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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325 Pine Ridge Avenue, Kingston, Nova ScotiaExceptionally well-maintained bungalow tucked away on a private cul-de-sac in the Heart of Kingston, just moments to CFB Greenwood and great amenities. Perfectly manicured lot features a huge fully-fenced back yard, mature shade trees, large shed, and a large deck + patio area. Detached 1.5 car garage is insulated & wired. Paved drive & brick walkways. Walk into bright living spaces: custom cherry kitchen with granite countertops, back-facing sunroom/dining room, large living & 2 bedrooms on the main level. Master has a walk-in closet. Downstairs find tons of storage space, a cozy family room with pellet stove, 2 bedrooms and another full bath. Four heat pumps for maximum year-round comfort! Great value here. MLS® # 201900086.
40 Acre Lot, Clarence Road, Clarence, Nova ScotiaBeautiful 40 acre lot in Clarence, Annapolis County. Just moments to the amenities of Bridgetown. Great spot to build a home, or continue use as prime agricultural land. Slight south-facing slope; could be good for grapes. Fertile soil - has been worked for many years. Demand for properties like this is high - don't delay! MLS® # 201827490.
71 Acre Lot, North River Road, Aylesford, Nova Scotia71 Acre lot on the corner of North River Road & Village Road. Majority recently cut. Border of trees left around perimeter of lot. Great future investment or spot to build a camp for hunting & fishing. Moments to Lake George & Aylesford Lake public beaches. Frontage on paved road; potential for subdivision. MLS® # 201827756.
946 Main Street, Kingston, Nova ScotiaAll heavy lifting is done! Solid bungalow-style home with finished bonus space upstairs. Large lot with mature landscaping in a great location, just moments to all amenities. RECENT UPGRADES: 100A breaker electric + generator panel, metal roof (2012), vinyl siding (2010), steel doors (2010), vinyl windows (2010), hot water heater (2017), oil tank (2017), heat pump (2016). Hardwood+softwood floors throughout. Wheelchair accessible! Huge 3-season sunroom. Recent flooring + counters in kitchen. Large wired shed/workshop. Older greenhouse can be removed if desired. Available for quick closing. View today on short notice! MLS® # 201819573.
Lot 22, Shore Road, Mount Hanley, Nova Scotia4.51 Acre lot in a well-developed area of nice homes, a stone's throw to the beautiful Bay of Fundy. Enjoy sea breeze and fresh air. Perfect spot for a cottage or to hold as a future investment. Easy access to power. 10 minutes to the community of Middleton (hospital, shopping, schools). Surveyed. Treed. Ocean view may be possible. MLS® # 201826731
7 George Street, Middleton, Nova Scotia2-storey home in excellent condition near downtown Middleton, the Heart of Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley. First time ever on market - this home has been in the same family since the 50s, and has been lovingly upgraded & maintained ever since. Upstairs features a 2nd kitchen and a separate entrance - easy potential for an in-law or rental suite here! Hardwood floors under most carpets. Fibreglass oil tank (recent). Breaker 100amp electrical. Metal roof (2015). Large deck overlooking landscaped backyard (2010+/-). All recent vinyl windows on ground level; older windows upstairs in good condition. Blown-in insulation in walls and attic. Foundation in good condition. A well built post-war home: straight and true. Great value here for a young family or investor; build equity fast with some easy cosmetic upgrades! MLS® # 201807977
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 121 successful transaction ends in 2017, moving over $19 million in Annapolis Valley real assets.†
In 2017 I was recipient of the RE/MAX Chairman’s Club award and was among the top 10 individual RE/MAX agents in Atlantic Canada.
I was trusted with listing 107 properties for sale in 2017†, 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.
Realtors® with RE/MAX Banner Real Estate take pride in their profession, and that means taking great care to ensure every transaction goes smoothly and according to plan. Our client’s interests always come first, and we use every resource at our disposal to ensure positive outcomes.
Buying a home with us at your side will be straight-forward and rewarding, with no unwanted surprises. We are always professional, always honest, and always thinking two steps ahead.
We live, work and play in the Annapolis Valley, and 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 we treat our clients with the same respect we have for the area. After all we are (or might soon be) neighbours!
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).