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BRIAN PATE – REALTOR®, Real Estate Instructor

Brian Pate has been a well-respected real estate professional for 30 years. During his time in the business, he has served as an agent, manager, instructor, coach and trainer for over 20,000 real estate students. In addition, the teams he has managed and coached have produced over $2 billion in real estate sales under his leadership.

Insights on Rental Housing

Insights on Rental Housing

The rental housing business is becoming an institutional business. 16 million people live in a large apartment complex. Another 12.8 million live in a small apartment complex. 12 million people rent a detached, single-family home and another 3 million rent a condominium that is individually owned by somebody.

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Wages Up In May Jobs Report

Wages Up In May Jobs Report

With the preliminary May jobs report coming out yesterday, we saw average hourly earnings up 0.3% which was in line with the expectations. Compared to last year, hourly earnings were 4.3%, down from 4.4% in 2022.

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Does AI Boost Productivity

Does AI Boost Productivity

An analysis of a generative AI system deployed by 5,000 customer service representatives revealed that these employees saw increases in productivity and retention as well as a decrease in stress.

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Smart Home Garage Door Openers Hacked

Smart Home Garage Door Openers Hacked

Vulnerabilities in garage door controllers, smart plugs, and smart alarms made by device manufacturer Nexx are a recent illustration of a security threat aimed at smart-home gadgets. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency issues a warning that...

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JP Morgan Chase Takes over First Republic Bank

JP Morgan Chase Takes over First Republic Bank

After attempts to save the local lender over the weekend fell through, First Republic was taken over by financial regulators early on Monday, resulting in the third significant American bank failure of 2023. JPMorgan Chase then agreed to buy First Republic.

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Deepfakes refer to videos or images that use artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning algorithms to create altered or manipulated visuals.

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Artificial Intelligence Predictions

Artificial Intelligence Predictions

Artificial Intelligence or “AI” will become more specialized as it develops, automating repetitive activities, bringing about personalization, and altering how customers, businesses, and marketers utilize the internet.

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Featured Courses

General Update

4 hours of Update CE Credit for the 2022-2023 license year. Topics include: WWREA Disclosure, Racial Equity, Broker Fiduciary Duties, Laws and Rules updates and Licensing and Education Updates.

Broker-In-Charge Update

4 hours of Update CE Credit for the 2022-2023 license year. Topics include: WWREA Disclosure, Racial Equity, Broker Fiduciary Duties, BIC Best Practices Guide, Laws and Rules updates and Licensing and Education Updates.

Ethics Course

This course qualifies for 4 hours of continuing education credit from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and qualifies for the 2.5 hours of Ethics training required by the National Association of Realtors.

Business Planning Clinic

Take your business to the next level in 2022. We'll study will study the difference between marketing, advertising and promotion. We will discuss financials, pros and cons of different business entities, and more. 

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Relevant and Effective

"After nearly a decade in this industry and 175 transactions, I’ve found Brian’s approach to be far more relevant and effective than any other instructor in my career. Aside from an enjoyable and interactive learning environment, Brian’s real world experience definitely breaks the stereotype of 'those who can’t do, teach.'"

Jordan Lee
Principal - Nest Realty, Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill, NC

Worthy of Trust

"Brian is consistently an exceptional performer, worthy of trust and a gentleman of the first order. I have no hesitation in associating my name with his work."

Nick Long
Terremark, Miami, FL

Expert Real Estate Advice

"I came to know Brian and appreciate his high degree of knowledge, dedication and professionalism. He is the first person I call when I need expert real estate advice."

Fred Gebarowski
Wake Tech, Garner, NC


"Regardless of the location and crowd, Brian has never failed to keep the audience motivated and having fun. Without hesitation, I would recommend them."

Stephen Meserve
IBM, Jacksonville, FL


"Brian and his team go out of their way to make sure that no matter what type of event, everyone is having fun! Brian has been doing this for many years and it shows. We have a blast any time we are at one of his events."

Mica Parekh
IWP Photography, Wake Forest, NC


"Brian is a professional who is personal. He finds out the needs of your group and accommodates those needs. I have given his name out to many others and would hire him again in an instant should the need arise."

Teesa McKinley
Independent Health and Fitness Professional, Raleigh, NC

Very Effective Motivator

"Brian’s enthusiasm is contagious. He leads by example and is a very effective motivator."

Doug Parsons
Clear Channel Communications

State Exam

"He made the class fun, explained the materials and took the time to make sure every student understood. Thanks to Brian I passed my state exam."

Melissa Schartz
Wells Fargo Mortgage, Raleigh, NC

Straight Forward Approach

"Brian’s teaching style provides a great jumpstart for anyone entering the real estate industry. His straight forward approach and sheer enthusiasm get all-new agents off on the right foot."

Erin Darnell
English Realty Group, Raleigh, NC


"Charming, knowledgable, smart, quick- a good teacher and trainier- I highly recommend Brian Pate for any kind of business setting."

Kathy Legnaioli
Fonville Morisey Realty, Chapel Hill, NC

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