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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Lots 6 & 7, Lily Lake Road, Mosher's Corner, Nova ScotiaLot 6 - 6.64 Acre Lot with valley view potential, on popular Lily Lake Road, in an area of nice homes, just moments to the community of Middleton and under 20 minutes to CFB Greenwood. Suitable for hobby farming. Mature trees. Lot will be severed from parent parcel prior to closing, at Seller's expense. Entire 12.72 acre parcel available, if desired. MLS® # 202005270
Lot 7 - 6.08 Acre Lot with valley view potential, on popular Lily Lake Road, in an area of nice homes, just moments to the community of Middleton and under 20 minutes to CFB Greenwood. Suitable for hobby farming. Mature trees. Lot will be severed from parent parcel prior to closing, at Seller's expense. Entire 12.72 acre parcel available, if desired. MLS® # 202005271
2033 Highway 221, Welton's Corner, Nova ScotiaWell-maintained bungalow in beautiful rural setting, valley & mountain views in all directions! Landscaped 1 acre lot with an older horse barn (wired). Many upgrades in recent years. Windows (2018), heat pump (2015), bathroom renovated (2012), roof (2019+2010), siding (2002), much flooring (2013, 2019), back deck & hot tub (2016), drain tile around foundation (2015), septic pumped (2019). Perfect starter home or great for retirement living! Low county taxes. Just outside of town, moments to amenities yet peaceful & private. MLS® # 202005330
149 Trout Lake Road, Lawrencetown, Nova ScotiaRenovated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house in the peaceful community of Lawrencetown, in the heart of the booming Annapolis Valley. Well-maintained, bright and spacious, this home features a large master bedroom with ensuite bath & walk-in closet in the recent 2nd-storey addition. On the main level, a well-appointed kitchen, living & dining rooms, three bedrooms and a modern bathroom. Downstairs the walk-out basement features a large family room and lots of storage space. Easy & economical to heat with a wood/oil combo furnace. Great views from the big back deck. Fully fenced! Extra large shop, heated with 14 foot doors, power separately metered; perfect for a business or to tinker in comfort. Lots of parking space. On municipal services. Very close to Lawrencetown elementary school. 25km to CFB Greenwood gate. View today - big value here! MLS® # 202005333.
13847 Highway 1, Wilmot, Nova ScotiaAdorable 4 bed 2 bath century home on 5.5 acres. Fully renovated (gutted to the studs - new everything) approximately 12 years ago; it shows like a new home! You get the best of both worlds here: modern finishes and amenities, with all of the character of yesteryear. It's rare to see such exceptional attention to detail in a renovation like this. Smooth yellow pine floors, large exposed beams throughout, bold yet timeless trim. Efficiency was in mind during this renovation: it is very well insulated and heats easily between a central wood stove and solar-boosted electric boiler. Beautifully landscaped lot features an XL sun deck and cute she-shed (wired+insulated). Three raised bed gardens plus a host of annual fruits: grapes, strawberries, raspberries, cherries and plums. Direct access from lot to rail-to-trail system (network of 100's of km of trails). Fresh exterior paint in 2019. The perfect place to raise a family and a few animals. First time on market: book now before it's gone! MLS® # 202004328.
4638 Shore Road West, Parkers Cove, Nova ScotiaWell-maintained bungalow with great Bay of Fundy views, just moments to the amenities of Annapolis Royal. This would make a great retirement property; one-level living and low-maintenance exterior. Lovely landscaping with mature trees and shrubs. Paved drive. Nice detached workshop with wood stove. Heats easily with wood/oil combo furnace. Just move in and add your own cosmetic touches. Please note: roof shingles are due for replacement soon, reflected in asking price. MLS® # 202002912.
1371 Lily Lake Road, Mosher's Corner, Nova ScotiaExecutive bungalow with commanding valley views. Located just moments to the town of Middleton and under 20 minutes to CFB Greenwood, this home sits on an oversize lot surrounded by other quality properties. Mature landscaping, double paved drive, and XL triple-car garage. Full-height unfinished basement could easily be finished to effectively double the size of this home! Master bedroom features walk-in closet and ensuite bath. Main floor laundry. Bright, spacious rooms throughout. Roof shingles under 5 yrs old. Forced air furnace + central A/C unit. Very well maintained - just move in and add your cosmetic touches! Available for immediate occupancy. MLS® # 202002913.
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).