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We're the 4th Real Estate School (SCREC Approval # 004), established in 1982. We have pioneered the Real Estate education space and continue to innovate to meet the evolving industry challenges.
Through years of industry knowledge and domain expertise, we make make sure pass the state exam in the first attempt. We make the complex curriculum easy to consume for you.
We offer a variety of training delivery methods to meet your needs. We offer extensive In-person Class and Virtual Class schedules along with Online Self-paced and Online Interactive courses to provide convenience and flexibility.
We have 11 Classroom locations and several enrollment offices across the state for your convenience. Enroll and Learn within close proximity with a experienced Instructor.
We offer a variety of convenient class schedules with day, evening and weekend classes. Our classes and training courses are accessible anytime anywhere through our mobile friendly education.
Our wide range of financing options make the Real Estate training tuition easily affordable. Whether you're looking for interest free payment plans, state grants, tuition reimbursement or long term financing, we have a solution for you.
We succeed when you do! If you do not get the license in your first attempt we will refund 100% of the payment you made because we are certain that all our students clear in the first attempt
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Tenured and experienced instructors at Fortune Academy come with decades of training experience. They're committed to student success not just during the training period but also post graduation and beyond.
Mark moved to SC from St Louis in 2006. He has a BA from URI, an MBA from Webster University, and an accounting certificate from TCL. He has been a licensed salesperson since 2011, a broker since 2016, and is SFR certified.
Real Estate Instructor – Amanda is a licensed Real Estate Broker and has 17 years experience in the real estate field. She also holds a BA in Graphic Communications, an AA in Business Administration, and has also taught on the private university level. She has won several awards for sales transactions and has extensive experience in residential, commercial, foreclosures and investments. When she
Real Estate Instructor – Dale took his first real estate course in Florida at age 20. He has been interested in real estate ever since. It just took a while to find the right time and place. Shortly after starting real estate in South Carolina, Dale realized his goal was to teach, train and coach real estate professionals. Dale’s background in training and management brings a wealth of experie
Real Estate Instructor – John Hassell, a native of Charleston, brings 21years of Real Estate experience and a love of the low country to his teaching. He graduated from the College of Charleston and became a Realtor in 1985 specializing in commercial real estate. He has held committee positions at Charleston Trident Area Realtors. John is the Broker-In-Charge of J. Hassell & Associates.
Real Estate Instructor – John earned his Masters Degree in Education Administration from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. He also attended the Masters program in Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, in Newark, NJ. John has been active in Real Estate for eleven and is currently teaching for Fortune Academy in the Beaufort/Bluffton area.
Real Estate Instructor – Joe started his real estate career in Maryland in 1971. He was a training director and branch sales manager for a multi-office real estate company. As training director, he was responsible for teaching the pre and post real estate license course.
In 1989 Joe opened his own real estate company – Rescom Realtors- as broker in charge and holds G.R.I designation. He has se
Real Estate Instructor – “Landon is the son of Otis Brent, founder of Fortune School of Real Estate. He has successfully instructed over 1,000 Pre-Licensing Real Estate Student/Agents as well as well over 3,000 Continuing Education Student/Agents. He was the first Accredited Buyers Representative, ABR instructor in South Carolina. Has been a Broker In Charge of two successful Real Estate firms
Real Estate Instructor – MaryAnne Dorio has been in the real estate industry locally here in Myrtle Beach since 2012. She is a broker/owner of a local real estate company since 2010. Before that she ran the 2nd largest real estate company in Myrtle Beach. There she was tasked with education and training of the Realtors. She has taken her love of real estate and teaching to our students. MaryAnne
Real Estate Instructor – Randy started in Real Estate in 1996, in 1999 became Broker in Charge of my own RE Co. CRP Realty & Builders. He has a General Contractors License and builds many homes. Randy has been with Fortune since 2004 teaching first years sales and post licensing at Florence / Darlington Technical College and North Eastern Technical College in Cheraw.
Real Estate Instructor – Ray is a licensed Broker-in-Charge in South Carolina as well as Michigan. He brings more than three decades of commercial, residential and property management experience and with more than15 years in the classroom teaching, students enjoy the learning experience. Ray holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University, Bachelors Degree in Pol
Real Estate Instructor – Sandy grew up in the Greer area of Spartanburg/Greenville County and currently lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in education and taught early childhood education. She has been active in all aspects of the local real estate market for the past 20 years and has vast experience and also holds a Real Estate Broker’s license. She sits on
Real Estate Instructor – Shelby has been a realtor since 1995, Broker-in-Charge. She retained her seniority when her husband transferred to Beaufort, SC and went to work in the Housing Division for the Marine Corps Air Station. Shelby lived in Washington for 5 years. She retired to Beaufort, SC to be with her family. Shelby took the real estate course and started to pursue her career. She teache
Real Estate Instructor – Steve Ranzer is Fortune Academy’s real estate instructor in the Aiken, SC area. Steve was licensed as a Realtor in 1998, achieved his Broker’s license in 2001, and has been a Broker-In-Charge of 3 different real estate companies. He currently has a Broker license in both South Carolina and Georgia and is actively working with buyers and sellers in both states. Steve
Real Estate Instructor – Susan loves teaching! She spent seventeen years teaching middle and high school students in Orangeburg County schools before moving to the Charleston area in 2002. She began her Real Estate career in Greenville, SC. Susan is applying her love of teaching and her Real Estate experience to teaching adults now at Fortune Academy. When she’s not preparing our students for
Staff/Real Estate Instructor – Terri Anderson is owner/BIC of Terri’s Team Real Estate – Anderson’s largest independent real estate company. She has over 16 years of real estate experience and as well as 15 years in Advertising and Marketing. One of Anderson’s top producers! 17 Years in real estate. Certified Real Estate Instructor. Owns Fortune Academy of Real Estate in Anderson. Design
Real Estate Instructor – First licensed in 1981, Van earned his broker’s license in 1985. He served several years as the Broker-in-Charge of a large general real estate organization. Most of his assignments, however, have been as Broker/Manager of planned residential communities in the Myrtle Beach and Charleston markets. He holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration.
Kimber received his B.A. in Business Economics from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. Having earned his real estate license in 1972, Kimber has been in the real estate field, whether as a sales associate, broker, or instructor, for over forty years. He joined Akers Ellis in 2009. Kimber is a member and past president of the Kiawah-Seabrook Island Exchange Club, serves on the Seabrook Island Pr
Married to Joseph for 43 years in April 2016, 2 children. Relocated to Myrtle Beach in 2001. Susan has been licensed as a Real Estate Sales Person since 1979 – Susan was first licensed in New Jersey, then in NY where she worked as a sales agent for Weichert, Realtors in Monroe, NY. Susan relocated to Myrtle Beach in 2001 and has experience as an Agent, Manager, Broker in charge, Trainer, Coach a
I have a very unique perspective of the real estate industry as I have been in new home and general brokerage sales and in management. I have also worked as a loan originator, conducted real estate closings and taught for Fortune Academy previously.
Lenny Gaines has been a real estate professional since 2003. He is a broker and has experience in working with residential and commercial transactions. In free time, Lenny enjoys traveling, good music, and catching up on popular television series.
Apryl Haden has a B.A. from Auburn University, and a M.Ed. from University of Virginia, J.D. Charleston School of Law. She has been a licensed Realtor since 1993; and a broker since 2006. CRS, e-Pro, GRI. Apryl moved to Charleston from TN 2012 and is the Owner/Broker of Apryl Haden Real Estate Group, LLC.
They have a great book if you study that it is well written. After I finished my class I passed my exam with psi the first time.
I had a great experience with the Academy and the instructor, Kent. I found the instruction to be engaging and enjoyable. Learning what has the reputation of being grueling was easier to retain due to the instructors technique. Academy is a very professional site and their staff is knowledgeable, yet down to earth and helpful.
This was a great experience. I chose the 4 hour evening classes for Property Management because of my schedule and it was broken up well. Our instructor has been in Real Estate in SC for decades and was a wealth of knowledge. Reviews are easy to follow. I plan to attend the 7 hour course soon to get my Property Manager In Charge certificate. I highly recommend the Academy for your Real Estate education.
I had a wonderful experience. Van Harden is an awesome professor, and I was lucky enough to have him for both Pre-Licensing & Advanced Principles. He goes over the material in depth to prepare you and gives real world examples because he's been doing it for so long. Our coworker also used Fortune for continuing education (with different professors) and had a great experience too. I would recommend this company to anyone.
I attended a course taught by Kent and felt he was very knowledgeable! He shared real examples and took our questions in stride! He was able to share more information than just what we needed to know to pass the exam! He is a wonderful asset to the Academy!
The Management class is great!! Very informative. My instructor, Ray is very knowledgeable and answers any questions the class has. Umar always answers my questions quickly and is very helpful!! Thank You for offering this class online!! This is extremely convenient. I appreciate you all!!
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