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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.

Guilty Verdict in Sitzer Burnett

Guilty Verdict in Sitzer Burnett

Opinion: On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, the real estate industry felt a rumble to a system that has been in place for over 100 years with the guilty verdict in the Sitzer Burnett trial. The jury awarded over $1.7 billion in damages, which, under Missouri law, triples...

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Guilty Verdict in NAR Conspiracy Trial

Guilty Verdict in NAR Conspiracy Trial

Kansas City, MO- The jury in the case that has become known as the “Sitzer Burnett” case has issued a verdict against the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Keller Williams, Anywhere (formerly Realogy, which owns Coldwell Banker, ERA, Century 21 and others), Home...

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Hollywood Squares

Hollywood Squares

Many of you who have taken my classes have heard me say, “Hollywood Squares, Agree or Disagree?”   I LOVED watching Hollywood Squares when I was growing up. When Paul Lynde was in the center square, you knew there would be at least one good belly laugh.  ...

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How Do Seniors Feel About AI?

How Do Seniors Feel About AI?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has revolutionized numerous sectors, offering various conveniences and efficiencies. However, this rapid advancement has sparked varying levels of apprehension across different age groups, particularly among seniors.

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GenZ Home Ownership

GenZ Home Ownership

How will GenZ home ownership be impacted by debt? When student loan payments resume in October, Gen Zers can experience surprise and confusion.

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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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