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Ernie Vargas

Founder, The Probate Fox

Ernie Vargas purchased his first house in 1994, not really knowing what he was doing. He continued doing real estate part time while working full time jobs not really hitting the success he felt he was capable of. In 1999, after an accident that placed him in a coma he realized that life was short and he needed to make a major change as he didn’t want to continue to live a life where he had to ask a ”boss” for permission to take time off to spend quality time with his family, so he quit his job and went full time into investing.
It wasn’t until 2000 that probate hit his radar, which pushed him on the quest to learn all he could about this niche that no one had answers for. After many years of specializing in probate, he has become a true probate expert often helping even attorneys and their clients in the probate process. His ability to think outside the box coupled with his expertise in negotiating and marketing, has allowed him to help, as of today 847 investors, agents, and sellers get the deal closed. He is therefore, the secret weapon consultant to the who’s who in the secret society of 8 figure income earners of the real estate community.
Now Ernie not only has more time to spend with his wife and four kids traveling but he gets to do what he truly loves doing- helping everyday people create an exceptional real estate business through his automated, systemized way of doing real estate that gives them more money and personal freedom than they’ve ever had before.

Dr. Amanda Barrientez

Founder, NFA Money

Dr. Amanda Barrientez – known as “The Money Healer” – is the founder of NFA – No Fucking Around – Money, the host of the NFA Money YouTube Channel, the creator of The Money Blocks Profile™, and has been featured on over 100 podcasts.
Dr. Amanda’s 3-step NFA Money Formula™ gives entrepreneurs the roadmap to confidently attract easier money into their business. After going from food stamps to building a 6-figure business fast, she’s been on a quest to teach entrepreneurs how to uplevel their money mindset so they can make easier money with way less stress.
Start here with her Money Blocks Profile™: MoneyBlocksProfile.com

Burton Alicando

Senior Product Specialist, PropStream

Burton Alicando is the Senior Product Specialist for PropStream, the nation’s leading provider of multi-sourced property data. PropStream is specifically designed for investors and licensed real estate professionals and helps to simplify and accelerate the process of generating targeted, qualified leads.
Mr. Alicando began his career with an emphasis in technology and customer service. He has been with PropStream nearly since its inception and has played a key role in user training and customer experience over the last decade. His passion for Real Estate is evident and complements his technical expertise of PropStream. Mr. Alicando thrives on training effective use strategies of PropStream with individuals and large groups alike, both in-person and remote. You will hear his smile through the phone while his knowledge of the application, and data, helps hundreds of clients daily.
When Mr. Alicando is not engaged in a training session with new clients, he enjoys spending time with his 8 year old son, mastering video games, and reading comic books.

Rob Swanson

Owner, FreedomSoft.com

Rob Swanson is a pilot, ultra-marathon trail runner, backcountry skier, and serial entrepreneur. Married for nearly 28 years, he has 3 grown kids.
He has trained thousands of real estate investors to find and profit from real estate. An expert at lead generation, cashflow, and virtual investing, Rob has bought, fixed, flipped, and held real estate in over 20+ states, and 33+ different cities.
He is the owner of FreedomSoft.com, a powerful lead generation, sales and automation CRM for real estate investors.
An active real estate investor, Rob buys cashflow properties and has designed FreedomSoft to help people start, grow, and scale their real estate investing business making real estate investing simple and accessible to anyone.

Mark Willis, CFP®

Owner, Lake Growth Financial Services

Mark is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, a two-time #1 Best Selling Author and the owner of Lake Growth Financial Services, a financial firm in Chicago, Illinois.
Over the years, he has helped hundreds of his clients take back control of their financial future and build their businesses with proven, tax-efficient financial solutions. He specializes in building custom-tailored financial strategies that are unknown to typical stock-jockeys, attorneys, or other financial gurus.

Chris Prefontaine

Founder & CEO, SmartRealEstateCoach.com

Chris Prefontaine is a 3-time best-selling author of Real Estate on Your Terms, The New Rules of Real Estate Investing, and Moneeka Sawyer’s Real Estate Investing for Women. He’s also the Founder and CEO of SmartRealEstateCoach.com 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.

Zachary Beach

COO & Coach, SmartRealEstateCoach.com

Zachary is an Amazon Best-Selling Author of The New Rules of Real Estate Investing and co-host of the Smart Real Estate Coach Podcast. He is a Partner, COO, and Coach at Smart Real Estate Coach. In September 2020, they’ll be releasing a revised edition of Real Estate On Your Terms, which Zach will be co-authoring.
At the age of 25, Zach decided to leave the world of bartending and personally training and jump into the family business. It was one of the first big risks that he took in his life, as nothing was guaranteed. Plus, he knew absolutely nothing about real estate. Through hard work, in-house training, and implementation, Zach has now completed over 100 deals and growing. On top of that, he coaches students around the country on how to buy and sell property just like his family still does. Now, as a group, they buy and sell 10-15 properties a month with a predictable and scalable system, controlling between $20-$25 million of real estate at any one time with little to no money in the deal and no banks involved.
Zach has been in the business for over 4 years and now runs all operations of Smart Real Estate Coach, on top continuing to coach his students and Associates. He has an amazing wife Kayla and two small children, his son Remi and his daughter Bellamy. He is a prime example of how to be successful both in business and at home.

Nick Prefontaine

Partner & Coach, SmartRealEstateCoach.com

Nick specializes in working with lease purchasers, getting them into a home and on the path to home ownership. Nick has been working in the real estate business in some capacity since high school when he was door-knocking pre-foreclosures.
He has brought the team’s average Payday #1 from $10,000 in 2013 to over $28,000 at the end 2017. The nuances from the field that Nick will be teaching are invaluable.
Pick his brain and find out how and why he’s able to do this for the family team and their Associates around the country; mastering buyer discussions, secrets to higher paydays, and more.