Rio Grande Valley Native, Flower De Raadt, Returns Home to Buy Ugly Houses and Motivate Students to Reach Their Dreams
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Rio Grande Valley Native, Flower De Raadt, Returns Home to Buy Ugly Houses and Motivate Students to Reach Their Dreams

HomeVestors, America’s #1 Home Buyer, better known as the "We Buy Ugly Houses®" company, makes its debut in the Rio Grande Valley on October 2013. Professional home buyer, Flower De Raadt, returns home to give back to Valley Student Leaders.

McAllen, TX (PRWEB) October 12, 2013 - Professional Home Buyer, Flower De Raadt, will be inspiring over 1,000 student leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley as part of the Skills USA District 13 Fall Leadership Conference on October 12, 2013 at Veterans Memorial High School, Brownsville, TX.

Flower De Raadt represents HomeVestors of America – America’s #1 Home Buyer, better known by the billboards that say "" already being seen in Hidalgo County. With over 12 different creative buying strategies in her toolbelt, Flower is a rising Hispanic female leader in her industry who is able to help homeowners out of Ugly Situations in a quick fashion.

Flower’s journey began at Edinburg High School under the direction of Ms. Susan Smith in the Media Technology Department from 1995-1998. Where she was an active VICA (now Skills USA) member becoming a District Officer then State Secretary in 1997, and winning various competitions on the District & State levels, and finally the Natl. Bronze Medal in Job Interview in 1998.

Flower says, "VICA (Skills USA) provided a platform to develop my leadership and social skills during my teenage years. Above all, they gave me the confidence, determination, and strength needed to succeed in whatever I put my mind to in my professional career. I’ve used what I learned in Skills USA over and over again."

She looks forward to inspiring Skills USA District 13 student leaders from South Texas to hone the skills being learned today and build upon them through their lifetime.

"I enjoy giving back," she said. "What better place than to give back to the organization that opened my eyes to the unlimited possibilities and opportunities life can offer with hard work and dedication."

Prior to real estate, Flower’s career path included managing marketing and sales for authors and speakers under her firm – Authority Marketing for over 10 years where her clients were recognized by Fortune Magazine, President George W. Bush, & many industry publications. Her dream job in High School was to be a part of the music business, which she did in her early 20’s while handling international marketing & distribution for artists at EMI Music in Nashville, TN.

Through her career endeavors, Flower has interviewed, been mentored by, and connected with business authorities such as Sallie Brown- wife of Mack Brown (Head Football Coach of the University of Texas Longhorns), Eric Trump (Donald Trump’s Son), Steve Wozniak (Co-Founder of Apple Computer), Dave Hester (from Storage Wars), and many others. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from American Intercontinental University.

Flower has recently returned to the Rio Grande Valley and resides in McAllen, TX with her husband and two daughters. You can follow her on or If you are needing to sell your house fast visit To learn more about franchise opportunities with HomeVestors of America or invite her to speak to your group, you can call 956-502-0437.

About HomeVestors of America Inc.

Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc. is the largest buyer of houses in the U.S., with 50,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors trains and supports its independently owned and operated franchisees that specialize in buying and rehabbing residential properties. Most commonly known as the "We Buy Ugly Houses®" company, HomeVestors strives to make a positive impact in each community. In 2012, for the seventh 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. For more information, visit

About Skills USA

SkillsUSA helps students discover and grow their career passions. As a nationwide partnership of students, instructors and industry working together, SkillsUSA works to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It helps every student excel. The nationwide career and technical education (CTE) student organization serves more than 300,000 high school, college and postsecondary students—and their instructors—in technical, skilled, and service occupation instructional programs. CTE is learning that works for America. SkillsUSA has the active support of more than 1,100 corporations, trade associations, business and labor unions at the national level. Over 11.2 million people have been annual members of SkillsUSA since its founding as The Vocational Industrial Clubs of America in 1965. SkillsUSA programs teach leadership, citizenship and character development to complement technical skill training. The organization emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety. For more information, visit


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