Jeremy Brandt (born August 24, 1978) is an American serial entrepreneur and the Founder of We Buy Houses, Fast Home Offer, 1-800-CashOffer, and Calucro. He is a regular contributor to Forbes and other media outlets where he speaks on real estate and entrepreneurship.
During the dot-com boom, Brandt was active in the Dallas technology community and served as a Director of Infrastructure for the eBusiness consulting company Scient.
Fast Home Offer
After the dot-com bust Brandt began buying, fixing, and selling houses in Texas. He then founded Fast Home Offer, a technology company that uses the Internet to connect home owners who want to sell quickly with qualified real estate agents and investors.
Brandt founded 1-800-CashOffer to offer marketing, branding and training services to real estate professionals.
We Buy Houses
In 2012 Brandt purchased the company We Buy Houses. In 2013 he re-launched the company, catering to all aspects of the real estate investor lifecycle.
Brandt is an active member in Entrepreneurs' Organization, a global non-profit for entrepreneurs. He is a board member and has served as President of the Dallas chapter and is a founder of the Fort Worth chapter. He is currently (as of 2019) Chair of the Global Governance Committee.
Brandt has been quoted in the media as an expert on real estate, the housing market and small business activity, including regular appearances on CNBC, CNN, FOX News, and USA Today.
Brandt opposes the use of Bandit Signs by real estate investors. He states they are often posted illegally on telephone poles or street corners, create litter, can be intentionally confusing to consumers, and are often used by scam artists or novice house flippers.
Short Sale Fraud
In 2011, Brandt exposed extensive fraud by banks demanding kickbacks from real estate agents to approve a short sale, threatening to foreclose if they were not paid. The story was covered by CNBC and others. The fraud exposure included recorded phone conversations with bank employees making kick-back demands of real estate agents, and suggesting the payments be made outside of the HUD-1 settlement form, a clear violation of RESPA laws.
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