About Us

Carolinas Academy of Real Estate (CARE-SC) is a real estate school accredited by the state of South Carolina offering pre-licensing, post-licensing, and Broker courses as well as Continuing Education (CE) core and electives. Courses are offered during the day and in the evening for student’s convenience. CE courses may also be contracted out. We invite you to come join us for an awesome learning experience.

ranny-web-siteRanny Welton, CDEI

Ranny grew up in the construction and real estate arena and then spent 30+ years in the corporate world specializing in distribution and logistics. Several corporate moves around the country, coupled with 9 years in Real Estate in the upstate have given Ranny strong experience and knowledge in the process of buying and selling homes.

Ranny received his BS in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research and an MBA in Labor Relations. He received his real estate training from Fortune Academy of Real Estate in Spartanburg. He is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Spartanburg Association of REALTORS® and the Greenville MLS. He has earned his Broker licenses and accreditation as a Certified Distance Education Instructor. He has joined the team to manage the overall operations of Carolinas Academy of Real Estate.


gwen-2012Gwen Gray, License #101

Gwen C. Gray grew up in the upstate of South Carolina. She graduated from Limestone College with a BA in Business Administration. For the last 32 years, Gwen has been selling real estate in the upstate and has earned the designations of CRS, GRI and e-Pro. A big proponent of education, she has taught real estate Pre-License courses for Spartanburg Community College and for Carolinas Academy of Real Estate. She has also taught many hours as a volunteer for Spartanburg Association of Realtors. She loves teaching and seeing people learn and advance.

A wife, mother, grandmother, friend and active member of her Church, she is always ready to help.


Bill Still, ABR, CRS, License # 221

Bill is a licensed instructor for the state of South Carolina and has taught thousands of agents since the mid’s 1990’s. Pre-license, Post-license and CE core and electives are among his specialties. He also brings with him 25 years of real estate experience and over 15 years as Broker-in-Charge and holds the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. Offices he has held include: President of the Spartanburg MLS and Spartanburg Association of REALTORS as well as President of the statewide Palmetto Real Estate Educators Association.