Desmond Brown
When [we] set out to buy our first home, we had no idea where to start... Desmond's intricate knowledge of the city and extreme patience were exactly what we needed.
- Michelle Dube, CTV News Anchor

SERVICES TO HELP YOU PURCHASE IN THE MOST DESIRED NEIGHBOURHOODS

When Buying

Whether you're buying your first home or tenth investment property, the financial commitment on your part is huge, and we take it very seriously. Being a life-long resident of Toronto and having 18 years' experience in real estate has given us extensive knowledge to help you purchase in the most desirable neighbourhoods. Here are some of the services we offer when we act as your buyer's agent:

Buyer's Package

You will receive a buyer's package that will give you all of the information, steps and costs you'll need to know about when purchasing a home. This handy package is invaluable for first-time buyers and also acts as a great reference and reminder process for people who have already been through purchasing property.


Daily Property Searches and Inspections

We view dozens of properties per week and know where all of the best deals are located. Once we determine what you're looking for and where you want to live, we conduct daily searches and inspections of all the properties that come on the market in your price range.


Education of Desired Neighbourhoods

I'll give you insight on what the neighbourhoods you're interested in have to offer. I'll give you the information on schools, parks, specialty shops, access to public transportation and other amenities. When you decide to submit an offer to purchase, you will receive a list of comparable sold properties in the area to help determine the price you want to pay.

Fill out our "Dream Home Finder" form and we will assist you in finding your desired home.


Strategic Alliances with Top Agents

Not only do we network with the 130 sales representatives in our company, but I'm in constant contact with the top agents across the city in all companies. This gives you the inside track on the best and hottest properties to hit the market.


Negotiation

We will put my 18 years' experience in real estate to get you the best deal and the most desirable terms on the home you purchase. If we end up in a multiple offer situation, I'll guide you with the best strategies to win the bidding war.


Mortgage Specialists

Before you start looking at houses, we recommend that you get pre-qualified by a lending institution so you'll know exactly what you'll be able to afford. During my real estate career, we have met many mortgage brokers and representatives, but we can confidently recommend any one of the following three people. They're all reliable, trustworthy, work for reputable financial institutions, and have never let us down. They'll make sure you get the most competitive interest rate along with the terms and conditions of a mortgage that will suit your needs.

Jason Georgopoulos, Dominion Lending Centres. Call him at 416 690 1502 or email him jasong@dominionlending.ca

Jenny Ngo (pronounced Ing) is with TD Canada Trust. You can reach her at 416 450 4576. Email her at jenny.t.ngo@td.com or check out her website at www.tdcanadatrust.com

Ilias Galineas, RBC Royal Bank. His phone number is 416 457 1191. Email him at ilias.galineas@rbc.com or visit https://mortgage.rbc.com/ilias.galineas


Lawyers

We probably know as many lawyers as you do real estate agents. If required, we can supply you with the names of solicitors to close your real estate transaction.


Home Inspectors

We recommend you receive a professional home inspection on the property you will be purchasing. There are many reputable individuals and companies that specialize in this field. I'll be happy to give you the names of a few of them so you can check out their record and costs.


TESTIMONIALS

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.

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.

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.