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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170 St George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova ScotiaIconic salon/residence in the heart of beautiful Annapolis Royal. Great opportunity to live upstairs and operate a business downstairs. This property has been meticulously maintained and updated, currently with great tenants in place on 1yr fixed-term leases. Private deck and patio with lush private garden and design award winning outbuildings. Main level features a huge retail area, bright and welcoming, with a great window display area, easily accessible shop with lots of foot traffic. Second level is dedicated to cozy living with panoramic water views and light-filled spaces. Open living/dining/kitchen, den, 2 bedrooms, and updated bath with laundry. A playground/park protects the view directly across the street, and only steps to the historic wharf. The town itself offers every modern amenity, but is famous for its carefully curated historic feel. 2H to Halifax Airport. MLS® # 202106819.
5378 Granville Road, Granville Ferry, Nova ScotiaThis spectacular waterfront century home has undergone an incredible transformation in the past year! Completely gutted and re-built with modern amenities, yet full of original character. But above all else: the view. The private back deck (and almost every window in the house) features a panoramic view of the Basin and historic Annapolis Royal. Enjoy all of the conveniences and comforts of small-town living with direct waterfront access for boating, fishing and relaxing. Thinking ahead, the clever owners of this home added a small in-law or rental suite (affectionately named "Cozy Corner") with its own private deck and parking; sound-insulated from the main home and currently generates approx $1500/mo on AirBNB. This space could be easily re-joined with the rest of the home, or kept as-is for an easy income generator. The pictures speak for themselves: no detail left to chance, no structural component overlooked. High-end finishes + modern lighting and hardware meet old-world charm in every direction. This property is one of Nova Scotia's finest - be a part of the history, convenience and charm of living in one of our most sought-after areas. Just 2h to international airport, and 2 min to all amenities (schools, shopping, world-class restaurants, cafes, museums, gardens and rich historic sites). Viewing the 3D Matterport tour is a MUST; follow Multimedia links or visit 5378.colincrowell.com. MATTERPORT UNIT A: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=buddLqWv6yY MATTERPORT UNIT B: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=wnbYKmERAjW
74.73 Acre Lot on Long Point Road, Weston, Nova Scotia74 acre surveyed lot in the heart of Nova Scotia's fertile Annapolis Valley. Great views! Previously an apple orchard, this lot would be ideal for grapes with the gentle southern exposure (soil suitability to be verified by Buyer). Great potential for a hobby farm and zoning allows for most agricultural uses. Extensive road frontage on both Route 221 and Long Point Mountain Road. Partially treed, and previously cleared (most big rocks removed long ago). Will need work to restore to its original glory, but holds enormous potnetial. LOTS LIKE THIS ARE RARE! Only 5-10 min to the many amenities of Berwick, under 1.5h to Halifax International Airport. This is where dreams come true; don't delay. Priced competitively. MLS® # 202105850.
12 Massachusetts Road, Granville Centre, Nova ScotiaBeautiful 1 acre building lot with frontage on the Annapolis River. Very peaceful & private - perfect spot to build your dream home or cottage! Just moments to the historic community of Annapolis Royal with markets, shops, restaurants, schools, etc. Private driveway & power lines run to property. MLS® # 202000406.
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 159 successful transaction ends in 2020, moving over $31 million in Annapolis Valley real assets.†
In 2020 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 100 properties for sale in 2020†, 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, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020.
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).