About We Buy Ugly Houses®.


Originally founded as HomeVestors of America in 1989, the We Buy Ugly Houses franchise model became available in 1996. Since then, HomeVestors and We Buy Ugly Houses franchisees have purchased 125,000+ homes nationwide.

All cash home buyers

We Buy Ugly Houses franchisees are home buyers who purchase “ugly” homes. This includes homes that are difficult to sell for a number of reasons, and also homes that have their owners in ugly, captive situations. We pay cash to purchase these homes from their owners, rehab them, and then sell these homes to investors or buyers, or rent them to tenants.

In doing so, we’re home buyers who help the owners get out of their “ugly” housing situation so they can finally move onto a new life, and we provide outstanding opportunities for renters and first time home buyers while dramatically improving neighborhoods throughout the process.

HomeVestors franchisees

HomeVestors of America has approximately more than 1,100 franchisees spanning across 47 states and growing. The HomeVestors business model includes systems and standards that help to ensure the responsible business practices and high ethical standards of our franchisees.

The We Buy Ugly Houses franchise is a low-cost opportunity for investors interested in building wealth through their own real estate investment business. Our unique franchise opportunity includes proprietary software that franchisees use to build their business by giving them the tools to evaluate homes for purchase and estimate repairs. We also provide mass advertising campaigns and direct selling campaigns that help our franchisees identify investors and home buyers with a stake in area neighborhoods.

HomeVestors provides consistent support to our We Buy Ugly Houses® franchisees. We help them build their real estate portfolios by acquiring homes at discount prices, renovating them, and then either selling them to home buyers or renting them.

Company awards and honors

  • Hottest 125 Franchises as published in Opportunity World
  • Best Real Estate Franchises in 2013 as published in franchisehelp.com
  • Six consecutive years on the “Franchise 500” list put out by Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Four consecutive years on the “Fastest Growing Franchises” list put out by Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Four consecutive years on the fastest growing private companies “Dallas 100” list put out by SMU Cox School of Business
  • Eight consecutive “Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Award” by FranchiseBusiness Review

HomeVestors of America / We Buy Ugly Houses is currently the only real estate franchise on these lists. In addition, the Franchise Business Review included HomeVestors on their “Top 50 Franchises” list for the eighth year consecutively. This is a prestigious honor as it is only awarded to franchises with an exceptionally high level of satisfaction from franchisees.

Contact We Buy Ugly Houses to Learn More

Whether you’re a homeowner with a need to sell your ugly house, someone looking to buy or rent a home, or an investor seeking a franchise opportunity, HomeVestors is excited to speak with you.

Give We Buy Ugly Houses a call anytime at 866-200-6475 or fill out the contact form on our website. We’re home buyers, happy to answer your questions or help you into a home or out of an “ugly situation”. It all starts with contacting us, so call or submit our website form today!

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