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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10454 Highway 1, Paradise, Nova ScotiaLovely cape cod with panoramic views of the Annapolis River! Located in the quaint community of Paradise, in the Heart of Nova Scotia's fertile Annapolis Valley. Excellent value offered by motivated sellers: this home has been exceptionally well maintained and upgraded. Lovely landscaped 1.5 acre lot with easy access to the river for fishing & boating. Enormous south-facing back deck with screened gazebo is perfect for entertaining. Double detached garage and a double paved drive round out the package. Inside you'll enjoy the bright oversize rooms, 3 full baths, and 3+1 beds (basement BR does not meet egress). A partial list of major improvements in the past 10-12 years: blown-in insulation (walls+attic, 2009), septic bed replaced (2016), heat pump (2014), deck replaced (2015), roof (2008), windows (2005-2012), propane fireplace (2007), bathroom & kitchen renos, flooring... nothing left to do here but move in and decorate to your tastes! Waterfront properties like this DO NOT LAST - book your viewing now!
433 Pine Ridge Avenue, Kingston, Nova ScotiaGreat find that won't last! This immaculate 2-storey home has been exceptionally upgraded & cared for in recent years. Nothing has been left to chance; this home is 100% move-in ready. Modern fixtures & finishes with fresh paint inside and out. Perched on an oversize 1/2 acre lot with mature trees and low-maintenance landscaping. Great layout, perfect for a growing family with recently finished rec room in basement. Located in a desirable area only moments to all amenities of Kingston & CFB Greenwood. Book your viewing now before it's gone!
212 Brookside Drive, Wilmot, Nova ScotiaProudly maintained bungalow in a great location, just moments to the amenities of Kingston/CFB Greenwood, and only seconds to the Paragon Golf Club. Oversize 1+ acre lot with mature landscaping & shade trees, an apple tree, blueberry bushes & grapevines. You'll love the screened south-facing sunporch. Paved drive and garage with breezeway round out this competitive package! Great layout and room to develop more finished space in the basement, if desired. A partial list of recent improvements: roof (2010), fg oil tank (2014), furnace (2009), bathroom & kitchen renovations (2010, 2016), new breaker panel, service entry & home brought up to electrical code (2014), fresh paint throughout, and more.
73.6 Acre Lot on Church Street, Bridgetown, Nova ScotiaBeautiful valley-floor acreage in the heart of Nova Scotia's fertile Annapolis Valley. 73.6 acres, good mix of hardwood, softwood, and cleared land (approx 10 acres) with an old orchard. Frontage on Church Street, and access from Jeffrey Street. Two PIDs being sold as a package (05141981, 05307350).
Keating Sand Beach, Shore Road East, Mount Hanley, Nova ScotiaOne of the most spectacular oceanfront properties in the Maritimes! 3,250 +/- feet of ocean frontage on the Bay of Fundy with waterfalls and caves. Very private 52.65 acre property with extensive road frontage. Pebbled beach is very unique and unlike any other shoreline in the area. Panoramic views and serene sunsets every night. Ripe for subdivision development or as an incredible sole building lot. The profits from this sale will be donated to the Boston Children's Hospital.
182 Nictaux Road, Nictaux, Nova ScotiaNever before on market! Well-maintained bungalow on a lovely 1.63 acre lot just moments to the amenities of Middleton and aprox 10 min to CFB Greenwood. Lots of heavy-lifting completed; all it needs is your cosmetic touches! All systems in good shape. Oak kitchen (2007), vinyl windows (2011-2014), heat pump (2014), breaker 200A electrical. Large 2-storey detached workshop/garage + two large baby barns. Mature trees/landscaping. Circular paved drive. Direct access to ATV trail network! Appliances, furnishings, etc are negotiable with quick possession possible! Seller has it priced to go - take a look before it's gone!
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).