About Us


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Who We Are

A family run business

D&R Buys Houses is a family run real estate investment company based in Douglasville, Georgia. The team consists of David Rivas and his son-in-law, Paul Kennedy. They work together to provide homeowners a quick, fair, and reliable option for selling their property. David and Paul have helped numerous homeowners navigate foreclosures, terrible tenants, property damage, and underwater mortgages. We serve all of western Georgia, including Douglas, Carroll, Paulding, and Haralson Counties.


Our philosophy explained

We believe in helping people. We help homeowners in all situations solve their property problems. Investors have a bad rap, but we are not out to take anything from anyone. We believe in providing fair offers for people faced with a difficult situation. We live in the community that we invest in. Unlike the large national companies, we care what happens to the communities we invest in around West Georgia, and it is our goal to provide the best experience possible with all of our clients.

How We Can Help

How D&R Buys Houses Can Help You

If you live in Douglasville, Carrollton, Hiram, Villa Rica, Lithia Springs, Powder Springs, or anywhere in between in West Georgia, we can help! If you are faced with foreclosure, a broken down house, an inherited house you don’t want, or terrible tenants, we can come to you, make you a free, no obligation offer and guide you through the process of selling your home with little to no hassle. We’ve helped dozens of homeowners out of financial and stressful pitfalls involving real estate, and we can help you too!

Services We Provide

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Terrible Tenants

Not everyone who becomes a landlord does so by choice. If you are like many of our clients who ended up with a money pit of a property and terrible tenants, we can help. We’ll take the property as-is with almost no effort on your part.

Foreclosure and Short Sales

Behind on your mortgage? 30-60-90 days late? Scheduled for sale on the court house steps? We can help you stop the foreclosure process and get out from under an underwater mortgage. We’ve negotiated with banks and helped homeowners stay in the homes.

Inherited or Probate

Losing a loved one is never easy. It’s all the more difficult when you are faced with a daunting probate situation. If you have ended up with a property that you have no interest in keeping and would be too costly to put on the market, we can help.

Un-fixable Houses

Have you found yourself in a house that is falling apart around you? Are things breaking faster than you can fix them? If the cost of maintaining a home is more than you can deal with, give us a call. We can purchase your property as-is with no need for you to do any work to the property beforehand.

Meet Our Team

A father-in-law and son-in-law run business

David Rivas
Partner | Renovations
David Rivas has been in the construction business for nearly 20 years. After moving to Douglasville in the late 90s, David has built up a successful and reputable painting and construction business, D&R Painting and Construction. When we buy a house in disrepair, David is the one who goes in and brings it back to life.
Paul Kennedy
Partner | Sales
Paul Kennedy is a licensed real estate agent in Georgia and has helped numerous homeowners navigate difficult transactions. Paul handles the buying and selling of properties for D&R Buys Houses. He loves talking about real estate and is always willing to offer advice on property issues.

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