Real Estate Lead Instructor – Laurel Pettys


Cape Fear Community College’s Lead Real Estate Licensing Instructor, Laurel Pettys, has demonstrated her outstanding teaching commitment and skills in the classroom for over 15 years.

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

  • During the July 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015 reporting period, CFCC students earned a 100% passing rate.  The overall performance for all first-time examination candidates was 57%.  CFCC had 4 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:

  •  Sam Markham, Appraiser, The Markham Company
  • Jeffrey Porter, Attorney at Law, Specializing in Real Estate
  • Emily Willetts and Sandy Borowiec, Coldwell Banker SeaCoast Realty
  • Cynthia Remahl, Intracoastal Realty
  • Whitney Leonard, C-21 Sweyer & Associates
  • 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?