Buying real estate is more than just looking at properties and picking one that works. It’s also about finding the right home, at the right price, in the right location, while avoiding inconvenience and costly mistakes – not always an easy task! The best way to achieve these objectives is to work with a professional REALTOR® who understands your needs, wants, time frame and budget; but most importantly, knows how to negotiate on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome.
A Buyer’s Sales Associate is a REALTOR® who works exclusively for you to assist in researching and purchasing a property. This exclusivity distinguishes a Buyer’s Representative from the Seller’s Representative (aka the Listing Agent) who is the legal representative of the seller and working in the seller’s best interests. Before calling the number on the sign, consider retaining your own representation.
Top Reasons to retain a Buyer’s Representative
- Obtain invaluable details about the properties you’re looking at: historic sales data, comparable properties, a second opinion of value, and potentially other information about the property that the seller’s representative can’t legally provide.
- An exclusive buyer’s agent can negotiate on your behalf and suggest what to offer based on experience (the seller’s representative cannot do this – they must work in the seller’s best interests).
- A buyer’s agent can help you find foreclosures, exclusive listings, expired listings and other properties that may not be listed for sale on the open market.
- Discretion, confidentiality, loyalty, and obedience: the pillars of solid representation.
- The services of a Buyer’s representative could save you thousands of dollars!
The services of a Buyer’s representative usually won’t cost you anything!*
* In most cases, buyers’ agents are reimbursed by the seller. The particulars of each relationship must be discussed and disclosed by your agent prior to completing a purchase.
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204 Commercial Street, Middleton, Nova ScotiaMore than meets the eye in this charming bungalow. Spacious open-concept living/dining/kitchen area makes a great first impression as you walk through the front door. Extensively upgraded and renovated throughout, including recent kitchen cabinets, renovated bathrooms, recent windows and doors, roof shingles, deck, three heat pumps, and fully finished basement. Fully fenced private yard, nearly 1 acre! Recently constructed 30x20 double garage. This home and property must be seen to be appreciated; just seconds from downtown & NSCC campus. Municipal services. Great for a growing family or active retirees! MLS® # 201926377
71 Brittany Avenue, Greenwood, Nova ScotiaOnly 12 yrs young! 3+2 bed, 3 bath family bungalow in a great Greenwood location. Well maintained with no maintenance overlooked. Open layout with vaulted ceilings and bright, spacious rooms. Recently fenced back yard. One of the best locations in town, very short commute to CFB Greenwood and all amenities. WON'T LAST. MLS® # 201926020
564 McClair Avenue, Greenwood, Nova ScotiaSo much value here for a growing or blended family: under $100/sqft! Very well-kept 3+3 bedroom, three-bath home on a lovely 1/2 acre (oversize!) lot in one of Greenwood's most desirable subdivisions; within walking distance to everything. You'll love the 18x33' pool (recently maintained/updated) and huge multi-level sun deck. Tons of living space across five levels, featuring open-concept kitchen/living/dining area, XL master with ensuite, large family room with wood stove, and attached double garage. Three of the six bedrooms have walk-in closets. Roof shingles (2015), most windows replaced or re-paned recently, hw heater 2012, stairs re-carpeted & much fresh paint 2019. Motivated sellers, quick closing possible, appliances negotiable. This would be an easy home to build equity in. Complete some minor cosmetic updates to make it your own!
1079 Nelson Crescent, Aylesford, Nova ScotiaExceptionally well-maintained bungalow on a quiet street, under 10min to DND Greenwood. The proud owners of this home have completed tons of heavy-lifting upgrades over the past several years, including: heat pump (2016), oil furnace (2017), oil tank (2018), windows (2010), doors (2010), roof (2013), siding (2011), oak kitchen (2012), pressure tank (2018), deck (2015), hardwood flooring (2005), additional attic insulation, fresh paint, and more [please note, all dates are approximate]. Nothing to do here but move in and add your cosmetic touches. Large partially finished basement; tons of storage space. Attached garage is insulated and wired. Landscaped lot with mature trees, paved drive, and 2 additional storage sheds. WON'T LAST.
72 Carleton Street, Digby, Nova ScotiaGreat curb appeal! Large family home with inlaw suite in the perfect location: just moments to the amenities of downtown Digby, yet it feels like you're in the country. Lots of room to play on this oversize 2.76 acre lot, with mature landscaping and shade trees. 40x32 garage/barn with 100A power & water connection. Inside you'll find bright, generously proportioned rooms; 4+1 beds (with potential for more finished space upstairs) and 3.5 baths total. Three new heat pumps (leased) provide the majority of heating/cooling needs; home also features a wood fireplace and efficient oil hot water furnace. Basement inlaw suite with separate door - direct access to driveway. Over 3,200 sq ft of finished living space. MLS® # 201925371
5379 Granville Road, Granville FerryBeautiful heritage home in the heart of popular Granville Ferry, just moments to the amenities of Annapolis Royal. Great views of the Annapolis Basin from nearly every room! Large, bright rooms. Hardwood flooring throughout. Exceptionally well maintained and updated, there's nothing to do but move in and add your own decorative touches here and there. Great layout with grand foyer leading to large kitchen, dining, living, half bath and family room on the main level. Five bedrooms upstairs including 2 full baths (one is master ensuite). Lower level features a large workshop with walkout to street-level; perfect for a home-based business! Oversize landscaped lot with mature shade trees and plenty of parking. Detached garage features a heated & insulated loft space, perfect as a hobby space or could be converted to a rental suite! Major improvements in recent years include roof (2017), blown-in insulation (2007), airtight wood fireplace (2019), chimney rebuilt (2017), breaker electrical, hw heater (2012), windows (2004), oil tank (2013). Excellent value offered at a competitive price; put this one on your list!
I’m a veteran of the Annapolis Valley real estate market. I’m the President and co-owner of RE/MAX Banner Real Estate, one of the region’s most successful brokerages, and I continually place as one of the top producing agents in the maritime provinces. I singlehandedly completed 124 successful transaction ends in 2018, moving over $18 million in Annapolis Valley real assets.†
In 2018 I was recipient of the RE/MAX Chairman’s Club award and was among the top 5 individual RE/MAX agents in Atlantic Canada.
I was trusted with listing 123 properties for sale in 2018†, and have always enjoyed many repeat clients. I hold a Managing Associate Broker license, a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, and I’m a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®).
Despite my level of production, I am never too busy for new clients. I have an amazing support staff and cutting-edge systems that allow me to focus on what’s most important: your sale.
Choose your Realtor wisely! This is the most important purchase of your life.
I take pride in my profession, and that means taking great care to ensure every transaction goes smoothly and according to plan. My client’s interests always come first, and I use every resource at my disposal to ensure positive outcomes. Selling a home with me at your side will be straight-forward and rewarding, with no unwanted surprises. I am always professional, always honest, and always thinking two steps ahead.
Having been raised in Middleton, Heart of the Annapolis Valley, I understand why so many choose to call this place “home.” We live in one of the most beautiful hidden treasures that Canada has to offer, and I treat my clients with the same respect I have for the area. After all we are (or might soon be!) neighbours!
BBA, REALTOR®, SRES®
President / Managing Associate Broker
RE/MAX Banner Real Estate
† Source: Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS®. MLS® data for Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017.
RE/MAX was founded on the belief that by providing the best training, administrative and marketing support possible to independent business owners, they would be free to focus on what they do best – sell real estate and operate dynamic brokerages.
For over 20 years RE/MAX has been the number one real estate organization in Canada, and continually has the number one market share in virtually every region. RE/MAX has always believed in staying on the forward edge of the real estate industry, adopting and adapting the latest technology and creating innovative marketing and productivity programs.
Woven into the fabric of RE/MAX is a deep commitment to community. Over the past 20 years, RE/MAX Banner Real Estate and its agents have contributed in excess of $150,000 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network (IWK).