Chris Prefontaine is the four-time best-selling author of Real Estate on Your Terms, The New Rules of Real Estate Investing, and Sell With Authority for Real Estate Investors. He’s also the founder of the Wicked Smart companies and host of the Smart Real Estate Coach Podcast.
With over 31 years experience in real estate, Chris’s expertise ranges from constructing new homes and owning a Realty Executive Franchise to running his own investments and coaching clients throughout North America.
Most of the time, franchising involves real estate. In our conversation today, Chris explains the difference between real estate strategies for franchisors and franchisees when thinking about locations and growth. Chris offers a lot of great resources for franchisees to learn about creative real estate and offers a wide range of real estate topics on his own podcast.
[2:35] – Chris shares his background and how his extensive experience in real estate has had an impact on franchising.
[4:15] – After the crash of 2008, Chris had to completely reinvent his business.
[5:25] – Chris describes the rules and methods used since 2008 and why these are important.
[7:31] – Lease purchase is another strategy and is great for franchisees.
[8:47] – What is Subject to Existing Financing?
[10:40] – Chris’s trainings and master classes are great for those who are looking to franchise.
[13:24] – Chris shares his experience as a real estate franchisee.
[15:01] – Who is the ideal client for Smart Real Estate Coach?
[17:30] – Banks are tightening up so commercial and residential lends itself well to creative real estate.
[18:28] – Chris is the host of the Smart Real Estate Coach Podcast that is great for a variety of listeners.