About us

Congratulations on deciding to pursue a career in real estate! As you consider where to get your education, the Real Estate Academy of Colorado is the premier online real estate school in Colorado! Powered by A Plus Real Estate school, we are approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. We want you to be the best you can be. We offer study sessions and an internship while you are going through school. Once licensed we provide a mentoring program to help jump start your career. The Real Estate Academy of Colorado is your best choice for your pre-licensing education. We have three different pricing options - one for every budget!
We provide you with the best exam prep in the industry, all included with our low tuition rates! The Real Estate Academy’s pre-licensing course provides you with EVERYTHING you need to pass your course and pass the National and State licensing exams! There are no hidden fees and you can learn without pressure, at your own pace! Choose The Real Estate Academy of Colorado and watch yourself fulfill your dreams!

About the founders of rea

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 has been a resident of Colorado since 1978 and is a trusted and respected member of the Colorado Springs community. With over 29 years of direct customer interaction experience and numerous national sales and customer service awards, Preston is a huge proponent of straightforwardness with his clients from start to closing. Preston’s focus is 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 a proudly certified Military Relocation Professional (MRP), as well as an affiliate for Colorado Springs Homes for Heroes.

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