As a graduate from BCIT he launched a very successful career as a Power Engineer, gaining experience in the pulp & paper, heavy metals, and oil & gas industries. Meanwhile, he found a way to give back to his community by coaching the local Midget Rep (15-18, year-old boys) hockey team.
Brandon grew up on the west coast of British Columbia, playing hockey and spending his spare time in the mountains. After a couple years of playing junior hockey, he decided to move on and further his education.
Brandon’s real estate aspirations were borne out of his initial success in Power Engineering. “I began as an investor, and bought a 1969 single family home that was in original condition. With a lot of skills that I learned from my father and a few borrowed tools, I completely modernized the house and turned it into a profitable, cash-flowing, rental property.” After that, together with his brother he started acquiring additional residential rental properties and built a modest portfolio of cashflow-positive real estate.
“The more I became involved in real estate; the more I was drawn to it.” Eventually, Brandon decided to transition into a full-time career as a licensed REALTOR®, Property Manager, and investor. “Now, I am happier than ever to be sharing my knowledge, experience and expertise with buyers, sellers and investors of residential real estate.”
While Brandon is proud to be a REALTOR®, he says there are sometimes misconceptions about REALTORS®’ role in their client’s transactions. “I am an agent, not a salesperson, and to me that is a very important distinction. As your REALTOR®, I am not selling anything TO you, I am working FOR you. I am legally and, more importantly, morally bound to act in your best interest. I take that pledge very seriously.”
He goes on to say, “I’m here to guide my clients through a complex process with a lot of moving parts, and that includes sharing my team of professionals such as lenders, home inspectors, lawyers, tradespeople and movers. There is a lot more that goes into buying and selling real estate than just showing a property and writing a contract. My job does not end when the sold sign goes up.”
Anyone interested in knowing the value of their home will always receive a free, honest, no-obligation market evaluation, says Brandon. “I always offer a customized marketing plan for each instance,” he adds, “because every house is different and every homeowner’s needs are different.”
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, amateur investor, relocating to Edmonton, or climbing the property ladder, Brandon can help you with all of your real estate needs.