Success Stories — The Kaushansky/Brown Team (2023)


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“This is the second time I have used Irene and Phillip and team. They continue to exceed expectations. The team that they have assembled worked seamlessly to make everything so easy. Ultimately it is their superior knowledge of the neighbourhood that allowed us to achieve the best possible results on the sale. Thank you. Thank you. ”
“Irene and her team were amazing to work with! They are extremely professional and organized. They helped us with every step of the process from supporting us with packing materials to administrative duties at the time of closing. We sold our house over asking within 1 week, to a lovely new family! We will definitely recommend them in the future. ”
“The whole team at Kaushansky Brown created a top-end experience for selling my house in a very short timeline. There can be an overwhelming list of things to work through to get a property ready for sale, and this is where I saw the SERVICE that sets this team apart. From the coordination of all the little details to keep me on track, the brilliant staging that really put the best face on my property, arranging movers, storage, and even bringing me boxes and lending a hand to pack. All a very different experience than other times I have sold. The feeling of someone having your back when going through one of the biggest stressors in life is invaluable. And most importantly, on the seamless handling of the sale. and reaching a deal all parties were happy with! ”
“Thank you, Irene, Todd, Nicoletta, Philip, Bridgette and Robin for all of your help and patience over the past years. I cannot say enough to appreciate all you have done for us. You truly are a professional team. At the same time, you are very sensitive to the needs of your clients. You showed us numerous homes, over many years. You made the difficult process of selling our home, during Covid time, as seamless as possible. We couldn’t believe it when we received ten offers for our home, after only six days of being on the market. Throughout the process, everything you said you would do, you did, and at the time you said that it would happen. That was very reassuring. Thanks, too, for all of the personal touches. Thanks for understanding that this was a major life change for us after 40 years in the same home, and thanks for carrying us through it. We wish you much future success.”
“I was looking for a real estate agent to help my mother and I sell her condo when she moved into a nursing home. Based on a referral from another person at my mom’s nursing home, I interviewed Irene’s team and a couple of other recommended agents. I chose KB based on what I thought was a good marketing plan to maximize the interest and price for the condo. Irene and the team exceeded my expectations. We sold in the middle of June during Covid. Due to Covid, we could not stage the empty condo however Irene arranged a virtual staging which really helped showcase the space. We received multiple offers. And after Irene led several rounds of negotiations, the final selling price came in over $90K more than asking and more than $50K above the high end of what we thought we might get. Additionally, Irene’s team (Todd and Nicoletta) helped with so many things I thought I would have to do myself, including; helping me empty the remaining items from the condo, arranging movers for a dining room set, coordinating all the showings with the concierge, arranging the donation of an old filing cabinet, finding a lawyer, delivering keys on closing day.......they helped us every step of the way all the way to closing. I highly recommend Irene and her team. ”
“We interviewed a number of potential agents to list our home and took our time deciding. There were some special circumstances to overcome and Irene and her team, particularly Todd, the best assistant ever, managed our cumbersome showing process with ease. To add insult to injury, we hit the market just as COVID hit the country. But Kaushansky Brown navigated the pandemic procedures with care and brought buckets of skill and experience. They stuck with us through the stops and starts and expertly shepherded us to a sale. They really know their stuff and that really matters when your biggest asset is on the line. We weren’t their richest clients, but they treated us like we were.”
“My sincere thanks to you and your team for the sale of my family home of six decades. I found you to be a very dedicated and professional real estate broker. You are committed, kind and very knowledgeable, and made selling my home easier than I imagined.”
“Irene and her entire team are absolutely amazing. Extremely professional, attentive to all details and very responsive. We have entrusted them with the purchase and sale of three houses over the years and each time we were extremely satisfied! ”
“It was an absolute pleasure working with Kaushansky Brown and team throughout the process of selling our house. The knowledge, professionalism and the helpful attitude of the entire team stood out from the initial review to the processes of inspection, staging, sale and post-sale support. At every turn and in every interaction, they did their best to help us and keep us informed. We had more than 24 viewings in less than 2 days and the house was sold within 48 hours. They are truly client-centric, and we could not have worked with a better team or nicer group of people. We will wholeheartedly recommend this great team to our family and friends! If you are looking to work with an outstanding team for your real estate needs, the team of Kaushansky Brown is the very best you can get. ”
“Very, very pleased with the experience I had with the Kaushansky Brown Team! They were with me throughout, providing professional, friendly and attentive service. I was provided facts, market and current best practices to me to help me make key decisions throughout. Fantastic experience! Thank you! ”
“In February of this year, we decided to list our bungalow that has been our home for the last six years. We have more than a dozen realtors saved in our phones. Our strategy was simple, sell the home with a realtor that is not our friend. We chose Irene and the KB Team. Her team is solid! Todd: Professional, patient and very experienced. Nicoletta: Prompt, thorough and organized. Sam -Videographer: On point. Camera Man: Was a perfect gentleman and showed us the pictures before leaving our home. It’s important to know, full PPE was worn by the entire team the entire time. We had one downfall to no fault of the team’s which was remedied immediately by them nevertheless. One of the two reasons why we elected this team was that Irene is not our friend and we knew that when tough conversations need to be had, they were done in a manner which was both respectful and direct. Of course, when you hire a friend, there is a strong probability you may have reservations if issues arise. Furthermore, Irene was also hired due to her attention to detail. We had two previous realtors attend our home and said “it’s lovely but too small”. Irene, on the other hand listened, and to her credit she remembered the fine details we wanted her to remember such as; the money spent behind the walls and underneath the existing structures to name a few. Simply put, from the initial consultation, holding our hand throughout the entire process to managing the offers, it was an excellent experience. If you’re still reading this, do yourselves a favour, speak with Irene before you commit to anyone, it’ll be one of the most lucrative decisions you would have ever made.”
“We chose Irene and the team to market and sell our two downtown condos because we knew they were well respected for their expertise. They used their extensive relationships and contacts to find buyers for both properties. We recommend Irene and the team to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling their home or condo!”
“The team was amazing. At each step along the way, they were there to help us sort through all the daunting tasks of putting our Aunt’s house on the market. With results that exceeded our expectations!”
“This is the 5th time using the Kaushansky Brown team and once again they didn’t disappoint! We sold our house in BWV in the middle of a pandemic and still managed to get 40 viewings and 12 offers. They were excellent in figuring out how to navigate the restrictions that come during these times, and the experience was virtually seamless, despite those restrictions. Irene and Philip are very professional, knowledgeable and approachable. They are also incredibly organized and provide their clients with tips and tools to help them through the process.
Todd, their new Operations Manager is also amazing to work with - he was very attentive and always checking in to ensure we were happy. Look no further - the Kaushansky Brown team is the best you’re going to find in GTA!”
“Philip, Irene and the team at Keller Williams Realty were an absolute dream throughout our house-hunting journey. As first-time home buyers, we had a lot (like, a lot) of questions and needed a little extra time to see what was out there before committing to our forever home – and they supported us every step of the way. They are true experts, incredibly professional, and yet personal. They made what was a very intimidating process, simple and fun. We’re so grateful for their guidance and support in getting our dream home! We couldn’t recommend the team more!”
“This team is amazing! They always replied promptly to emails/requests and stuck with us until we found our dream home. We are picky and so they would pre-screen houses for all of our requirements. When I lost hope and thought about offering on a house that didn’t meet our core requirements, they told us to hold off and that something would come through that was better for us. Of course, they were right and we are over the moon with our house! If you are looking to buy or sell, I would absolutely recommend them.”
“With thanks to Irene and Philip’s professional expertise and thorough knowledge of the city, we were able to find the perfect condo that met our criteria in a very short time interval. What could have been a very stressful downsizing experience turned out to be a real pleasure. We highly recommend this team for their overall caring and approach. ”
“Tremendous team, enough can’t be said about how hard this entire team works. They helped me as I purchased my first place, they were with me and advising me every step of the way. They were all incredibly honest, patient, and understanding of my needs/wants. Highly experienced and I’d recommend them to anyone. They work with and for you every step of the way.”
“Irene and Philip are not typical realtors. They always go above and beyond for their clients. They are a terrific duo, and together with their amazing staff are always there for whatever question, challenge, doubt, etc. that one may have. They LISTEN to their clients, unlike many others. We are thrilled with the purchase of our dream home and beyond thrilled with the challenging sale of our previous home. We are forever thankful to them ”
“It’s my great pleasure to have Irene as my real estate agent. I recommend Irene’s team to everyone who is searching for the ideal home. Irene is very patient with my concerns and questions. She provides me many valuable suggestions. Irene and her team reply my message very very fast. They always reply to my emails/texts/calls within a few hours. I always felt important and well taken care of ”
“Thank you so very much for all the time spent by both of you and your team on the sale of my home and the condo purchase. I feel very fortunate to have had you in my corner from beginning to end. Although some corners, I must admit were crooked. It was so wonderful the way you were on top of everything, good, bad or indifferent. I always felt good that I was really being looked after and any question or concern was never too minute. You always took the time to respond.

Irene, the many condos we visited, the time you spent with me made me feel special and an important client. Philip when we visited condos you gave me your expertise and knowledge for my information. I hope that I have expressed to you to the best of my ability my feelings of thankfulness during such a process of selling and buying property. I will never hesitate to recommend your Team should the occasion arise. God bless!”

“Always willing to go the extra mile for their clients. Reliable and honest. Amazing.”
“Just wanted to send a HUGE THANKS for all your help in the process of purchasing our first home.

If we ever had any questions about the value of a great realtor, all those questions have been answered. Your knowledge and professionalism were second to none. And clearly the reputation you have in the industry is superb and a huge factor in why we got the house perfect for us!

We really appreciate the time you spent visiting the houses and completing the thorough inspections. The opinions and expertise you provided along the way definitely helped us in making our decision. We also appreciate how you walked us through the process of what to expect and what we needed to do along the way, it kept us sane and (relatively) calm the whole time.

Overall, it was an absolute pleasure working with you and you can count on us to be referring you to all of our friends as they begin their house hunting too. Thanks once again! ”

“Knowledgeable, professional, and efficient is how I would describe this team. As long-distance Buyers moving from Massachusetts, we had to sell our properties in Vancouver and buy a new home in Toronto in less than two months of time, and yes, without giving up what we wanted. Irene made all these daunting tasks a very pleasant experience. She immediately understood our needs including small details and did a wonderful job in narrowing it down to fit our wish list. Throughout the entire process of selling and buying, she and Philip knew all the right people to recommend, whenever we needed them. I wish all agents were like her! Thanks Irene and Philip.”
“Ten years ago, Irene helped me to find the home of my dreams at a wonderful price. She went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that I fund the right home which suitably addressed my extensive wish list. I never forgot her fine work and the home proved to be a wonderful investment and a joy to live in. When the time came for me to sell, I hired Irene and her team again. Their efforts exceeded my expectations and in a matter of days, my home was sold well over asking and, I believe, at the second-highest price paid ever for any of the freehold townhouses in my community of several hundred homes. While there were moments of nervousness and unfounded hesitation on my part, Irene concluded her efforts by skillfully managing a “bidding war” on my home. I cannot commend her highly enough for her efforts and recommend her most strongly as both a buyer and seller agent since she has now represented me skillfully in both capacities. ”
“Working with Irene and Philip made buying my first home a pleasure. As well as navigating our busy Toronto market, they helped to guide my own ever changing property wishes and ideas. ”
“We loved working with Irene and Philip. Their knowledge, passion, patience, and thoughtfulness all made what can be a very stressful experience reassuring and enjoyable. Their knowledge of the city and dealing with competitive offers helped us on the buying end in a tough buying environment. When it came to the sale of our condo, their team helped us declutter prep and stage so it looked in its best possible light: we could hardly recognize it as our home and it generated 4 competing offers. We are recommending them to everyone we know!”
“We wake up and go to sleep in the perfect house for us. I absolutely love the house and I feel at home in every part of it - inside and out. It was a really long search and you stuck with us through a lot of highs and lows. You gave us good advice and kept us on track. You took on more when we could not handle it and you gave us space when we needed it too. 17 months is a long time to do anything, but when I come home every night, I absolutely know this was that house we were meant to live in and call our home. I truly appreciate your taking us through this process and getting us into the right place. I know I pushed to make a number of houses “fit” when they really did not, and I appreciate you guiding me back to what was right. Our home is an investment, but it is also our safe space. We found a place where we feel calm and happy. We have enough to do to make it our own, but not too much for it to be overwhelming. It feels so good to be settled and “nesting” instead of looking. Thank you for everything!”
“I can’t say enough praises about Irene, Phillip and the Team. From the first day of my search until the final closing they worked relentlessly to find me the right place to call home. Their approach is both very professional and personal, resulting in the perfect fit. I highly recommend this brilliant team for all real estate transactions.”
“Irene, Philip, and Bridgette are the perfect team. We met Irene at an open house about a year before we were ready to buy. She was the ONLY agent to take us seriously; staying in touch, and keeping us up-to-date on the houses potentially within our reach. When we were ready to buy, Irene, Philip, and Bridgette listened to what we needed, and they each brought amazing advice and guidance to the process. From the first house we visited, to the purchase of our home (in one bid), the Kaushansky Brown team delivered!

We are extremely happy with our home, and we would definitely recommend Kaushansky Brown to any buyer or seller in the GTA. Thanks Irene, Philip, and Bridgette!”

“Irene and Philip were wonderful and professional to work with to purchase our first home. After our first meeting, Irene had helped us narrow down exactly what we were looking for and had excellent knowledge of the market and our neighbourhood. We were also happy to get great coaching on getting our mortgage, making our offer and inspecting our home. As first-time home buyers, we felt well supported every step of the way. ”
“Irene and Philip at once put us at ease with their friendly manner and insightful knowledge. Our friends told us that buying a home would be very stressful but with them, it was a delightful, learning experience. They took care of everything, right from helping us find our first home to guiding us through each and every stage till we took possession. Even after we moved in, they continued to support us, showing us newbies how things worked around the house.

After comparing our friends’ experiences, we are now aware that Philip and Irene went way beyond the call of duty to assist us. It’s not often that you come across such a dream team. Passion, integrity and knowledge is not just their motto, it’s in their blood. Thanks to you, buying a home with you sure left a sweet taste in our mouth.

Our friends are wondering if you are for real since none of their agents treated them so well! At every house warming (we’ve had 3 now) one of the pet subjects is how lucky we are to have found such great real estate agents! At the risk of repeating ourselves… you guys are simply amaaaazing.”

“Irene and Philip were quick to understand our needs. Their professionalism and knowledge of the neighbourhood made the process of finding a suitable home super easy. Thanks, Irene, Philip, and Bridgette! ”
“The level of professionalism from Irene is outstanding. I was dealing with an emotional estate sale and purchase which required a lot of understanding and patience on Irene’s side. I am so grateful to Irene and her entire team for getting my family through this very difficult sale and purchase. I truly believe if she could handle this purchase, Irene and her team can handle anything! One of Irene’s many strengths is the way she genuinely cares for people. This was the one strength out of her many that I relied upon. She truly went above and beyond the expectations, one would have of a real estate agent. People are her passion along side with her career. I am so grateful! ”
“When I embarked on the mammoth task of relocating to Toronto from Ottawa, I was referred to Irene and her team as the go-to experts in my general area of interest. In tandem with her partner Philip, I took several city tours to help me gain knowledge about each neighbourhood and what it had to offer. Irene quickly understood my needs and wants, both in the type of property I was looking for and the neighbourhoods in the city which were going to be ideal for my lifestyle. She was able to pinpoint exactly what I liked and disliked and was able to preview properties ahead of my arrival, eliminating many she knew would not meet my criteria. This saved all of us an incredible amount of time and helped alleviate some of the stress and frustration involved in this transition. When the perfect house came on the market, Irene and Philip were able to swoop in and seize the opportunity…with the help of their stellar negotiating skills I now have a place I love and can truly call “Home”.”
“Irene and Philip are a fantastic tag team. They both have a great level of expertise in Toronto’s real estate market and are extremely professional, responsive and patient. Irene has a talent for quickly identifying the type of place you are looking for, and she may even know which places you will like and which ones you want before you even know it. Philip has great knowledge of the real estate market and patiently showed us lots of condos and answered all our questions. He also provided excellent advice to us when it came to making an offer in Toronto’s competitive market that can be tough on buyers. And finally, Bridgette was the perfect complement to the team by providing great service to us both during our condo search and after the offer was accepted. We will definitely recommend the KB Team to our friends and colleagues.”
“Irene and Philip were a pleasure to work with. Not only were they responsive to our needs but they also anticipated our needs and provided support and guidance throughout the home purchasing process. I would recommend Kaushansky/Brown to anyone.”
“We absolutely love our house that already fees like home - inside and out. It was a really long search and you stuck with us through a lot of highs and lows. You gave us good advice and kept us on track. You took on more when we could not handle it and you gave us space when we needed it too. 17 months is a long time to do anything, but when I come home every night, I absolutely know this was that house we were meant to live in and call our home. I truly appreciate your taking us through this process and getting us into the right place. I know I pushed to make a number of houses “fit” when they really did not, and I appreciate you guiding me back to what was right. Our home is an investment, but it is also our safe space. It feels so good to be settled and “nesting” instead of looking. Thank you for everything!”
“We cannot thank the KB Team (Irene, Philip and Bridgette) enough. When we began our search we had vague ideas about what we were looking for but they really helped us hone in on what was truly essential for us. From day one we felt we were in good hands; the KB Team’s knowledge, commitment and passion were evident throughout the process and thanks to them we found a home that we really adore. They took such good care of us that we would recommend them to anyone looking for a real estate agent responsive to their needs.”
Success Stories — The Kaushansky/Brown Team (2)
“You want the best results! Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown are unquestionably your real estate team of choice! They are extremely knowledgeable about the current real estate market and have a great marketing strategy.
Irene and team sold my home firm in 6 days for way over the asking price. They brought together all required resources including getting floor plans, great photography, Youtube, very descriptive and appealing brochures and a pre-sale home inspection.
I cannot recommend Irene and her team enough. They were all very helpful and supportive to me during a very stressful time.
Thank you, Irene and Philip!”
“You want the best results! Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown are unquestionably your real estate team of choice! They are extremely knowledgeable of the current real estate market and have a great marketing strategy.
Irene and team sold my home firm in 6 days for way over the asking price. They brought together all required resources including getting floor plans, great photography, you tube, very descriptive and appealing brochures and pre-sale home inspection.
I cannot recommend Irene and her team enough. They were all very helpful and supportive to me during a very stressful time.
Thank you, Irene and Philip!
“We upgraded our older house to a bigger one with the help of the KB team. And I’m not shy to say that the whole experience quite exceeded our expectations! First, we had to find a new house in quite a slow market and Philip and Irene made sure that we got what we wanted, even though it took a number of months. No rush at any moment, rather the opposite, they told us to wait rather than grab “what’s available”. In the end, it paid off, we’ve got ourselves a beautiful house on the same street. Then we had to sell our old house and this is where the KB team really excelled! We had guidance through all the stages (preparation, staging, showing, accepting offers) with the team taking great care to reduce our stress and deliver us the most value (which worked out very well). Thank you, Philip, Irene, Todd, and Nicoletta! I have no hesitation to recommend this team to anybody planning any kind of real estate activity.”
“Thank you so much, Irene and the entire KB team for being so helpful throughout our buying and selling process. Your customer service went way beyond our expectations and made the whole experience uncomplicated, professional and successful!”
“My wife and I are so thankful to the entire Kaushansky/Brown team: Irene, Philip, Nicoletta, Todd and Bridgette for all their efforts selling our Toronto home and purchasing our move up home in Whitby. Their level of professionalism, patience and skill was top notch from start to finish. The entire KB team makes you feel that they care as much about your home as they would their own. KB has built an amazing team, centered on trust, that guides their clients seamlessly through the entire process. Each specialist member is a highly capable, organized and detail-oriented professional that functions within a highly communicative team. Irene’s experience, insights and negotiation skills are stand-out qualities that help you understand market values which is extremely reassuring in the fast-paced Toronto market. Assistance was offered throughout the process regarding everything: staging, financing, legal etc. This was all done in a manner that built trust, reduced the anxiety of two first time home sellers and was greatly appreciated. I definitely, highly recommend the KB team to anyone thinking of buying or selling their home.”
“This is the second time that we have engaged the Kaushansky Brown (KB) Real Estate Team to help us find a home, and once again, they provided first class service.
We started our buying and selling process when the market was hot, and houses were selling within days. With that in mind, we opted to find our new home first, and then sell.
Bridgette and Philip visited the prospective houses with us, and once again, they gave excellent guidance, providing us with what we needed to make an informed decision. When we found our forever home, we worked with the team to prepare our offer. Behind the scenes, the KB team got the paperwork ready and submitted everything right on time. On offer night, Bridgette kept us updated on the number of bids (which were a lot), and we eventually resigned ourselves to continuing the search, but that was not the end of the story. A short while later we got a call from Philip that changed our lives. The team had pulled through, and we won the bid for the house; our dream was coming true! We were in shock and ecstatic.
Now it was time to sell our old home.
Irene met with us and took the time to go through all the paperwork, explain the next steps, and provided a timeline. We were introduced to the rest of the team: from project management, marketing, and concierge services, to staging professionals, and all the other supporting players. Every member of the team was welcoming, professional, and answered our many questions willingly. Each step of the process was completed as scheduled, and if there were changes for any reason, we were given ample notice.
Then the unthinkable happened…
The market changed overnight. Despite having everything ready as planned, the one thing nobody expected was the drastic slowdown of house sales. Things looked bleak. We were discouraged, but Irene’s positivity, determination and composed professionalism together with Bridgette’s unwavering optimism provided reassurance during this time. The entire KB team kicked into high gear and worked tirelessly, making numerous phone calls, going door-to-door, hosting open houses, promoting marketing campaigns on social media, and through direct mail. Throughout the process Irene sent frequent updates including feedback from potential buyers, information on competing properties, and comparable sales. In the end, we were successful in getting the house sold.
Real estate is one of the largest investments of your life and it is so important to have the right team behind you. We unreservedly put our faith in the KB team and we will do it again in a heartbeat.
Thanks to the KB team, our family is happily settled in our forever home, and we highly recommend them!!!
“We have used Irene and Philip on two occasions with great success. One was the purchase of our home in Mississauga and one for the sale of our home in Toronto two years later. Great negotiating skills and professional photos, marketing and overall presentation for the sale of our property. Their team is professional, courteous and they communicate well.”
“After finding us our dream condo in Toronto, the team came through in a big way for getting our Pickering home on the market. After discussing what improvements could be made for a successful sale of our home, Irene, Nicoletta and Bridgette were able to secure 15 offers and the house sold way over the asking price. It was a team effort and we would strongly recommend them to anyone interested in a positive experience selling a property and buying another one. Thank you KB Team for a terrific job”
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