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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4134 Highway 201, Carleton Corner, Nova Scotia"Perfect" would be an understatement when referring to this charming 1.5 storey home. Sitting on an immaculately landscaped 1-acre lot, this not-too-big, not-too-small dream is effectively only 10 years old: completely gutted and re-built interior, including insulation, wiring, plumbing, windows, doors, flooring, etc. Everything has been completed to a very high standard and is 100% move-in ready. The excellent main floor layout features a large country kitchen, wide-open dining/living rooms, laundry/half-bath, and sunroom (great for a daybed). Upstairs find 3 well-proportioned bedrooms and a beautifully appointed 4-piece bath. A walk around the exterior reveals so much charm: step from the vine-covered deck to the winding garden path, which leads to a tiny cottage-like escape - previously set up as a guest bunkhouse, but easily used as a studio space or simply a garden shed. Great location, just moments to the amenities of Bridgetown. Municipal water & sewer. Detached 1.5 car garage with power. Circular drive. There are too many other features to print here, so you'll just have to see it for yourself, but act before it's gone! Video tour available. Please note, asking price reflects the need for a new roof in the next 5+/- yrs. MLS® # 201922068.
1751 Champlain Court, Kingston, Nova ScotiaImmaculate family home on a quiet cul-de-sac in popular Ravenwood subdivision. Pride of ownership is evident throughout. Nicely landscaped lot with mature trees, double paved drive, hot tub, and deep double attached garage. Recently painted interior with modern fixtures & finishes. Spacious rooms with tons of natural light. Hardwood & ceramic floors throughout. Deluxe family bath. Heat pump & hot tub installed 2019. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy! [Please note: Several windows are on order and will be replaced prior to closing.] MLS® # 201922210.
74.94 Acre Lot with Gravel Pit, Highway 201, South WilliamstonExtensive gravel reserves on this large parcel, conveniently located close to several Highway 101 access points. Pit has been partially explored; good mix of sand, gravel, pea stone, etc abundant. Excellent roadway in place (ROW to be granted over PID # 05118369 - also available for sale; please inquire). Front of lot features a nice valley view, could be subdivided off as a building or development lot. Brook & waterfall on property. Wood on property cut aprox 20 yrs ago. Easy to view & aerial video tour available.
5 Acre Oceanfront Lot, Shore Road, Port GeorgeAmazing oceanfront building lot in the heart of picturesque Port George, just moments drive to the many amenities of the vibrant Annapolis Valley. Lots this large and private are rare on the Bay of Fundy coastline. Easy access to a recently paved road and 100+mbit fibre internet available at this location - something you won't find anywhere else! Partially cleared, fully surveyed, and ready to build on. Driveway in place (accessed via ROW) or easy to put in another driveway. Potential to subdivide into two nice building lots, if desired. Lovely brook at the back of the property. Direct & private oceanfront access; not a bluff, easy to walk right onto the beach. Stunning sunsets every night. HD video tour shows the entire property from the air; click Multimedia link or call listing broker for more details. We assure you, this lot is a special one, and unlike others you've found in your search - don't wait on it. [Please note: exact size of lot TBD by survey at Seller's expense prior to closing; believed to be aprox 5 acres]"
775 Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia195 very private acres with nice vistas, in the Heart of Nova Scotia's fertile Annapolis Valley. PRICED TO SELL. Old homestead holds little value; XL barn in good condition. Most value is in the land. Mixture of mature softwood & hardwood. Access is via ROW from Brooklyn Road. Formerly used as a Christian camp/retreat. Small cabins on property are not included; to be removed prior to closing. Well/septic are unknown. Sold AS-IS with no warranties/disclosures from Seller.
Lot 3, Trout Lake Road, New Albany, Nova ScotiaBeautiful 7.8 acre lot on private, peaceful Trout Lake Rd. Build your dream private getaway. Good mix of hard and soft wood. Just moments from popular Trout Lake cottage community. Aerial video tour to property available. Priced to sell!
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).