About CLI

Continual Learning Institute (CLI) has been a leader in real estate education since 1983. We are fully approved by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission and have helped thousands of people obtain their Tennessee real estate licenses. More people in middle Tennessee have selected CLI to get their licenses than anywhere else. A vast majority of students attend as referrals from brokers and other satisfied students. Real estate agents and brokers statewide choose CLI for their ongoing continuing education requirements.

You can be assured of a quality education and experience at CLI!



Meet Our Instructors:


Bill Schlueter:

Bill Schlueter was a military instructor in the Army. Following his time in the service, he received his real estate license in Virginia, then transferred his license to Tennessee. Bill has been a real estate instructor at CLI since 1991. He is Instructor Training Institute certified, and was awarded Tennessee Real Estate Education Foundation Educator of the Year in 2018 by the Tennessee Association of Realtors. Bill holds the Graduate of the Realtor’s Institute designation,  and is a licensed Tennessee Real Estate Broker.  For fun, Bill loves camping with the Boy Scouts and performing live music as a solo pianist or with his Big Band. He is a Life Member of the American Federation of Musicians.


Brenda Akin:

Currently Brenda lives in Cape Coral, FL. She grew up in North Carolina, but has lived and traveled the world partially due to her service in the United States Air Force. After having her son, she felt it was time for her to leave the military and was Honorably Discharged. After the service, she went back to college and majored in Accounting with emphasis in Tax. She eventually moved to middle Florida for 9 years where she became a Real Estate Licensee. She continued her Real Estate Career in Nashville for over 20 years. Brenda received her Brokers License in 2001, which then led her to open her own small real estate business. Now, she loves living back in SWFL again with her son’s family less than a mile away so she can be with her two small grandsons. Family is everything.


Margaret Taylor:

Margaret, a Nashville native, attended CLI in 1992 and has been a licensed Realtor since that time. She was inducted into the Million Dollar Sales Club her first year of selling real estate and quickly became a lifetime member. Throughout her career, she has been the recipient of numerous sales awards including platinum, gold and silver sales awards and the educational achievement award. In 2016, Margaret graduated from Nashville School of Law earning her Juris Doctorate. She continued selling real estate until 2020 when she joined Ivey Title, LLC as an attorney, concentrating on residential real estate transactions. She began teaching at CLI in 2022.


Sheree Qualls:

Sheree is from Memphis, Tn. and began her real estate career in August, 2000.  Sheree moved to middle Tennessee in 2001 and has enjoyed a successful career as a top sales agent.  In 2006, she became a Managing Broker for a large firm in the Nashville area.  Sheree has been active in the local Realtor association as past Chairperson of the Membership Committee and past member of the Professionalism & Ethics Committee.

Sheree enjoys her two dogs, painting, playing her ukulele and browsing antique stores.  She loves to travel, especially to Ireland.  She is committed to providing a great experience to her students in her classes.


Why Select CLI?

Our mission is to help as many students as possible pass their real estate exam and continually improve their education to enjoy a successful real estate career.

  • 40+ years of successful experience
  • Day, evening, weekend schedules
  • Virtual Pre-licensing classes available
  • Textbook and all materials included in fees
  • Experienced instructors active in the industry
  • Comprehensive Exam Prep Course available
  • Member of BBB and Chamber of Commerce
  • Refund policy
  • Individual tutoring available
  • Full service staff to assist you
  • Tennessee Real Estate Commission approved

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Real Estate Prelicense Courses Continuing Education Courses  Broker Courses




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