About the Instructor


Gary Roland does not just teach to the end-of-course exam: Roland teaches so that the student understands real estate and can, therefore, pass BOTH the end-of-course exam and the state exam…and become successful more quickly in real estate.

    Licensed Real Estate Broker                Associate since 1978   Licensed Real Estate Instructor                        since 1983

Gary Roland has been full-time in real estate since 1978.  (Prior to that, he taught English in high school and college.) Immediately he became a million-dollar producer and has quickly become a multi-million-dollar producer.  In 1983 he received his Broker’s license and successfully served in management with one of Pensacola’s largest real estate firms from 1983-1993.  This combination of teaching, selling and management experience has made Roland an exceptional real estate instructor!

In 1983, Roland secured his Florida Real Estate Instructor’s License and has continually taught licensing courses ever since.  Seeing the opportunity to better aid students, he opened Roland, Inc. School of Real Estate in 1997.  Having a Master’s Degree and having taught and administered at the college level, Roland is an unequaled real estate instructor!  His background in sales, management, and education combine to make a unique, highly-qualified instructor.  He authored a much needed “The Nuts and Bolts of Real Estate–The Newer Agent’s Quick Start to Success” course to give newer students the tools needed to become more successful more quickly after getting their licenses.

Roland does not teach just to the end-of-course exam.  Many a student has taken such a class only to pass the end-of-course exam but find it impossible to pass the state exam to get their license. The purpose of Roland’s instruction is that the student UNDERSTAND the material: they then can pass both the end-of-course exam AND the state exam AND can be more successful more quickly after getting their licenses.

Roland’s instruction is dynamic and animated, giving the students pertinent illustrations and explanations of the concepts to make them memorable for the students.  Varied methods of learning and understanding are used since students differ in their means of comprehension and recall.

Roland is married and has 5 children and 13 grandchildren, and has served on the staff of The Heritage Baptist Church of Pensacola since 1975.  Esteemed among his peers, he served several terms as a Director on the Santa Rosa County Board of Realtors and also served as President of the Santa Rosa County Board of Realtors.

You are invited to attend our FREE Career Question & Answer Session on Tuesday, March 28th, from 5:30-6:30 pm at our school location at 8443 Pensacola Blvd., just 1 mile north of Interstate 10. We’ll be glad to answer all your questions about beginning a new career.

An evening Pre-License Class begins about every 6 weeks: a daytime Pre-License Class begins about every third month.

If you are considering a new career, or if you are even thinking about investing (buying or selling property), “YOU NEED TO GET ROLAND!” Call Gary Roland at (850) 748-6200–if he’s tied up showing property or teaching, leave a message. He does return his calls.