FAQ – General
A qualified, competent real estate agent will help you navigate the many decisions that arise when buying and selling a home. An agent provides value to the homeowner in the following ways:
- Pays for all marketing and advertising costs.
- Adds experience and expertise in all aspects of the sales process including marketing, financing, negotiations and more.
- Handles all showings.
- Has a network of known, trusted real estate professionals. If your agent doesn’t have the answer, he or she knows someone who does.
- Always has your interests in mind so you always have someone on your side.
- Can handle and advise on all price and contract negotiations.
- Provides you with all the possible options and opportunities without holding back.
- Gives an unbiased, realistic view of your home and your options. Unlike buyers and sellers, an agent has no emotional attachment to property.
- Has the knowledge to help you ask the right questions.
- Being a third party, potential buyers are more likely to tell your agent the truth about your home, even if it is unflattering. This objective viewpoint will help you make the necessary changes to get your home sold.
- Your time is valuable. A real estate agent allows you to spend your time how you want.
The Halifax real estate market has performed relatively well in comparison to national trends over the last number of years, providing positive return on investment for home and property owners, especially given the global impacts of a major financial meltdown in the US and soft economic growth, regionally.
A steady uptick in the Halifax real estate market is also being supported by a $25-billion federal shipbuilding contract awarded to Halifax Shipyard by the federal government.
Generally housing prices in Halifax-Dartmouth continue to rise at moderate rates with exceptions in sought after lifestyle communities, where the low number of available house units result in more sales exceeding the asking price with multiple offers triggering a sale within days of being listed on the market.
Expected continued low interest rates, as well as increasing consumer confidence will support this trend in the Halifax region in the near term.
Some aspects of the local Halifax real estate market, like Dartmouth, are volatile. As an experienced professional, I can help you navigate through the choppy waters.
I am a proud member of the EXIT Realty real estate brokerage. It originated in Canada in 1996 and became the fastest growing real estate organization in North America.
In Atlantic Canada, Exit Realty franchise offices either have 1st or 2nd place market share in all 9 offices.
I wouldn’t live anywhere else!
Nova Scotia is a unique place steeped in history, alive with culture and brimming with natural beauty. There’s a little of everything here. Find yourself among the fruit orchards and vineyards of the Annapolis Valley or in a seaside town on the South Shore. In Nova Scotia you’ll find an idyllic environment and friendly neighbours all around.
Nova Scotia’s diverse economy includes fishing, mining, forestry, agriculture, tourism, technology, film production, music and other cultural industries. Shipbuilding will soon add to our growing economy.
Our province boasts the most university graduates per capita in Canada and is considered a worldwide pioneer of recycling and renewable energy.
Halifax, the capital city, is one of the oldest cities in Canada, settled in 1749. The Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is a combined municipality consisting of Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford.
Nova Scotia is an inviting, vibrant and multicultural place to call home. Ancient traditions brought here by European settlers live on among new rhythms, new cultures and an increasingly diverse population.