New Zoom courses! New on-demand electives! State Exam Prep!
"Thank you for your follow through. I really enjoyed your course. You are a great teacher, and I can make that statement based on taking continuing ed courses...since 1995."
"I truly enjoyed your class yesterday. The comfortable atmosphere was a real plus, but mostly your command of the information, real life examples, wit, and wonderful personality were a real hit with me. I will certainly look forward to more classes with you."
"Just a quick note to tell you how much I enjoyed having Debbie Long as the CE instructor yesterday. She was smart, articulate, professional, well-prepared, and entertaining. For the first time in the 7-8 years that I've been taking CE, I did not spend most of my time either bored or looking at the clock to see when the course would end!"
"Thank you for another enlightening experience. Your knowledge and creative thinking make your CE classes truly educational. Each year I leave your class trying to figure out what it was that I dreaded so much."
"I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed being in your class last Friday. I always try to take you classes because they are well organized. Your intelligent yet easy approach is most welcome! It so refreshing to be in class with you, your presence and teaching skills make us all better. Thank you!"
"Your class [Social Media, the Internet and E-Commerce] was thoroughly enjoyable. I'm relatively Internet savvy, but there seem to be layers upon layers out there in cyberspace and I learned a lot from you. I'll look forward to taking another class from you next year!"
"Your class was the best organized, presented and documented of any similar courses I've taken, including those I participated in from CRS and/or GRI. Your mastery of the topic, your good humor and your willingness to conscientiously hear other points of view from class members made the time go fast for me...and demonstrated your well-earned confidence, yet modesty. "
"I never write to an instructor after having CE classes. However, yours is one of the BEST that I have taken in my many years in Real Estate. I look forward to attending many more! Everyone enjoyed it and it was SO INFORMATIVE (as you purposed it to be). Thank you for knowing what we all need no matter the years in the business."
"I learned more in this class [Investment Fundamentals] than any other elective I have taken."
Mariana Fiorentino, Terra Nova Global Properties, Chapel Hill: "Many thanks for such a comprehensive and captivating 'fun' course."
Glenn Simon, Broker: "Deborah Long is an incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated teacher who truly loves and excels in her craft. You can tell that she speaks from a place of experience and compassion in her approach to students and the material. You will learn much more than real estate during her courses, and it will be fun!"
“Your 8 Creative Strategies for a Slow Market was the best CE class I've ever attended. Thank you for putting such stimulating class together!”
There are some people who I'll take any class with, even Underwater Basket Weaving, just because they are such great, enthusiastic, knowledgeable teachers. You are one of them! I so much enjoyed (and learned a lot) from your two CE classes. You are unique in that you not only hold my/our attention, but you are so well informed (I mean really WELL informed!) on so many things. You do research over-and-above what other folks do and it is a joy to be with you. I particularly appreciate when there is dialogue - pro and con. You are truly a role model, not only in the integrity of real estate , but in customer service.
Want you to know, you are my favorite teacher so far! I felt invigorated (instead of exhausted) after sitting through 4 hours of CE. Look forward to seeing you soon, for my 2019 CE.
"Thanks for providing us with such fantastic CE classes. You are a truly gifted and captivating instructor."
"Thanks again for an excellent presentation. I believe you covered more good, practical information than any instructor I've had in my 18 years as an NC Realtor, and did it with good form, well organized, well prepared, well presented and easily comprehendible. And thanks also for your patience with and (knowledgeable) responses to the numerous questions we asked. That kind of performance seems pretty rare in my experience through the years with CE classes and instructors. I will certainly be looking for the classes you are teaching in the future."
"I want you to know, by far, you are the best continuing education instructor/teacher I have had the pleasure of experiencing. I'm a former public school teacher and I recognize excellence and quality. Not only am I a better real estate practitioner by way of your classes, but I come away a better person from being in your presence. And, you can quote me on that!"
"Thanks for making a slow 4 hours each day move quickly and with interest and good humor. I usually say, 'There went another 4 hours of my life I'll never get back" after each CE course, but when you teach them, you make them both interesting and, surprisingly, educational! Thanks for being there "at the end" for all us procrastinators!"
" Thanks Debbie, the [BICUP} class was great. I think I answered the survey question about preference for online or in person in favor of on line. But my real answer was “it depends.” Right now, getting it over with and avoiding Covid are the primary considerations but it does lack the direct interaction and more robust discussions of in person. That said, I have to compliment you on doing the course online better than any other live online course I’ve had. My daughter ...has been doing it for several years and is really good at it but .. she had to coach a lot of instructors so I know it’s not necessarily an easy skill to master. " "I’ve taken several of your courses over the years (including the movie one) and they have been consistently excellent."
"... You are a gifted teacher and clearly enjoy what you do. "
"...The Ethics course ...was great. The best ethics course I’ve taken (and I’ve taken a lot of them). "
Here is how I feel about ZOOM:
Don’t gotta look great
Hairy legs can hide
Good with Honey
No cold room
"Thank you sooo much. These electives have proven themselves in elective courses this year. Everyone one loves them, including me. I remind students of the "Everything I know..." elective that this presents a different perspective on how movies relate to real estate. I have students contact me now to say they viewed a particular movie and they looked at it differently. Thank you again for your love of film literature. "
I've never had a class with you I didn't enjoy, Debbie. I appreciate your presentation and organizational skills but most of all I admire your intellect. Zoom classes must be challenging to teach but you're setting those pins up and knocking them down, as you always do.
How do I know I'm a nerd? Because if someone asked me that age old question "what famous person would you want to have lunch with", it wouldn't be some vacuous, self-absorbed celebrity. It would be someone like you. So there! Keep on being awesome. I hope you understand that what you do transcends real estate education. By being who you are makes us all better humans. "
Regarding the course on drones and privacy: " I thought I would let you know just how relevant this topic is to my business just over the last month. After taking your class and really discussing these topics in depth, it is really astounding how many situations I have been in with a heightened sense of appreciation for the things we discussed." Krista Beattie, Broker
"Last week I attended a CE class taught by Bill G. and the elective was your course “You’ve Been Served.” I wanted to write to you and tell you how much I enjoyed it. Certainly Bill presents any class well , but in this case it was easy because of how well written the course is. Believe it or not I am reading every word of the course and enjoying it immensely. Anyway thanks for the great course and my very best to you. "--Tom Mahlum, Instructor (NC Elective 3293)
Elective From Heaven to Hell. Recipient of the 2014 Real Estate Education Program of the Year.
This is a timely course that deals with the issues related to oil/mineral rights, including fracking, contract issues and title and homeowners insurance problems. The teacher will include a review of air and water rights as well. (NC Elective #3223)From Dr. Michael Dykstra, NC State professor and real estate licensee: " I have to hand it to you. Yesterday's elective course was by far the best elective real estate course I have ever attended. As you pointed out, the level of class participation (interest) was amazing. I was already familiar with fracking issues and riparian rights issues, but the material you collected to underline the serious real estate quandaries when confronting these issues was extremely interesting. It was truly the first course that I left wanting to get online and dig into some of your resources. Thanks again for the excellent course."
"Let me say that Heaven to Hell is one of the best courses you will ever take. It explains fracking (and why you are checking No rep, No, No on the forms), its long term effects, how it can happen in your neighborhood even if you don't want it - a lot of valuable information that you really need to know for yourself as well as your clients. I can't say it enough - this course is excellent! " Dora Wallace, Broker, CRS, SRES, E-Pro, GREEN
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*Asynchronous electives are similar to recorded webinars. They are not live, but they can be completed over a 30-day period.