719 Heroes at Sellstate Alliance Realty is proud to serve the Pikes Peak Region as Homes for Heroes® Affiliates. We have partnered together to honor the heroes of our hometown through both real estate transactions and raising awareness for local organizations and charities. Our REALTORS® are compassionate, experienced, and highly qualified real estate agents, but we are so much more than that. We are your friends, your neighbors, and your biggest supporters, and we are proud to give back to those who have served on behalf of this place we call home.
We are grateful to know and help every client, every hero, and every person we come into contact with through whatever means available, whether that means another successful house closing, a $55,000 donation to 27 K-9 Officers at Colorado Springs Police Department, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Woodland Park Police Department, Fountain Police Department, and the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, or being an annual sponsor for organizations like TESSA, St Jude’s Foundation, VetFest, Pikes Peak to Zero, and more!
We are proud to serve as your real estate agent through the buying and selling process, and we are proud to honor and give back to the ultimate sacrifice our heroes have made.
719 Heroes is proud to be a part of the Sellstate Alliance Realty Brokerage, who was awarded the 2020 Best Workplaces award by the Colorado Springs Gazette for effective corporate leadership, successful business performance, employee engagement, and customer retention.
What an incredible honor it was to have our very own Carrie Lukins as a 2019 International OCR Humanitarian Finalist. This award recognizes those who serve others with compassion, selflessness, and integrity, with no expectation of compensation.
We are proud to be REALTORS® with Sellstate Alliance Realty & Property Management, a trusted, respected, and preferred agency in Colorado Springs. The growth of Sellstate is due to the level of results, customer service, and integrity that this company holds, and we are proud to call this agency "home!"
Carrie spent her childhood in Alaska with her 10 siblings and she grew into her teenage years in New Jersey. She started learning the Real Estate world from her father who was a custom home builder. After moving to Colorado, Carrie met her husband in Grand Junction, and shortly after he joined the Army and moved all over the world with their 3 children. They settled down here in the Colorado Springs area where Carrie decided to pursue her passion for Real Estate.
Carrie is now an award-winning, top-producing REALTOR® in Colorado Springs, CO. Over the past 13 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 & Property Management, was awarded the 2018 Best Workplace by The Gazette. Carrie continues to grow her team is one of the most trusted Real Estate Agents in Colorado.
Carrie devotes her time to giving back to her community. She is the founder of The COS Network, a local nonprofit that gives back to the Colorado Springs community via charitable actions and contributions. She is also involved in giving back as a Homes for Heroes® Affiliate with 719 Heroes, rewarding the Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters/EMS, Teachers, and Healthcare professionals. She honors our Heroes with 25% of her commissions, as a reward for their heroic efforts, when they sell or purchase a home with her as their REALTOR®.
Carrie devotes herself completely to her clients and helps them with one of the biggest decisions of their lives to ensure they are happy with the home they live in.
Preston B. 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 past employers. This focus has accorded Preston with numerous national sales and customer service awards over his career. After 5 years at Sellstate Alliance Realty, he partnered with Carrie Lukins and became a co-owner of Sellstate Alliance Realty and Property Management, Sellstate Alliance Realty South and Sellstate Alliance Realty East in February of 2021.
Preston’s focus is now centered on residential real estate services. More specifically, helping first time homebuyers and clients with military relocation. His specialty revolves around FHA and VA loans, with an extremely high emphasis on assisting military families. He is the Co-Founder of 719Heroes, a proudly certified Military Relocation Professional (MRP), and an affiliate of Homes for Heroes. He is, also, the Vice President / Treasurer of The COS Network, a local nonprofit that gives back to the Colorado Springs community via charitable actions and contributions. He is extremely involved in giving back to the Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighting / EMS, Teaching and Healthcare communities. Through the 719Heroes group efforts, he rewards heroes with 25% of his commissions for their heroic efforts when they purchase or sell a home with him as their Realtor®.
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.”
Choosing a real estate agent who has the tools, skills, and experience to make your dreams come true can be as challenging as the home buying or selling process itself. Let me make it simple for you. I offer over 19 years of hands-on experience in Real Estate Sales, Property Management, Office Management, and Employing Broker, with complementary academic training in Business Administration.
My diverse experience in real estate, continual education, and focus on delivering world-class customer service has made me capable of guiding my clients through high-pressure situations while providing high-quality customer service. Good communication is the cornerstone of any successful relationship. You can count on me to provide you with the information you need on a schedule and in a manner that suits you best.
Janalynn Bingham has called Colorado Springs home her entire life. Growing up and graduating from Falcon High School, she has seen the growth of the entire area. After continuing her education at the University of Colorado, she married her high school sweetheart and has 2 children and one granddaughter. When her brother passed suddenly in 2012, making sure her nieces were taken care of also become a priority.
Her passion is helping clients get into a home they will love for the season they are in it. It may be a 4-year duty assignment, first home, retirement home, or empty nest home. They are all exciting. Giving back a percentage of her commission to the heroes is her reward.
Her passion has always been real estate and she finally made it her career in 2015. She has won awards for her sales in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She goes above and beyond to ensure her clients are well taken care of. Always having their best interest in mind from beginning to end. As a certified negotiator, she is not afraid to go after what they want.
To learn more about who we are and what we do at 719 Heroes at Sellstate Alliance Realty, contact us today. We can see if you qualify for Homes for Heroes® rewards, and help you buy or sell your home. As Colorado Springs REALTORS®, we connect heroes with real estate opportunities and rewards across the Pikes Peak Region!