Pre-licensing Classes Triad

Triad Real Estate School, LLC has helped hundreds of students become licensed in the Triad since it opened its doors in 1997. Centrally located in the Hanes Mall area, TRES is the number one option for Real Estate prelicensing in Winston Salem. The extensive knowledge of our instructors provides our students with the basis from where to build their Real Estate careers.

Director, Gam Bates has been in the Real Estate business for over 50 years. He began teaching in 1980. Gam Bates can be reached at

Dennis Miller has held several top level positions in the Real Estate industry, and has been teaching since 2002. Dennis Miller can be reached at

Suprena Fay has two masters' degrees in accounting & business adminstration; she has been TRES's preferred tutor since 2017. Suprena Fay can be reached at

About the Prelicensing Course

Triad Real Estate School’s 76.5-hour Real Estate Broker Prelicensing Course is the approved course required by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission to qualify for the North Carolina real estate license examination, and to obtain a North Carolina real estate broker license. 

The Real Estate Broker Prelicensing Course is an introductory level real estate principles and practices course with heavy emphasis on real estate brokerage law and practice. The primary objectives of this course are to: 

1. Provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to act as a licensed real estate broker in a manner that protects and serves the public interest.

2. Prepare students for the real estate license examination. 

Major topics addressed in this course include basic real property law, property taxation, land use controls, environmental hazards, brokerage relationships and practices, real estate contracts, real estate financing, closing a real estate sale transaction, real estate valuation, fair housing laws, landlord and tenant, property management, federal income taxation of real estate, basic house construction, basic real estate investment, the North Carolina Real Estate License Law and North Carolina Real Estate, Commission Rules and Trust Account Guidelines.

North Carolina Real Estate Broker Prelicensing Course Syllabus


Tuition of $450.00 includes the textbook and class materials. If student already has the required textbook, TRES will discount $20.00 from the course fee. The course textbook is the current edition of Modern Real Estate Practice in North Carolina, published by Dearborn Publishers. Acceptable forms of payment are checks, money orders, or credit cards (excluding American Express).

Tuition to retake the class once is $200. Students are eligible for a retake within 6 months of the completion date of the intital course for which they were enrolled. Please see the Prelicensing section of the School Bulletin for more information.   



Registration is open through the first day of class depending on availability.  To register online, continue below. After completing registration, you may bring your payment receipt to 285 S. Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem, 27103 (M-F, 9am-5pm) to pick up your textbook. Our instructors recommend that you read 3-4 chapters before class begins for the Tuesday/Thursday schedule, and 5-6 chapters for the Saturday/Sunday schedule. Acceptable forms of payment are checks, money orders, or credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover; we are unable to accept American Express). No cash, please.

To pay by check or money order, come to 285 S. Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem, 27103 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.

Classes are held at 1605 Westbrook Plaza Dr, Suite 303, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.


Prelicensing Study Resources (optional)

To purchase study resources, come to 285 S. Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, or purchase from your instructor. 

Purchase of Resources is nonrefundable.

Questions & Answers Book

to Help You Pass the Real Estate Exam 


Modern Real Estate Practice Flash Card Review 


Real Estate Math Book


Hiking the Real Estate Trail

Your study guide for the NC Real Estate Exam – 9 CD Audio Set 


Private Math Tutoring

Suprena Fay

(336) 577 7397

 Contact for pricing


For questions regarding Triad Real Estate School, or any of our class offerings, you may contact us through email at, or by phone at (336) 748-5366.

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