RAMS Investing Putting Your Best Interests to Work
Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger
In 2008, the national economy was rife with the stock market crash, corporate bailouts and high unemployment, and such was the new normal for all Americans. Amidst the financial chaos, Realtors Jason and Dustin Royer felt the heavy weight of the economic impact on their business. They needed a solution, their own kind of bailout.
Home foreclosures started popping up like popcorn, and soon the real estate landscape was full of them. That’s when the Royers created a solution that saved their business and saved their clients.
The brothers reached out to private investors, asking them to invest in properties whose owners needed to fix up and sell quickly. Offering a much more secure investment option than the stock market, the program was a win-win for the Royers, investors and homeowners. Their business caught on quickly by word of mouth.
Since the brothers started RAMS Investing in 2008, they’ve rescued hundreds of homeowners in desperate need of selling a home due to difficult circumstances like the death of a family member or moving a family member to an assisted living or nursing facility. RAMS Investing rescues the homeowner by coming in and offering a fair purchase price based on repairs and updates needed. Once the repairs and updates are complete, RAMS resells the home, making a favorable return on investment. Jason says, “We’re totally transparent and up front with our customers. That’s how we earn their trust and their business.”
Even now with home inventory being much tighter, the Royers are constantly finding innovative ways to make the market work and have even won awards for their work. In May 2016, Remodeling Magazine, a national publication, honored RAMS in their Big 50 list as one of the top remodelers in the country. Remodeling Magazine honored RAMS again a few months later as one of the top 550 largest full service remodelers nationally. Inc. Magazine, which has been the premier print publication for entrepreneurs and business owners for more than 30 years, recognized RAMS for being one of the fastest growing private companies in the country for the second consecutive year.
The Royers’ creative solutions continue to evolve. Jason’s wife and friend started Humble Hands (www.humblehandsinc.com), offering a solution for usable items abandoned in the homes rehabbed by RAMS. Humble Hands has helped provide countless families in need with clothing, furniture, appliances and much more.
RAMS is poised to continue on their path of success, not only in revenue but helping people in need in the community. For more information on RAMS Investing, visit RAMSinvesting.com.