‘Luxe Listings Toronto’: Go behind the scenes to gawk at luxury homes

Click to play video: 'Luxe Listings Toronto: Meet the real estate titans of Toronto'
Luxe Listings Toronto: Meet the real estate titans of Toronto
Prime Video's upcoming series, 'Luxe Listings Toronto,' follows three Canadian real estate agents — Peter Torkan, Paige Torkan and Brett Starke — as they navigate the competitive and luxurious world of Toronto's real estate market. The show offers an inside look at multi-million-dollar real estate listings in Toronto, with the cast discussing their experiences in an interview with Global News – Apr 26, 2024

Buying a home in Canada these days isn’t for the faint-hearted, especially in a market as cutthroat as Toronto.

Now, a new series from Prime Video Canada is pulling back the curtain on luxury home-buying in Canada’s largest city, with help from three of Ontario’s top real estate agents.

While prices for average homes across the country are soaring thanks to inflation, a cost-of-living crisis and sky-high demand for real estate, the asking prices of the mega-mansions featured on Luxe Listings Toronto are beyond eye-watering: upwards of $20 million in some cases.

But the trio of agents followed on the new Prime Video offering — Brett Starke, founder of The Starke Group, and power couple Peter and Paige Torkan, founders of Team Torkan — promise they aren’t trying to rub a lack of wealth in the face of everyday Canadians. Rather, they say, they’re offering up a bit of escapism, entertainment and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Canada’s most competitive and collaborative home-buying markets.

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“We are competitive on the show and we’re doing it in a good nature,” Starke told Global News about the breezy rivalry that plays out between his firm and the gang at Team Torkan.

Luxury real estate agents Peter Torkan and Brett Starke play up their relationship as friendly rivals.
Luxury real estate agents Peter Torkan and Brett Starke play up their relationship as friendly rivals. Amazon MGM Studios

“I believe that people think this business is all about competition and they’re making a huge mistake, because with collaboration they can be more successful,” added Paige, discussing how helping out a so-called rival can be beneficial in the lucrative real estate landscape.

“Being in competition with other people is like wishing other people to fail and I think that’s a sickness.”

This group of real estate frenemies give an endlessly entertaining masterclass in friendly competition on Luxe Listings Toronto, take audiences behind the (bulletproof) doors of some of the area’s toniest homes and give an intimate glimpse of how they attempt to juggle their personal lives with a demanding and dramatic career.

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Hear more about what Team Torkan and Starke had to say about the series, including their advice to anyone wanting to break into the real estate market, in the video, above.

Luxe Listings Toronto‘ premieres on Prime Video Canada on April 26.

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