About Us

Albemarle Area School of Real Estate conducts the Broker Prelicensing Course required to qualify for the license examination to become licensed as a real estate provisional broker in North Carolina and the Postlicensing Education Program needed for a provisional broker to remove the provisional status of such license.

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Meet the Staff

Gary L. Hobbs,

Education Director

Long and Foster Elizabeth City

A native of Elizabeth City, NC, Gary retired from the Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools as Director of Vocational Education/ Workforce Development. Prior to that he was a State Education Consultant serving Northeastern North Carolina. Upon retirement from the schools, Gary went to work as a Realtor with Hall and Nixon Real Estate, Inc. and served as an agent for four years. He brought with him a vast knowledge of the public schools and contacts to many resources in the Albemarle Area. 

Tanya J. Sekhon,

School Director & Lead Instructor

Tanya worked in public schools as a teacher and as a curriculum director in a high achieving school district.  She learned how to help students improve their test taking skills through the error analysis method and began teaching this method to adult teachers.  Tanya and her family moved to North Carolina in 2014 and received her broker's license shortly after that.  Along with being an active broker she assisted with new agent on-boarding and realized that she could combine her love of real estate with teaching and became a licensed RE instructor.  In 2018 she and her family moved to Elizabeth City and Tanya became director of the school in 2019.

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