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Real Estate Agent & Sales Manager - OC Lonsdale at Ouwens Casserly. Specialising in Adelaide Hills & Adelaide South.

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Valerie Timms, with her 24 years of experience in the Adelaide real estate industry, is a well-known face in the Adelaide Hills community. Valerie's extensive knowledge and expertise have earned her recognition as the number one salesperson in a top franchise office in Adelaide. Afterwards, she went on to establish her own successful independent real estate brand, which operated for over 11 years.

Her latest bold move in 2023 has been to partner with Ouwens Casserly Real Estate as the Sales Manager in OC Lonsdale. Her commitment to training, coaching and mentoring ensures as a selling agent, her and her team are at the top of their game.

Valerie is an Adelaide Real Estate industry thought leader, spearheading change having served on the board of the Real Estate Institute of South Australia. Valerie’s success is also well-recognised through countless agency and personal awards including Residential Salesperson of the Year in the Southern Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.

Valerie has previously sat on the Board of the Hospital Research Foundation and extends her patronage to dozens of charities, local sporting clubs and schools, for whom she and her team have raised many tens of thousands of dollars.

As a mother of four, children’s charities are important to Valerie. Despite being among the busiest people you’ll meet, Valerie still found time for Australian charity, Hands Across the Water. To support disadvantaged children, Valerie cycled over 500km through Thailand to help raise more than $70,000.

Call Valerie to experience the OC difference today.

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  • Valerie Timms and her team were outstanding from the start of the process, until well after the settlement of our house. They kept us informed every step of the way and I always felt that they had our back. Their mission is to have their clients for life – well they’ve definitely got us for life!

    Valerie and Alice felt more like friends than our agents and this is extremely rare these days. Thank you SO much guys!

    Paul & Nicola, seller of a house in Crafers

  • Professional & Experienced!

    Valerie and her team were all very helpful and answered all of our queries very clearly and promptly.

    Daniel & Chelsea, seller of a house in Christies Beach

  • Not having sold a property for the last 12 years Karen guided us through the process with outstanding knowledge in all facets of real estate, from marketing strategies, the best campaign for our particular property and connecting with possible buyers. The campaign was done with maximum impact which resulted in a fabulous outcome at auction. Her attention to detail was impeccable from start to finish.

    Brian, seller of a house in South Brighton

  • Professional and Caring

    It’s very hard these days to be truly professional yet compassionate and caring for both vendor and purchaser. I have experienced Karen’s skills on both ends of the spectrum – managing the sale of my property with the required knowledge to deliver the right advertising strategy to deliver a successful outcome at auction. Then having to negotiate re the purchase of my next house and securing before auction. I would not hesitate to recommend or use Timms Real Estate again.

    Marie, seller of a house in Happy Valley

  • Wonderful, fun and easy experience!

    I’ve worked with Karen Hockley for the sale of three properties and she always provides excellent service. She is professional and diligent, and she works collaboratively with me and with buyers to extract the absolute premium price. Karen’s communication is always timely, and she makes me feel very secure at every stage of the sale process. Karen’s recommendations for campaign strategy and marketing have always been spot on. I recommend Karen Hockley and Timms Real Estate to anyone considering selling their home or their investments.

    Sulev, seller of a house in Happy Valley

  • Valerie and her team at Timms Real Estate guided us through the process of buying our dream home. Given their experience and the level of communication we received, it’s no surprise it went as smoothly as it did.

    From the open inspection right through to our welcome gift and beyond, it has been a faultless experience. I wholeheartedly recommend Valerie Timms and the rest of her team.

    Ben Leow, seller of a house in Blackwood

  • Excellent service and support
    Karen Hockley was very helpful and kept us informed throughout the sale of our property. She achieved a sale within a short time of listing the property. She also provided us with excellent advice about presentation and advertising which both contributed to the quick sale.

    Robyn, seller of a house in Blackwood

  • Superior market knowledge a great communicator and commuted to a great outcome for the clients!

    Karen has excellent people skills and sales skills. She is organised and prepared to go that extra mile to achieve a favourable outcome for her clients. Honest, reliable and we would highly recommend her to sell your property as she definitely knows her stuff.

    Helen, seller of a house in Blackwood

  • Our experience with Karen Hockley and Timms Real Estate exceeded our expectations. It is a daunting process selling your home especially when leading such busy lives. However the guidance and expert advice of Karen made it an experience where we knew we could simply leave it in her capable hands. We achieved a result more than we anticipated and so very quickly too. The marketing package was brilliant! Karen’s strong work ethic, level of communication, going the extra mile, and being an overall lovely person made it a refreshing experience.

    Kate & Paul, seller of a house in Blackwood

  • I would like to recommend Karen Hockley as a sales consultant to any prospective vendors. She is a consummate professional!

    Karen shows all the qualities that you would expect from a top real estate agent:- professionalism, honesty, patience and a desire to obtain the best possible result for her clients. She is calm under pressure and explains things so clearly that I wasn’t at all worried. She was my “Rock of Gibraltar” through the whole process.

    Karen introduced me to Savingrace who were amazing and very efficient. I am very satisfied with the overall result and I know that Karen worked tirelessly to make everything happen, I can’t recommend Karen highly enough.

    David Palmer, seller of a house in Blackwood

  • A friendly, helpful and reassuring experience
    We were already a little jaded about the whole finding and buying a house process when we came across Karen and Timms. It was a pleasant surprise to deal with Timms and the whole team were extremely friendly and helpful throughout the process. We are also very happy with the result.

    Helen, seller of a house in Crafers West

  • Exceptional service and tranquil sales experience
    Karen Hockley thank you for providing such a tranquil and excellent sales service. Karen is very professional and provided a clear campaign and marketing strategy for selling my property. I felt very safe during all stages of the sales. Her due diligence led to the the result I anticipated. Karen communication is fabulous. I highly recommend Karen Hockley for your real estate sales.  

    Ulrich, seller of a house in Crafers West

  • Positive, Professional and Extremely Well Done

    From our first meeting with Karen, we appreciated the level of respect paid to us not as just another property owner wanting to sell, but understanding that we were selling our long-term home and what that means not just practically, but importantly, emotionally. Karen’s high level of professionalism was clear from the start, “she knows her stuff”. Karen places a high level of importance in understanding her clients, their thoughts and requirements. Our dealings with all members of the Timms team provided us with a good level of confidence. Karen and the team do not sit back and just accept a sale, they work even harder to achieve a great sale.

    Julie, seller of a house in Crafers West

  • We were delighted with Valerie’s enthusiasm and passion plus the professionalism and positive approach to our home.

    The marketing was superb which realized a higher than expected target price. The complete Timms team were fantastic, being professional and helpful at all times.

    We would highly recommend Valerie and her team!

    Ian & Mary, seller of a house in Coromandel Valley

  • Valerie is genuine, down to earth and really great to work with. She knew what we needed to do to achieve a quick settlement and we did! Her team are all superstars, professional, helpful, friendly and go the extra mile.

    Keys are picked up and delivered to the new owners and above all we knew we were in good hands to sell. Our marketing was amazing and a nice memory to keep as well as being integral in selling our home.

    Luke and Sam, seller of a house in Coromandel Valley