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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1018 Maple Avenue, Aylesford, Nova ScotiaLovely home on an oversize lot in a great location; short commute to the amenities of Greenwood, Coldbrook & Kentville. Shows like new! Completely gutted inside and out, renovated top to bottom in 2017. You name it, it's done: windows, roof, siding, electrical, insulation, plumbing, kitchen, baths, flooring, fixtures, deck, heat pump... the list goes on - might as well be a new home! Large yard with mature trees, well positioned with a good setback from the road. In an area of nice newer homes. Oversize 16x12 shed, and lots of room to build a garage if desired. Priced competitively to sell; view before it's gone! MLS® # 201904474.
370 Foster Street, Kingston, Nova ScotiaGreat find that won't last! This immaculate 3+2 bed, 2 bath bungalow is tucked away on an oversize lot on a quiet street, just seconds to the amenities of downtown Kingston and a very short commute to CFB Greenwood. These proud owners have left nothing to chance; extensively renovated and upgraded in recent years. Beautiful in-ground pool with multiple decks, perfectly landscaped with mature shade trees all around. Open-concept layout with 3 bedrooms and full bath upstairs. Basement features its own inlaw suite, complete with additional bedroom, bath and kitchen! High-end finishes throughout. A partial list of recent renos: main bath (2014), kitchen (2015), roof (2010), doors (2013), all upstairs windows (2016-2018), hw heater (2017), wood stove (2016), 2 heat pumps (2012), deck (2017), pool liner + pump (2017), fence (2012-2018), fresh paint/fixtures/etc, and more. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy. Get in before it's gone! MLS® # 201903699.
40 Nictaux Falls Road, Nictaux Falls, Nova ScotiaUnspoiled panoramic river frontage at an amazing price! Completely upgraded with nothing left to chance, this 2 bed, 2 bath 1.5 storey boasts a huge wraparound deck to enjoy spectacular views of the Nictaux River and the non-stop parade wildlife. Would make an amazing cottage, AirBNB rental, or to live in year-round. Great location just minutes to the amenities of Middleton and 15 to DND Greenwood. Low traffic road. Mature landscaping with beautiful gardens. Exceptionally well maintained; ongoing improvements and pride of ownership is evident everywhere: major kitchen & bath renos (2015), roof (2014), heat pump (2016), windows (2008), deck (2008), wood stove (2008), oil tank (2013), complete interior & exterior paint (2015). 100A breaker electric + generator panel. Undeniable value here if you are looking for a waterfront property in the Annapolis Valley; WILL NOT LAST. Earliest possession is late May.
224 Main Street, Middleton, Nova ScotiaOne of Middleton's finest homes. Built in 1906, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath family home has been fully restored, with no detail overlooked! Character everywhere you look. On your visit, pay attention to the immaculate woodwork, high ceilings and spacious rooms. Bonus luxury features include wet bar, jet tub, walk-in closet, central vac, garburator, sprinkler system. Beautiful landscaping; enjoyed from the wraparound front verandah and the enormous back deck. Pool liner & plumbing replaced 2012. Awesome outbuildings: double detached garage, heated workshop and a giant carriage house provide tons of storage. All recent upstairs windows, blown-in insulation in walls & attic (2014), roof (2011/2005), lots of fresh paint inside & out. HW heater 2014. Propane fireplace 2004. Don't pass this one by! Quick possession possible. MLS® # 201902298.
1300 Lily Lake Road, Mosher's Corner, Nova ScotiaImmaculate and perfectly-maintained by the original owners, this lovely 2-storey home is set back on a private 19 acre lot overlooking the Annapolis Valley. South-facing exposure would be ideal for vineyard development! Just moments to the amenities of Middleton, Kingston & CFB Greenwood in an excellent neighbourhood of fine homes. Mature trees & lovely landscaping. Multi-level deck is perfect for entertaining. Large, bright rooms with a great layout; perfect home to raise a family and host guests! Two Pacific Energy woodstoves (up & down) for maximum winter comfort. Plenty of storage & garage space; basement even features a workshop with walkout to backyard. Deluxe chocolate kitchen has the baker in mind and is the heart of this well-designed floorplan. Three spacious bedrooms plus bonus office space on the upper level. Oversize master features walk-in closet and ensuite bath with soaker tub. Well-appointed family bath with tiled walk-in shower. Hardwood & ceramic floors only. Enormously upgraded in recent years; this home shows like new! All major systems recent & 100% move-in ready. Includes PID #05066972. Competitively priced to sell! MLS® # 201902350
40 Acre Lot, Clarence Road, Clarence, Nova ScotiaBeautiful 40 acre lot in Clarence, Annapolis County. Just moments to the amenities of Bridgetown. Great spot to build a home, or continue use as prime agricultural land. Slight south-facing slope; could be good for grapes. Fertile soil - has been worked for many years. Demand for properties like this is high - don't delay! MLS® # 201827490.
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.
Realtors® with RE/MAX Banner Real Estate take pride in their profession, and that means taking great care to ensure every transaction goes smoothly and according to plan. Our client’s interests always come first, and we use every resource at our disposal to ensure positive outcomes.
Buying a home with us at your side will be straight-forward and rewarding, with no unwanted surprises. We are always professional, always honest, and always thinking two steps ahead.
We live, work and play in the Annapolis Valley, and 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 we treat our clients with the same respect we have for the area. After all we are (or might soon be) neighbours!
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).