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Chris Prefontaine Real Estate Coaching

Chris Prefontaine

Chris is the best-selling author of Real Estate on Your Terms: Create Continuous Cash Flow Now, Without Using Your Cash or Credit. He’s also the founder of SmartRealEstateCoach.com and the Smart Real Estate Coach Podcast.

Chris has been in real estate for over 25 years. His experience includes the construction of over 100 single family and duplex homes (mostly 1990’s and selectively to date), has owned a Realty Executives Franchise (Massachusetts 1994-2000) as broker / owner which maintained high per-agent standards and eventually sold to Coldwell Banker in 2000. The 2000’s included coaching ½ million and higher REALTORs® in order to scale & automate their business throughout the US and Canada. He also participated (and still does selectively) in doing condo conversions (multi-family homes to condos) and “raise the roof” projects (converting single family ranches to colonials in growth neighborhoods).

Chris has been a big advocate of constant education and participates regularly in high-end mastermind groups, as well as consults with private mentors. He runs his own buying and selling businesses with his family team, which buys 2-5 properties monthly, so they’re in the trenches every single week. They also help clients do the same thing around the country.

Chris and his family team have done over 80 million in real estate transactions. They mentor, coach, consult, and actually partner with students around the country (by application only) to do exactly what they do.

Nick Prefontaine Real Estate Coaching

Nick Prefontaine

In 2003, Nick was in a snowboarding accident that left him in a coma for over 3 weeks. The doctors told his parents that he probably wouldn’t walk, talk, or eat on his own again. Less than 3 months later, he was running out of Franciscan Children’s hospital. Now a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer, Nick speaks to groups that benefit from his message of overcoming adversity.

Nick grew up in the real estate industry and got started on his own at an early age. Most notably, he was knocking on Pre-Foreclosure doors at 16 and 17, doing up to 50 doors a day. This experience helped shape Nick’s real estate career.

Now, Nick specializes in working with lease purchasers to get them into a home and on the path to home ownership. Regardless of a buyer’s credit situation, he looks at their complete financial picture and comes up with a plan to get them into a home.

Kayla Beach Real Estate Coaching

Kayla Beach

Kayla Beach is General Manger of Operations for Pre Property Solutions and Chew Publishing, Inc. dba/Smart Real Estate Coach, helping manage over $20 million in property between the family business and Associates around the country. Kayla grew up with a real estate background. She has been involved with many raise the roof, rehabs, and new construction projects and also excels in detailed, organizational work behind the scenes.

Kayla graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 2008 and continued her education at Johnson and Wales University to study Equine Business Management/Riding. After attending Johnson and Wales, her interest in helping animals grew. She then went on to the University of Rhode Island, where she was the Captain of the URI IHSA Equestrian team for 3 years and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and Technology. Kayla continued her commitment to the Equestrian team by becoming the Assistant Coach/Manager and helped coach the team to a regional win, as well as many individuals to Zone finals and Nationals. Kayla currently resides in Newport, RI with her husband Zachary.

Kayla enjoys educating both sellers and buyers about the unique options the family company has to offer. She also enjoys working with the Associates who are seeking to develop their own real estate businesses. Her energy and skill sets are enjoyed and appreciated by everyone she works with. She continues to educate herself in the real estate field and has other entrepreneurial business interests with her husband and family members inside and outside of the real estate industry.

Zach Beach Real Estae Coach

Zach Beach

Zach has been around the real estate business for over 7 years, coaching and mentoring in a numerous ways throughout the real estate world. Zach graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 2008 and enrolled at Bay State University to focus on Management/Marketing. He then continued his education at UMass Dartmouth, majoring in Marketing with a minor in Finance. Throughout his college years, he worked in the restaurant industry.

Zach’s current focus is helping our Associates from many backgrounds and situations, looking to start or continue their REI business. He specializes in speaking with sellers to find the best option for them. He helps acquire 5-10 properties every month between the family business and Associates. It was a natural fit for him to be involved in this part of the business because, at heart, he is a problem solver and a people person. His skills in marketing and finance have allowed him to thrive in such a short period of time in this business.

Zachary is always educating himself and is always striving to become the best he can be. He is constantly looking for ways to sharpen his skillset in order to educate others.

Zach Beach Real Estae Coach

Lauren Bulk

Lauren grew up on Aquidneck Island with a love for soccer and giving back to the community. Her family has run and organized several events over the years to benefit those in need. The charity that is close to her heart is the 3 Angels fund, which raises money through donations and has a yearly event which supports locals that are going through cancer treatment. The money that is raised at the event directly benefits those in need. It helps fund treatments of those going through cancer and funds grants that help those less fortunate. The grants allow locals of Aquidneck Island to get the treatment that they deserve, even if they have fallen on hard times.

Lauren graduated from Salve Regina University in 2015. During her time at Salve Regina, she had success on the Women’s Soccer Team and was even a captain by her senior year. She continues to stay involved in the sport by coaching the girls at her alma-mater high school.

Currently, Lauren is in charge of managing the database and coming up with effective campaigns and systems to best help everyone that is involved with Smart Real Estate Coach. Whether you know it or not, Lauren probably had a hand in your involvement with Smart Real Estate Coach.

Zach Beach Real Estae Coach

Ryan Staples

Ryan is the Director of Creative Media at Smart Real Estate Coach. He joined the company in October 2018 and handles many areas of our digital branding and in-house marketing, including video production, graphic design, and web development.

He began designing websites when he was 10 years old. Not long after that, he got his hands on a camcorder and started playing with analog video editing, casting his younger brother and sister to act in sketches and short films that he wrote. In 2011, Ryan got an account management job at a business consulting firm, eventually working his way up to the position of Creative Director. He prides himself on the personal touch that he brings to media production work, ensuring that it’s coated with a professional sheen, but never looks automated or overly produced.

Ryan is a passionate fan of Boston Sports. In his free time, he enjoys reading, art, film, and writing as a creative outlet – be it short stories, novels, films or television scripts. He’s also been performing stand-up comedy since 2010, working all of the major clubs and casinos in the area. Ryan lives in Worcester, MA with his wife and son.

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Please note that Chris Prefontaine or Chew Publishing, Inc. DBA/ SmartRealEstateCoach.com earnings are in no way average and that any examples provided should not be considered typical as your results will vary on many factors. If you think you can get rich by simply clicking a button or allowing others to do all the work than we recommend you do not invest your money in any educational program or business tools it will not be a good investment. Our team is here to support you and we hope that you make buying decisions because you are also dedicated to success.

From time to time we send emails promoting other company’s products or services and may earn commission for doing so. It is important to realize that while we only send products that we believe will help your business, we do not recommend investing into anything without doing you own due diligence. Like with anything in life, in order to succeed you will need to put forth effort and be persistent. And finally, any information provided is education and cannot be taken as legal or financial advice.

We are not attorneys. Laws change in every State from time to time. Always check with your attorney before buying and/or selling real estate for the applicable laws, etc. These laws may or may not affect some of the techniques we teach. There are no laws to our knowledge that can STOP you from profiting in real estate, but you'll need to seek a qualified local real estate attorney.

As of the posting of this disclosure, we are aware of laws in the following areas that are different from the other States. This is not all inclusive and only those that we are aware of:

  • Texas-lease/purchase restrictions unless you comply with local changes.
  • Maryland-foreclosure laws within 20 days of foreclosure. We don't teach foreclosure. Some restrictions buying subject to existing mortgages.
  • North Carolina-comply with 3-day right of rescission as well as recording agreements when doing lease/purchase.
  • California -Foreclosure property laws. We don't teach foreclosure.

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