Real Estate Lead Instructor – Laurel Pettys


Cape Fear Community College’s Real Estate Program Director, Laurel Pettys, has demonstrated her outstanding teaching commitment and skills in the classroom for over 17 years.

Here is the most recent information provided by the N.C. Real Estate Commission:

  • During the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 reporting period, CFCC students earned an 82% passing rate.  The overall performance for all first-time examination candidates was 55%.  CFCC had 22 exam candidates during this reporting period. Congratulations Real Estate Students!

Here are some highlights compiled by Larry Outlaw of the N.C. Real Estate Commission as of March of 2012:

  • “Over the past ten years, 83% of CFCC Real Estate School students passed the licensure examination on their first attempt.  This is nearly 10 percentage points above the average for all first-time examination takers during that period.”
  • “During the past four years, CFCC’s Real Estate students have gained an even higher pass ratio of 91%.”


Laurel is endorsed by many in the NC Real Estate industry:

  •  Jeffrey Porter, Attorney at Law, Specializing in Real Estate
  • Emily Willetts and Sandy Borowiec, Coldwell Banker SeaCoast Realty
  • Cynthia Remahl, Intracoastal Realty
  • Janiel Blackman, Cape Fear Regional CDC
  • Dana Blanks, Wilmington Community Services Division


Instructor Resume

Laurel’s Teaching Philosophy

What do Laurel’s Real Estate students say about her?