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 and remodeling them for resale. We have bought and sold hundreds of Houston area Houses, Townhomes and Condominiums…  and we would love to buy yours. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, so you can know you are dealing with trusted professionals.

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

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 its 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 like a retail buyer would. We regularly buy homes from homeowners going through 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, and our offer is guaranteed and final. Meaning: we will not have contingencies in our offer like 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 an offer to buy your home, that is it. We have already done our own in-house appraisal, inspection, and we don’t need financing. In other words, once you have our agreement to purchase your house, its over. You are guaranteed a closing at that price and can then move on with confidence with the next steps in your life.

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.   We are the ones who actually buy the properties!  If we make you an 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!   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 – Appointment Manager       Arlene is the person you will likely talk to first if you need to sell your home. Arlene has a background in Property Management and Credit Consulting. Careful, her positive attitude is contagious!
David Kennedy
David is one of our Purchasing Managers. David has been in sales most of his life. He is a family man and a great Basketball Coach for some of our youth!
Blair Carrens
Blair is one of our Purchasing Managers. Blair has an 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!
Rodolfo is one of our Purchasing Managers. Rodolfo has an engineering background and is billengual. He is a family man with two boys and is none for being the master of Dad Jokes!
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
ROLLY LEGUIZAMON – Transaction Coordinator
Rolly is the one who will assist you with your closing. 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.
CHUCK HOSKINS – Sales Manager
Chuck handles Investor relations. If we sell a property to other investors, Chuck is the man. Chuck’s a family man with a long background in Real Estate Investing. If you need a deal- he is your guy.
LISA POWELL-Marketing Technologist
Lisa Is our marketing Technologist. Her background is in marketing and sales. She is the proud mom of a US Marine, a US Soldier and a university student.
CHRIS TUSHIM – Customer Service
Chris assists our Appointment team. He will likely be the one you first speak to about selling your home. Chris is a native Houstonian, who loves baseball. He is currently pursuing his degree in Finance.
Patricia Shaw
PATRICIA SHAW – Office Manager
Patricia maintains office services by preparing payroll, managing tenants and bookkeeping. She has been the captain of her Rodeo Committee for the past 3 years. When not at work, she is chasing after her two adorable kids.
Scott Baker
SCOTT BAKER – Marketing Director     
Scott is responsible for all marketing and helps manage the acquisitions process. His background is in Marketing and Real Estate. If you get a little yellow postcard in the mail, he’s to blame!


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