Your REALTOR® will help you:

Determine the asking price for your home
Selling your home can be stressful, and you don’t want to set your price too low or too high. REALTORS® know factors affecting your market, and can calculate your home’s value, thanks to the extensive background information available to through a real estate board’s MLS® System.

Prepare your home for sale
Your REALTOR® will help you see your home through a buyer’s eyes and address any imperfections that might affect its sale: from a new coat of paint to minor repairs that will make your home more aesthetically pleasing. Your REALTOR® knows how to help your home sell faster.

Help you market your home
REALTORS® have a wealth of knowledge in marketing your home to potential buyers. From the ‘for sale’ sign, to traditional media advertisement, to the more modern approach of social media networking, your REALTOR® will leave no stone unturned in making sure your home is reaching the largest number of interested buyers.

Help you navigate offers
When you start receiving offers, your REALTOR® will be there every step of the way to walk you through the process. Your REALTOR® will present you with every offer that’s submitted, and can provide sound advice on the dollar amount of the offer, and any merits. Your REALTOR® will continue to provide counsel should you wish to counter-offer, and help you finalize all of the details.

Help you close the sale
When your negotiations are successful, your REALTOR® and lawyer will work together to help take care of the many complicated and time-consuming legal maneuvers to close the sale.
Selling a home?

Why use a REALTOR®

There are a lot of tools – online and off – that people can access without a REALTOR®. So it’s not always apparent why working with a REALTOR® could be the right option for you. 

Your REALTOR®.......... your trusted guide, someone who will help you navigate through the home buying or selling journey committed to helping you every step of the way

...will learn about your needs and goals, so they can help guide you through the options

...will share their experience and knowledge with you, using their expertise to help you navigate the buying and selling process

...will expertly advance the home buying and selling process and protect your interests

Why Use a REALTOR®

Your REALTOR® will help you:

Choose the right home for you
Though you may think you know what you’re looking for, the search for your dream home can be overwhelming, and there are lots of questions you’ll want to ask yourself: house or condo? Urban, suburban, or rural? Detached, semi-detached, or town house? New or resale? Your REALTOR® has thorough knowledge of the homes on the market and can show you what’s available, and then help you decide what is right for you.

Sell your current home as you prepare to buy a new one
Your REALTOR® can help sell your current home, and eliminate a large part of the stress in doing so, while you search for your new one. A REALTOR® can help you determine the best time to sell, establish a price, and prepare your home to be on the market, in a timely way that works with the purchase of your new home.

Make an offer
Finding your dream home is exciting – but there will still be work to be done to make it yours. Your REALTOR® can help take all of the necessary steps to prepare an offer, which could include: determining a purchase price, making a deposit, and establishing any clauses particular to the agreement, such as a proper home inspection. With your REALTOR® on your side, you can be sure that no details will be overlooked in your offer.

Find a home inspector
Once you’ve found your home, your REALTOR® can help you take the necessary precautions to ensure there are no unpleasant surprises. They can help you find a qualified home inspector and give you an idea of what you should be looking for in this inspection.

Close the purchase
Once your offer is accepted, your REALTOR® will be your best resource in helping you close the purchase, beginning with satisfying any conditions of the agreement that require action, filling out documents, engaging a lawyer, and providing you with counsel on all of the final arrangements before you move in!
Buying a home?


To find a REALTOR® in your area, use this search tool provided by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).

Since it is a Canadian search tool, be sure to select Nova Scotia as the province and narrow by city or postal code if possible.


Home Owner Resources


View online home assessment information care of Property Valuation Services Corporation.



Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has a wealth of resources for buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals.