It’s hard to keep a small business up and running, and that’s why I’m taking the time today to celebrate the accomplishments those of us at Hermit Haus Redevelopment have achieved since we decided to incorporate at the end of September, 2015. We’ve workd on a good number of houses, and made money by wholesaling, rehabbing, selling at retail, and holding properties for rental income. We’re keeping our eyes open for new strategies and ways to deal with the changing markets where we work.
And of course, we remain focused on our mission to create a better life for everybody. That’s so important.
We’re a bit unorthodox, in that we have chosen to split our efforts between suburburbs of a large city (Austin) and properties in smaller cities and towns. It’s good to have a niche! And it’s been important to us to share what we’re doing in our blog, Facebook, and Twitter feed, so that we can encourage other investors and rehabbers to look outside the box for properties that aren’t being snapped up by inexperienced buyers willing to overpay for sad houses.
Our team has grown, and we’ve worked with some great folks along the way. Thank goodness for all of them! And YOU, our readers, followers, and fans have also been great for us. Your encouragement, ideas, and support have kept us going when things are challenging, and given us confirmation on our direction when things are going well.
As we branch out to new adventures, rearrange our priorities, and adjust to changing times, we remain committed to working together to make the world a better place, one happy house, business, or multi-family property at a time! There are more new and interesting projects just around the corner!
We hope you enjoy the thoughts of some of our team members about their experiences with Hermit Haus in the sidebars here.
You can also head down memory lane by visiting our 2017 anniversary post.
Last year at this time, Mandi was writing a series of posts introducing you to the team. That was a lot of fun! We were working on the Taylor house, Russell had started an investment club, and Lee and I were still going to all those real estate seminars.
In 2016 we didn’t blog about the first anniversary of the company, but we did post on Facebook. I’d like to show you those, but, do you know what’s hard to do? Go back on Facebook and find older posts. I’m good at this stuff, and I still can’t do it. Anyway, in 2016, we were experiencing a slow time, but were about to close on the Ash house, and about to close on the Travis Avenue properties where our Cameron office has been for the past two years. Wow, time really does fly!
As we shift our goals and priorities to deal with changes in the market and new challenges, we remain glad to have committed to working with each other and getting a wide variety of perspectives on what we do.
Happy blog-a-versary to us!