Real Estate School Comparison

How do you decide which school makes sense for you?

Choosing the real estate school that best fits your goals is critical to career success. For that reason, we're here to arm you with the best information possible so you can make the right decision the first time!

Ready to see where Superior School of Real Estate can take you in your career? Get started today.

We license more North Carolina real estate brokers than any other school in the state. Will you be one of them?

Our instructors are here for you.

We have 10 DREI real estate instructors (more than any other real estate school in the state), ready to educate new and seasoned industry professionals (that’s you!).

You’re in good company.

More North Carolina aspiring brokers choose Superior as their education provider.

Students love us.

9 out of 10 Superior students would recommend our courses to a friend.

We have connections.

Superior has relationships with a multitude of local brokerages in North Carolina looking for up-and-coming real estate brokers to hire, setting you up for an immediate transition to a successful real estate career once you earn your license.

Superior School of Real Estate vs. Other Real Estate Schools

Superior School of Real Estate

Superior has been North Carolina’s leader in pre-licensing real estate education for over fifteen years. But we’re more than just an accredited real estate school — we put budding North Carolina real estate brokers on the path to career success, all thanks to benefits like: expert instructors, top-rated courses, helpful support, unmatched exam prep, and professional development resources and continuing education classes to help you become a top broker in your market.

We offer two learning methods: online self-paced courses and livestream courses, which offer the convenience of online learning, but with the interactions of a classroom.

Superior offers career-building resources, personal access to experienced instructors, live Q&A sessions, exam prep, networking opportunities with other students and potential employers, and so much more.

Other Schools

Other real estate schools often deliver a one-and-done transaction, leaving students to fend for themselves once they’ve enrolled in classes.

Additionally, many only offer one method of learning: a classroom setting or online only. With Superior, you can choose between self-paced learning, livestream classes, or a combination of both.

Hear why students love us.

Mark Sullivan, North Carolina

The nice thing is that it prepared us for what was really important on the exam. Sure enough when I did take the exam I found it to be not nearly as difficult as I might have thought.

Donna Whinnery, North Carolina

I felt going into the test for my brokers license very confident, studied just as I was instructed to, and that test, in my opinion, was not at all difficult. I was very well prepared.

Kimberly Christenbury, North Carolina

I have friends that have done real estate and asked them where they went, and Superior came up more often than anything else.

Superior School of Real Estate — A “superior” education.

At Superior, our students are at the center of everything we do. That’s why we make it our mission to give all of our students the tools they need to create long-term, sustainable success in real estate.

From personalized customer service to live Q&A sessions with instructors to engaging continuing education, you’ll have everything you need to achieve a successful career in real estate.

We offer regular instructor interaction.

Superior School of Real Estate: Enjoy regular support from course instructors through live Q&A sessions, direct 1-on-1 access, and email interactions for questions and discussion.

Other Schools: Other schools don’t provide instructor 1-on-1 time or Q&A sessions. If you do have access to an instructor, often the only type of interaction is through email, which translates to potentially long wait times for student needs.

We accommodate different learning styles.

Superior School of Real Estate: Everyone learns differently, which is why we offer three different learning styles: self-paced online courses, livestream classes and in-person classroom resuming Fall of 2021. You get to decide which one is best for you. Whichever method you choose, we supplement courses with video, quizzes, structured reading, and more to help you retain what you’ve learned.

Other Schools: Learning options are limited with other real estate schools. You’ll find most only offer only one type: online only or classroom only. With Superior, you get to choose the learning style that best fits your needs.

We have highly experienced instructors.

Superior School of Real Estate: With 10 DREI real estate instructors in our arsenal, we’re confident you’ll be well-prepared to succeed in the real estate industry. Each instructor has deep knowledge of North Carolina real estate, and they come with years (and often decades) of experience. And while they know what’s needed to pass exams, they also provide priceless tips and lessons for launching a strong career in real estate after you’ve received your license.

Other Schools: Other schools only have a handful of real estate instructors, many of whom are busy real estate professionals. This limits the facetime and 1-on-1 instruction they can provide.

We offer unmatched exam prep.

Superior School of Real Estate: Our exclusive CompuCram exam prep solution has a proven track record in the industry. 100% pass guarantee or your money back.

Other Schools: Other schools don't offer a money-back guarantee when it comes to exam passes. With Superior School of Real Estate, you can feel confident about your ability to pass on the first try.

Learn from the industry’s best.

With 10 dedicated instructors — known for their leadership and expertise in the real estate space — you can rest assured you’re in excellent hands. No matter the course material or topic, your instructors will guide you through the nuances and necessities of pre-licensing. Plus, they’re always on tap to answer questions via email.

Meet a few of our instructors:

Bill Gallagher

Founder/Instructor, DREI, CDEI, GRI

Melea Lemon

Licensing & CE Instructor, DREI, CDEI

John Walker

Licensing & CE Instructor, DREI

We cater to your schedule.

When it comes to selecting a real estate school, you deserve flexibility and convenience. With us, you can choose how, when, and where you learn (with plenty of support along the way). We offer three great ways:

Online Courses

  • Self-paced
  • Read your course
  • Take notes inside your course
  • Available 24/7
  • Take courses on your computer, iPad, or phone
  • Access to instructors via email and live Q&A sessions

Livestream Courses

  • Stream courses in real time
  • Experienced instructors
  • Interact with other real estate students
  • Interactive instruction using whiteboards, conversation, and slide decks
  • Access to instructors via email and live Q&A sessions

Classroom Courses

  • Experienced instructors
  • Interact with other real estate students in-person
  • Interactive instruction using whiteboards, conversation, and slide decks
  • Access to instructors via email and live Q&A sessions

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Why enroll with us?


Student's enjoy the state's most esteemed instructors. Superior has more Distinguished Real Estate Instructors than any other North Carolina real estate school

High Pass Rates
More North Carolina brokers choose us. We license more brokers than any other real estate school in the state.
NC Brokers

Appraisal Courses
We know North Carolina real estate. Not only do our instructors hold distinguished titles; they're also actively engaged in North Carolina communities. And most Superior instructors are practicing area brokers themselves.

100,000 Hours Teaching Experience
We offer the most diverse course options and hours. Professionals lead busy lives. To accommodate, we have more course options and times than any other state school: half-days, full days, nights, and weekends.

Chosen by 20,000 Brokers
Aspiring brokers give Superior 4 out of 5 stars. Thanks to unmatched instructor insights, career connections, and leading course material, real estate professionals consistently give Superior high ratings.