Born in the little country town of Bogan Gate, Jim is a true country boy at heart. Leaving school early, Jim completed his Butchers trade and became fully qualified in this industry. He went on to marry his first love – Pamela, and together they welcomed three beautiful children into the world. At the young age of 49, Jim, with Partner David Reeves, opened their first real estate office in the Lennox Shopping Centre, Emu Plains. Whilst Jim had not sold one home before opening this office he did understand that the key was to act with honesty and integrity with every client. “Any advice that I was to offer was to be the same advice that I would give to my family.” Today Jim is the managing director of the Jim Aitken + Partners group which is comprised of eight real estate offices and various other business ventures, together employing over 200 locals. Further, Jim has served on council for two decades, in a number of roles, and is regarded as a senior figure that provides support for the newer members, and assists other senior councilors with any issue they may face. “I always maintained a vision to make a positive contribution to my community. Through our business and my role as councilor, I feel blessed to be able to serve those individuals in need and support the many schools, sporting groups, churches and charity organisations that in turn serve us all.” Jim is also a recipient of an Order of Australia Medal for his work with the disabled and handicapped. Should you wish to catch up with Jim for a coffee he is always available on 0418 288 488.