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.

care-website-headshotPatrick Tesner, Director of Education

Patrick is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Real Estate is his passion! What Patrick values most when it comes to real estate are the relationships with clients and fellow agents. Helping others is what it’s all about. As the director of Carolinas Academy of Real Estate, not only does he have the opportunity to educate his clients, but he’s also able to educate other professionals who share the same passions as he does. It always has been and always will be Patrick’s goal to be the best real estate agent he can be. He loves helping other individuals start their career in this wonderful industry.
Patrick enjoys being involved with the Spartanburg Association of REALTORS® where he serves on the governmental affairs and education committees. He is on the board of directors at the Spartanburg County Historical Association, serving as secretary. Patrick has been an active member of Holland Park Church of Christ in Greenville since 2015. You can reach Patrick at 864-310-0403 or by email at patrick.tesner@century21blackwell.com


gwen-2012Gwen C. Clary, Instructor – License #101

Gwen C. Clary 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, Instructor – 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.