Little About Us
This is my wife Yvette and my son Christian; they are everything that matters to me.
John was a Plumbing Contractor for 21 years. Yet he always had a passion for Real Estate, in 2013 he decided to make buying and renovating houses his full time job. Since then he has over 7 years of experience in the house buying business and has flipped over 70 houses adding to his experience in the business.
Yvette started off in the salon industry and worked in it for over 25 years. When John started his home buying business Yvette decided to get involved and got her certification in interior design from the Interior Design Institute in Newport Beach. She now leads the design team for all of our projects, making our houses look as great as they do.
John and Yvette were both born and raised in San Pedro. Since we are an active part of our community it is important to us to be honest with people, doing what we say we’re gonna do, be fair and leave people in better situations than when you found them.
The “John Medina Buys Houses” team has become one of the most popular and highest rated companies that buy houses for cash in Southern California, with some of the highest customer reviews in the state.
John Medina | Founder
I am the owner and founder of John Medina Buys Houses. I have been married to my wife Yvette for 12 years and we have an 11 year son named Christian. When Yvette and I are not working, we spend as much time as possible with our family and friends, who are lucky enough to live close by. John enjoys fishing and skiing. We enjoy camping as a family and spending time outdoors. As an active member in his church and community, John loves spending time volunteering and helping others.
Ricky Magana | Vice President
Ricky has spent over 15 years in the fitness industry, 10 of which he owned and operated a cross fit gym. Prior to joining John Medina Buys Houses, he was involved in the real estate industry starting in 2015 working for one of the top brokerages in the South Bay area. Ricky is passionate about helping people solve challenging problems and creating win-win solutions that works for everyone involved. In his downtime he enjoys spending quality time with his wife Emily, exercising and getting out in nature.
Peggy Kaelin | Acquisitions
Peg is on the front lines of our company as the first person you meet when you contact John Medina Buys Houses. Peg has a special knack for building relationships, solving problems, and connecting people. She hails from Vineland, New Jersey with over 20 years of experience in the corporate and hospitality world. She loves skiing, swimming and camping with her family. She now resides in the South Bay as a licensed real estate agent and real estate investor.
We Don’t Hide Behind Faceless Corporations
We are right in the communities that we buy in. In fact, we have a storefront in San Pedro and you can stop by anytime!
We believe we need to invest in the future of children in our community
Everyone has a cause they care about and for us at John Medina Buys Houses it’s the kids and families who need to be given a fair shot.
That’s why for every house we buy, we take a portion to fund the charities we care about!
Investing in the Future
This past year, we got involved with a private school located in Watts, CA the private school we partnered with was St. Lawrence of Brindisi.
Through this school and other local charities, we focus on under-served communities and helped give the children within these communities the tools to realize their own potential, go to college, and have successful careers.
One of the ways we do that is by sponsoring field trips for these under-funded schools where there simply aren’t enough funds for educational field trips.
Here is one we did a few months back, where we took 250 students on a whale watching expedition.
Why Sell Your House To Us?
Doing the right thing is always at the top of our core values list. When you work with our team, you can rest assured that you are getting a fair and honest service that always keeps your best interest in mind. There are a lot of companies that buy houses for cash and we know that when you are selling your home, something that has deep value to you you’re looking for a trustworthy, respectful and helpful team that can help you solve your problems. We’re able to help homeowners with every situation: foreclosure, property damage, tax problems, and even bad rental property. When you sell your home to companies that buy houses for cash, it’s important that you feel comfortable in knowing you’re dealing with honest and trustworthy professionals who will get the job done. With us, you can rest assured knowing you’re dealing with a fully accredited business with a reputation to prove it. Our team knows how to make the selling process quick, easy, efficient, and fair.