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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9650 Highway 10, Nictaux, Nova ScotiaHere's another great property that won't last. This family home has been beautifully renovated and exceptionally well-maintained by its proud owners. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy. Large, bright rooms accompanied by nice finishes and modernizations throughout. Excellent location, only 10 min to DND Greenwood and 2 minutes to the amenities of Middleton, yet benefitting from low county taxes. Recent improvements include roof (2014), recent windows + doors, additional insulation, renovated main bathroom, recent flooring, and recent heating systems. The quality wood stove easily heats this home! 200A breaker electrical. Tons of storage space everywhere. Basement could be easily finished for additional living space; some work already started! Oversize 3/4 acre lot with excellent landscaping, oversize deck, paved circular driveway, mature trees/shrubs, firepit patio, and VALLEY VIEWS! At this price point, this package is hard to beat. Act quick! MLS® # 202025870.
301 Highway 1, Smiths Cove, Nova ScotiaIncredible value in this rare offering. Large 4 bed, 3 bath bungalow on a beautifully landscaped 1.6 acre lot, featuring an XL double detached garage with 936 sq ft open-concept 2 bed apartment above. The proud owners of this home have made extensive investments into efficiency and system upgrades in recent years. 26 solar panels produce enough energy to power the entire home. A partial list of major upgrades in recent years include windows (2009/2017), house roof (2018), garage roof (2020), three heat pumps (2019/2020), interior paint (2020), ensuite bath (2015), kitchen updates (2013-2019), garage (2008), R80 insulation in attic, flooring, electrical, and more. HI-SPEED wired internet connection - very rare on oceanfront properties in the area! Entire lower level of home is easily used as a 2nd apartment or in-law suite; full kitchen & bath already in place, with walkout access to back patio. Aprox 3,600 finished sq ft in home. Functional wood & pellet stoves for maximum year-round comfort. Exceptional waterfront with direct beach access and panoramic views of the Annapolis Basin. Under 10 min to the amenities of Digby, and only seconds to highway access along recently paved roads. This is a special offering, priced to allow room for your finishing touches. Too many features to print; put this on your list for private viewing! Financially qualified buyers only, please. MLS® # 202025082.
421 Victoria Road, Spa Springs, Nova ScotiaBeautiful gothic revival on a nicely landscaped 5.81 acre lot with brook. Just moments to Highway 101 access, 5 min to the amenities of Middleton and under 15 to CFB Greenwood. Peaceful country setting and flexible zoning for hobby farming. Built by the original owners to a high standard in 2001, this home has been exceptionally well-maintained. Fresh exterior paint in 2020, roof re-shingled 2016, heat pump added 2018, 200A breaker electric was wired for a generator in 2020, hot water heater 2013; the list goes on! Excellent efficiency: constructed to R2000 spec with three sources of heat, including radiant in-floor in the basement and a cozy woodstove in the open-concept living area. Spacious main floor primary bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite bath. Two oversize bedrooms + bath on upper level. The full-height basement features a large family room, bedroom, and more developable space if desired (fully plumbed for a 4th bathroom). You'll love the raised bed gardens and walking trail, oversize 14x12 shed, and your dog will love the acre+ of invisible fencing. Asking price includes a $4,000 allowance for hemlock floor refinishing on main level (quote on file). This competitive offering ticks most boxes for many buyers in this market - book your private tour before it's gone! MLS® # 202024343.
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.
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).