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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2811 Granville Road, Karsdale, Nova ScotiaBeautiful, ultra-private 7-year old bungalow on a picturesque 97 acre lot. Immaculate attention to detail inside and out; 100% move-in ready. A winding driveway leads to this oasis, tucked in amongst mature shade trees, nicely landscaped and perfectly positioned on the lot. Lovely paths and unlimited room to roam on this property. Lot features a cranberry bog, old growth forest, hundreds of sugar maples, and runs right up to the mountain where a view of the Bay of Fundy could be obtained. Two paddocks and a small barn(16x10+12x8) houses chickens and goats but could be used for many other purposes. Property also features a small off-grid guesthouse (16x12, 2-storey) and a single detached garage/workshop (15x11). The custom-designed home features a fantastic open-concept layout with central wood cookstove and tons of natural light from south-facing windows. The perfect retirement property; very easy to maintain and heat. Shows like new. Large pantry could easily be converted to an ensuite bath, if desired. Solar/propane/wood setup allows for eco-friendly off-grid living (but home is nonetheless connected to power via underground wiring, for modern convenience). This is a property that must be seen to be truly appreciated. MLS® # 202019590.
1046 Central Avenue, Greenwood, Nova ScotiaAttention small business owners and hobbyists! Excellent opportunity to work from home in this fully renovated bungalow with detached studio/workshop/business space in a prime location with commercial zoning. Currently operated as a massage therapy studio, but could be converted for countless other uses, or rented out to supplement your mortgage!. Major renovations to the home in 2014 including windows, siding, flooring, plumbing, 100A breaker electrical, kitchen, bathroom, oil tank, etc. Roof in 2019. Full height basement could be finished for tons of additional living space. Super clean and shows like new! Private partially-fenced back yard with huge deck. The detached studio space was renovated circa 2010 and features a kitchen, 1/2 bath and two rooms (could be opened up if needed). Separately metered power (breaker 100A). Paved driveway. Signage in place. Turn-key and ready for your next adventure! MLS® # 202019093.
5587 Highway 1, Granville CentreRenovated gothic revival home in Granville Centre, just moments from historic Annapolis Royal. Level & landscaped half-acre lot, bordered on two sides by horse pasture. Pastoral setting, set back from road with pasture & mountain views. Enjoy the advantages of a rural acreage without the maintenance. Come inside to a cozy country kitchen/dining area; open design and lots of natural light. Excellent colour palette adds to the unique charm of this home. Four large bedrooms on upper level, including a magnificent spa-style bath /w claw foot tub & convenient half bath. Plenty of room in back to add an in-law or rental suite, additional 4-pc bath in this section. Excellent potential for a B&B or hobby farm. 30x25 2-level barn in good condition. 25x24 back deck. Perennials, cherry tree & raised garden beds. Lovingly maintained property with many recent upgrades including windows, roof (front 2020), drywall, flooring, trim, exterior paint (2020, two sides). Breaker 100A electrical (2020). Put this one on your list, you won't be disappointed! MLS® # 202019042.
647 Middle Road, North Williamston, Nova ScotiaWell-maintained bungalow on a large plot with mature softwood and hardwood, and over 1,700 feet of frontage on the Annapolis River! With excellent value in the land alone, this is a great opportunity to build equity or retire and roam around on your own private 75+/- acre paradise. Open-concept layout with 2 bedrooms; lots of natural light. Recent roof, wood stove, hot water heater, uv filter. Exceptional value in this property; view today on short notice. Quick possession possible. Please note: Buyer to accept any/all chattels in home and on property (furnishings, appliances, etc). MLS® # 202018910.
110 East Lake Road, New Albany, Nova ScotiaThis awesome little cottage won't last! This well-built A-frame cottage sits on a very private 3.18 acre lot with frontage on sparsely-populated East Lake. A rare private getaway in maximum seclusion, yet only a short drive to nearby amenities. Many major upgrades in recent years, including a steel roof, drilled well, upstairs totally refinished and many cosmetic improvements on main level. Heats easily with wood stove. Lots of storage space in the large shed + additional woodshed. A small pond with sand beach was put in for the children to swim in; could be stocked with fish, too! The proud owners of this property have prepared it for 100% turn-key operation to the lucky buyers. Most furnishings will be included (full list available on request). Two lots are included in this package; the second could be easily developed or sold off (PID #s 05151451 and 05151444). DON'T DELAY - PROPERTIES LIKE THIS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND! Available for quick closing. MLS® # 202016375.
68 Shore Drive, Deep Brook, Nova ScotiaThis 100% move-in ready, charming mixed-world oceanfront bungalow features amazing views of the world-famous Annapolis Basin. Shade trees, perennials & mature fruit trees/bushes with a natural garden design. Enjoy amazing, ever-changing sunsets from your deck across the panoramic ocean backdrop. The 750 sqft deck features tempered glass rails and a built-in jacuzzi, bordered by trees, woods and the shoreline. Inside find spacious rooms, including an XL living with huge windows & vaulted ceiling. Completely renovated in the past 10+/- yrs. A partial list of major improvements: cedar siding + ext. insulation (2011-2016), kitchen & bathroom renovations (2016), hardwood/ceramic/cushion flooring (2012-2016), electrical entrance + house to code (2016), deck (2010), drilled well (2004), WETT certified wood stove + chimney upstairs (2007), WETT certified wood stove downstairs (2011), spray-foam basement insulation + blown-in attic insulation (2010), all windows + doors replaced (2010-2016), and fresh fixtures throughout. Lots of room for more finished space in the full-height, insulated basement. Nestled away in serenity, yet only 1km to Highway 101 (just minutes to Annapolis Royal and Digby) and only 2km to a mini-mall with a grocery store and YMCA. With an abundance of nature at your door, you might choose to stroll down the path to the (rare!) sandy beach, or enjoy direct access to the rail-to-trail network - perfect for waking, biking, and skiing. This hard-to-find package offers the best of both worlds: a serene setting yet only moments to the action, and it won't last long! MLS® # 202018428
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 113 successful transaction ends in 2019, moving over $19 million in Annapolis Valley real assets.†
In 2019 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 107 properties for sale in 2019†, 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, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019.
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).