Brandon Timmins

Brandon Timmins

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 United Realty Inc., Brokerage*
  • 705-875-5392
  • 705-743-4444
  • 705-743-9606
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First Time Buyer Tips - Brandon Timmins






A few quick points on what to focus on when purchasing your first home. This will bring you certainty and comfort of knowing you're in control of the process from the beginning to ensure you select the right price for the home you end up falling in love with! Fret no more, just focus on thee five steps, in this order:

1.      Get a mortgage pre-approval

a. Choose a broker or a bank

b. The purpose is to know if you can get a mortgage and up to how much

2.      Determining your ideal price range

a. Based on the pre-approval amount

b. Run some numbers to calculate monthly costs and what you're comfortable with

c. Look at houses online and in person to ensure your price range realistically matches your preferences and is within your pre-approval amount

3.      Get your REALTOR to Calculate Market Value on the home you want to buy

a. Once you found a home, know it’s market value (what the house is worth)

b. The asking price isn’t always (and usually isn’t) market value

4.      Determine your highest and best offer

a. Based on your price range, market value and what your expected monthly costs are for the house you want to purchase

b. Depends on the type of market (Buyers Market, Sellers Market or a Balanced Market)

5.      Select the right price for your offer

a. In a Sellers Market you want to use a pricing strategy that will allow you do stay in your price range, that will win and beat the other offers and avoid paying an unnecessary amount over the second highest offer. I can specifically show you how to do that!

b. In a Buyers Market you want to get the house at the lowest possible price while realistically coming to an agreement between you and the Seller.

About Me

Raised in a ‘real estate family’ in Peterborough, Ontario. Brandon Timmins has continuously enjoyed learning about the real estate industry. After obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration from Trent University, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Project Management, Brandon started his career working as a Project Manager for a top 1% real-estate team within the Durham Region. Now Brandon is excited to use his acquired knowledge and training to provide value to his clients in his hometown of Peterborough, Ontario.

When you work with Brandon Timmins your goals and interests are paramount as you owe it to yourself to ensure you receive the best service possible. He’s waiting to talk about real estate with you, call him at 705-875-5392.

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