About HomeVestors®

We are the largest real estate investing franchise in the business.

Our Founding Story

Though we’re famously known for We Buy Ugly Houses®, there’s a lot more to HomeVestors® than clever marketing campaigns. Our company has a rich entrepreneurial history that began with founder, Ken D’Angelo, who took his years of experience purchasing homes and innovated the real estate market in Dallas, TX by launching the HomeVestors® of America, Inc. franchise in 1996. Almost immediately, he sold the first five independently owned and operated franchises.

A savvy business leader, D’Angelo created a framework that enabled franchise owners to leverage shared resources including a common vendor network, advertising platforms and a lead management system. This culture of collaboration resulted in a powerful network of real estate entrepreneurs. By systematically establishing a strong foundation, HomeVestors® flourished, becoming what continues to be one of the fastest growing real estate franchises in the U.S.

Today, there are more than 1,100 franchises across the country.

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Our Mission

HomeVestors’® mission is to help others through innovative processes and real estate solutions that positively impact neighborhoods one home at a time.

Our Vision Statement

“Improving lives through exceptional experiences.”

Our Winning Business Model

The cornerstone of the HomeVestors® business model is responsible business practices and high ethical standards. Our leadership team has carefully cultivated a real estate investor network of independently owned and operated franchises who pride themselves on adhering to the core values of service, innovation, and trust. HomeVestors® franchisees understand the benefit of teamwork; together they exchange best practices, give local market advice and share vendors.

The HomeVestors® business model is simple:

  • Upon Mutual Approval, the Franchise Agreement is Signed

  • Franchisees Receive Exceptional Training, Tools, Leads and Professional Contacts

  • We Help Franchisees Find Properties and Access Financing

  • Every HomeVestors® Franchisee is Assigned a Development Agent to Help Grow and Operate Your Business in Your Market

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Top 7 Benefits of Being a HomeVestors® Franchise Owner

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Our nationally recognized We Buy Ugly Houses® brand

25+ years of industry experience

Data-driven advertising cooperatives to drive awareness and leads in your market

A support team dedicated to the success of your business

Mentorship from experienced real estate investment franchisees

Access to industry leading Customer Relationship Management tools

Access to the ValueChek® proprietary home valuation platform

Franchisee Testimonial

“I believe we’re perfectly positioned as HomeVestors® franchisees to capitalize on opportunities because we have the contacts. We have established title company relationships. We have established relationships with the municipalities. But, specifically, we have relationships with contractors—they love to work with us. They know us and we know them. That’s the bottom line.”

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