

Ginny ~  You ROCK... so happy to hear it is done and you are ready to rock and roll.... or just keep rolling!  Wonderful!

Tish ~  The basics work.. see the people, see the people, see the people!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 10 years ago

I am working on my plan for 2011 also.  Sounds like this will be a great work shop Carra.  I hope you have lots of attendees who are looking to grab the new year by the reins!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) almost 10 years ago

Hey Carra, what a great way to start planning for the new year of 2011! Great advice and good luck to you as well! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 10 years ago

Debra ~  It'a alwasy good to look at direction and see where we are headed! Wish you could come!

Carole and Laura~  I bet you have some great tips too!  Come post your new year ideas in Cosmic Cow Pie  I know everyone would love to read them!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 10 years ago

Always plane you future...Not that you are in charge...

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) almost 10 years ago

Hi Carra: I bet you are dynamite in person. I've got to hand it to people who can get up in public and talk. That's not my strong suit. Because if I stop talking, then the room goes silent, LOL. I can't stand that kind of pressure. But obviously, you have much to say, and agents need a leader like you. My plan for 2011 is to continue doing what I've been doing only better, smarter and faster.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) almost 10 years ago

Hmmmm ... Interesting photo, but I wonder how many people would want to go there, especially since so many already are there!  The workshop sounds great!

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) almost 10 years ago

Carra, If I were a bit closer, would be there in a minute. Would love to be in your lucky audience. Hope you give us a recap of the session. They are going to love you!


Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 10 years ago

Howdy and morning to you Carra

this here little ole Survival 201 workshop sure does sound like a mighty fine and helpful one for folks to attend. Are you one of the speakers at the Workshop?

I'm in the meddle of working on a lot of things for 2011.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 10 years ago

Joshua ~  There is always a bigger plan than we have as humans.. part of the class is dedicated to listening to that direction.

Elizabeth~  you are ROCKING the real estate world.. so you just keeping doing what works!  I know we will meet one day and I am looking forward to that! Thank you for the support!

Susan ~  This can be a life changing day... some people may need to get out of real estate and we will go there in the class.. but it's all good because nothing is constant but change!

Margaret ~  Thank you for the wonderful support!  I will do a summary.. that is a good idea... I did a series of 4 posts last year on planning.. but this year there are new things agents need to consider so it will be interesting to get the feedback!  I look forward to meeting you one day and absorb some of your fantastic energy too! 

Dale ~  I am the speaker!  :)  just me and my shadow!


Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 10 years ago

I'm sure it will be a worthwhile day--planning always pays off.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) almost 10 years ago

Norma ~  It sure does.. and some people may need to make a right turn or left turn and really looking at the past helps direction for the future!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 10 years ago