It seemed a natural choice that Timm Delaney was drawn to a career in real estate. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska where his father was a builder, he grew up in an environment that allowed him to observe how the professional world of developing, marketing, and selling of residential properties operates. And throughout high school he took classes to better understand the actual nuts-and-bolts of the construction end of building. After graduation from high school, he put his construction skills to work to help pay his college tuition and worked both part-time and during summer breaks as both a contractor and designer near the schools he attended.
After living in the mid-west most of his life, and while a student at Trinity College in Chicago where he also worked on numerous homes on the North Shore of Lake Michigan he decided he really wanted to live near the ocean and the mountains. In 1980 he moved to Montecito to attend Westmont College, where he earned a BA in Psychology and Business, and after graduation went on to pursue his MBA at the University of La Verne. His time as a student at Westmont College also brought with it an opportunity to apply his design/construction skills to many residential properties in the Montecito and Hope Ranch area, and eventually he made the decision to begin selling the homes he once worked on and designed.
In 1990 Timm began his career in real estate. Given his marketing and hands-on building experience, as well as a respect for commitment from years of self-employment, he rapidly excelled to the status of top agent in the Santa Barbara area. Also in 1990 he was awarded the Southern California Rookie of the Year Award and since then has consistently ranked in the top 1% of more than 90,000 agents nationwide. He has earned his ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist), and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Elite International Presidents Club, the Leading Edge Society and numerous Outstanding Performance Awards.
For over 35 years, Santa Barbara has been home for Timm, and he has invested his time generously in the community through his volunteer work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the American Cancer Society, The Red Cross Disaster Relief Program, Elings Park Foundation, Nuvo Santa Barbara Symphony, and the Big Brothers Program. In the business community he is a member of the Santa Barbara Board of REALTORS, the S.B. Chamber of Commerce, the S.B. Multiple Listing Service, the California Association of REALTORS and is a board member of Young Professionals of S.B.
“You know you’ve done your job well when people come back to you or continue to recommend you to their family and friends,” says Timm, who also states that repeat clients are the key to any business success. And he attributes his personal success to his childhood background, college education, and a comprehensive marketing and business experience.
Timm is a cutting-edge businessman in that he welcomes a challenge, not only in his professional life, but also in his personal life, and especially with the one element that originally attracted him to California: the outdoors. Along with hobbies and interests that have allowed him to take advantage of Santa Barbaras temperate climate, such as sailing, scuba diving, volleyball camping, hiking, photography, wine tasting and gardening.
The passion of his adventurous spirit has drawn him to even broader outdoor challenges in climbing Mt. Kilamenjaro, at 19,340 ft. the highest peak in Africa; hiking the Inka Trail to Machupichu in Peru; bunji jumping off the Zambezi Bridge, the highest bunji jump in the world at 340 ft.; white-water rafting on the Zambezi River in Africa; and freefall tandem skydiving in New Zealand. These personal accomplishments, and many more, are a complement to a professional perspective that demands excellence, integrity and perseverance in every endeavor.
After 24 years as a real estate agent, Timm Delaney is respected within the real estate industry for his professionalism, and by his clients for proven sales results.