Timms Tube - Press Play To Experience
Given the popularity of video content and you tube, we have decided to create our own series of informative videos for our valued clients of Timms Real Estate. How often do you google something only to find a sea of words, and wish there was a simple and short video to explain the answer to what you are seeking?
Over the coming months, our website will undergo a radical change, evolving to create a seamless transition from words to video. Words are still vital too, however there will simply be less of them.
The topics we aim to cover will range from new legislation on both the sales and property management side, to home styling and our key hints to obtaining a premium sale price. We will also be providing content for tenants on how to best look after their rental property and handy hints on how to win that dream property. If you feel a particular topic, or topics would be relevant to you please feel free to tell us.
So, away with the words - the link to our very first Timms Tube is below. Enjoy!
Adam and Valerie Timms and the Team from Timms Real Estate.
Timms Real Estate has raised over $12,000 for a range of South Australian charities by organising fundraising events with local organisations.
The “Halloween Hoot” at Port Noarlunga Surf Life Saving Club, raised $4,400, encouraged small to medium sized businesses in Adelaide to network with other businesses and to raise money for a great cause.
Timms Real Estate and McLaren Vale III Associates hosted one of the last local fundraisers of the year, the Halloween themed fundraiser, for Ronald McDonald House Charities, on the 31st of October.
The night was great fun with those attending dressing up in Halloween attire, a live auction, photo booth, side show alley which consisted of games from apple bobbing, coin tossing and a trick or treat wheel. It was great to see everyone get involved and have a few laughs along the way.
“As part of being a more socially responsible and community orientated business, we pledged to raise over $10,000 by the end of 2013, by participating in various charities events wherever we can,” Director of Timms Real Estate, Mrs Valerie Timms said.
“So far we have raised money for Heart Kids, St Vincent De Paul Society, been a part of the Longest Table Fundraiser and raised money for breast cancer. We want to show people that a little bit goes a long way.”
McLaren Vale III Associates Managing Director, Mary Greer partnered with Timms Real Estate for this event to play a part in ensuring local charities had some support as we head towards the Christmas season.
“We wanted to raise money for this fantastic cause so we teamed up with Timms Real Estate to host this event and encourage small to medium businesses to become responsible and proud to be associated with Ronald McDonald House Charities,” McLaren Vale III Associates Managing Director Mary Greer said.
“We were honoured to be a part of an event that has the potential to make such a difference to families and even prouder to be hosting the night with another community minded business.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities previously celebrated 20 years of work.
Ronald McDonald House Charity is an independent, non-profit organisation that helps seriously ill children and their families.
We are inviting you to be a part of the “Halloween Hoot”! Come along!
Ronald McDonald House Adelaide has accommodated more than 3000 rural families. The House provides support with all the “home comforts”, to families whose seriously ill children are receiving treatment at the nearby Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Enjoy a night of networking, food, wine tasting and fun as we raise money for this worthy cause!
We look forward to receiving your payment and seeing you on the night
Timms Half Awards - a day of learning and fun
This Thurday the whole team took half a day to meet at the fabulous Angove Winery in McLaren Vale, for team building, tasting local cuisine, wine tasting and partaking in their Half Yearly Awards.
Darren Williams from Face The World, facilitated some awesome and fun team building events.
We are very proud of our whole team and would like to give a special mention to:
Jason Mills and his team (Tia Willett and Josh Corbett) for winning -
Top Listings (Sales)
Judy Weckert and the Rentals Team (Roberta, Marissa and our newest arrival Kate Dennis) for winning:
Top Listings (Overall)
Sarah Davey part of Team Adam and Valerie Timms for winning:
Top Personal Assistant (Volume of Sales)
Well done Team Timms, we look forward to a fantastic finish to 2013.
Pet Friendly Rentals Have An Advantage
A recent article in the Residential Property Manager magazine suggested the following:
Landlords that allow pets in their rental properties have a competitive edge in the market, according to the author of a study into the systematic stonewalling of tenants with pets.
Dr Emma Power from the University of Western Sydney's School of Social Sciences and Psychology, told News Limited that tenants with pets find it tough to find a property.
“We know that about 60 per cent of Australians have pets and that about a third of households rent,'' Dr Power said.
“So something I'd like to get to the bottom of with our study is why agents and landlords wouldn't want to be pet-friendly when it can really be a competitive advantage for their property.
“I come at this from the angle of households. It has been proven in many studies that pets do actually increase the health and wellbeing of individuals. And with the rise of single-person households in Australian cities, pet ownership is becoming more popular.
“One of the big things to come out of the study so far has been that 64 per cent of those surveyed said that looking for a rental property while owning a pet was significantly more difficult than before they had an animal.”
But according to Troy Gunasekera, from investor group Property Club, property managers and landlords might not have a choice soon.
“Tenants and buyers need to be aware that body corporates cannot absolutely prohibit the keeping of any animal in any circumstances,” he told the Telegraph.
“It's true that not everyone likes pets, but `no pet' policies are not hard and fast. We are starting to see more independent adjudicators ruling against body corporates.”