Testimonials

Below are some of my Client Testimonials

By: Sarah and Sunny

My partner and I cannot thank Bonnie enough for her assistance with finding our place. We live far away from Toronto and it made it difficult for us to do viewings in person. Bonnie took initiative to go into many units on our behalf and virtually share them. Bonnie was honest with all the listings and ensured to work within our parameters. She was super responsive and answered any questions we asked in full transparency. We highly recommend using Bonnie's services if you are in the process of renting or buying. Thank you, Bonnie! We look forward to working with you again in the future!

By: Lorena B.

We highly recommend Nicole. Nicole is extremely informative, professional, knowledgeable, eager to assist with all aspects of purchase, and most of all was really in-tuned to what we were after. She made herself available anytime. During this crazy market where bidding wars are the norm, you need some sort of edge in order that the seller will even consider your offer. Nicole put together a 'strategy' which enabled us to purchase the condo we truly loved, at our price point. She managed to put us ahead of 5 other offers even though we were far from the initial highest offer. Thank you Nicole !!!

By: Natalie

Buying my first home was easy because I had Nicole T by my side. Her patience, knowledge, and intelligence made me feel very comfortable with the choices we were making. She answered all my calls and emails very quickly and never left any of my questions unanswered. I would sell my house just to work with Nicole again. Truly an amazing person to work with. I look forward to calling her for my big purchases.

By: Andreea & Stefan

In the process of buying and selling our house, Talia Black played a very important role. We started in a professional way and we ended up in a strong friendship. Knowledgeable, wise and very well oriented, Talia was a precious guidance in this crazy real estate market. She was patiently assisting us until we got the perfect house for our needs, having a lot of viewings. Centered on her client interests, she is a very good negotiator, as well. Upon selling our house, Talia and her team of professionals decorated and staged all the rooms at the highest level of interior design, paying attention to every small detail. As a result, our house was sold in just 1 day for an over asking price. Talia is great at what she does and her knowledge in real estate is amazing. Working with Talia Black and her team was the best decision we made.

By: Belkys Harbauer

I have been thinking for a while how to summarize my experience with the amazing Talia Black. I was in a very strange, delicate and transitional point in my life. Not really sure what I wanted and where I would end up after 22 years in the same community. In an industry that is saturated with fly by the night, uneducated "agents" that lack basic human empathy and tact, Talia is the complete package. Talia is super professional (not only with her clients but also industry professionals), highly sensitive and intuitive to your needs and extremely self-disciplined. Talia considered the needs of each of my loved ones and worked tirelessly from Innisfil to Oakville to help us find our new home. She wholeheartedly understands what a home represents to each family member and works with you until you have solid peace of mind that you have made the right decision. I can't say enough about my experience with Talia. She made a very difficult move in my life something very special and meaningful. I am not only satisfied and impressed, but I am extremely grateful for getting to know and work with Talia.

By: Belkys Harbauer

I have been thinking for a while how to summarize my experience with the amazing Talia Black. I was in a very strange, delicate and transitional point in my life. Not really sure what I wanted and where I would end up after 22 years in the same community. In an industry that is saturated with fly by the night, uneducated "agents" that lack basic human empathy and tact, Talia is the complete package. Talia is super professional (not only with her clients but also industry professionals), highly sensitive and intuitive to your needs and extremely self-disciplined. Talia considered the needs of each of my loved ones and worked tirelessly from Innisfil to Oakville to help us find our new home. She wholeheartedly understands what a home represents to each family member and works with you until you have solid peace of mind that you have made the right decision. I can't say enough about my experience with Talia. She made a very difficult move in my life something very special and meaningful. I am not only satisfied and impressed, but I am extremely grateful for getting to know and work with Talia.

By: Belkys Harbauer

I have been thinking for a while how to summarize my experience with The Amazing Talia Black. I was in a very strange, delicate and transitional point in my life … not really sure what I wanted and where I would end up after 22 years in the same community. In an industry that is saturated with fly by night - uneducated “agents” that lack basic human empathy- and tact … Talia is the complete package. Talia is super professional (not only with her clients but also industry professionals), highly sensitive and intuitive to your needs and extremely self disciplined. Talia considered the needs of each of my loved ones and worked tirelessly from Innisfil to Oakville to help us find … our new home. She wholeheartedly understands what a home represents to each family member and works with you until you have solid peace of mind that you have made the right decision. I can’t say enough about my experience with Talia … she made a very difficult move in my life something very special and meaningful … and I am not only satisfied and impressed … I am extremely grateful for getting to know and work with Talia.

By: Dilia and Tom

Desiree and Talia truly define the meaning of a power couple. They have such a great temperament for the real estate business and go beyond the call of duty. There was no doubt in our minds about selecting Desiree and Talia to represent us with our real estate needs. They sold our home for top dollar and found us our dream home in record time; “ALLin” one breath. Their experience, availability, attention to detail, and proactiveness are all the qualities we looked for in a team. Furthermore, and most importantly, they treated us with that special touch of making us feel as if we were their only clients, while we knew that they were busy working with other clients as well. That is truly commendable! If you’re looking for a powerhouse real estate team, look no further. The ladies at ALLin Real Estate Group are agents in capes. We highly endorse Desiree and Talia. Dilia and Tom

By: Claudia & Horaiu

Me and my husband Horaiu just bought a semi-detached house in Aurora, with the help of the amazing Talia Black. We are first time buyers and we were really fortunate to have her as our real-estate agent. Talia is very knowledgeable, and very patient. We had to see a lot of houses until we decided on our beautiful home. She taught us what to look for, and she was always available to answer all our questions. I highly recommend Talia, she is an exceptional person and a great real-estate agent.

By: Claudia & Hora?iu

Me and my husband Hora?iu just bought a semi-detached house in Aurora, with the help of the amazing Talia Black. We are first time buyers and we were really fortunate to have her as our real-estate agent. Talia is very knowledgeable, and very patient. We had to see a lot of houses until we decided on our beautiful home. She taught us what to look for, and she was always available to answer all our questions. I highly recommend Talia, she is an exceptional person and a great real-estate agent.

By: Aaron L.

Having never sold a home before, I was extremely nervous about the process. Let me just say after speaking with Des, she put my mind at ease and simplified the experience completely. She is extremely knowledgeable and was there to answer my questions every step up the way day or night. I was under the impression I should make some big home improvements to maximize the value of our home but Des gave us some pro tips to make a few small improvements as well as referrals for getting the jobs done. She staged our home beautifully, I almost didn't want to leave lol. We were very impressed with what Des and her team were able to do in such a short period of time. Desiree is extremely professional and a master negotiator and sold our home well over asking price within the timeframe we set. Buying/Selling can be extremely stressful, so working with the right team is very important when it comes to the biggest investment of your life. I would highly recommend Des and her teams to my family and friends and am looking forward to working with her again in the future. Thank you Des, we couldn't be happier :)

By: Anat &William

As first time home buyers ,We can’t explain enough with words of how thankful we are for having Nicole and Desiree as our real estate agents. We have tried working with different agents before ,who just simply said to us that our budget was the problem and we won't be able to find anything in our budget. As we were ready to give up on our search We have contacted Desiree as our last hope. Desiree took us on without thinking twice and quickly set us up to meet with Nicole and her team who helped us find our dream home in Orillia. She was an absolute dream to work with. We came to Nicole knowing absolutely nothing about purchasing a home or about the market itself but she quickly brought us up to speed with professionalism, knowledge, and honesty. She guided us through every step of the way with plenty of resources. She worked around our schedule and was super attentive to all of our needs, no matter rain of shine. We can't recommend them enough! and would be honored to work with them in the future !

By: Alex & Alex

Des was referred to us by a good friend of mine, who had nothing but great things to say about her; little did I know just how great she really is! From the moment we met, it was like talking to an old friend who genuinely cared about us. She was available 24/7 for any questions we had, and ALWAYS had our best interests at heart. Des NEVER pushed us into making an offer or purchasing something we were not sure about, even though it meant spending more time on the hunt for a house. She went above and beyond each time we spoke or met to look at a house; even looking at furnaces, telling us about the plumbing and identifying potential costs down the line! Anytime we were curious about a property, Des always did what she could to get us as much information as possible to make an informed decision. She gave us great advice about some properties that were just not worth the price tag and was very real about what it would take to win a deal. She’s not afraid to have a tough conversation with you because she wants you to make the best choice! We ended up re-strategizing as a result of her guidance and one week later we found the house! When it came down to the house we really loved, Des jumped in and talked to the agent (who happened to be the seller) to get a feel of what was important to them to help us win the deal. At first she didn’t get much, but after persistence (which is a skillset she masters) she was able to break down the walls and identify that it wasn’t just about money for the sellers they wanted someone who would really love the home! We had some quick negotiations and were notified we won the house immediately after our last offer. We loved working with her so much we asked her to list our condo the same day we won the bid on our house. Des has her own staging so within a week of our request to list the condo we were staged (at no cost to us), photos taken and ready to go - we sold in 2 days! It truly was a pleasure working with Des and her team during this milestone in our life as it made a stressful process fun. Quite frankly I feel like she’s apart of my family now and I miss her loads…especially all of our laughs! Do yourself a favour and hire Des and her team. They are knowledgeable, trustworthy and YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!

By: Julia & Brad

We can’t speak highly enough of Nicole as our real estate agent. Nicole helped us find our dream home in Hamilton and was an absolute dream to work with. We came to Nicole knowing absolutely nothing about purchasing a home or about the market but she quickly brought us up to speed with professionalism, knowledge, and honesty. It was truly like having a friend on the “inside”.

By: Jessica & John G.

I’m not really sure how to begin talking about this woman who’s title is “Real Estate Agent” when she is so much more than that!! I started working with Desiree when my mom decided it was finally time to downsize from her 3000+ sq ft home in Thornhill to a small bungalow close to me in Aurora. The amount of work that had to be done in my mothers house to get it ready to go on the market was daunting and overwhelming and we just didn’t know where to begin. Desiree calmed us, advised us and helped us navigate this very scary time. Her patience and dedication was outstanding. She walked us through and held our hand every step of the way. Desiree wanted to make sure that we got top dollar for this house and she wouldn’t let us settle for anything less! Desiree has a way of making you feel as though you are her only client. Her commitment to you is unwavering and you would NEVER know that she has 10 other clients that she is dealing with at the same time; no doubt giving them the exact same dedication and attention. Her cool and calm demeanour put us at ease and her direction made everything so simple. Since we had such an amazing experience with Desiree for selling my mother’s house we chose her again when it came time to sell our house. Again, Desiree was on top of it all, gave us direction and didn’t leave anything out. From advice on staging, decluttering, finances etc she guided us through it all! She was able to sell our house within 4 days of being on the market and for $100 000 over asking!!! She was also able to help us find our dream home! We cannot thank Desiree enough for her commitment, dedication, guidance and care with one of the biggest decisions of our lives. As I kept telling her throughout our time together...she was literally made for this! She eats, sleeps and breathes real estate! She is a straight shooter, boss and absolute sweetheart all rolled up in one!! To say that I recommend Desiree as a real estate agent would be an understatement. If you want your house sold quick and for your asking price or over then there should be no hesitation....Desiree Tomanelli-Allin is the one!

By: Claire & Brett

We would recommend Nicole to anyone looking for their next home. We were nervous about moving during such a stressful time, however she made the whole experience super easy and informative for us! Nicole found us exactly what we were looking for and even made the entire process fun! Thank you Nicole!

By: Sakeena M.

Thank you Nicole! I’m so happy with my first home. I could not have picked a better person/friend to go through the ups and downs of first time home buying with!

By: Kim & Dan P.

Des is AMAZING to work with! I honestly cannot even express how much we enjoyed working with her! We used Des to help us purchase a new home in Newmarket/Aurora, after selling our Toronto home. We were living out of town due to COVID and Des was so accommodating! She found us stellar properties and was always available to meet with us - late evening and weekends. Des previewed properties for us, sending us video walkthroughs, to save us 4 hours of driving just to see one house. She was so knowledgeable of the market/fair market value of properties and was able to guide us through the process. She was very respectful of our budget and never tried to push us over and wouldn’t let us overpay for properties. Since finding our home, Des has continued to keep in touch and has opened her network to us to help with home renovations. When working with Des, you aren’t just getting a fantastic realtor, you are getting a whole homebuying package! On top of all that, she is so nice, funny and caring! I want to buy another house just so I can work with Des again!! Thank you so much Des!

By: Kristen and Robbie

We found our dream home with Nicole. Without hesitation she was always prepared to answer any questions we had during the process of buying our home. Nicole is not only a tough negotiator when it comes to making a deal on a home, she is an incredibly kind educator. She understands first time home buyers and stands by them every step of the way. We cannot thank you enough Nicole and cannot wait to work together again in the future.

By: Kristen and Robbie

We found our dream home with Nicole. Without hesitation she was always prepared to answer any questions we had during the process of buying our home. Nicole is not only a tough negotiator when it comes to making a deal on a home, she is an incredibly kind educator. She understands first time home buyers and stands by them every step of the way. We cannot thank you enough Nicole and cannot wait to work together again in the future.

By: Nicholas C.

Nicole has helped me find two rental units in the past two years and my experience with her was amazing! She is very knowledgeable about the trends of the real estate market, and it was always so easy to trust her. She was able to get both places under asking price, saving me money so I can save up to buy my own condo soon! Nicole is always very professional, friendly and down to earth. She always has my best interest as a priority and was always there to answer any questions throughout the entire process! I can't wait to work with Nicole again when it is time for me to buy my own condo. Thank you for everything!!

By: Tony and Lily

Nicole Tortorici is an outstanding realtor! She was instrumental in helping us find our new home as well as selling our family home. Nicole did an amazing job negotiating the price of our new house with the sellers and their agent and she even thwarted a potential bidding war that the other realtor attempted to start with another interested buyer. Immediately after we purchased our new home, Covid hit and everything shut down. We had to postpone the selling of our family home. Imagine the anxiety! We had to carry 2 homes during a global pandemic! Once our family home went on the market,Nicole worked her magic with her marketing strategies and she was able to sell our home at the highest price ever on our street! Nicole also helped us stage our home, sell our furniture and find us a moving company. We highly recommend her services! Thanks, Nicole!

By: Elaine & Dan

Desiree was instrumental in providing us first time home buyers all the information we needed to find our dream home. We had zero idea what we were getting ourselves into and Desiree took the time to explain everything in a language that actually made sense to us. Desiree’s knowledge, patience, expertise and down to earth personality made the experience memorable - not stressful! We are so happy we found her and would highly recommend Desiree if you are looking for someone to tell you how it is. We can’t thank you enough for answering all our questions (at all hours of the night) and making us feel like we were your only clients. Thanks Desiree for all your efforts!!

By: Bruce Valliant

In the past 5 - 6 months, my partner and I gave Desiree 3 homes to sell and asked her to represent us in buying one home together. The 3 homes were all sold with firm offers in timeframes that ranged between 7 days and 2 months (two in the GTA and on in a smaller town community a hundred kilometers to the north. And the final purchase of our new home ended up being a fabulous outcome resulting in the possession of a 2800 Sq. ft. house in North York over a hundred thousand below comparable recent sales. It could not have gone better. She knows her business, and she works the deals with intelligence, passion and commitment. You won''t find anyone better to help you sell or buy a house.

By: Bruce Valliant

In the past 5 - 6 months, my partner and I gave Desiree 3 homes to sell and asked her to represent us in buying one home together. The 3 homes were all sold with firm offers in timeframes that ranged between 7 days and 2 months (two in the GTA and on in a smaller town community a hundred kilometers to the north. And the final purchase of our new home ended up being a fabulous outcome resulting in the possession of a 2800 Sq. ft. house in North York over a hundred thousand below comparable recent sales. It could not have gone better. She knows her business, and she works the deals with intelligence, passion and commitment. You won't find anyone better to help you sell or buy a house.

By: Victor L.

I am new to Canada, and don't speak English great. Desiree was nice to bring in a Spanish agent to help me understand everything and she introduce me to the right people to get me started in Canada. Thank you Desiree.

By: Rose Caparotta

Des is the kindest, sweetest, most open minded, dedicated person I have ever had the pleasure to work with for my real estate needs. She is able to answer all your questions and if she doesn’t know the answers she researches until the exact information you request is at your fingertips!!! And she does it with a smile, with determination and empathy! She engulfs herself in your property and your lifestyle and just makes it happen.

By: Zeni Rumack

Nobody does what Desiree and her team does, except for family. They’re not just a great team to work with, they are family

By: Dilia & Tom

Buying or selling your home is never easy and as first time home buyers, we felt it to be even more stressful, but Desiree Tomanelli was there to provide excellent support and guidance throughout the entire process that we knew so little about. She was readily available whenever we needed help or had a question. Her enthusiasm, knowledge of the neighbourhood and marketing strategy were instrumental in getting a great price for our new home, that very night! We would highly recommend Desiree Tomanelli. It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to working with you again in the near future.

By: Ann Smith

Hi, just a note to say thanks for all you have done for us throughout this process. As first time buyers, we had a lot of unanswered questions regarding the purchase of our home. Thank you for providing the answers to many of these and giving us informed advice on the homes that we visited!

By: Michael G.

There’s not enough good things I could say about Desiree! She was so patient with me, and helped me create a plan on how I can get to the point where I would be a first-time buyer. She took the time to listen to my concerns, and help me get ready to purchase, even though it took months! Des is so kind, compassionate and understanding. She explained everything to me clearly so I understood and felt at ease with the whole process. Not only is she knowledgeable and passionate about her work - she is so passionate about her clients and connects with them on a personal level! She has become such a great friend through this process as well - I couldn’t be happier that I got to work with Des.

By: Michelle Mariotti

Working with Desiree to sell our home and purchase our new home has made the process fun, smooth and more efficient than we could have hoped. She is not only knowledgeable but she is available and responds to inquiries incredibly quickly. As young parents of a toddler, showing our home and being ready for anything wasn’t our forte but Desiree was flexible, helpful and extremely accommodating. She worked around our needs and we always felt that she had our best interest at heart. I think it’s safe to say that having an agent that knows what they’re doing is important but having an agent you can trust is absolutely everything and for us, this was Desiree 100 percent of the time!

By: Monica & Tony Venosa

When my husband and I were looking to buy our first home, we knew we needed to hire a professional to help us out. We hired Des because my sister referred her to us, and we’re so glad she did. Working with Des was great because she’s able to help you find the home you want, in the location you want, all within your budget. She makes sure that you see all of the options available so that you can make the best decision. In our situation, Des also made sure we got the best deal, although we were up against 3 other offers for the property! We’re so glad she did! We love our house and plan to stay here for years to come!

By: Dilia and Tom Gravina

Buying or selling your home is never easy and as first time home buyers, we felt it to be even more stressful, but Desiree Tomanelli was there to provide excellent support and guidance throughout the entire process that we knew so little about. She was readily available whenever we needed help or had a question. Her enthusiasm, knowledge of the neighbourhood and marketing strategy were instrumental in getting a great price for our new home, that very night! We would highly recommend Desiree Tomanelli. It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to working with you again in the near future.