Karen Berry Real Estate School


Making real estate a BRES for North Carolina’s future and current licensees. 


NEW: We are now also offering ONLINE PRELICENSING CLASSES, as well as electives, at your own pace! 

Click here to view “At Your Own Pace” Prelicensing & CE classes(not Zoom) info

Click here to see our scheduled Zoom CE        NEXT ZOOM PRElicensing NOV 5th

 If you were not able to take 2019-2020 UPDATE CE class by the June 10th deadline, you must take an elective before Sept 30th to supplement.

Three methods for taking Real Estate Classes at KBRES CE, Pre and Post-Licensing Courses will be held “onlive” interactive through ZOOM, In-Person, as well as online and self paced.

  For Zoom and online self paced classes you will need is a electronic device with camera and microphone capabilities. For Zoom, I will send you an invite to join the ZOOM meeting within 30 minutes before the class begins. You click on the link. Run the program and you and voice capabilities will pop up on screen! I will be sending you emails days before your individual class start date. Dearborne will be providing you with the assistance to sign on & complete the online courses.

Click here for How to Join Zoom Video 

Exam Prep Classes and Tutoring Available through ZOOM while to PREPARE you for NC EXAMS. PSI test centers are open.

Christie Berry overs Exam prep courses as well as Tutoring one-on-one or in groups. Call for available time slots as well as rates. The Test Centers are closed and it may be hard to retain that test materials.  Not only do we offer the tutoring and review, but here is a Test Bank of Questions.

Click here for the TEST BANK and Quiz Drill 

Wednesday Nights Bible Study. Starting September 23rd. Pick your books up Wed 16th

We will be MEETING THROUGH ZOOM as well as in person at the school.

Email [email protected] for more information



            The Commission says the classroom could be your home, even at your own pace!  KBRES plans to offer 3 methods of instruction.   

                 For Zoom, All you need is a computer with a camera, the Zoom app loaded (super easy) and about  four hours to set aside & participate in class!!  The class will be live and interactive.  Email a [email protected] for questions.  For online classes,  you will need a computer with a camera for final testing. Dearborn will offer assistance with the signing and completing the class.  You will be tested through class.

Be sure to include your email address you want the Zoom “meeting” invite to be emailed when you sign up for any class below. If you do not provide a preferred email, all correspondence will be emailed to the email associated with your paypal or venmo account.

     We have completed several ZOOM classes now with GREAT agent feedback! Fun, informative, interactive, convenient and EASY!!            KBRES will continue to teach the Zoom format Post and CE classes through June 30th.

Upcoming Courses


The Broker Prelicensing class is designed to prepare you for a successful career in real estate. The completion of the 75 hour course and passing of the final exam is a requirement for most people to be eligible to take the NC real estate licensing exam. The Broker Prelicensing Course covers basic real estate principles and practices. The course will cover brokerage law, property tax, real estate financing, closings, brokerage relationships and practice, contracts and other topics.


Real estate licensees are required to complete the three Broker Postlicensing Courses within three years after receiving their original Broker License to remove the “provisional status”. One 30 hour Broker Postlicensing Course needs to be completed by your one year anniversary of your licensure date.

Continuing Ed

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission requires that all licensees complete a minimum of eight hours of Continuing Education (including an update and an elective course) by June 10 of each year in order to renew a license.

Next Day

September 9th


Next Night Class


AT YOUR OWN PACE online course available NOW


STEP 1 to getting NC Real Estate License: Required 75 Hour Course

For more info and additional classes scheduled, go to Prelicense tab above.

Event Info & Sign up here

 712 Village Rd Shallotte, NC 28470

AND Wilmington, 28412 Locations


Payment Type
Day or Night and Date

Payment Also available by VENMO

WEEKEND, NIGHT, T/TH and MWF classes offered

See Post tab above for specific date/registration


STEP 2: Three – 30 hour Courses to keep your NEW NC license active

Event Info & Sign up here


Payment Type
Day or Night and Start Date

Payment Also available by VENMO

Classes Posted through Dec Go to Continuing Ed tab above for the dates.

All Day, 1 per day & Weekend Options. Lunch included

Continuing Education

Be sure to complete BEFORE June 10, 2020 Deadline!!!   SEPTEMBER 30th deadline in the extension of 2019-2020. IF you missed our Update for 2019 you MUST take an elective in its place. The current updates are for 2020-2021 Check out the Continuing Ed tab above for currently scheduled courses. ETHICS DEADLINE IS NOW DEC 31st 2021!

Event Info

To learn more about upcoming CE courses click here >>

or GO TO CE PAGE for details

Wilmington 28412 Location

Number of classes
Course #(s) and Date(s)
License # and Name

Payment Also available by VENMO


Teaching For Over 20 Years

My real estate career began in 1995 while spending the summer in Nags Head, NC. I graduated from Peace College with an AA in Accounting and NCSU with an BS in Education. Immediately upon eligibility in 1997, I applied and received my NCREC approval to teach Real Estate Classes. In addition to teaching, real estate brokerage is a large aspect of my real estate career. I enjoy not only representing my clients and working transactions with area agents, but also being with them in the classroom. My personal life consists of two children (one a senior in high school and one in middle school), husband, Shane (20+ years). We can be found outside of work either on a ballfield, basketball court or near the water. I am a member of Myrtle Grove Baptist Church and supporter of local Fellowship of Christian Athletes FCA.


Teaching For Over 12 Years

Christie Berry began her real estate career in 2003. And, yep, she is my sister-in-law.  She graduated with a BA in Communication from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  She has been productive in sales and property management as well as earned her GRI degree. It was in 2006 when she realized  real estate education was her passion.  She loves teaching and has many years of classroom and personal experiences to help her students’ comprehension and even test anxiety.  Look for Christie’s classes.  Help me welcome her!!



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What Students Have to Say

"The NC pre-licensing course is both demanding and challenging, but Karen made the class as enjoyable as possible. She goes above and beyond for her students while preparing them for success. Anyone looking to begin a career in real estate should definitely look into taking classes with Karen – she’s a fantastic instructor and person!"


Vanessa L.

Wilmington, NC

"Karen Berry is an awesome Teacher! Very professional, knowledgeable and cordial."


Red R.

Wilmington, NC

"Karen Berry was terrific. My husband, Jeff Terry, has spoken very highly of her, and I now share his opinion. Thank you!"


Karen D.

Wilmington, NC

"Karen took time to let us ask questions and give our opinions while staying on subject and being effective on time."


Kelly M.

Wilmington, NC

"Karen has a great and bubbly personality that made this course even better."


Danica W.

Wilmington, NC

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