About Region Home Buyers

Region Home Buyers is a real estate company based in Highland, Indiana.  We’re a family owned business with an A+ rating from the BBB. Our focus is helping homeowners like you find solutions for your real estate problems.

We can help if you’re going through a foreclosure, can’t sell your property, or just need to sell your house for any type of reason. We purchase around 100 properties a year including single family homes, multifamily, commercial properties, and vacant land.

We have the professional expertise to buy real estate quickly. We can close on a property in as little as a few days. We have a team of professionals who focus on each individual’s needs. Plus we have funds ready so we can move quickly if you need us to.

Our Core Values

  • Always Have Integrity
  • Provide Exceptional Service
  • Give Back to the Community 

Meet Our Team


Justin Smits | Co-Owner

I began my investing career in 2011 with tax lien investing and diversified over the years into rehabbing houses, rentals, and private lending.  In 2015, I transitioned to a full-time investor with a focus on wholesaling houses. In 2016, I joined Adrien Chabot as an owner of Region Home Buyers.

Together we’ve been buying 100 or more houses annually in the Northwest Indiana area.  Our focus is on finding off-market deals to wholesale, rehab or keep as rental properties. I love helping people who want to sell a property without waiting months or years to close. If you have questions about your situation or a specific property you want to sell, we will listen and answer any questions you may have.

Contact Justin at Justin@RegionHomeBuyers.com


Adrien Chabot | Co-Owner

Real estate has been a passion of mine since I was a teen after seeing my uncle purchase and manage several small multi-family properties. I became a landlord by default in 2012 when I turned my personal residence (which was heavily upside down) into a rental. In 2015, I left my position as an insurance agent with a company I had been with for over 8 years to go full time in to real estate.

Since then, I’ve completed over 350 transactions, dozens of flips, and loaned on several projects for other investors. I received my real estate license in July 2017. I enjoy teaching and mentoring others in real estate investing. Most of all I enjoy seeing the weight lift from people shoulders when we are able to solve their real estate problems by quickly buying their house.

Contact Adrien at Adrien@RegionHomeBuyers.com


Dena Booker

Dena Booker is a customer service/sales specialist with over 10 years of experience. She is dedicated to excellence and helping people accomplish their goals in the best way possible.

Dena is from Merrillville, IN and currently resides in Merrillville,IN with her husband of four years. She is looking forward to starting a family and becoming a mother in the future. She is looking forward to becoming a homeowner in the spring of 2020.

She is committed to serving the people of her community and leading by example. She is involved in various ministry activities such as serving on the food bank committee at her local church, as well as the planning committee for various ministry activities. Dena has a positive go- getter mentality and is passionate, resourceful, perceptive, dependable and driven. She is excited to serve on the Region Home Buyers Team.

Contact Dena at Info@RegionHomeBuyers.com


Valerie Baumgart
Valerie is a Project Manager and Designer at Region Home Buyers where she designs, manages, and operates the flip-side of our business.
For the last 10-years Valerie worked as a new-construction project manager where she managed the exterior envelope scope of project-contracts ranging from $2M – $10M. After successfully closing out several Chicago-based projects, Valerie was sent to Philadelphia to establish satellite office, logistics, and warehouse operations. Valerie helps our company with her ability to manage several projects concurrently, establish standard operating procedures and develop business relations with valued contractors.
Valerie is married with three small children including boy/girl twins! In her spare time (ha), Valerie enjoys golfing, snowboarding and spending time with friends and family.
Contact Valerie at Valerie@HeartlandHomesCo.com

Reach Us Today By Calling (219) 401-1805