Tim and Jennifer Westbrook purchase their first house. Renovations begin. A spark is ignited.
The couple starts investing in real estate, buying homes to renovate and sell. Their portfolio now includes five homes.
The real estate market is officially in the toilet, and so are their chances of selling their real estate for a profit. After a brief moment of panic...an idea is born.
Tim runs the numbers, Jennifer buys the furniture. The Westbrooks convert their properties into luxury vacation rentals, and Westbrook Vacation Rentals opens its doors for business. “If it works for us, it can work for you too”. Tim and Jennifer start helping others convert their properties into vacation rentals.
Their portfolio grows.... And grows...
December 2008 - June 2009
The team grows by hiring a new “chaos coordinator”, to
manage the day to day operations and client services...
Megan joins the team as the “Chief Creatologist”, partnering with Jennifer to run the marketing, design, and
“The Savior” Derek joins the team and we ask ourselves W.W.D.D. (What Would Derek Do?) He quickly becomes the resident Mr. Fix-it and general get it done dude.
What does the future hold for us? Well, none of us know for sure, but here are a few things we do know.
1. What goes up must come down (and then go up again). The real estate market will rebound; we just need to make it through to that point.
2. We love our clients, and hopefully, our clients love us
(after all without them, we’re nothing).
3. We’re hard workers. We put in long hours, and a lot of miles on our cars, and we love every minute of it! Why,
because that’s who we are.