Who We Are

We Buy Houses

Proud Start, LLC was formed by Chris Music and Denise Smith, long-time friends who share a passion for real estate and helping others. We specialize in working with homeowners like you to develop a solution for almost any situation. We pay cash for Bay Area houses and close fast.


We understand that selling your home is not an easy task, it is difficult to say goodbye to a place where you have created cherished memories. However, often this is the best thing you can do to improve your circumstance and the faster you sell the better off you’ll be. Our customer service and flexibility are second to none.


We are here to help you solve your Real Estate problem. We can work with just about any: situation, condition, timeframe, price, or special request. Fill out the contact form or give us a call, we will be in touch promptly for your free personal consultation.



To provide a fast, fair, and stress-free option for homeowners throughout the Bay Area who are looking to sell their house. Through our efforts we aim to build community by supporting local charities.


Charity – Proud Start Gives Back


We believe strongly in helping those in need and in building community. As a result of this principle Proud Start, LLC donates $500 - $5,000 to a local charity for every house we buy, amount depends on purchase price. By working with us you are helping improve your situation as well as those in need. Our favorite causes to support are:


  • Children, making sure the next generation is well fed and well educated

  • Battered women, helping our mothers and sisters regain control of their lives

  • Military, thanking the people who fight for our freedom

  • Animals, preserving nature’s beauty and a balanced ecosystem


Fill out the form to the right to get started. There is no obligation. We buy houses for cash so that you can sell your house in the easiest, most hassle-free way possible.


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"Almost any sale of property is stressful, but this went easy. Chris and Denise are friendly and Helpful!"


- Adell P,  Fairfield

"Chris and Denise did everything they said they were going to do, took a big load off of my shoulders!"


- Karen A,  Vallejo

"It was a pleasure working with Chris and Denise at Proud Start, they really helped me out of a tough situation."


- Gene S,  San Francisco

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