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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52 Acres Ben Phinney Road, Forest Glade, Nova ScotiaMLS: 202118573 Asking: $125,000. Private acreage with potential for views of the world-famous Bay of Fundy. Located near the communities of Greenwood, Kingston and Middleton, in the fast-growing Annapolis Valley region. Great spot to build a private getaway, year-round home, park a camper, or hold for future investment. Very few zoning restrictions here; suitable for many different purposes including hobby farming, campground, etc. Mostly treed plus aprox 4 acres of hayfield. Many nearby attractions including trails, waterfalls, lighthouses, golf courses, restaurants & more. Grab a piece of Nova Scotia - the beauty and value will never fade!!
1276 Granville Road, Victoria Beach, Nova ScotiaMLS: 202118797 Asking: $399,000. Well-maintained oceanfront bungalow on a very private lot, in the peaceful community of Victoria Beach. Wake up every morning to a beautiful sunrise over the Annapolis Basin. Perfect as a year-round home or seasonal retreat. Great layout; open-concept living area features vaulted ceilings and tons of windows facing the shore. Two doors access the extra-large covered deck. Large primary bedroom features a tiled ensuite bath and two closets. The cute detached guest suite is fully appointed with a kitchenette, full bath, and its own sun deck! Immaculate landscaping with mature shade trees and perennial gardens. Recent major improvements include new roof shingles (2020), well pump (2020), decking (2019), and butcher-block kitchen counters. Move-in ready and many furnishings/chattels are negotiable! Properties like this one don't last - now is the time to grab the best Nova Scotia has to offer, at a great price!
98 Poplar Drive, Meadowvale, Nova ScotiaMLS: 202117993 , Asking $399,000. Massive recent improvements to this lovely home, only moments to the amenities of CFB Greenwood. Situated on an oversize double lot in popular Jefferson Pines subdivision, on a quiet side street. Beautifully landscaped with mature trees/shrubs/perennials, double-wide concrete driveway, large 2-story baby barn, and a manicured hedge provides additional privacy & curb appeal. Spacious, bright rooms throughout. Renovations completed to a high standard, including a completely new kitchen with solid wood custom cabinetry and tiled backsplash, main 4PC bathroom renovated (new vanity & toilet), three heat pumps (2 in 2019, 1 in 2017), 14x10 deck (2020), all recent windows+doors, recent vinyl siding and architectural roof shingles, water purification system (2019), many plumbing upgrades (pex+abs lines), recent hot water heater, septic system replaced (2015), and fresh paint in most rooms. Hardwood flooring in great condition, all throughout main level. Large SW-facing sunroom. Three bedrooms up and two down, with easy potential to add an in-law suite or second rec-room (walkout access to back yard). Family room features a quality airtight wood stove for affordable year-round comfort. 200A breaker electric. High-speed internet. Plenty of room for a growing or blended family, inside and out. Fantastic location with all amenities nearby including golf courses, hospital with 24H emergency room, great schools, shopping, restaurants, trails, rec facilities, and more. Enormous value here!
100 Hamilton Road, Garland, Nova ScotiaMLS: 202118407, Asking $399,000. Like-new 3 bed 2 bath bungalow on a pastoral 5 acre lot. Max privacy on a quiet side street, let just moments to great amenities and communities. Perfect location for a small hobby farm, or potential for additional building lot(s) with over 800 feet of road frontage. Built in 2018 to a very high standard with efficiency in mind: your total utility/heating bill for the year will be under $1500! Super-high efficiency rating of 86, due in part to 2x10 construction, southern exposure with lots of large triple-glazed windows, and extra styrofoam under slab, Excellent open-concept layout. Primary bedroom features two closets and a large ensuite bath. Lot is fenced. Detached garage with power. Generator, stove, dishwasher included at asking. AVAILABLE FOR QUICK CLOSING!
9736 Highway 8, Lequille, Nova ScotiaMLS® # 202117266. Asking $230,000. 4 bed, 2 bath family home in a great location, just moments to the amenities of downtown Annapolis Royal, in the Heart of Nova Scotia's fast-growing Annapolis Valley region. Large private lot with mature shade trees, private back yard, paved double drive, and 10x10 garden shed. Attached garage. Front and back decks are in good shape. Traditional layout with bright rooms, main floor laundry/bath, and unique 2nd staircase leading to extra bedroom/living space above garage. Within walking distance to Health Centre, schools and town. Recent furnace & roof. All systems "go" and move-in ready. Available for quick possession!
14 Acre Lot, Granville Road, Victoria Beach, Nova ScotiaMLS® # 202116561. Asking $125,000. 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 community of Annapolis Royal, in the fast-growing Annapolis Valley region. Two lots totalling 14 acres (separated by a maintained public road with power lines), being sold as a package at a great price! 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. Fully treed, 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).