Hi, I’m Taylor de Sa and I’m glad you stopped by at my page. I’m a GTA Real Estate Broker and I’ve been serving Toronto and the surrounding area since 2011. Unlike a lot of Realtors, I don’t knock on doors or spend my days in an office with a phone book, calling for leads. Nooo thank you! You probably won’t even see me in a pantsuit very often either. Real estate is changing and the past stereotype of the slick agent only focused on closing the deal just isn’t cutting it these days. My business has been built on referrals and repeat clients so mutual trust between me and my clients is more important than any deal. My clients prefer a more comfortable, more authentic real estate experience and that’s what I aim to deliver.
Imagine going house hunting with a trusted friend. They know you and what you like and they know what your needs are. Maybe they point things out that you hadn’t even thought of. They definitely tell you when a house isn’t right for you! Now imagine that trusted friend is also a skilled negotiator with in-depth knowledge of neighbourhoods, market trends, offer delivery, the best clauses to protect you and they also have great relationships with many of the listing agents you encounter. Best of all, they recognize that this is a huge decision and they never push you to spend more than you’re comfortable with or make a decision before you’re ready. That’s the best way I can describe the experience I offer my buyers: No salesy BS, just good advice and the experience of tens of millions of dollars of past deals to lean on.
For my sellers, I strive for the same thing. My clients see the value in my professional experience with respect to pricing strategies, preparing a home for sale, staging and professional marketing right up until I negotiate a great price for them. It’s not easy preparing a home for sale and in a hot market, it’s true many sellers can sell with minimal effort and without an experienced agent. Not all sales are created equal though and it’s been proven that professionally and expertly staged and marketed homes sell for much more money, in far less time. My role is to ensure that my clients maximize their investment and I invest in my listings to ensure that we get the best outcome possible, while making the process as simple and stress-free as I can for my sellers. My relationships with my clients are just that: relationships! I love getting to know my clients and sharing my insight and experience with them. I like to empower my clients with information and act as an advisoro to help them achieve their real estate goals!
I grew up just North of Toronto in Thornhill and my homes have been scattered all over the city. I rented my first Annex apartment after university and then moved to Davisville Village before purchasing my first condo at Bathurst and Lawrence. I studied for my Real Estate license while living there and became President of our condo Board of Directors. From there, I bought my first house with my boyfriend (now husband and partner) Corey. It was a semi at Dufferin and Eglinton (before the neighbourhood was hot) and it needed A LOT of TLC! We fixed it up (had a couple of kids along the way) and now we live in a leafy West-End ‘hood with our two beautiful daughters, a greyhound and two former barn cats. We have climbed the real estate ladder by making smart decisions and investments. I get so excited to help my clients to make similar educated moves!
A few fun facts about me: I have a wacky (dorky) sense of humour, I love camping, scary movies and rollercoasters. I am terrified of spiders (so if you want to play a trick on me … just don’t!) and I worked at camp until i was WAY too old to be working at camp. I have crazy amounts of energy and I thrive on multitasking and Corey and I usually have several ongoing projects around the house at any given time. I love connecting with people and if I met you I would probably like you and we’d be telling jokes and laughing in no time! I look forward to getting to know you!
“Taylor helped make buying our first home as straightforward and low-stress as possible. We expected our agent to be knowledgeable, which of course she was, but we appreciated that she was clear, direct, and quick in all her communications. She really instilled confidence in us and set realistic expectations through all stages of the home buying process. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an agent!”
– Alison Pearce & Gerald Grison
“Taylor is a genuine and trustworthy person who really listens to her clients. From the time we met Taylor, it was evident to us that she cares deeply about what she does and works very hard to help people. As first time buyers, Taylor’s expert knowledge, clear communication, and positivity always put us at ease and left us feeling very confident in her ability to help us navigate the housing market. Taylor was always quick to respond to our questions, provided excellent perspectives and advice, and was incredibly helpful when we made the offer that got us our dream home. I will continue to recommend Taylor to family and friends.”
– Rachel and Mark Hock
“Taylor goes above and beyond in all aspects of job. She provides quick responses to questions, clear communication and presentation of options, and is committed to negotiating and fighting for her clients. We have worked with Taylor several times and because of how pleased we were we have referred her to many friends and family. Everyone has had equally great experiences with her.”
– Allison Bradbeer & Reid Johnson
“As first-time home buyers, we were overwhelmed at the prospect of getting in to the Toronto real estate market. Luckily, we had Taylor with us as our agent and advocate every step of the way. Taylor listened to us attentively and quickly honed in on the type of listings that really met our needs. Taylor’s encyclopedic knowledge of the Toronto market and (extremely) prompt responses to our many emails made us confident we had made the right choice. We ended up finding our dream home in only 6 weeks and are still happy with our choice!”
– Grahame & Jessica Sterling
“We have used the services of Taylor twice in the last 4 years. The first time was to sell my mother’s condo. She was able to make my Mom feel part of the process, even though this was very hard to have to sell her home. Taylor made suggestions, arranged painters and the condo was sold with no interruption in our lives. We had 3 offers and Taylor walked us through that minefield.
Last year we sold our home, again with Taylor holding our hands at each step of the process. She, along with Corey, brought in new furniture to stage our house for maximum return. She had handymen and cleaners on call to help us get it ready. Her timing was impeccable. She knew when to put it on the market, she was able to get us multiple offers and we sold within one week.
Taylor knows her business and is scrupulously honest. You might not like to hear what she has to say but she knows her stuff.
If we had to buy or sell in the future, Taylor de Sa would be our agent of choice. I hesitate to say agent because one you work with her, she is your friend.”
– Barry & Lori Swartz
“We moved to Toronto from Montreal a few years ago. The difference in the housing markets was and still is huge. Our home in Montreal sold late on a Thursday afternoon in January. Within minutes we contacted Taylor to say that we would be in Toronto the next day and had to hit the ground running. We knew there was no time to waste. The Toronto market is legendary for high turnover and rapidly rising prices. Unless we acted quickly we knew our buying power would melt away. Taylor quickly took stock of our needs and by the time we met with her the next day she had lined up a number of properties for us to see. As we visited each property and provided feedback, Taylor suggested changes to our search strategy. Our search continued from Friday through Sunday. By Sunday afternoon, we had found an excellent first choice and a backup second choice. Taylor provided expert guidance and advice as we worked with her early on Sunday evening to submit an offer on the first property. By 11:00PM on Sunday after some cliff-hanger negotiations Taylor called to confirm that our offer was accepted. Taylor’s market knowledge and insight were the key to our success. Within a matter of weeks the Toronto market surged dramatically and the market value of our new home almost doubled. Without Taylor’s diligence and expert help, our buying power would have eroded and shut us out of our preferred Toronto location. Two years later, we are thrilled with our Toronto home and deeply appreciate Taylor’s invaluable help with our move.”
– David & Susan Masse
“Working with Taylor has been a dream – she helped us buy our first (and second) family home – guiding us through the process until we landed the dream home each time. She makes the experience fun & easy by way of clear and direct communication, and the trust we were quickly able to establish with her. She acts in our best interest at all times, and doesn’t stop negotiating until the deal is perfect. Taylor is an all star & we would never dream of using another agent. We’re just getting ready to list our home with Taylor, and we can already see that she won’t rest until we seal a deal that we can be happy with!”
– Bre & Stephen Betts
“Taylor is everything we were looking for in a real estate agent, so much so that we retained her services multiple times over the past five years as we upgraded and made bigger real estate investments. She is detail oriented, passionate, and always thinking of ways to create value for her clients. She often seemed to know what we were thinking or needed without us saying. She strikes the perfect balance between being warm and funny with her clients and fiercely competitive and tough when it comes to making deals happen. I don’t know what we would have done without her patient and calm demeanor during negotiations! Taylor, thank you for all you have done over the years we have known you and we look forward to working with you again.”
– Emilie Fournier & Sebastien Fauteux
“I’ve known many Realtors in my life and Taylor certainly stands out from the pack. With the pace of life faster than ever Taylor’s honest, frank and prompt communication style is always reassuring. She is an intelligent and professional individual with strong negotiation skills and a wealth of market knowledge based on years of experience in the industry. I have and will continue to recommend Taylor to people looking for an attentive and skilled Realtor who always has her client’s best interests at heart.”
– Jonathan Masse
“Taylor de Sa helped me find the right home in the location that I love. I am so impressed with her professionalism and her amazing negotiating skills. It’s so lovely to have her expertise and friendly smile whenever I have a question for my next real estate move. I recommend Taylor at every opportunity to my family and good friends.”
– Jo Orsatti
“Taylor has helped me immensely during the purchase and sale of three residences. She always goes the extra mile – and you can count on her to give a well-thought opinion before making tough decisions. Taylor is an extremely hard worker and an amazing listener. She always put my needs first and won’t hesitate to walk away from a deal that she does not think is in the best interests of her client. Many of my real-estate transactions have occurred with a significant degree of pressure in terms of timing – but Taylor worked as hard as possible to hit every deadline and put me in a good situation every time. I would recommend Taylor to anyone looking for excellence in the real-estate field.”
– Mike Koreen
“I have known and worked with Taylor de Sa for about five years. She always showed the utmost professionalism and care when working with me on my first home purchase, making me feel comfortable with every detail that was required. I just recently worked again with Taylor to sell my first home and purchase my second, and she went above and beyond, staging and advertising my property, to ensure that my first home sold quickly (and well above asking price!). Taylor is extremely responsible and organized, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a trustworthy broker to navigate the Toronto real estate market.”
– Tina Marroum
“I am so grateful to have worked with Taylor De Sa over the last five years (and some). Whether it was helping me to look for something to rent, or purchasing (and selling) my first property, I wouldn’t trust anyone but her. The timeliness in which she response to text, emails, and phone calls, helps to put even the most OCD of us at ease. She is always on the top of her game with the latest in Real Estate news, the hot spots and properties in the market, and mortgage rate trends and happenings. Taylor is a positive individual who often goes above and beyond her responsibilities as your agent. And, as the icing on the cake, she takes the time to get to know her clients, genuinely understanding their interests and personalities, and therefore, easily working to their best interests, always. I can confidently say that working with Taylor has truly been my pleasure, and I look forward to continuing my journey with her for years to come!”
– Jessica Jenkins