HomeVestors of America®, also known as We Buy Ugly Houses®, has a dedicated company vision to transform the real estate industry so that everyone wins.

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 85,000+ 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 900 franchisees spanning across 45 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 HomeVestors®  / 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 so to 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

Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc. is the largest professional house buying franchise in the U.S., with more than 85,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors® recruits, trains and supports its more than 900 independently owned and operated franchisees that specialize in building businesses based on buying, rehabbing, selling and holding residential properties. Most commonly known as the “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company, HomeVestors strives to make a positive impact in each of its communities. In 2017, for the 12th consecutive year, HomeVestors was among the prestigious Franchise Business Review’s “Top Franchises,” and ranked on the annual Dallas 100 for the sixth time. HomeVestors was also recognized as the 21st fastest growing franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine, number 52 on the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur Magazine, and number 200 on the Franchise Times Top 200. For more information, visit www.HomeVestors.com.

Contact HomeVestors® 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 HomeVestors® 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!