Deborah H. Long is a licensed real estate instructor in North Carolina. She completed her doctorate in educational leadership in 1994. Her research on the effect of ethics instruction on the ethical reasoning of real estate practitioners received national media and industry attention. She has three other college degrees. She has been a teacher for more than 48 years.
In addition to holding a GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designations, Deborah earned the DREI (Distinguished Real Estate Instructor), the most prestigious designation for excellence in teaching offered by the Real Estate Educators Association.
She is the award-winning author of many articles and education programs as well as 18 real estate textbooks. Her real estate ethics program for educators received the "Best Single Education Program" award from the Real Estate Educators Association in 1996 and from the NC Real Estate Educators in 2014. In 2001, the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association recently recognized Deborah as "Educator of the Year." She was also the editor of the prestigious REEA Journal for 10 years.
Deborah's real estate ethics research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on numerous radio talk shows. Her research has led her to write Doing the Right Thing: A Real Estate Practitioner's Guide to Ethical Decision Making, now available in its 4th edition.
She has been a proponent of online education since it became available and has taught numerous educators about technology. She earned the prestigious Certified Distance Education Instructor designation from ARELLO (Association of Real Estate License Law Officials).
In addition to offering online real estate classes online and continuing education for NC professionals, she also teach licensing courses as well as continuing education programs on ethics, investment fundamentals, international real estate and cultural diversity, brokerage management, creative selling strategies, and Internet research skills for real estate agents, appraisers, surveyors, interior designers and architects, state regulators, engineers, and other licensed professionals.
Deborah provides real estate continuing education in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, her home, as well as around the state and country. Deborah was named Tar Heel of the Week in 2017 for her contributions to the community.
Deborah can be reached at DebbieTheTeacher@gmail.com.