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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16 Bentley Drive, Middleton, Nova ScotiaImmaculate Cape Cod on one of Middleton's most desirable streets. Great curb appeal at a fantastic price! The proud owners of this home have recently completed major renovations to ensure it shines. Over 2,300 sq ft of renovated living space; lots of room for your family to grow! Large back yard with mature shade trees and south facing deck (2016). Nice layout with large, bright rooms. Living room features a working fireplace. Oversize master bedroom. Renovated kitchen & baths. Main floor laundry. Large family room in basement and tons of storage/workshop space. Most flooring & light fixtures new (2019). Fresh paint inside & out (2019+2017). 200 amp breaker electric (2012). Oil tank (2018) - buyer to assume lease. Quick possession possible! MLS® # 201906427
1087 Whittington Drive, Greenwood, Nova ScotiaGreat find that won't last! Charming bungalow in the heart of Greenwood, just steps to all major amenities. Excellent opportunity to build equity in a neighbourhood that is undergoing revitalization. Well maintained with all heavy-lifting complete. The heavy lifting is done; with some easy modernization, this home will really shine. Nice corner lot with circular driveway. Great rental or flip project. Priced to sell by motivated owner! MLS® # 201906653.
10021 Highway 201, South Farmington, Nova ScotiaSuperb updates in this large family home. Great location only moments to CFB Greenwood. Oversize 0.8-acre lot, fully fenced in 2017, and just a stone's throw to the Annapolis River. Meticulously maintained and 100% move-in ready. Large, bright rooms with plenty of space for the whole family: 2,700 sq ft across two levels, and uniquely features two rec rooms. 2.5 deluxe bathrooms, recently overhauled. Open-concept main floor layout; great for entertaining. All new modern lighting & fresh paint throughout. Easy to heat/cool with efficient heat pump (2016) and wood stove (2015) for year-round comfort. Attached double garage and paved drive. Mature landscaping & great curb appeal! In a neighbourhood of other proudly-maintained homes. Priced competitively to sell; put this one on your hit list! MLS® # 201906446
22 7 Acre Lot, McCullough Road, Spa SpringsPrivate treed lot, perfect for building or recreation, near the amenities of Middleton & Kingston. 22.7 acres, a mix of mature hardwood & softwood. Level. Power lines run past property. Asking $24,000. MLS® # 201906768
53 Nictaux Falls Road, Nictaux Falls, Nova ScotiaYou'll be soothed to sleep by the sound of Nictaux Falls in this peaceful century home which has undergone major renovations in recent years. Oversize nearly 1/2 acre lot with a view of the river/falls from the front porch. Fully surveyed. Recent major improvements include roof (2017), siding (2017), hw heater (2017), deck (2017), 100amp breaker panel, many windows, misc plumbing, back section of home partially finished/insulated (easy to add a large family room or additional bedrooms!), attic insulation; the list goes on and on. Lovely original character remains. Easy to heat with an oil/wood combo forced air furnace. 3+1 beds, large bathrooms & laundry area, tons of storage. Mature landscaping with lots of large shade trees. Great setting on a low-traffic road. Under 15 minutes to CFB Greenwood; 5 to Middleton. Worth looking at - priced to go! MLS® # 201906309
2 McKenzie Drive, Middleton, Nova ScotiaIt's what you DON'T see in the pictures that makes this property special. PRIME LOCATION: great subdivision, only seconds to the elementary school and downtown amenities. HEAVY LIFTING COMPLETE: recent HardiePlank siding, new roof (2018), recent furnace (2008), most windows recent. VERY WELL MAINTAINED with all systems in good shape. Priced to allow room for cosmetic upgrades - great opportunity to BUILD EQUITY! Lovely 3-season sunroom overlooks oversize backyard. Mature trees. Carport & shed. Paved drive. Steel liner in chimney. Over 2,000 finished sq ft - much more than meets the eye. Available for quick closing. [Please note: basement bedrooms may not meet egress.] MLS® # 201905417
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).