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...


Changing Strategies on a Dime 🏡🔑

15 July 2019
Desmond Brown

Sometimes our best-laid plans need to be changed. In the real estate business, we always need to be on our toes, assessing and reassessing as we go to ensure we are representing our clients to their greatest advantage. Recently, one of our agents, Jenn Scaife, had a house that was listed close to value...


The Challenges When Downsizing

10 June 2019
Desmond Brown

We've recently represented two sellers who, after decades in their homes, were downsizing and moving to smaller places. For people to finally make this decision, it sometimes takes years, and many people at this stage in their lives often have the same concerns...


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...