Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc. is the largest professional house buying franchise in the U.S., with more than 65,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors® recruits, trains and supports its independently owned and operated franchisees that specialize in building businesses based on buying, rehabbing, selling, renting and holding residential properties.

HomeVestors has more than 660 franchises spanning 45 states throughout the U.S. and is America’s #1 home buyer. The first and only franchised company of its kind, HomeVestors franchisees specialize in buying homes in need of repair and helping homeowners in ugly situations. Known as the “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company, HomeVestors strives to make a positive impact in each community where it operates.


HomeVestors was founded by Ken D’Angelo, a former real estate agent in Houston and Dallas for 20 years. In 1989 he saw an infomercial pitching a two-hour video that taught people everything they needed to know about home buying. “I just took that idea one step further and into a specialized area,” D’Angelo told The Dallas Morning News in 2003. “No one likes to buy ugly houses, so I thought, ‘Why not do it myself?'” He opened an office in East Dallas as a one-man business and in 1996 HomeVestors launched its franchise program.


In 2015, for the tenth consecutive year, HomeVestors was among the prestigious Franchise Business Review’s “Top 50 Franchises,” a distinction awarded to franchisors with the highest level of franchisee satisfaction. In 2015 HomeVestors was recognized as the 19th fastest growing franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and in 2016 the company is number 91 in the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur Magazine. The company has been included in the Hottest 125 Franchises as published in Opportunity World, in the Best Real Estate Franchises in 2013 as published in franchisehelp.com, and in the fastest growing private companies “Dallas 100″ list by SMU Cox School of Business in 2015.


HomeVestors offers a win-win situation: sellers receive cash quickly for their properties, and HomeVestors® franchisees acquire properties to improve neighborhoods one house at a time. HomeVestors franchisees transform ugly houses in need of repair into beautiful homes.

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