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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104 Bayview Drive, Margaretsville, Nova ScotiaMLS® # 202122545. Asking $219,000. Oceanside summer getaway in beautiful Margaretsville Nova Scotia, on the world-famous Bay of Fundy and just moments to central Annapolis Valley amenities. Perfectly maintained grounds on this oversize lot, offering great privacy. A small brook runs along the Eastern boundary. The 40' Breckenridge Park Model trailer (2003), has been immaculately maintained; move-in ready and perfectly positioned on the lot for maximum privacy and views. You'll love the extra-large 32x12 deck and fenced-in area for young children & pets. Two detached buildings house a workshop area, water pump and laundry facilities. Easy to winterize for the off-season. A large selection of items will remain with the property, so that you can begin enjoying on day one. Quick closing is possible. This would also make a great place to build a home or cottage; septic & well already in place! Don't delay; properties like this don't last!
68 Connaught Avenue, Middleton, Nova ScotiaMLS® # 202122071. Asking $280,000. One of the best locations in town! Over/under duplex centrally located near all amenities, in one of the most desirable small towns in the fast-growing Annapolis Valley region. Beautifully landscaped, oversize lot with mature shade trees, perennial beds, and exceptional views of riverside protected lands. Detached garage, paved drive. With this home you're buying convenience, guaranteed rentability, and resale. Live in one unit and rent the other to pay the mortgage! Downstairs is currently owner-occupied, upstairs is tenant-occupied until November. Upstairs currently rents for $950/mo with only water included. Separately metered (100A x2). Tons of recent improvements, including modernized kitchens & bathrooms on both levels, all recent flooring on main level (and beautiful hardwood up!), hot water heater (2019), fibreglass oil tank (2016), recent architectural roof shingles, and more. All appliances included. Offered at a competitive price by motivated sellers: don't wait on this one!
508 Waterfront Lane, Cottage Cove, Nova ScotiaMLS® # 202121776. Asking $575,000. Turn-key flourishing tourism business, with immense potential for further construction/development! 1.6 acres with world-famous Bay of Fundy views, down a short laneway. Three lots total, making it ideal for future development. The proud owners of this getaway have done an excellent job in maintaining and updating the property over the years, and have kept a steady income stream running. It has a 3.5 star rating with Canada Select and is located in Port George / Cottage Cove - a very popular destination and easy to book on short-term accommodation providers such as AirBNB, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com, cottagescanada.com, Booking.com, and VRBO. Owners also accept bookings directly through their private website (Rocky Shores & Seals Cottages). Two 2 bed, 1 bath self-contained units, positioned perfectly for privacy from each other. One unit is fully wheelchair accessible. Recent flooring in both units, recent entry doors, recent windows. Two housekeeping sheds. 100% turn-key with everything right down to the salt in the shakers included!
12160 Shore Road, Cottage Cove, Nova ScotiaMLS® # 202121284. Asking $750,000. Be prepared to fall in love with this show-stopping modern oceanside rancher! Perfectly positioned for panoramic views of the world-famous Bay Fundy. Access to dip your toes in the water is mere steps from your front door. This creative renovation was once a popular restaurant, gutted to the studs in 2020/2021 and fully re-built from the ground up. Open floor plan with tons of large windows to let the outside beauty in. You'll be soothed to sleep by the sound of waves lapping and seagulls singing. Excellent floor plan with modern ultra-high quality finishes, and excellent decor. Everything you see stays: provided turn-key, fully furnished. perfect for many different lifestyles; perfectly suited as a year-round home or seasonal getaway. FIBRE INTERNET at this location; a rarity on the shore. Please note: detached 1.5 car garage will be completed prior to closing with the same siding. Just moments from the great amenities of nearby Middleton and CFB Greenwood. So much to love here! Properties like this one don't last; book your private viewing today!
12036 Shore Road, Cottage Cove, Nova ScotiaMLS® # 202121247. Asking $595,000. Beautiful oceanside home on a large, private lot in the quiet community of Cottage Cove, on the world-famous Bay of Fundy. Only moments to the many great amenities of Middleton across freshly-paved roads. 1.5GBPS FIBRE INTERNET at this location; a rarity on the shore! Proudly maintained by the current owners, this would make an excellent summer getaway or year-round home. You'll love the large wraparound deck, expansive back yard, fire pit, and trail through the woods. Two large detached garages both have power and will easily house all of your toys & hobbies. Mature, low-maintenance landscaping. Inside, the view is paramount. Almost all of the bright, spacious rooms face the shore: you'll be soothed to sleep every night by the lapping waves! Easy to heat with a centrally located wood stove, for maximum winter comfort. Clean and move-in ready. Don't miss out on this one; large bayside homes are rare at this price point! Book your private viewing today.
9.53 Acre Lot, Highway 1, Deep BrookMLS® # 202120609. Asking $250,000. Private oceanfront land overlooking the entrance to the Annapolis Basin from the world-famous Bay of Fundy. Panoramic ocean views and exceptional sunsets from this location! Located near the communities of Digby and Annapolis Royal, in the fast-growing Annapolis Valley region. Surveyed. Just shy of 10 acres with frontage on a public paved road. Great spot to build a private getaway, year-round home, or park a camper. Very few zoning restrictions here; suitable for many different purposes including hobby farming, campground, etc. Partially cleared, level, and easy to develop. Many nearby attractions including trails, waterfalls, lighthouses, golf courses, restaurants & more. Grab a piece of Nova Scotia - the beauty and value will never fade!!
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).