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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12106 Highway 1, Brickton, Nova ScotiaFully renovated home on an oversize 1+/- acre lot (surveyed), close to the amenities of Middleton and under 20 min to Kingston/CFB Greenwood. This home was gutted to the studs in 2008 with everything replaced. Major upgrades include: high quality fade-resistant vinyl siding (2008), windows (2008), plumbing (2008), electrical (2008) roof (front 2020, back 2019), insulation (2008), heat pump (2016), furnace burner (2015), deck (2012), all flooring, trim, etc, etc. Fresh interior paint within 2 years. Giant insulated detached garage with high ceilings, water connection, and 60A breaker panel; dimensions 20x28+17x13+12x12. Perfect place to tinker. Drilled well with recent pressure tank. Nice open-concept layout on main floor, including main level bedroom and bath. Upstairs the primary bedroom is oversized, a third bedroom could be created upstairs with ease, and a second full bath + laundry rounds it out. Excellent value here; priced to move! MLS® # 202023016.
Unit 108 at 590 St George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova ScotiaAccessibility, convenience and no-maintenance living in this luxurious 2 bed, 2 bath ground-level condo in the heart of vibrant Annapolis Royal. Experience an unparalleled lifestyle in the Heart of Nova Scotia's historic Annapolis Valley. The beauty of the locale, the welcoming warmth of the residents, and the rich history of this community are only a few great reasons to make The Academy and Annapolis Royal your new home. This tastefully renovated unit features only the finest finishes, balanced by a welcoming colour palette and tons of natural light from five large windows. A private patio makes for the perfect place to relax outdoors, overlooking a large terrace with mature shade trees. Spotlessly clean & fresh paint throughout. Unique high-end features of this condo include beautiful wainscotting, deluxe porcelain tiled ensuite bath, quartz countertops, and bamboo floors. Tons of storage, creatively built into every available space yet not intrusive. The unit includes a storage locker and one (very close) parking space. Easily among the nicest available in this development. Book your private tour today. MLS® # 202022743
2690 Highway 362, Margaretsville, Nova ScotiaAWESOME RENOVATION PROJECT! Beautiful 4.56 acre lot with Bay of Fundy views and great sunsets every night. Home needs much work to be brought to a modern standard; reflected in asking price. Electric baseboard + wood stove (newer) for heat. Blown-in insulation in walls & attic. Municipal water. Loads of potential in this character century home. Outbuildings likely beyond repair. Being sold "AS-IS" without warranties or representations from Seller. Measurements to be verified by Buyer. NOT FOR RENT OR RENT-TO-OWN. MLS® # 202020727.
2235 Clarence Road, Clarence, Nova ScotiaPanoramic views from this well-maintained ICF bungalow in the heart of the fertile Annapolis Valley! 28 Acre property with lovely trails, brook and even a waterfall! South-facing land would also be suitable for a vineyard. Outbuildings include a 32x16 barn, 20x12 shop, 16x8 shed, and 12x12 garden shed. Large decks with spectacular valley views. Constructed in 2006, this insulated concrete form (ICF) home is extremely energy-efficient. Over 2,400 feet of finished living space, with tons of room in full-height basement for more. Radiant in-floor heat in basement, wood stove upstairs. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Downstairs would make a nice in-law suite. Flooring throughout upper level is a mix of cedar & douglas fir; reclaimed from old rum barrels, giving the home character with modern convenience & efficiency! MLS® # 202020691.
2811 Granville Road, Karsdale, Nova ScotiaBeautiful, ultra-private 7-year old bungalow on a picturesque 97 acre lot. Immaculate attention to detail inside and out; 100% move-in ready. A winding driveway leads to this oasis, tucked in amongst mature shade trees, nicely landscaped and perfectly positioned on the lot. Lovely paths and unlimited room to roam on this property. Lot features a cranberry bog, old growth forest, hundreds of sugar maples, and runs right up to the mountain where a view of the Bay of Fundy could be obtained. Two paddocks and a small barn(16x10+12x8) houses chickens and goats but could be used for many other purposes. Property also features a small off-grid guesthouse (16x12, 2-storey) and a single detached garage/workshop (15x11). The custom-designed home features a fantastic open-concept layout with central wood cookstove and tons of natural light from south-facing windows. The perfect retirement property; very easy to maintain and heat. Shows like new. Large pantry could easily be converted to an ensuite bath, if desired. Solar/propane/wood setup allows for eco-friendly off-grid living (but home is nonetheless connected to power via underground wiring, for modern convenience). This is a property that must be seen to be truly appreciated. MLS® # 202019590.
1046 Central Avenue, Greenwood, Nova ScotiaAttention small business owners and hobbyists! Excellent opportunity to work from home in this fully renovated bungalow with detached studio/workshop/business space in a prime location with commercial zoning. Currently operated as a massage therapy studio, but could be converted for countless other uses, or rented out to supplement your mortgage!. Major renovations to the home in 2014 including windows, siding, flooring, plumbing, 100A breaker electrical, kitchen, bathroom, oil tank, etc. Roof in 2019. Full height basement could be finished for tons of additional living space. Super clean and shows like new! Private partially-fenced back yard with huge deck. The detached studio space was renovated circa 2010 and features a kitchen, 1/2 bath and two rooms (could be opened up if needed). Separately metered power (breaker 100A). Paved driveway. Signage in place. Turn-key and ready for your next adventure! MLS® # 202019093.
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).