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At Bootstrap Homes LLC it is our goal to provide an updated, clean and safe home to our renters while providing solid returns to our partners.


John de Souza, President, MBA

Track Record Of Success

John is president and principal buyer of Bootstrap Homes, LLC, a real estate company focusing on helping distressed home owners since 2013.  After purchasing these properties we create a plan to repair, update and list for rent or to sell.

John graduated with two Bachelor degrees from the University of Central Florida in Economics and Business and a MBA from Rollins College in Winter Park Florida where he studied and invested in the stock market and wrote business plans for technology startups.

John has over 15 years’ experience in Corporate Finance for a Fortune 100 company while living in Orlando, Cape Canaveral and Dallas-Fort Worth.  He was responsible for business startups, applying a strong expertise in cost and schedule management while establishing budget baselines and presenting quarterly financials.

Currently, with over a dozen investment rental properties in Florida, Texas and Minnesota he uses an effective process of acquiring off-market properties for potential investment opportunities.   He has developed the skills in finding, maintaining, marketing and managing properties.  He has found success partnering with other investors and private individuals who are looking for higher returns backed by real estate.


John enjoys spending time with his children, new puppy, friends, traveling, playing music, gardening, cooking and studying solutions in providing housing for low income households (to decrease homelessness in our country).

Our Team

We work with a team of Real Estate Attorney's, CPA's, title companies, property appraisers, home inspectors, real estate agents, contractors and private lenders.


We are very proud of our partners who have contributed to our success in finding, purchasing, rehabbing and leasing properties.

Our office is in Arlington, Texas- the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth.
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