Creative Real Estate Investing Approaches and Strategies

Guest: Chris Prefontaine, Real Estate Investor & Author

There are many real estate investing strategies out there and some of them come from having to be creative. This week’s podcast guest Chris Prefontaine, Real Estate Investor & Author, did just that and came up with a new niche strategy after the 2008 market crash that has made him very successful.

Chris provides insights and advice on buying and selling on terms. He also walks us through his own creative rent to own strategy that combines with vendor take backs that have proven to be very successful. His main message is that during these crazy times, you can do it, the only thing stopping you is you.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Things Canadians need to learn in order to invest in the U.S
  • Defining terms investing
  • Advantages of owner financing
  • Markets to invest in and why
  • What does an average deal look like
  • The VTB process and tips for approaching sellers

Chris Prefontaine is a three-time best-selling author of Real Estate On Your TermsThe New Rules of Real Estate Investing and Moneeka Sawyer’s Real Estate Investing for Women. He’s also the founder and CEO of and host of the Smart Real Estate Coach podcast.

Chris has been in real estate for almost 30 years. His experience ranges from constructing new homes in the 90s and owning a Realty Executive Franchise to running his own investments (commercial & residential) and coaching clients throughout North America. 

Today, Chris runs his own buying and selling businesses with his family team, which purchases 2-5 properties monthly, so they’re in the trenches every single week. They also help their associates and students do the exact same thing all across North America, working together on another 10-15 properties every month. 

Having been through several real estate cycles, Chris understands the challenges of this business and helps students navigate the constantly changing real estate waters. 

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