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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256 Long Beach Road, West Glenmont, Nova ScotiaWell maintained hobby farm on 20 pastoral acres, close to the Bay of Fundy and a short commute to the vibrant community of Wolfville. Fenced and ready for horses & other animals, with a small barn and shelter. Property is nicely landscaped with mature shade trees, set well off the road with no neighbours in sight. Detached garage and garden shed round out the package. Home has been well maintained; traditional design yet only 26 yrs old and move-in ready. Open layout with tons of natural light. Large back deck faces the bay for nightly sunsets. Newly added 1 bedroom INLAW/RENTAL suite in the basement with its own entry. XL master bedroom and upstairs laundry for convenience. Deluxe dedicated kennel area in mudroom. So much to love here - the perfect spot to get away from it all, offered at a great price! Please note: This property is Exclusively listed by Colin Crowell, RE/MAX Banner Real Estate, and cannot be found on the MLS®. Property includes PID #s 55436752 & 55039093.
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12 Massachusetts Road, Granville Centre, Nova ScotiaBeautiful 1 acre building lot with frontage on the Annapolis River. Very peaceful & private - perfect spot to build your dream home or cottage! Just moments to the historic community of Annapolis Royal with markets, shops, restaurants, schools, etc. Private driveway & power lines run to property. MLS® # 202000406.
204 Commercial Street, Middleton, Nova ScotiaMore than meets the eye in this charming bungalow. Spacious open-concept living/dining/kitchen area makes a great first impression as you walk through the front door. Extensively upgraded and renovated throughout, including recent kitchen cabinets, renovated bathrooms, recent windows and doors, roof shingles, deck, three heat pumps, and fully finished basement. Fully fenced private yard, nearly 1 acre! Recently constructed 30x20 double garage. This home and property must be seen to be appreciated; just seconds from downtown & NSCC campus. Municipal services. Great for a growing family or active retirees! MLS® # 201926377
72 Carleton Street, Digby, Nova ScotiaGreat curb appeal! Large family home with inlaw suite in the perfect location: just moments to the amenities of downtown Digby, yet it feels like you're in the country. Lots of room to play on this oversize 2.76 acre lot, with mature landscaping and shade trees. 40x32 garage/barn with 100A power & water connection. Inside you'll find bright, generously proportioned rooms; 4+1 beds (with potential for more finished space upstairs) and 3.5 baths total. Three new heat pumps (leased) provide the majority of heating/cooling needs; home also features a wood fireplace and efficient oil hot water furnace. Basement inlaw suite with separate door - direct access to driveway. Over 3,200 sq ft of finished living space. MLS® # 201925371
5379 Granville Road, Granville FerryBeautiful heritage home in the heart of popular Granville Ferry, just moments to the amenities of Annapolis Royal. Great views of the Annapolis Basin from nearly every room! Large, bright rooms. Hardwood flooring throughout. Exceptionally well maintained and updated, there's nothing to do but move in and add your own decorative touches here and there. Great layout with grand foyer leading to large kitchen, dining, living, half bath and family room on the main level. Five bedrooms upstairs including 2 full baths (one is master ensuite). Lower level features a large workshop with walkout to street-level; perfect for a home-based business! Oversize landscaped lot with mature shade trees and plenty of parking. Detached garage features a heated & insulated loft space, perfect as a hobby space or could be converted to a rental suite! Major improvements in recent years include roof (2017), blown-in insulation (2007), airtight wood fireplace (2019), chimney rebuilt (2017), breaker electrical, hw heater (2012), windows (2004), oil tank (2013). Excellent value offered at a competitive price; put this one on your list!
5374 Granville Road, Granville Ferry, Nova ScotiaRare! Charming historic chalet in the vibrant community of Granville Ferry. OCEANFRONT LOT with spectacular views of the Annapolis Basin. Renovated from top to bottom, inside and out in the past year. 1,000+ sq ft open-concept loft living; perfect as a seasonal getaway or year-round home for two! Large deck faces the water; more private than it looks! You name it, it has been done, and done well: roof, electrical, insulation, drywall, lighting, flooring, etc etc - just move in and enjoy from day one. Nothing spared on this renovation. A must-see! MLS® # 201923860
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).