Superior School of Real Estate

Superior's approach to real estate education

Our programs are customized for students at every stage of their careers, whether earning their license, keeping up to date on the latest changes or learning how to give their existing business a boost.

Our Instructors Make The Difference

It’s no secret, real estate education can be tedious. There is a lot to learn -- facts, processes, laws and regulations. It can be overwhelming, especially when you’re trying to fit it all in between work and family life. That’s why Superior Schools has made the decision to make our education experience different – and it all starts with our instructors. We believe that when students are taught by energetic, engaging instructors, the material comes alive, and the experience becomes truly special, and something each student values and even looks forward to. Meet our instructors, and listen to our students. You’ll come to appreciate the Superior difference, too.

Why Superior?


Distinguished Real Estate Educator

Superior has more DREI instructors (6) than any other school in NC.


High Pass Rates

Superior has one of the highest pass rates in the state at 75%.


Passing the NC Licensing Exam

Superior helped more new agents pass the North Carolina real estate licensing exam on the first attempt than any other school in NC.


100,000 Hours Teaching Experience

More than 100,000 hours of combined teaching experience across instructors.


Chosen by 20,000 Brokers

Nearly 20,000 brokers chose us to take continuing education class last year.

Our Instructors

Bruce Moyer

Our Instructors Bruce Moyer Licensing, Post Licensing, and CE Instructor Aristotle said, “The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching”. Bruce started his career with obtaining an Educational Specialists degree (Master’s +30) from the University of South Carolina. After working as a counselor for ten years, he became a real estate…

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Sam Martin

Our Instructors Sam Martin Licensing Instructor, DREI Sam Martin, PhD, DREI, MOT has completed his Ph.D. in Education (specialization in Educational Technology) at a distance from Walden University. Sam’s research includes ethics instruction and pedagogy. Sam is one of 500+/- Certified Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP) instructors worldwide. He holds the North Carolina Certified…

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Terry Wilson

Our Instructors With nearly 20 years of Real Estate experience working with buyers, sellers and investors and owner of a successful property management company, Terry is excited to share with his students the experiences and knowledge he has acquired. Prior to obtaining his Real Estate license in 1997, Terry was employed for 13 years as…

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John Walker

Our Instructors John Walker Licensing & CE Instructor John began his real estate career by obtaining his Broker’s license while he was a student at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2004. He graduated from UNC in 2005 and immediately began a full-time career in real estate. He is a Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Diamond Realty in Mebane, NC,…

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Tim Terry

Our Instructors Tim was licensed and started his Real Estate Career in 1981 in Binghamton, NY as a salesperson and earned his Broker’s license in 1987. He spent his first years in residential real estate with a small local company and then 8 years affiliated with a Coldwell Banker office where he was the first…

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Steve Robinson

Our Instructors Steve Robinson Licensing Instructor, DREI Real estate has been a family affair for Steve. His father was a REALTOR®, and Steve spent his formative years helping out around the offices of Reg Robinson Real Estate building homes as a licensed North Carolina building contractor while practicing full-time as a real estate broker. Steve…

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Brian Pate

Our Instructors Brian Pate Licensing and CE Instructor Brian Pate has been a well-respected real estate professional for over 25 years. During his time in the business, he has served as an agent, manager, coach, instructor and training manager and the teams he has managed have produced over $1 billion in real estate sales. As…

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Vee Morton

Our Instructors Vee Morton Licensing Instructor Superior School is excited to welcome Vee Morton as a postlicensing and continuing education instructor.  Vee has more than 30 years of experience in mortgage banking and real estate, and over 16 years in training and consulting. As an approved NC Real Estate Education provider and instructor since 2002,…

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Jack Marinello

Our Instructors Jack is relatively new to Superior School but has been teaching real estate since 1996. With over 30 years of experience in residential sales, property management, mortgage brokerage and title insurance, Jack brings a wealth of knowledge to his students. Jack’s skill as an instructor is evident in the fact that he has…

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Melea Lemon

Our Instructors Melea Lemon Licensing Instructor, DREI, CDEI Following in the footsteps of her mother, Melea earned her North Carolina real estate brokerage license in 1986. She and her mother Billie worked side by side for decades, helping thousands of families relocate to the Triangle area of North Carolina. The Lemons are experienced in both…

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Spencer Clifford

Our Instructors Spencer Clifford Instructor As professional speaker and trainer, Spencer brings experience and levity to every engagement of teaching and training in which he partakes. He has spoken in churches, on several university campuses and to a full stadium. He delights seeing people experience a breakthrough in understanding and moving to the next level.…

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Jim Fletemier

Our Instructors Jim is a successful NC Broker in the Lake Norman/ North Charlotte market; who brings a true passion for inspiring others into the classroom. An avid outdoorsman, family man, and self-proclaimed “crazy dog person”, Jim combines his quirky sense of humor with over 15 years of experience in helping others to achieve their…

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Derrin Dunzweiler

Derrin’s extensive real estate experience and professional success as a Broker-in-Charge and a business owner make him a valuable addition to the Superior School roster of instructors.

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Vic Knight

With 30+ years in the real estate business, Vic has authored and taught brokerage continuing education courses since 1998.

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Deborah Cox

With a degree in historic preservation, Deborah delivers a holistic perspective that enriches her classes.

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Stormie Benfield

Stormie has a passion for helping seniors realize it’s never too late to discover a new and invigorating career.

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Len Elder

As an acclaimed national instructor, Len’s industry insights and strategic orientation keep the Superior curriculum on the leading edge.

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Bill Gallagher

Recognized across the real estate industry as an award-winning leader and mentor, Bill’s teaching approach: “laugh and learn,” consistently yields impressive results.

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Our family

Superior Schools is part of a family of leading brands that help real estate professionals maximize their career potential. Learn more about our parent and sister companies.

Colibri Group

Colibri Group

Colibri Group is a family of brands that provide learning solutions for licensed professionals in real estate, property appraisal, engineering, nursing, mental health, massage therapy and cosmetology.

Our companies share a common goal: help customers achieve more in their days and their careers. We do this through products and job aids that help professionals become licensed, stay licensed and gain the skills to perform at the top of their fields.

McKissock Learning


Since 1990, McKissock has enabled more than two million licensed professionals in the real estate sector grow their skills and careers. We offer real estate professionals, property appraisers, home inspectors, land surveyors and engineers a wide range of education and professional development courses.

Licensed professionals rely on us to help them obtain and maintain their licenses and achieve their learning goals so they can grow their careers.

Real Estate Express

Real Estate Express

Founded in 1996, Real Estate Express has helped over 200,000 aspiring real estate professionals set the stage for their real estate career.

Real Estate Express' nationally accredited platform offers online pre-licensing courses, post-licensing courses and real estate exam test prep.

Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing is the premier independent authority in training and designation for real estate agents working in the luxury residential market.

The Institute offers the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation for luxury home marketing, conducts research in the high-end market, and provides its members with the information and tools to be more successful.


Our Timeline

From the beginning, Superior Schools set out to be a leader in online education. We do more than help you get your real estate license. We also give you the insights and tools you need to thrive in your new career.

January 2016

We unveiled our new brand identity and adoption of the hummingbird as our company symbol. Employees become obsessed with hummingbirds!

October 2014

So proud to welcome our new sister company, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, to our brand family. They are the leading trainer of real estate agents working in the upper tier residential market. Our company just got a whole lot classier.

May 2014

Real Estate Express joins McKissock Learning, a top company in licensed professional education for real estate agents, brokers and appraisers. Sweet, we’re in the big leagues now!

June 2013

200,000 real estate agents trained

December 2012

We expand into even more states and welcome our newest additions: Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana.

October 2011

Launched the most highly rated and effective course to prepare aspiring real estate agents to pass their real estate exam. Key insight: mastery of state-mandated course material and mastery of state exam material turn out to be two different things!


Superior School of Real Estate founded

Opened by award-winning real estate veteran Bill Gallagher, Superior School of Real Estate has helped thousands of students at every stage of their career. Since day one, Superior has been dedicated to making the real estate education experience come to life through energetic, engaging staff. Meet our instructors, and listen to our students. You'll come to appreciate the Superior difference, too.

Introducing Colibri, our hummingbird

Pronounced Co-LEE-bree. Who knew hummingbirds are among the smartest, most maneuverable, and most powerful fliers of all birds on the planet? We think the hummingbird is a fitting symbol of aspiration and achieving more in your careers.