"The knowledge I've acquired throughout my career has given me a unique perspective on the 7 STEPS you must take to successfully buy a house. Especially when that house is your FIRST HOME!"

Hi, I'm Tim Stafford

For the last 15 years, I’ve worked as a property valuer in one of the world’s most livable cities, Melbourne. During this period, Melbourne has been one of the most dynamic real estate markets in the world.

Every day I get to look at properties of all shapes and sizes, different styles, and at all stages of development. Some have been spectacularly renovated with no expense spared, while others look like a stiff breeze could knock them over.


My job is to determine the 'fair market value' of a property. To do so, I need to pay close attention to market conditions, understand buyer expectations, and be mindful of any factors that may adversely impact the property.


Why Trust a Property Valuer?

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A property valuer deals in facts that need to be supported by evidence. When a property valuer provides a sworn valuation, it’s a legal document, and they need to be able to stand up in court and defend it. To do this effectively, a valuer needs to be completely independent and impartial.

I want to be the person you trust to provide you with that same independent and impartial property advice. 

I applied the lessons of my professional experiences to successfully buy my first home. When my wife and I purchased our first home together, this knowledge was invaluable when we decided to undertake a substantial renovation.

This house was the best decision of mine and my wife's life...



 ... to see our completed renovation see inside 'How to Buy your First Home'


With our renovation complete, it's a pretty rewarding feeling being able to kick back, relax, and enjoy the spoils of our labour. Buying our first home together has enabled us to achieve comforting financial security and it’s exciting to start planning for what comes next.

I want you to walk through the front door on the day the agent hands you the keys knowing that you have made the

best decision of your life.

How Can I Help You?

After going through the journey of purchasing my first home, by myself, and then again with my wife, it became clear to me that buying your first home was not one big job, but rather it was a process of

7 STEPS that should be followed, one after the other until you turn the key in your front door. 

My new book is about helping others on the journey of buying their first homes by taking as much of the stress out of the process as possible by sharing my 7 STEPS.


Greville Pabst says ...

"Learn from Tim's experiences and use his property knowledge to educate yourself so that you can make a smart, evidence based property decision"

Greville Pabst 

is a 'Buyers Agent' and Judge on The Block


I've even included a FIRST HOME BUYER CHECKLIST at the end of each step.


My suggestion is that you go through the CHECKLIST at the end of each step and make sure you understand everything in that step before moving on to your next step.


Do this until you complete STEP 7. 


In my experience, first home buyers who fail to complete these 7 STEPS, in the order as outlined in my book, are more likely to face significant challenges through the buying process. Plus, they are the ones most likely to end up with a serious dose of buyer's remorse!


Please don't underestimate the