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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2151 Highway 1, Auburn, Nova ScotiaMLS® # 202207244. Asking $475,000. Immaculate century home in the heart of Nova Scotia's fast-growing Annapolis Valley. Proudly maintained & upgraded to a modern standard in recent years. Occupied and cared for by the same owners for over 50 years, and known to all in the community as one of the finest properties around. 1.68 acres of professionally landscaped & irrigated grounds, including a garden house, pergola, and screened gazebo. Large detached garage/barn. Great layout with tons of original character still intact! Spacious rooms with lots of natural light. Everyone falls in love with the focal point of this home: a large sunroom with vaulted ceilings, french doors, and huge windows overlooking the gardens. Large well-appointed kitchen with high-end finishes and tons of cabinet space. Recently renovated main floor bath. Systems are all modern: three heat pumps, propane-fired forced air furnace, recent roof/windows/doors, recent Generac generator (included). Nothing has been left to chance; this property is move-in ready! A very special property offered at a competitive price. Please note: this sale includes two lots; one could be sold off or further developed without hassle.
11704 Highway 1, Brickton, Nova ScotiaMLS® # 202206245. Asking $649,900. Exceptional hobby farm with acreage; picture-perfect setting! Have you ever dreamed of living down a charming tree-lined drive?Mature maples flank the approach to this completely renovated century home, set well back from the road for ultimate privacy. 28acres of prime hayfield; perfect for many uses. Flexible zoning allows for commercial development. Approximately 3,000' frontage on the Annapolis River! Great outbuildings: 44x24 wired barn with hayloft & water. 2-storey garage /w carport/tractor storage. Excellent open concept layout on main floor, bright & spacious rooms. Baker's kitchen features solid birch/hickory cabinetry and a wood cookstove. Sun porch on North side, decks East & West. Main floor office could also serve as a bedroom. Attached insulated/heated workshop could be converted to more garage space or living space. Partial list of recent improvements: siding, windows, doors, electrical wiring+panel, plumbing, pressure tank, hot water heater, oil tank, fully insulated, new roofs on all buildings except barn.Large renovated bedrooms upstairs including a deluxe primary with walk-in closet and new bathroom. Other two bedrooms upstairs feature walk-in closets. Stairs to 3rd floor with lots of room for more developable space (pre-wired)! Acreage is rock-free. 8 acres cleared by the barn, additional 20 cleared bordering on river. Aprox 300 round bales produced annually; potential for more. Direct access to Cross-Canada trail system & Annapolis River for boating & fishing. A nature lover's dream come true. Great place to raise a family in the Heart of the very popular Annapolis Valley, with the best climate in the Maritimes!
699 Riverview Road, Bear River, Nova ScotiaMLS® # 202206266. Asking $399,000. Location, Location, Location! This fully renovated 5 bed, 2 bath family home sits on a breathtaking lot, just moments to the amenities of Digby & Annapolis Royal, near the heart of Bear River, famous for its beautiful views and rich artistic heritage. Nature-lovers will love the private, immaculately landscaped backyard featuring 18 raised planters, tons of specialty trees (peonie, flowering cherry, magnolia, dogwood, wisteria, and more), two greenhouses, and many mature shade trees. You'll love sitting at the edge of the yard, overlooking the wildlife on Bear River. Truly a labour of love, this property has seen countless improvements inside and out over the past 5-6 years, including but not limited to: siding, roof, doors, windows, kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, outdoor lighting, indoor plumbing & lighting fixtures... the list goes on, but this offering is 100% move-in ready! A large detached workshop/garage, above-ground pool (2021), patio and fire pit round out the offering. This would be the perfect place to raise a family, or settle in for retirement! Many items negotiable including pool table, tractor, wood chipper, splitter, generator, and more. Super-private with great views and neighbours in all directions. High-speed internet at this location! This is one you have to see in person to truly appreciate; too many features to print. Book your showing today, before it's gone! Quick possession possible.
27 Pond Drive, Nictaux, Nova ScotiaMLS® # 202205055. This area is the best-kept secret in the central Annapolis Valley! New England saltbox circa 1974, sitting on on private park-like 0.56 acre lot overlooking tranquil ponds. Great privacy yet only moments to amenities. Beautiful inside & out; lot features low maintenance landscaping, mature trees, perennial gardens with 2 tier deck/patio, sheds and a detached double garage with breezeway. Direct access to hiking & biking trails via Trans Canada trail system; just a 2 min stroll and you're at the Annapolis River, famous for canoeing and fishing. Updated kitchen with granite counters & island. Hardwood flooring throughout. Den features rustic trim and a high efficiency wood stove insert. Living room features a 2nd wood fireplace (not actively used) & lots of built-in shelving & storage. Efficient heating & cooling on both levels (heatpump). Four spacious bedrooms upstairs, including a deluxe oversize primary with his & her closets, built-ins & ensuite bath. Full-height partially finished basement could easily be finished to up the square footage. Short walk to the many amenities of Middleton and only 12 mins to CFB Greenwood. This is a MUST-SEE property - nothing else like it - and priced aggressively! 3D TOUR: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=NCXX54Hj2kK
Lot 6, Sarty Road, Branch Lahave (Wentzells Lake), Nova ScotiaMLS® # 202204546. Asking $150,000. Build your dream home or seasonal getaway on pristine Wentzell Lake, only 15 minutes to the amenities of Bridgewater and the world-famous South Shore. Driveway, septic and well already in place - ready to develop immediately. Very private setting with a gentle slope to the sandy shoreline. This rare find won't last - book a viewing today!
383 Main Street, Middleton, Nova ScotiaMLS® # 202201715. Fully updated century home in the heart of Middleton, one of the Annapolis Valley's most desirable and picturesque communities. One of the town's finest homes, in a great location, this property has seen countless upgrades over the past 4 years and is now 100% move-in ready. Kitchen & bath renos, flooring, roof (2017), all windows (2017), wiring upgrades, trim, cosmetics & fresh paint everywhere. Foundation & basement in excellent condition. Refinished hardwood upstairs and down - a true indicator of excellent craftsmanship! Oversize rooms with high ceilings, bay windows and beautiful woodwork. Big sunroom, foyer and upstairs landing are unique focal points. Attached double car garage, wired. Large corner lot with paved circular drive, mature shade trees. Municipal water & sewer. Just a stone's throw to all amenities including schools, shopping, restaurants, hospital; under 15 min to CFB Greenwood. PRICED TO MOVE! Possession mid-July 2022.
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 176 successful transaction ends in 2021, moving over $44 million in Annapolis Valley real assets.†
In 2021 I was recipient of the prestigious RE/MAX Diamond Club award and was among the top 5 individual RE/MAX agents in Atlantic Canada.
I was trusted with listing 121 properties for sale in 2021†, 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, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021.
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).