About Real Estate Academy of Colorado

About Real Estate School of Colorado

Carrie Lukins and Preston Smith

Carrie Lukins

Owner/Managing Broker, REALTOR®, ABR, CNR, SRES

Carrie Lukins is an award-winning, top-producing Realtor® based in Colorado Springs, CO. Over the past 11+ years, she has helped hundreds of families buy & sell homes across the Front Range. She has been awarded Gold, Platinum and Diamond Awards for sales. Her brokerage, Sellstate Alliance Realty, was awarded the Best Workplace by the Gazette in 2018 and 2020. She is one of the most trusted Real Estate Agents in Colorado.

Preston Smith

Owner, Employing Broker (Pueblo), REALTOR®, MRP

Preston Smith moved to Colorado in 1978, and “grew up” in the Pikes Peak region. First starting in Teller County, and then relocating to Colorado Springs where he attended Wasson and Mitchell High Schools. After graduating, his primary focus has centered on self-education through sales, and management courses provided by various different employers. This focus has accorded Preston with numerous national sales and customer service awards over his career.

Preston’s focus is now centered on residential service, and more specifically helping first time homebuyers and clients with military relocations. His specialty revolves around FHA and VA loans, with an extremely high emphasis on assisting military families. He is both a proudly certified Military Relocation Professional (MRP), as well as an affiliate for Colorado Springs Homes for Heroes.

With over 29 years of direct customer interaction experience, he is a huge proponent of straightforwardness and working with his clients, from start to closing and beyond, in the home buying or selling process. Nowhere else is this better exemplified than when it comes to working with a client on their very first house. His personal philosophy is that as his client’s representative he should be honest, patient, communicative, knowledgeable, present, and involved in every single aspect of their transaction. From negotiations, to walkthroughs, to inspections, and much more there is almost nothing he isn’t willing to assist with. His goal with every single client is to ensure their experience is the best that it can be.

“The best compliment that I can ever receive is a referral to friends and family from my clients. “