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 Pleasant Street, Bear River, Nova ScotiaBuilt circa 1865, this spacious well-built home overlooks Bear River, only a short stroll to all amenities. Currently used as an income-generating AirBNB featuring four guest rooms (two with ensuite baths); 4.5 baths total! Excellent investment opportunity, summer getaway, or year-round home. Tons of original character intact: clawfoot tubs, hardwood floors, lovely trim, etc; with extensive modernization to improve efficiency and comfort. Pacific Energy wood stove (2018), blown-in insulation in attic & walls (2018), exterior paint (2019), 100A breaker electric. Move-in ready! Community water & municipal sewer. Easily convertible to an over/under duplex if desired. ABOUT BEAR RIVER: This little village of 800+/- has several artists galleries, a restaurant, coffee shop, corner store winery, community greenhouse, and more. Only 15 minutes to Digby & Annapolis Royal along lovely scenic roads. Home has the option to be provided fully furnished.
224 Adam Drive, South Farmington, Nova ScotiaExceptional 5 bed, 3.5 bath executive home in perfect privacy, only moments to the amenities of CFB Greenwood. Immaculate everywhere, just move in and enjoy! Approximately 1.5 acres with mature shade trees & no neighbours in sight. Popular S/D with great resale. Stream runs past property, beautiful walking trail bordering the Annapolis River is right across the street, and property has easy access to extensive rail-to-trail system. Only 11 years young and exceptionally well maintained & upgraded. Major basement & garage renos 2017/2018 (garage heated/wired). XL kitchen with granite counters. Great layout with bright, spacious rooms. Oversize master features a deluxe ensuite & walk-in closet. Wired for hot tub (not included). Priced to sell by motivated owners; get this one on your list!
84 Acre Lot on Hamilton Road, Harbourville, Nova ScotiaLovely 84 acre parcel with potential views of the Bay of Fundy; great place to build or enjoy as a nature retreat. Approximately 10 acres cleared at front; remainder mature hardwood & softwood that has has been selectively managed over the years. There is a nice brook at the back of the property. Old access road could be restored with some clearing. Cell tower on site is leased to Eastlink for aprox $1500/yr; 10 yrs remain on contract (Buyer to assume leasehold).
49 Q-8 Road, Lake George, Nova ScotiaRare find on popular Lake George, in the heart of Nova Scotia's fertile Annapolis Valley. Over 1.5 acres with mature landscaping, paved & gated drive, 385 feet of private lakefront complete with beach & dock. Enormous 40x36 triple-bay attached garage; heated & wired. Wraparound deck & screened gazebo. Outdoor living doesn't get better than this! This wheelchair-friendly slab bungalow has been extensively upgraded and perfectly maintained by proud owners. Enormous open-concept great room is bathed in light; deluxe solid maple chef's kitchen features a large island and tons of cabinet space. 5 large bedrooms and 4 full baths (2 ensuites). Easy to add an in-law suite here if needed; plans on file. A few recent major improvements: roof shingles (house 2017, garage 2016), house windows (2014), whole-home central heatpump (2018), most rooms have fresh interior paint (2019), 60gal hw heater (2018), much flooring replaced (2017), garage doors replaced (2019), dishwasher (2019). Nothing to do but move in and decorate to your tastes! Many furnishings/chattels negotiable. This property is guaranteed to impress. Serious, qualified buyers only please. Call listing brokerage for more info and to book your private tour!
52.45 Acre Lot on Highway 201, Paradise, Nova ScotiaWoodlot in the beautiful community of Paradise, deep in the Heart of Nova Scotia's fertile Annapolis Valley. Potential as a building lot; nice valley views could be possible! Access via Highway 201 or Right of Way across neighbouring parcels. Mixture of hard & soft woods. Great find at just over $1,000 per acre. Frontage on small brook at far South end of property.
564 McClair Avenue, Greenwood, Nova ScotiaSo much value here for a growing or blended family: under $100/sqft! Very well-kept 3+3 bedroom, three-bath home on a lovely 1/2 acre (oversize!) lot in one of Greenwood's most desirable subdivisions; within walking distance to everything. You'll love the 18x33' pool (recently maintained/updated) and huge multi-level sun deck. Tons of living space across five levels, featuring open-concept kitchen/living/dining area, XL master with ensuite, large family room with wood stove, and attached double garage. Three of the six bedrooms have walk-in closets. Roof shingles (2015), most windows replaced or re-paned recently, hw heater 2012, stairs re-carpeted & much fresh paint 2019. Motivated sellers, quick closing possible, appliances negotiable. This would be an easy home to build equity in. Complete some minor cosmetic updates to make it your own!
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).