DALLAS, Nov. 14, 2012 (PRNewswire via COMTEX)
HomeVestors, also known as the We Buy Ugly Houses® company, is equipping its 260 franchise owners in 36 states with a mobile app that helps them to accurately evaluate a property, develop a list of repairs that need to be made and accurately estimate the cost of repairs so that home purchase decisions can be made on the spot.
"Our franchisees spend 70 percent of their time on the go, evaluating houses all over their respective locations," says Ken Channell, co-president of HomeVestors. "In the fiercely competitive market of single family investment real estate, our franchisees need to be able to complete their due diligence research, make a home purchase decision and make an offer in minutes not hours or days."
The mobile app, called ValueChek, incorporates a national home improvement supplier to provide real time home repair costs to our HomeVestors® independently owned and operated franchisees and was developed by Nitro Mobile Solutions a leading provider of enterprise mobile application solutions.
"Nitro demonstrated to us that they knew more than just mobile technology. They could connect our business and its historical IT applications and Home Depot's website to a mobile app," said HomeVestor co-president Dave Hicks. "We expect that ValueChek will translate into increased productivity and efficiency, and help to ensure that we take advantage of opportunities we may be missing."
About Nitro Mobile Solutions
Nitro Mobile Solutions' mission is to transform the way businesses interact with their customers, partners and employees with unique combination of custom development and its powerful mobile applications platform, NitroSever(TM). Headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, NMS has reported explosive growth, delivering more than 200 apps in the past year alone.
For more information, visit www.nitrosolutions.com.
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 www.homevestors.com.
SOURCE HomeVestors of America, Inc.