I believe it is important to establish clear expectations for how you will be represented. There’s no room for vague and/or empty promises when it comes to such an important sale. While others simply put up a sign and rely on hopes & prayers, I am taking decisive action toward ensuring your property gets SOLD. Explore these categories for a complete breakdown of my system:
A comprehensive analysis of the property is undertaken to evaluate how it will sit in relation to the active market. An educated estimate of your property’s current value is based on experience, local knowledge, external market factors and recent comparable sales in the area.
From this analysis, a recommendation for listing (asking) price is presented, along with a forecast of anticipated activity and offers.
The property is professionally photographed in high-definition, including digital perspective & colour correction for maximum impact.
A walkthrough video tour of the property is produced and professionally edited with a soundtrack and titles.
Where possible, aerial (drone) photos & videos of the property are taken.
A custom website is created for the property.
Multiple descriptions for the property are created, for use under different circumstances depending on the advertising medium.
Marketing materials are put through unbiased client and peer reviews to ensure optimal impact.
With the owner’s permission, a “For Sale” sign is placed on the property. Directional signs from adjoining streets are used where appropriate/possible.
A customized social media marketing campaign is launched to promote the property to local buyers, utilizing appropriate items in the promotional toolbox; most notably the video tour.
Specific buyer clients who may be interested in the property are contacted and notified of the listing.
Specific agents in the area who have expressed interest in finding a property like yours are notified.
The property is promoted on all key MLS®-based websites including Realtor.ca, REMAX.ca, REMAXBanner.com, Viewpoint, and dozens of others.
A full-colour feature sheet is printed and posted in our office for walk-in customers to see.
A full-colour feature sheet is distributed to key locations such as banks and other professional offices.
I regularly attend industry events where prospective buyers, other agents and influencers mingle to talk shop; specific listings are mentioned where appropriate.
Other specific actions can be explored for luxury properties through The RE/MAX Collection; please inquire for details.
A customized internet marketing campaign is launched to promote the property to international buyers.
Specific international buyer clients & influencers who have expressed interest in area are notified of new listings periodically.
The property is promoted all key MLS®-based websites with international reach including Realtor.ca, REMAX.ca, REMAX.com, REMAXBanner.com, Viewpoint, and many others.
The listing is automatically translated to dozens of different languages for ease of viewing on MLS®-based websites.
On high-end properties (and/or those with unique qualities desirable to this market), the listing is manually translated to Mandarin and promoted by a Chinese-based firm who specializes in reaching buyers in mainland China who are interested in the North American market.
I maintain contacts with buyers, agents and influencers across the globe and have been successful in selling properties to buyers originating from many countries including Germany, Austria, England, Italy, Mexico, China, Australia, and the USA.
Though ongoing social media & internet marketing campaigns, RE/MAX Banner Real Estate proudly promotes the benefits of relocating to Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley.
Other specific actions can be explored for luxury properties through The RE/MAX Collection; please inquire for details.
Online marketing efforts are continually monitored to ensure optimal performance. Adjustments are made where necessary to maximize return on investment.
The listing price and overall presentation is evaluated periodically to decipher why the property hasn’t sold. Recommendations to improve chances of selling are offered.
Clients are provided with regular updates on the status of the market as a whole.
Latest Video Tours
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.
More Info: https://marketing.remaxdesigncenter.com/86/125386/58088394/index.html#100083680
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
By The Numbers
The statistics say it all. I lead the industry in most key metrics including average sale price, days on market, and market share.*
* Source: Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS®. MLS® data for Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018.
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 sale 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).