Superior School of Real Estate

Instructor Bio


Bill Gallagher


With over three decades of real estate industry experience, there’s hardly a law, issue, or definition Bill doesn’t know. He has built a successful career in real estate through the unique combination of education and entertainment. Graduates have benefited from his practical advice and proven strategies, presented with an upbeat, engaging style that inspires a passion for the business and a desire for professional excellence.

After graduating from Wake Forest University in three years with a BS in Business from the School of Business and Accountancy, he returned to his native Charlotte to begin his real estate career. Within a few years, he rose in the ranks to become Broker-In-Charge for Merrill Lynch Realty while teaching prelicensing and broker courses at Mingle School of Real Estate and ethics in new member orientation for the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association. His outstanding service to the community and the REALTOR® community was recognized when Bill received the 2006 REALTOR® of the Year award for the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association. In 1998, Bill was promoted to President of Career Development for Prudential Carolinas Realty and opened Bill Gallagher School of Real Estate under the Prudential umbrella. Bill opened Superior School of Real Estate in 2005.

With more than 20 outstanding instructors and staff, Bill remains one of the school’s most sought-after speakers. He assisted in the development of a 1,250 question tutorial CD and created a 10-hour audio CD reviewing the state exam syllabus test topics. Bill’s instructor passage rate, for students taking the NC real estate exam for the first time, has been proven consistently at the top of the list. His approach in prelicensing instruction continues to yield impressive results as evidenced by Superior School of Real Estate’s passage rate. Bill consistently teaches approximately 23,000 continuing education registrants in classes offered at Superior School and REALTOR® Associations across the state. As the winner of many awards and recognitions from professional trade organizations and industry peers, Bill continues to focus on the key benefit of his fun, informative approach to professional education: Laugh and Learn.


Superior School of Real Estate, Founder
Bill Gallagher School of Real Estate, President, 1998 to 2005
Career Development, Prudential Carolinas Realty, Myers Park Office, President, 1998 to 2005
Broker-in Charge, Prudential Carolinas Realty, Myers Park Office, 1987-1998
Sales Associate, Merrill Lynch Realty and Prudential Carolinas Realty, 1984-1987


B.S. Business, School of Business & Accountancy, Wake Forest University, 1983
West Charlotte High School, 1980


2006 Charlotte Regional REALTOR® of the Year
2004 Leonard Craver Faculty Award Recipient
2002 N.C. Program Of The Year, “REALTOR® Ethics” Elective Course
1997 N.C. Educator Of The Year DREI – Distinguished Real Estate Instructor


CCDS – Certified Career Development Specialist
GRI – Graduate REALTOR® Institute
NCAR – North Carolina Association of REALTORS®
NAR – National Association of REALTORS®
CRRA-Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association
NCREEA – North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association-President 2005-06
REEA – Real Estate Educators Association
Franklin Covey Certified Time Management Instructor


Offers NC Real Estate Commission Elective Courses and the mandatory UPDATE course across North Carolina
Teaches N.C. Pre-Licensing and Broker Pre-Licensing courses across NC Provides Real Estate Seminars on Real Estate Sales and Management Training