About Us

American Home Buyer is a local and family-owned real estate investment company that started here in Houston in 1998. We are not realtors. We specialize in buying residential properties in “as-is” condition. We have bought and sold hundreds of houses, townhomes, and condominiums in the Houston and surrounding areas (from Conroe to Galveston and from Katy to Baytown). The Better Business Bureau gives us an A+ rating, so you know you are dealing with trusted professionals.

Congratulations American Home Buyer in Houston! Winner of the Better Business Bureau Distinction Award in 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Locally Owned and Operated Right Here in Houston… We’ll Meet You Face-To-Face!

As you can tell from our testimonials from happy customers, American Home Buyer strives to make sure every home we buy puts the customer’s needs first. Of course, we need to make a profit, but you must get a fair price, so we always look for “win-win” solutions. We are real people, all living right here in the Houston area, with families just like you. We will meet with you and be accessible to you by phone anytime you need us through this process.

We also know it’s not just about the money.

You have other needs which we will meet. Obviously, you need someone you can trust, but you really need a buyer who understands and respects your situation. Not only do we understand “sticky” selling situations, but we can patiently walk you through these situations and answer all your questions along the way without wanting to back out as a retail buyer would. We regularly buy homes from homeowners going through a divorce, probate, foreclosure, bankruptcy, relocation, Medical Bills, Tired Landlords, inheritance, retirement, too many repairs, or just needing to move without the hassle of marketing their home. This is our expertise! But more than that…

We are Not Buying Your Home To Live In It!

Since we are not buying your home to live in it, we can close whenever YOU are ready. We can buy your house without needing it repaired or cleaned up. If you chose our cash option, then our offer is guaranteed and final. This means that we will not have contingencies in our offer as a retail buyer would. (A retail buyer’s offer will have contingencies for obtaining financing, approval of inspections, and a sufficient appraisal.) When we make a cash offer to buy your home, that is it. We have already done our own in-house appraisal and inspection, and we don’t need financing. We guarantee you closing at that price and can then move on with confidence with the next steps in your life. If you chose our Wholesale option, then the offer is contingent upon us securing an end buyer (this is explained in the agreement you will sign).

Who We Are NOT

  • Some Home Buying companies claim to send you on to “multiple investors.” These are usually wholesalers who won’t really buy your house, but flip the contract to other investors who will hopefully buy it. If we make you a cash offer, we are prepared to actually close and buy the house. We can also wholesale your property to our partner investors, but if we think that is a good option for you, we will always explain this clearly upfront.
  • We do not employ pushy salespeople and never use pressure tactics. We understand this decision is a big part of your life. A decision that requires a clear understanding of your options, with time to decide what is best for you. When we make you an offer, we will always be respectful of all your needs and rights, like your privacy and your time.
  • We are not realtors. We are an actual buyer for your property.
So… If you need a company you can trust with a proven record of being open and honest, you have found us! American Home Buyer has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and if you would like to read our history with them, just visit the BBB site.

If you have any questions or just want to learn more about us… please call us anytime!

Call Us Today at 713-255-9850!


The American Home Buyer Team

Mika Self
Investor and Manager

“Our Core Values are not just words on the wall, but truly a way of life. I am humbled to lead a team that embodies honoring God in all we do. Watching God work, in and through our team, to serve families that need to sell their house, is a true blessing. Other than time with my family, Monday is my favorite day.”


Arlene Bustamante
Arlene Bustamante
Home Buying Specialist

“The joy of helping others helps me excel in my role at American Home Buyer. I also cherish the supportive, prayerful environment and the wonderful people I work with. My Christian faith guides my work, embodying the principle of ‘What Would Jesus Do’.  Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my boys, rollerblading and cooking. My parents, who are retired Majors in the Salvation Army, instilled in me a strong sense of service which inspires me to meet and serve amazing people every day.” 


Ryan Oakes
Sales Director

“The most exciting part of working at American Home Buyer is the God First Culture. Then comes my interest in Real Estate and passion for being a leader. I have learned to be positive in all things because Christ strengthens me. In my free time I enjoy COFFEE, working out, fishing and cartoons with my kids. But I most love my family, a loud and talented mess of beautiful and amazing people!”


April Fisher
Customer Service Manager

“It’s easy for me to be passionate about my role at American Home Buyer because I love the feeling you get when you receive great customer service, and I want to spread that same feeling to others. Also, its pretty amazing to work at a company that openly gives glory to God in everything we do! In my free time, i enjoy video games and recently rediscovered my fondness for reading a good book. But my greatest love is spending time with family and my pets, we are a bunch of goofballs!”


Brad Murdoch
Sales Coordinator

“My favorite part of working at American Home Buyer is the mission to Glorify God. I also enjoy meeting people from all different walks of life, and helping them through the process of selling their home. Aside from work, I cherish time with my family (we have 3 kids!), as well as sports and shooting. I recently moved to Texas from Canada and that transformation for me and my family has really strengthened my faith.”


Adewale Adelusi-Adeluyi II
aka “Triple A”
Buyer

“I am passionate about helping others, which makes working at American Home Buyer a joy for me. I like that our priorities are God-First and then serving others. After work I enjoy time with my wife and children, family games, sports, and learning new things. I also enjoy movies where the characters overcome many challenges like Rudy, Shawshank Redemption, Rocky etc. I am grateful for the many things God has taught me through the challenges in my life, one of which was the miraculous birth of my two daughters”


Silvia Conchas
Customer Service

“I am most proud of my two children and love that American Home Buyer allows me to balance my work and family life. I also cherish our Christian values and family-oriented work environment. My Faith drives me to always do my best, as if I’m working for the Lord, and this makes me a better mom, wife and worker. In my free time, I enjoy the farm/ranch life with my family, where we are attempting to raise chickens!”


Rolly Leguizamon
Sales Coordinator

“I am proud to work for a company that supports my beliefs and is not ashamed about our faith in Jesus Christ. As a believer, I get to represent Him in my work by helping sellers and buyers accomplish their goals. In my free time, I enjoy biking and traveling. I come from a loving, caring, and brave family. “


Melissa Pedraza
Customer Service

“I am driven by my faith in Christ to help and connect with people, even in the smallest ways. Reading , photography and new movies are my favorite hobbies, but I love spending time with my family, going to church, and traveling. I am grateful that in my Customer Service role, I am free to allow my faith to guide me and bring joy and comfort to others in times of uncertainty. “


Timothy Austin
Buyer

“I feel like I am serving God by working at American Home Buyer because I have the freedom to serve others according to His Word. I have been married for 22 years and have 4 amazing kids, 3 of which are in college now. Most people would be surprised to know I used to sing in a Rock Band! When not working, I enjoy kayaking, rock-climbing, making music, and Improv Comedy. “


Mel Macias
Closing Coordinator

“I love the culture and flexibility at American Home Buyer, and that they truly support my values and lifestyle. It’s a space that upholds honesty, integrity, and accountability. In my position, I enjoy seeing transactions through from beginning to end. I am a proud mom to 3 beautiful children and I enjoy gardening and jumping in the pool. And yes, it is true, I love dipping my fries in ice cream! “


Lorraine Remata
Property Marketing Assistant

“I love that I get to be creative and fine-tune all of our property posts. Plus, its rewarding that lots of people get to see my work! For fun, I enjoy video games, reading and learning Japanese, but I especially enjoy coming up with short stories that I post online for writers to use. My favorite thing about American Home Buyer is how we Honor God in all we do. Its comforting that God is always there to strengthen me and push me forward to pleasant surprises. “


Heather Barnett
Office Coordinator

“Working at American Home Buyer feels more like family than a job. This career choice has been a blessing for me and I love the culture. In my spare time I like to read, paint, explore the outdoors, and listen to music. I have two amazing boys who always keep me on my toes. “


Chad Tiburcio
Data Assistant

“At American Home Buyer, I love the knowledge I gain from my colleagues and our commitment to charities. My role allows me to exercise critical thinking and improve my logic. On weekends, I enjoy family time in parks, home improvement, and movies. Surprisingly, I can lift more than twice my weight! I am also a proud husband and father. My faith gives me strength and wisdom to pull through all of life’s challenges. “


Monica Gicana
Property Evaluation Assistant

“At American Home Buyer, I love being included on an amazing team with a common goal, and getting to have work-life balance. My role allows me to have significant contribution, even from the background. In my free time, I enjoy quality time with my family, pets, music, and video games. I come from a loving family with two siblings and a supportive mom. This company truly aligns with my values and lifestyle. “


Katie Powers
Operations Director

“At American Home Buyer, I love our Christ-centered culture and the opportunity to make a significant impact on God’s kingdom through our work and  all the charities we support. Our team is incredible, and I love how God brought together such a unique group of people to carry out His work.  I’m a mom to four amazing kids and two dogs, and I enjoy being active in their sports and my church’s worship team. Fun fact: I started college at 15, built my first house at 20, and once had a mini-farm with over 60 chickens! ”


Scott Baker
Chief of Operations & Marketing 

“Working for American Home Buyer allows me to live out my faith in Christ as well as pursue my passions for Marketing and Business. I was fortunate to have parents who were in Real Estate and moved us around the world to places like Iran and Dubai. I enjoy drumming, painting, and spending time with my family, especially our 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. “


Carter Hedges
Marketing Assistant & Office
Coordinator 

“I think the thing I like most about working at American Home Buyer is how kind all my colleagues are and our unique prayer culture – we pray about everything! On weekends, I like to explore national parks with my large family and three dogs. Surprisingly, I’m quite acrobatic from my parkour days. Once, I even survived getting lost on a mountain! As a Christian, I strive to excel in all I do and I enjoy seeing happy faces when I can lend a helping hand. “


Matthew Longoria
IT and CRM Assistant

“I’m a tech enthusiast driven by my passion to help others. At American Home Buyer, I love our welcoming family environment where we work as a team towards a common goal, serving God.  My role allows me to utilize resources to help others. Our Christ-like values inspire me to better myself in all I do. In my free time, I enjoy watching sports, playing video games, chess, running, and horse riding. You’d be surprised to know, I’ve ridden in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo parade! “


Our Vision, Our Mission, and Our Values


Our Mission

Serving God and those in need

in the Houston community and around the world.

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”

– 1 Peter 4:10

Learn more about AHB Cares here.

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