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."
On Tuesday night, Team Timms conducted a VIP Gold Class Movie Night at Event Cinemas Marion, for some of our most loyal referrers.
Seats were limited, so we plan to hold another one in the coming months, as there are many more of you we would love to invite and thank.
We enjoyed drinks on arrival and snacks, plus a tasting plate and more drinks brought into the luxury cinema. All whilst we relaxed, watching the wonderful new movie, Chef.
The movie was an inspiring tale of following your passion and getting back to simple family roots- a theme that most likely resonates with many of us.
Our VIP's left with a specially created glass award, and some local Willunga wine.
I think all would agree it was a wonderful night and we look forward to our next one.
Head to our Facebook page to check out photos of the night!
If you have anyone you would like to refer to our team, please call us on 8471 6100.
Happy Home Hunting!
changes are soon coming into effect regarding the first home owner grant.
in south australia, the first home owner grant of $5,000 is scheduled to end 30 june 2014 and be replaced by a $15,000 grant for new homes only, up to the value of $575,000.
the stamp duty concession for first time buyers of up to $21,330 is also scheduled to end 30 june 2014.
to qualify, there are also some forms you will need to complete for revenue sa.
-first home owner grant application and lodgement guide.
-confirmation of settlement and lodgement for registration form.
if you are looking to invest in your first home, below are some hints to get you started.
1. be clear on what you can afford-seek the advice of a broker.
2. review your finances.
3. build up your savings account.
4. pay down debt and tidy your credit history.
5. take advantage of any grants or incentives.
we would love to assist you in the purchase of your first home, so please feel free to call us on 8471 6100.
we have many wonderful homes for you. we can also recommend a broker who can review your finances. or to get more information about the proposed changes and how they may affect you, visit: revenuesa.sa.gov.au.
happy house hunting!
did you know, for national investors, the australian median house price rose by 13.1% to $598,000 in december 2013, the biggest yearly rise since 2010.
in adelaide, the median house price also rose by 2.5% to $410,000.
with this in mind, here are some tips for you if you are shopping for a house or an investment property.
buying a home:
when you buy a home, you look for a property with the accomodation you need, in an area that you want to live in, within your budget.
buying an investment property:
for an investment property, you are doing exaclty the opposite.
property investment is about finding a property in high demand and short supply that will go up in value substantially over time.
it is this balance of market opinion and underlying demand which ultimately determines its investment performance, both in terms of income and capital growth.
so before you start looking at properties, ask yourself these four questions:
-why am i buying property?
-is my objective financial or personal?
-what do i want this property to do for me?
-how will this property affect my financial situation, now and in the future?
for more information on investment properties or buying a home, please contact our team from timms.