Whether you’re buying or selling (or both), there’s no denying that real estate is a super-hot topic right now. Here’s what Rose Barroso, luxury realtor and the founder of Posh-Haus, told us about what to look for in a real estate specialist and how she can help you get your dream house.

Living Luxe: When it comes to selling a luxury home, it really helps to work with a realtor who has specific experience in the field. What sets Posh-Haus apart from other realtors in the market?

Rose Barroso: One main characteristic that sets us apart from other realtors on the market is our extensive knowledge in construction, which has proven advantageous when representing sellers, buyers and investors in the Toronto residential market, along with providing a superior level of knowledgeable and professional real estate services.

Over the past 17 years, I have become a sought-after designer and builder of luxury custom homes in the Greater Toronto Area. Today, those homes are some of Toronto’s most spectacular custom luxury homes. My team and I are known for clean, simple, modern and contemporary designs with fine craftsmanship and innovative technology. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond the standard home real estate experience to establish trusting relationships now and into the future.

LL: What should buyers and sellers of luxury custom homes look for when recruiting a real estate specialist?

RB: It’s important to note that not all agents work the same way. Posh-Haus is truly all about creating a higher standard in real estate. Agents should be well-connected to the real estate industry. Th ey should know the market inside-out and provide information on past sales, current listings, their marketing plans and they should be able to show that they have a great track record. In addition, you also want to look for an agent who is honest, assertive and one who best understands your needs. Try to go with a local agent; they are familiar with what the local market condition is, the local prices are and what’s hot (or not) in your community .


LL: How can you help when it comes to assisting buyers find their dream homes?

RB: Our team goes the extra mile to connect buyers with a vetted list of service providers for superior assistance in preparing their homes for move-in. Buyers benefit from our construction experience. We have plenty of neighbourhood and building expertise, multiple skill sets, styles and flexible schedules. We want to make sure our clients buy the right home. As realtors, we know what’s happening in the Toronto real estate market and we’re not afraid to speak the truth. Is it a good time to buy? What’s the next hot neighbourhood? Is it a good investment? We can help our buyers with these issues.

LL: As an expert in buying luxury real estate, what types of questions should clients ask before embarking on finding their perfect luxury home?

RB: Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. It’s important to anticipate the steps required to successfully achieve your housing goal and to build a plan of action that gets you there. Ask yourself where you want to live and what is the best location for you and your family. You’ll want to consider things like convenience for all family members, proximity to school and work, local transportation and local amenities.