Who is American Home Buyer?

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 Better Business Bureau Distinction Award in 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

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
MIKA SELF
Investor and Manager

 Mika has been buying homes in Houston since 1998. He is a self-taught entrepreneur with a background in finance and sales. Mika is a great husband and father, he’s actually pretty funny, and is not too bad on the basketball court!
Arlene Bustamante
ARLENE BUSTAMANTE
Buyer

Arlene has a background in Property Management and Credit Consulting. Careful, her positive attitude is contagious!
David Kennedy
DAVID KENNEDY
Buyer

David has been in sales most of his life. He is a family man and a great Basketball Coach for some of our youth!
kelley
KELLEY ANDERSON
Buyer

Kelley’s background is in sales and real estate. He enjoys fitness, outdoor adventures, and family time. Kelley feels blessed in helping people sell their homes by providing a great service that can be trusted!
juan
JUAN AGREDO
Buyer

Juan’s background is in sales and entrepreneurship. Juan worked hard at an early age playing soccer in Colombia, which in return opened up many opportunities for him in the U.S.
Blair Carrens
BLAIR CARRENS
Buyer

Blair has a background in sales and loves helping people. Blair served in the Air Force and can tell some interesting stories about refueling planes in the air!
TIMOTHY AUSTIN
Buyer

Timothy has been in sales since graduating from Texas A&M. When he’s not spending time with his wife and four kids, he loves rock climbing, hiking, disc golf, and taking improv comedy classes.
chip
CHIP CLESTER
Sales Director


Chip has a background in Sales & Management. He loves the outdoors, mountain biking, and Jeep adventures. He is ready to help you sell your home by providing great service.
ROLLY LEGUIZAMON
Sales Manager

Rolly handles Investor relations. His background is in insurance and investments. He is a family man and is very involved in his church, serving on the Welcome Team for 20 years. He is a Past President of the Bellaire Lions Club.
RYAN LEISS
Appointment Manager

Ryan is the person who will help you set your appointment. His background is in management and finance. Ryan played college basketball and is an exceptional coach for a local high school!
JOSELYN RAMOS
Customer Service

Joselyn is one of our customer service representatives. She was born and raised right here in Houston, Texas! Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her beautiful daughter and play soccer.
THERESA IVIE
Bookkeeper


Theresa was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and has a lengthy background in bookkeeping. Outside of work, Theresa enjoys running, coaching volleyball, and spending time with her family.
HEATHER BARNETT
Closing Coordinator

Heather is the person who will help coordinate your closing with the title company. Her background is in management and real estate. She enjoys spending time with her two sons, reading, fishing, and traveling.
josh
JOSH MISLAN
Marketing Technologist

Josh Is our marketing technologist. His background is in marketing, management, and sales. He moved from the sunny state of Florida to join our team and enjoys health, fitness, and tech. and videography.
MELISSA MACIAS
Closing Coordinator

Melissa is the person who will help coordinate your closing with the title company. She was born and raised in Houston and is a new mom! Her background is in customer service and real estate. She likes taking care of her pets and gardening.
KATIE POWERS
Operations Director


Katie manages the office operations and closings. She has 15+ years of experience in real estate, and she can often be found blasting Christian music at home, singing and dancing with her husband and 4 young kids!
Scott Baker
SCOTT BAKER
Chief of Operations & Marketing   

Scott is responsible for overall operations and marketing. His background is in marketing and Real Estate. He and his wife love RV camping and spending time with their 9 grandkids and great-grandkids.

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