Desmond Brown

The Termite Surprise

05 March 2020
Desmond Brown

In my 22 years selling real estate, I had never seen anything like this! The termite damage in this Scarborough house was beyond repair. In fact, the damage was so bad that the City of Toronto ordered the home to be demolished. Here's the background on the situation:


Deception in Pricing

18 October 2019
Desmond Brown

Since returning to selling real estate eleven years ago, I've had to reluctantly adjust to the new strategies and tactics that are common in my industry and sometimes leave me feeling very bitter. The one thing that stands out is the common practice of drastically underpricing an asking price in an attempt to generate many offers and a bidding war. I admit I've...


We Help Seniors!

17 September 2019
Desmond Brown

My team recently represented a buyer in the purchase of an estate sale in Scarborough. The person who passed away was 104 years old, and his wife who died two years prior was 102 years old. The estate's real estate agent was the great-great-grandson of the two deceased owners. However, here's the kicker, and something we don't see often...


Traditional Seasons in Real Estate?

16 August 2019
Desmond Brown

A lot has changed since I started selling real estate in 1985. Back then, interest rates were around 13% for a five-year term, and my first sale ever was a condominium in Scarborough for $50,000. In those days, real estate agents and potential sellers and buyers also geared up for the busiest markets which were usually in the Spring and Fall. However over the past few years in Toronto, we've seen steady sales all year long...


It's Not Always About Money 💵

09 May 2019
Desmond Brown

I recently had a listing in Cabbagetown, a beautiful Victorian row house built in 1868, that attracted six offers on our offer review date. My client, who had owned the home for the past 40 years, was delighted there was so much interest, but understandably nervous because she had never gone through this process before. All six offers were over our asking price. Unbelievably, the three top offers were identical in price. In my more than 20 years of selling real estate, and through the many multiple offer situations I've been in while representing sellers, I had never seen this happen... [CLICK THE TITLE ABOVE TO KEEP READING]


Smoke and mirrors in latest federal budget

10 April 2019
Desmond Brown

The anticipation leading up to the last month's federal budget announcement had me and many others on the edge of our seats. There were the leaks to the media that the federal government was going to bring in earth shattering initiatives to make home ownership more affordable for first time buyers. What would these measures be? [CLICK THE TITLE ABOVE TO KEEP READING]


We Can Help You Anywhere 🏡❤️

06 March 2019
Desmond Brown

Re-introducing the ever-growing Desmond Brown Real Estate Team!


Sometimes Crazy Stuff Happens 🤷🏾‍♂️⁉️

12 February 2019
Desmond Brown

We're all wondering how this could happen? A stubborn Seller who didn't need the extra money? Bad advise to the Seller from her realtor? Regardless, I know a lot of people who could find something to do with an extra $110,000. Click to read this story in full...


Accessing Sold Prices (...for real this time)!

05 October 2018
Desmond Brown

Sold information is now available! (For real this time!) For me and other realtors to release the sold information, we've had to jump through many hoops in order to follow TREB's silly rules...


How much did that house sell for? 🏡🤔

07 September 2018
Desmond Brown

If you're wondering what your neighbour's house sold for, all you have to do is this...