Our Story

After buying our first rental property in the 90’s and helping out a single mom in the process, we got bitten by the real estate bug and it hasn’t left us since.

We started investing in rental properties, vacation rentals and flipping houses on a smallscale. But one big passion that has grown for us over the years is learning how to helpthe people we come in contact with. We realized early on that we enjoyed therelationships we made through real estate. The people we were working with had aparticular need and we found out that we could help fill that need in many cases. Whatwas fulfilling for us was that we could help homeowners solve what might be one of thehardest challenges they were up against. We were happy to realize that we were goodat figuring out ways to help homeowners get out of tough situations and move on withtheir lives.

Our Mission

“To truly help everyone we meet.”

Our Core Values

  1. Be of ​Service​, exude ​Integrity

2. Be ​Relentless ​in the pursuit of finding solutions

3. Take ​Ownership ​in everything we do

4. Collaborate​, create win:win solutions

5. Strive for​ Constant and Never Ending Improvement ​to be better in allthat we do, and all that we are

The Lorie Buys Houses Advantage

As you know, there’s no shortage of​ real estate investors or agents ​available to helpyou sell your home​.​ Realtors will want to list your home for sale, but before you can dothat you will need to fix it up, clean it and be out of the house for showings. It can takemonths to get an offer, and then you will likely have to deal with home inspections andrepairs, which can be a nightmare to deal with (and let’s not talk about the commissionsand closing costs you have to pay for). Plus you have to hope and pray that the buyersdon’t change their minds and cancel, then you have to start the process all over again.What does it mean to sell to an investor? Are they trustworthy or are they going to lureyou in with a high number, only to change that number on you as you get closer to theclosing date? Or will they keep their word and actually buy your house? Who do youknow who to trust?We hope you will see throughout the process of working with us that we stand out fromthe others. Our focus is on service with integrity, and our aim is helping. Unlikefollowing the traditional process with a realtor, when we buy your house it’s as is. Youdon’t need to clean it, repair anything or deal with excessive repair fees or paying forrealtor and escrow fees. The number we decide upon is the number you will receive.Also, we can close on your timeline. We can close as quickly as you’d like or we canwait until it’s convenient for you.Our bottom line is that we love spoiling our homeowners! You can rest assured that wewill take care of everything for you. Our focus is on service with integrity, and we aim tomake the transaction easy and simple for you.Ready to talk to us? Just reach out and we will be here for you! 🙂

Meet the Lorie Buys Houses team

Lorie – COO

The one who loves houses

Lorie learned about appreciating houses from her Grandma Dixie, who was an interiordesigner. She taught Lorie about appreciating beauty and Lorie inherited hergrandma’s love of design. Lorie discovered that real estate was an outlet to expressing that artistic side, and that a side effect of real estate was to make many friends and help people along the way. But, away from the business, Lorie loves relaxing andenjoying life with her husband and business partner, Mike and her two kids.

Mike – CEO

The one who is our fearless leader

Mike was born in San Diego, and moved around the country a bit with his family while his dad was serving in the Air Force. He eventually ended up as a teenager in Fallbrook, and spent much of his free time at the beach.  Even now, Mike loves to spend his time surfing.  He even travels to Indonesia whenever he can  to surf the best waves in the world in the Mentawai islands.  Mike loves talking with people, watching baseball and hanging out with his his wife, Lorie, and their two kids.

Joel – Marketing Specialist

The one who is our technology/marketing extrovert

Joel is a marketing professional who has worked in various industries over the past 20 years ranging from tech to consumer goods to medical practices to government contractors working with companies like Buck Knives, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, Armstrong Garden Center and O’Gara Coach. His talent and skills are a huge asset to Lorie Buys Houses and building our messaging and brand presence. Outside of I-Deal Homes, Joel loves spending time with his wife Jorie, watching sports, checking out cars and spending time with family and friends.

Christian – Sales Acquisition Manager

The one who talks with our customers

Christian contribute to the Lorie Buys Houses team in a number of ways including assessing needs, counseling clients appropriately and representing them on a variety of real estate matters. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing around San Diego’s beach communities, free diving, basketball, running and biking.