HomeVestors, the 'We Buy Ugly Houses' Company, Honors Franchisees With Top Performance Awards for 2009
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DALLAS // PRNewswire // -- HomeVestors® of America, Inc., known as the "We Buy Ugly Houses®" company, announced at its annual convention in December that WFI Properties, Inc. (Houston, Tex.) has been named its "2009 Franchise of the Year" as well as the "Top Closer of 2009." C&C Residential Properties, Inc. (Dallas, Tex.) was awarded the "Top Seller of 2009." Evolution Properties, Inc. (Dallas, Tex.) earned "Rookie of the Year" for a first-year franchise. Brian Loughrige with Springfield Property Management, Inc. (Springfield, Mo.) was named "Top Buyer of 2009."
"Our franchisees' performances show how real estate investors are helping the housing market recover across the nation," said David Hicks, co-president of HomeVestors of America. "As the local franchises for HomeVestors, the 'We Buy Ugly Houses' company, they are buying houses from people who often are in difficult situations and need cash, and then rehabbing the houses. We applaud their contribution to improving the lives of people and their local real estate markets."
HomeVestors "Top Closers for 2009" included:
Abbott Real Estate Investment Group, Inc. (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.)
Kansas Real Estate Development, Inc. (Wichita, Kan.)
PGL Properties, LLC (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Resource Properties, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.)
RHO Enterprises, LLC (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
SNL Realty, LLC (Chicago, Ill.)
Specialty Homes, LLC (Richmond, Va.)
Spirit Properties, Inc. (Chicago, Ill.)
Springfield Property Management, Inc. (Springfield, Mo.)
Symphony Real Estate Services, LLC (Seattle, Wash.)
The Home Liquidator, LLC (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Tierra Del Sol Real Estate Solutions, LLP (El Paso, Tex.)
Trademark Properties, LLC (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
HomeVestors "Top Buyers" for 2009 were:
Mike Fouts, JIG Holdings, LLC (Norfolk, Va.)
Eric Strung, SNL Realty, LLC (Chicago, Ill.)
"Rookie of the Year" runner-up was:
JIG Holdings, LLC (Norfolk, Va.)
Top Closers are franchisees that purchased the largest number of homes in need of renovation in the convention year. Top Sellers are franchisees that sold the most homes in the past year. Rising Stars demonstrated progressive growth in home-purchase closings (homes bought) year over year. Top Buyers are those who work for a franchisee and purchased the most homes for that franchisee during the convention year. Each HomeVestors franchise is independently owned and operated.
Photos of the awardees with company mascot UG the caveman are available on request.
About HomeVestors of America
Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc., the #1 buyer of houses in the U.S., was incorporated and began franchising in 1996. The first franchise company of its kind, with about 200 franchises in 33 states, HomeVestors trains and supports franchisees that specialize in buying homes (discount properties) and rehabbing them. Most commonly known as the "We Buy Ugly Houses" company, HomeVestors strives to make a positive impact in each community. In 2009, for the fourth consecutive year, HomeVestors was among the prestigious Franchise Business Review's "Top 50 Franchises," a distinction awarded to franchisors with the highest level of franchisee satisfaction.
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