TestimonialsBelow are some of my Client Testimonials
By: D. Barr
I met Desmond through my neighbours, who used him to buy a house in the Beach. My neighbours were thrilled. When I met Desmond and his family they were just lovely folks so decided to give him a chance to bid on selling my house. When I decided to sell, I interviewed multiple agents, but was, in the end truly impressed with Desmond. He came prepared, he asked intelligent questions, he came with a selling strategy that made sense, but most of all he cared. He cared about the house, and doing the best for me. He also provided above and beyond service with regards to staging, storing, physically moving stuff, etc. Also, and I can’t stress this enough, his “after care”, once the house was sold, he was there answering questions, providing information etc. Truly, I cannot recommend Desmond Brown and his team enough.
By: Anne Fithern and Greg Larivee
We chose Desmond as our agent based on a previous relationship developed through non real estate committee work as well as comparable listings for which he was the agent. He was extremely responsive to our needs, clearly explaining what was required to have a winning strategy in selling our house. He detailed the activities he would undertake to ensure our house sold quickly, ensuring we were kept up to date at all times and having our interests at the forefront of all negotiations. We also worked closely with Daniela Kim, a member of Desmond’s team, to implement all staging recommendations to ensure we received top dollar for our house. The end result was 4 viewings and 3 offers in 3 days with an over asking sales price. We were thrilled. Desmond also represented us extremely well in the purchase of our new home, presenting a winning offer and delivering an outcome that we were very satisfied with. Working with Desmond and his team exceeded our expectations, made a very stressful period of life manageable, and resulted in very satisfied clients.
By: Mary and Willie Taylor
After 32 years, we had decided our house was too large and cost too much to maintain to the standard we wanted. Desmond had helped friends of ours get exactly the home they wanted and was well known in the neighbourhood. After talking about our plans and needs, we were comfortable that Desmond’s approach is professional and up-to-date. Although we knew what we were looking for, we decided to broaden our search, and Desmond came up with numerous choices in two areas of the city. He always gave us time to think about what we had seen and didn’t try to influence us. When asked, his advice was always helpful. Due to an unusual complication with the sale that was out of our control, it took 6 difficult months to close the deal. Throughout all the complexity, Desmond was knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. Together we ensured the arrangements were fair to all parties. Even through the summer holidays, he was always available when we needed him. The process of selling a house and moving to a condominium is nothing like it was 30 years ago. We needed Desmond’s guidance and modern approach. We literally couldn’t have done it without him.
By: Michael and Debbie Gedz
Our family had a serious incident with our Mom who fell last winter on ice and was hospitalized for a broken hip. After many months of rehabilitation our family decided that it was best to move her to an assisted living apartment where she would be taken care of. Selling our Mom' s home was the next step because we knew we would need the money to support her for whatever years she had left. Desmond Brown assisted us with the preparation of her house for sale and we ended up selling her house within the week that it was listed. Desmond was able to assure our Mom and our family that she was getting the best deal possible and we closed without any issues. Desmond was completely professional and caring in his dealings with our Mom. He guided her through every step of the transaction so that she was completely satisfied that she was dealing with the best deal possible. We would highly recommend dealing with Desmond Brown when dealing with an elderly parent who was uncomfortable with necessary lifestyle changes.
By: Chris Nicoll, President, Chris Nicoll and Associates
We don't know anyone who works as hard and as smart as Desmond Brown does. Knowing that we were thinking of downsizing and on a no-pressure basis over several months, Des showed us a number of properties and helped us to crystallize our wish list. Then he found us the condo that had it all. When it came to selling our home, Des suggested changes that would bring us the best sales price. He has strong relationships with contractors and the trades and helped us arrange for work to be done on short notice, when finding trades to take on additional work was virtually impossible. The marketing of the property was spectacular. The house showed to perfection and was sold over asking in a couple of days. We were proud to hand it over to the new owners. We would recommend Des to anyone looking to buy or sell a home or property and we would most definitely call on him again to handle our real estate transactions. He's the complete professional.
By: Angelo Kaltsounis and Georgia Dracopoulos
Being first time buyers we were looking for a realtor who was genuine to help us find our dream home and when we met Desmond we knew we had found our guy. From the beginning he was honest and made us feel more like friends instead of clients. Looking for a home in today's housing market can be a difficult task. Desmond was always willing to show us as many homes as we wanted to see and never once pressured us to put in offers. He always made himself available to us even though we had difficult schedules. He took the time to make sure we were happy and always made sure we were not going out of our comfort zone. In the end it was his professionalism and experience that helped us win the bid on the home we could have only dreamed of getting in this aggressive market. We know we could not have done it without him. We would use Desmond again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend him to our closest friends and family. We can't thank you enough you are truly an excellent human being.
By: Anthony Osvaldini, Principal of Dwelling Concepts Inc.
Desmond's ability to understand market needs along with his extensive network reach, helped to launch Dwelling Concepts. We have bought, renovated and sold several homes through Desmond and we consider him an integral part of our team, offering continued value, expertise and service.
By: Michelle Dube, Anchor CTV News Toronto
When my fiancée and I set out to buy our first home, we had no idea where to start. We didn't know if we wanted a condo, a house or which neighbourhoods to explore. Desmond's intricate knowledge of the city and extreme patience were exactly what we needed. He opened our eyes to areas of the city we didn't even know existed and took the time to pre-screen the homes so that when we met up to look at listings, we were making the most of our time, only exploring viable options. We changed our minds constantly but Desmond was always willing to adjust the game plan and spend evenings and weekends looking. The Toronto housing market is crazy! We went through several vicious bidding wars, yet Desmond never pressured us to go out of our comfort zone or make a rash decision. We now have a beautiful house in a fabulous neighbourhood; it is so well-suited to our needs, we feel like we've been living there all our lives.
By: Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun Columnist
Selling a home can be very stressful, but Desmond was great at calming me down and assuring me that everything would work out and it did. Desmond was aware and flexible to the market realities, gave my condo the exposure it needed with a highly effective marketing strategy and took control of the negotiations when an offer came in, which resulted in a sale. If you're thinking of selling, or planning on moving to something new, you can count on and trust Desmond.
By: Lee-Anne Goodman Senior Editor, Business and Ontario, The Canadian Press
Desmond was an attentive and dedicated advocate for me during my recent search for a house. He respected my budget and never pushed me to spend more, and helped me find an affordable house within budget in a great neighbourhood during one of the hottest months in Toronto real estate history. He was patient, savvy and encouraged me to stick to my guns. The best agent I've ever used.