Chris Luxemburger, Right, Brampton Real Estate Board President, hands over a cheque for $10,000 to Larry Zacher, Fundraising and communications Director of Wellspring Chinguacousy recently at the Brampton Golf Club. The gift will be used to fund the cancer support centres programs


CLICK HERE to view the Brampton Real Estate Board’s incoming Board of Directors.

BREB wishes to thank Past Presdent, Ruth Ballantyne and Directors Jason Mansingh and Carol Walraven for their support and dedication throughout the previous years.


Annual Election Meeting & Christmas Holiday Luncheon




The Brampton Real Estate Board (BREB) held its 2011 Christmas Holiday Luncheon on Friday December 2nd, 2011 at The Brampton Golf Club. Thank-you to all those who attended, the afternoon turned out to be another exciting, fun filled day for all.




The morning commenced with our 56th Annual Election Meeting where we welcomed Denise Dilbey as the 2012 President Elect, Donald Haynes will stand as the Past President, and Edward Short was welcomed as a new Director along with Bradley Harman. BREB wishes to thank Jason Mansingh, Carol Walraven, and Ruth Ballantyne, Past President for their dedication and service on the Board of Directors in previous years.




BREB also proudly announced the hiring of their new Executive Officer, Gerry Verdone. Gerry comes to BREB with a very strong background in Finance and Business. Gerry brings a wealth of staff management, business relationship, and entrepreneurial experience to help BREB continue to foster and grow as a strong voice of REALTORS®.




Donald Haynes was presented with an award for serving fifty years plus as a proud BREB Member REALTOR®. 




Following the meeting, REALTOR® Members, Special Guests, Surrounding Boards and Association Representatives, and Board Sponsors celebrated the Holiday Season with a buffet lunch and a live comedian act. Through the generosity of several companies, including Board Sponsors, and BREB Brokerages, door prizes were donated and presented throughout the afternoon.




Monetary donations and unwrapped toys were collected for the 2011 Toys for Tots Campaign. To date, BREB has raised in excess of $1000 and will continue to collect donations at the Board Office until with week of December 19th, 2011.




The Brampton Real Estate Board would like to extend thanks to everyone who attended for their continued support and involvement in making this year’s Christmas Holiday Luncheon a success.






Press Release

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The Brampton Real Estate Board is proud to announce the hiring of their new Executive Officer, Gerry Verdone.

Gerry comes to the Brampton Real Estate Board with a very strong background in Finance and Business.

He has held many different roles during his business career including Bank Manager and Mortgages Manager for Scotiabank as well as President and Owner of several upstart companies of his own. 

Gerry brings a wealth of staff management, business relationship, and entrepreneurial experience to help BREB continue to foster and grow as a strong voice of REALTORS®

The Brampton Real Estate Board’s President, Chris Luxemburger was quoted as saying “we are an innovative and member centric association and we look forward to adding Gerry to the team, and continuing to enhance our value proposition for our REALTORS®”

The Brampton Real Estate board is an association of almost 800 members focused on supporting and serving the REALTORS® of Brampton, and parts of Halton and Caledon.



Notice:  The office will be closed on December 2, 2011 for the day.  All staff will be onsite at The Brampton Golf Club participating in the Christmas Holiday Luncheon and the Bylaw & Election Meeting.  Hope to see everyone there!

We will reopen Monday December 5th at 8:30 to serve you.

Carolyne Celebrates 20 Trailblazing Years

Carolyne (Realty) Corp. Real Estate Brokerage recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.  Founded by Carolyne Lederer in 1991 as a then-unique business concept in Brampton, the company operated as a boutique-style operation and was one of the first to implement the Internet to market homes locally and abroad.

Lederer continued her 25% market share of all home sales above the $250,000 price range, which she had developed during her tenure at Royal LePage.  She was the company’s No. 1 sales representative for all of the region then called Western Ontario.  Working alone, with no team, she says she typically wrote in excess of $14 million in annual sales.

“Some colleagues warned me I wouldn’t last six months,” she says.  “Didn’t I know we were in a recession in 1991?”

“I became known as ‘That Girl Real Estate’ eventually,” she says.  “No one seemed to be able to spell my name right, and often referred to me as that girl…saying, ‘Let’s Call That Girl’ you know, the one with the hot pink and teal signs with the gold star in the corner.”

She purchased the URL for, deciding she might as well use the name for marketing purposes.

In 1998 she went online with her residential real estate home site at and started writing consumer education articles.

Lederer says she built her business on referrals, relocations she personally developed with major corporations and using residential farming concepts that she has shared in online forums both in Canada and the US.

She proudly says that on her next birthday she will be 70, having spent the last 30 years in real estate.  Lederer is the resident Gourmet Cooking for Real Estate Professionals contributing writer at Real Estate Magazine (REM).

Grow Op & Clandestine Lab Home – List

To assist BREB Members concerned about marijuana grow houses/clandestine labs, BREB and its Government Relations Advisory Council have worked with Peel Regional Police in providing us a list of grow ops homes & clandestine labs in the Brampton area. Peel Police will not post this list on their website but BREB is able to obtain a quarterly list from Peel Police.  Please be aware that the list contains only those location that Peel Police are aware were actual grow ops.  Despite their best efforts, there could be many more that were never reported to the police – just because the police have no record of a grow op/clandestine lab at a particular location does not mean that the place was not used as a grow op/clandestine lab.  As a REALTOR®, it is still your due diligent to include the Grow op/Clandestine Lab clause in any offer.If you or your client have any concerns of a Brampton Grow up/Clandestine Lab Home, please send an email to with the address.  A reply email will be provided as soon as possible during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm. Verbal information will not be conveyed over the phone and BREB makes no representation or warranty of the accuracy or how current the information may be*. 

If you require written confirmation from Peel Regional Police, please visit Peel Regional Police and download the request application form and submit the $5.00 payment.

OREA continues to work hard on behalf of REALTORS® for a Provincial Registry – BREB’s Government Relations Advisory Council have been lobbying for this registry and we will keep you posted on any updates.

For further information from other Towns/Cities:

Caledon – View List

Guelph – View List

Halton Hills – Download request form and fill the required information, drop off at any Halton Police Station, attach your business card and submit the $5.00 fee.

RCMP – National list

What REALTORS® Need to Know – Published by CREA

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*A disclaimer will be included in the reply email