Gary Tole

Online Trading Academy
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Gary Tole has a successful career investing in and managing a wide variety of businesses and has been a real estate investor since 1996 with hundreds of deals under his belt. He has been a licensed Realtor since 2004 and leader of the “Tole Team” at Keller Williams in Dallas, TX since 2012 with the Certified Negotiation Expert designation.

As an OTA Real Estate instructor, Gary recommends real estate for the time freedom enjoyed by the active investor, potential for long term wealth appreciation, and the opportunity to create generational wealth and income. He says of his discovery of the tools available to OTA Real Estate students, “I was completely blown away. There’s nothing like it out there, saving countless hours of due diligence.”

Gary teaches multiple asset classes and also the Core Foundations lessons in OTA’s proprietary DEAL Board and Deal Tracker. “I see teaching as a passion,” he says. “I love people and I feel I can communicate one-on-one and to much larger groups while staying focused on all students’ needs.”


  • Marketing Major, University of Missouri
  • Studied at St. Louis University and Missouri Baptist College
  • Contractor’s Rep for a number of technology companies
  • Gary Tole Sales Company, owner
  • Fuji Photo Film, Sierra Online, D-Link Systems, Senior sales management
  • Created and presented, 17 Laws of Success, from the works of Napoleon Hill


  • US Markets


  • Real Estate


  • OTA Graduate in Equities, Futures, Forex, Options, ProActive Investor
  • Mastermind Community member
  • Holder of multiple “design and use” U.S. Patents
  • Holds certifications in General Life, Annuities and Real Estate with Certified Negotiation Expert designation
  • Avid musician, scuba diver, skier (water and snow), power boater, game hunter, marksman
  • Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish-Foundation and other causes
  • Proud father of 6 grown children, several of whom are active traders and real estate investors
  • Autobiography work-in-progress: “Waiting to Live—What to Expect when You’re Expected to Die"


Texas, USA

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