Team Timms farewells Ashleigh Snape, not only our trusted conveyancer from Fentons Conveyancing but also a loyal friend. Words cannot describe the loss felt by all in particular his wife Kathryn and 2 children. A foundation has been set up for Ashleigh's family and we encourage you to consider offering a donation to ensure his family is looked after in the coming months and years.
Another, And Yet Another Timms Real Estate Office Opens Its Doors
Team Timms is proud to share the videos of our expansion across Adelaide (along with our "old school" first opening video). We are a family owned, independent company who put our clients at the heart of every transaction - as it's the results that count. Thank you for being a part of our journey. We invite you to be a part of our success!
If January is a time for personal resolutions, July should be the time to make smart financial decisions for the year ahead. Draw a line under the year that’s been, and follow these five resolutions for a new financial year that brings wealth as well as happiness.
Really commit to a budget
It’s right up there with exercising regularly and going to bed earlier; we all know we should have a budget and stick to it, but few of us manage to keep up the discipline. With a number of good budgeting apps on the market, consider spending a small amount and investing in something like You Need A Budget which allows you to track your spending on the go all the time. If you’re looking to buy a home for the first time, evidence that you can save money is going to help your case immensely when it comes time to talk to the bank, so keep records now and the effort will pay off.
Set your goals for the year
Are you hoping to save for your first deposit, buy an investment property or pay down your mortgage? Set your goals down in hard black and white, including timelines and the dollars you’ll need to achieve them. Then look at the budget you created and see where you can cut. It’s only when you really understand what you have coming in and where it is going out that you will be able to make the changes that will allow you to save up for what you really want.
Pay down your debts first
There’s no point stashing away money in a savings account earning 1% when you have a credit card bill racking up 19% in interest fees every month. Make a list of your debts and the interest rate that applies to each, target the one with the highest interest penalty and pay it off as fast as you can. Once that one is gone, use the extra money to the next debt, and so on. This is called a ‘snowball’ approach to debt management, and it can be very effective.
Make time for joy
Too strict an approach always leads to failure, whether it’s a diet of straight celery sticks or a budget that needs you no room for fun. Make sure that you allow yourself little treats and build in an margin for those unexpected expenses, or you’ll get discouraged as soon as the first car repair bill comes due and give up.
Keep an eye on the goal
Remember those goals you wrote down? Stick them up somewhere. Make a chart. Do you need to save $10,000? Schedule a small reward every time I save 10%. Visual reminders of how far you’ve come and what you’re aiming for are very powerful motivators.
And above all, have faith in yourself. You can do this.
Timms wins REISA Awards
This has been an exciting week for Team Timms and we would love to share our news with you!
On Friday night the team attended the Real Estate Institute of SA Industry Awards, in which we were finalists in 6 Categories. We didn't expect to win them all but we were absolutely thrilled to win:
- Number One Residential Agency in South Australia (Medium)
- Silver Winner for Marketing and Communications
- Bronze Winner Property Management Agency (Small)
In addition to this, our newest office in Blackwood is opening shortly making this our third office in just 3 years. Also, the 8th October is our official Timms third birthday.
Only 3 short years ago we decided to make the bold break from the comfort of a franchise group to pursue our own dreams of creating a real estate marketing agency and we are thrilled with the results.
As always, it is the support of our team and our loyal clients who make all things possible - thank you!
Timms Networking Night Success
Recently Team Timms held a business networking event at The Highway on Anzac Highway. The aim of the evening was to connect business owners in a casual and fun 'meet and greet' format, to help create more referral business. The event was a huge success!
We featured three fabulous speakers - Simone Douglas from Social Media AOK, Jacque Opie from Inspire Training Solutions, and Kris Massie from Chi PT. Not only was the night relevant for business, we also raised funds for the Ladder Foundation - tackling youth homelessness. You can view photos of our night on our facebook page:
If you wish to attend our next Timms Networking evening please register with Judy Weckert 8471 6100.
"It was a great night. Good to meet so many positive people & business owners. Thanks Adam and Valerie Timms for the invite" Chris Albon - Crossing Road Mortgages
"It was a fantastic night, thanks for inviting us along" ~ Jan & Tony Trademark Painting SA
"I attended the 1st Timms Real Estate Networking Event held at The Highway on Fri 4th July and would like to thank the Timms team for putting on such an enjoyable and well organised night. I found the 3 guest speakers to be enlightening and helpful. I was able to create new business relationships through opportunities given throughout the night and will definitely be attending future Events. Thanks again for your support and I'm sure we will speak soon. Warm regards"
Jacinta from Urban Flooring
"I found Timms Networking evening at the Highway Hotel to be a wonderful blend of innovative business ideas, inspirational speakers and great opportunities. It was excellent to be able to meet such a wide variety of professionals from all corners of Adelaide and I feel that I made contacts that I will most certainly call upon in the future. Also the fact that there was a charitable element, being the auction for the 'Ladder' organisation, proved that Timms is a conscientious business, as well as one that clearly values community engagement. Well done Timms team."