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Free Real Estate Seminars

Could this be your next home?

Could this be your next home?

I will be co-hosting a series of real estate seminars on Thursday, June 11th at the Juan de Fuca Library, beside the rec centre on the Island Highway. Joining  me are Alexis Mills, a mortgage broker, and Jeremy Kimm, a financial planner, for three different perspectives about buying and selling real estate.

We have two seminars planned for the evening. You can attend one or both, depending on your needs.

Your presenters are:

Tim Ayres – Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty: Tim has a unique approach to real estate, and offers sound, impartial advice to all clients, coaching them along every step of the way. Tim’s no-pressure approach makes his clients feel at ease, empowered, and confident in their real estate transactions.

Alexis Mills – Global Mortgage Corp: Alexis is a true professional in the mortgage world, offering her clients outstanding service and the best rates, bar none. Alexis works incredibly hard on every mortgage, ensuring her clients are matched with the best mortgage product in today’s ever-increasingly complex world of mortgage financing.

Jeremy Kimm, CFP, FMA, Financial Consultant, Investors Group Financial Services Inc.: Jeremy has an enthusiastic, yet straight-forward approach to financial services. From life insurance to long-and-short-term investment planning and more, Jeremy’s friendly deameanor and expert knowledge enables his clients to ensure they have the most effective financial plan going forward.

6:45-8:00pm at the Juan De Fuca Library: Upsizing, Downsizing, Investment, and Vacation Properties. Join us for an informative look at moving up or moving down in the Victoria real estate market, purchasing an investment property, and purchasing a vacation property. You’ll learn about buying and selling strategies, mortgage requirements and innovations to help you save, and about the potential tax consequences and how to avoid them.

8:00-9:00pm at the Juan De Fuca Library: Buying Your First Home. First time buyers drive the real estate market in most areas. They allow the move-up buyers to move up and have been instrumental in kick-starting our real estate market in recent months. How can you take advantage of record-low interest rates, falling real estate prices, and government incentives to purchase your first home? What are the steps involved? How can I save a down payment? This very popular seminar has helped many first-time buyers get into their first homes in the past few years.

You can attend both seminars if you wish!

Seminars are free, but space is limited! Please call Tim at 250-885-0512 or fill in the form below to reserve your seat:


Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Always Learning

One of the great gifts of our existence on this Earth is our ability to learn, and to keep learning new things Tim Ayres Learns to Snowboardthroughout our lifetime. A couple of weeks ago, I was up at Mount Washington for the weekend with some friends, where I learned to snowboard. I spent years on skis, but after not having been on a mountain in about 8 years, I decided to give ‘boarding a try. After many bruises, I finally got the hang of it and was having a great time. I love learning new things, and there are so many places to learn: how-to books, cooking shows, the Internet. Sometimes I catch myself being lost in Wikipedia like this.

As a REALTOR®, I am required to maintain and upgrade my skills and knowledge in an ever-changing profession. In order to maintain my license, I must obtain at least 18 credits from recognized courses and seminars, as well as attend yearly legal update programs. This is completely necessary, as the law surrounding real estate is always changing, and there are new tools and techniques related to my profession that come about all the time. Mandating education only makes a profession stronger and better able to serve the public at large.

Soon, I’ll be graduating from UBC’s Sauder School Of Business with a Diploma in Urban Land Economics. I’ve been taking courses through distance education for the last year and a half towards it. I’ve been enjoying the challenging work, which has enabled me to learn more about the profession I am so proud to be a part of. Eventually, I’d like to complete a full business degree in real estate, all of which is possible through UBC’s fabulous distance education programs.

I’ll never stop learning, there’s too much stuff out there to know.

And the more I know, the better I’ll do when I finally appear on Jeopardy!

Tim Ayres

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