Your Home for Real Estate Education in North Carolina!

The Pan School of Real Estate is your home for real estate education in North Carolina. We offer a comfortable and fun environment in which you can relax, learn, and have a great time while picking up those necessary classroom hours to either get started on real estate licensing or keep your existing license in good standing. We pride ourselves on hiring the best instructors, having the best learning environment, and above all... keeping it FUN!

Our school is led by Travis Everette who is a licensed North Carolina Broker as well as a Broker-In-Charge. Travis has been involved with real estate brokerage in North Carolina for many years. Having worked in residential sales, commercial sales, and property management, Travis brings a wealth of experience to the classroom setting. He believes that the best teachings are the ones brought to you directly from the field and working with clients.

We are glad you stopped by our home on the web. Feel free to look around and we sincerely hope to see you in a class soon!

NOTE: Please allow up to 15 days after completing your course for the Real Estate Commission to record your credit. Pan will report your course completion to the Commission for you. The certificate is for your records.

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Travis Everette, Director of the Pan School of Real Estate

Travis Everette, Director

Travis Everette has been involved in real estate in North Carolina at almost every conceivable level.

As a North Carolina Real Estate Commission approved instructor, he has educated many of the current generation of brokers in the state. Having produced a hugely popular series of YouTube lectures used by more than 150,000 licensees across the country, he was named the 2017 North Carolina Instructor of the year and is the 2nd ever recipient of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission's "Larry A. Outlaw Excellence in Real Estate Education" award. He has also helped hundreds of buyers and sellers throughout the years in both residential and commercial transactions. His philosophy of real estate is quite simple...under-promise and over-deliver.

As Broker-In-Charge of United Real Estate of Raleigh, Travis ensures that all of his associates are providing the exemplary level of customer service that his clients have come to expect over the years. He has built the URE Raleigh team from a handful of brokers to over 75 agents strong in one of the fastest growing real estate offices in the state of North Carolina. His expertise in North Carolina license law and instruction will also guarantee that United Real Estate will have some of the most knowledgeable agents in the business.

Travis is a life-long resident of North Carolina. After growing up in Tarboro, NC, he attended the University of North Carolina and then worked in the athletic department there for several years. He began his real estate career in residential brokerage in Chapel Hill and has been a Triangle resident since 1996. He lives in Cary, but you can always find him in Chapel Hill on game-day!

Joe Burke, Instructor

Joe Burke, Instructor

Joe is a graduate of St John's University in New York and has an MBA in Finance. He has worked in real estate as a Broker and as a Broker-In-Charge in both the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina. Prior, Joe worked as an agent for real estate firms in Florida.

Being technically savvy has helped him in the real estate business with the shift to the use of numerous computer "tools" for the Realtor and the increasing use of the Internet by the public.

Further, Joe has taught technical courses at the corporate level, Adult Education, GED and as a substitute teacher and tutor at the K to 12 level. Looking back on his varied career, Joe says the most satisfying has been teaching.

Bob Castner, Instructor

Bob Castner, Instructor

Bob Castner is a graduate of Ohio University in Athens, OH with a B.S. in Education. After graduating, he went on to have a successful career as a teacher in the Ohio public school system for an impressive 31 years.

For some, that would have been enough - however, that's not Bob's whole story. For more than 40 years, he worked outside of the public school system as a Real Estate Broker, including 12 years as an appraiser. Eventually, he decided to combine his extensive knowledge of the Real Estate industry with his passion for teaching, and at the time of publishing, has taught Real Estate courses for 30 years.

Bob now lives in beautiful Fuquay Varina, NC.

Art Poling, Instructor

Art Poling, Instructor

Art is a player-coach. Not only is he an approved NCREC real estate instructor, but he is also an active Realtor® who lists and sells real estate in the Triangle Area of North Carolina. He practices daily what he is teaching and is continually learning new applications and information in our rapidly changing market place.

Art has a reputation of being a problem solver, an excellent communicator, teacher, trainer, a successful project manager and as someone who gets things done while working well with everyone. His experience in the field of technology contributes to his understanding and communication of the technological marketplace and also reflects into innovative practices in his classroom. If you have a question, he does his best to get you a reliable answer that is easy to understand.

Michelle Melvin, Instructor

Michelle Melvin, Instructor

Michelle Melvin was born to be in real estate... literally. She grew up in a family full of appraisers and builders and has worked her entire professional career in the real estate industry. Her degree in Marketing and Public relations only accentuates her unique ability to connect with both clients and students.

She carries her real-world experience as a very active residential Broker into the classroom. Her infectious smile and warm personality are the perfect fit for a real estate classroom and she conveys the information from a mountain of working knowledge.

Michelle is a native of Michigan and resides in Raleigh with her husband and four legged children.

Leslye Helton, Instructor

Leslye Helton, Instructor

Leslye brings a wealth of real estate knowledge to the classroom. She is the office manager for both United Real Estate Raleigh and the Pan School of Real Estate.

In addition to managing the day-to-day technical operations of the firm and the school, Leslye is a practicing real estate broker. Her ability to transact business fluently in both English and Spanish is a welcome addition to our firm and school services.

Leslye is a native of Tuxpan, Nayarit, Mexico. She came to the United States in August of 1990 with her family and has been here in the Triangle area of North Carolina since. She currently resides in Clayton with her husband and two children.

Jim Hriso, Instructor

Jim Hriso, Instructor

Growing up in the oil fields of North West Pennsylvania, Jim was awarded an Air Force ROTC scholarship to Allegheny College and graduated with a BA in Economics. In his career he obtained an MBA from Chaminade University of Hawaii while working in Hawaii as a liaison with the Wellcome Foundation in London, England.

Jim has worked in Real Estate since 2006 listing properties, working with buyers and in property management. He is very active in his neighborhood HOA serving many different positions.

Teaching and helping adults has been a gratifying focus for many years and Jim’s desire and interest to continue on this path has resulted today in many successful Real Estate brokers.