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welcome to

("skilled"): /ˈskild/

A group of relatable, slightly traumatized yet wickedly funny, real estate operations experts who've ditched the formalities and stuffiness to offer personable, effective solutions to your real estate operations troubles. Committed to making sure you're heard, understood, and, most importantly, relieved of the stress of running the operational side of your real estate business.


hey realtors


So, why are you gambling with your real estate success?

Sara Kruse and Lauren Duke as SKLD improving real estate business and teams through real estate operations

We're the power duo with the expertise you need.

Sara Kruse and Lauren Duke are our names, and getting down to the nitty-gritty of real estate operations is our game. Why? Because there's more to this industry than just closing deals. Seriously, someone needs to be teaching these agents how to actually run their businesses! So, we rolled up our sleeves and thought, why not us?


After working together for over three years, surviving a toxic workplace, and launching SKLD Consulting in a whirlwind adventure (cue Sara on a cruise ship), we now help real estate agents streamline their operations, create efficient workflows, and finally breathe a sigh of relief.

you love real estate

But we know it comes with long hours...

...endless tasks, and enough stress to warrant a lifetime supply of Lexapro. Here’s where we step in. At SKLD, we’re like the swanky personal assistants you never knew you needed. We help you handle the operational stress so you can get back to doing what you love.

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Well, we're basically you're own personal support squad.

Imagine someone stepping in, sorting the chaos, giving you the freedom to shine where you truly sparkle. Bringing back the zest for not only the homes you're selling but, you know, for those Sunday brunches and Netflix binges too.


Especially for the powerhouse women in real estate: We get it. The world’s told us to wear all the hats, juggle all the balls (without dropping any), and only scream for help when the house is LITERALLY on fire. But can we pleaseeee ditch that narrative?

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Client Review

I recently decided to join on with SKLD and it was the best thing I could have done for my business. 
I truly didn’t know what I needed to keep track of, what things I was neglecting, or how to delegate my time until Lauren and Sara sat down with me and heard my needs and my struggles with running my business most effectively. They sure delivered! They continue to work with me or how to find more and more ways to get my system to run for me as well as my colleagues, and being able to know our tasks are being handled without the constant back and fourth. I love SKLD because they tailor it to you, your learning style, and keeps my attention and focus on where it needs to be. I highly recommend using SKLD to get organized, get a plan, and have the base to run it through.

- Ciara, independent agent with eXp Realty


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