Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nova Scotia Real Estate Agent

Please view my new real estate site. It is perfect for searching for MLS® listings in Nova Scotia!

Moving to Nova Scotia? Why not contact me to be your Real Estate Agent?


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Search the MLS® in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Please click on the image below to start your search for Halifax MLS homes in Nova Scotia, Canada

Mike Smith is a REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty in Halifax and can be reached at 902.209.6745.
If you are looking for MLS® condos or homes in the Halifax area I am very pleased to offer you this powerful search feature.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Site and Blog...

My website and blog can now be found here Nova Scotia Oceanfront Property!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Keller Williams Realty Launches in Halifax, Nova Scotia!

While new to Atlantic Canada Keller Williams Realty is one of the largest Real Estate Brokerages in the US and Canada. (Family First Realty no longer exists as we have become the Keller Williams Realty Franchise for the area).

Are you an agent and would like to learn more about the absolutely fantastic opportunity with Keller Williams Realty? If so please contact me.

Mike Smith is a REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area and can be reached at 902.209.6745.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Halifax, Nova Scotia Real Estate Forecast

Here is the latest from CREA (The Canadian Real Estate Association). Please click on the thumbnail image to read the full article.

However it's not all bad news:

“In keeping with the return of a balanced housing market and typical demand-driven housing market cycle dynamics, prices will remain stable,” he said. “Canada’s solid mortgage market trends, conservative lending practices, and prudent borrowing by homebuyers means that Canada will avoid the massive realignment in housing supply and demand being experienced in the United States. Accordingly, Canada will avoid a U.S.-style housing price correction.

-Mike Smith is a REALTOR® in Halifax, Nova Scotia with Family First Realty and can be reached at 902.209.6745.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Six Rock Solid Reasons to List your Home with Mike Smith!

Are you thinking of selling your house in the Halifax area? And listing it this spring on the MLS®? When choosing a REALTOR® find out what they can do for you!


1. I will post HD video of your house on the MLS® system. This means when people are browsing properties on the MLS® website they can click the "Multimedia" button on your listing and the HD video will launch! What a way to show off your property! Here is an example. Sell your house with Mike, a REALTOR® in the Halifax area.

2. I will pay for a Pre-sale home inspection. Pre-inspected houses often get more showings and offers and they highlight any areas that need attention before listing.

3. I will pay for Certified Appraisal of your house. Most REALTORS® simply provide a "CMA" to determine a listing price. This is really just an educated guess at what your house is worth. You could be leaving money on the table. Let us find out the exact value of your home before we come up with a listing price. Sell your house with Mike, a REALTOR® in the Halifax area.

4. I will pay for a Certified Home Stager's two hour evaluation of your house. "Staged" houses often sell for more and get more offers.

5. I will pay to advertise your property on the Real Estate Channel. Not to mention at least 5 different real estate related websites!

6. And finally, I will add a clause to our listing agreement that if I don't do everything I have said, and if you are not happy with my service, you can cancel the listing at anytime. Most REALTORS® make you sign a contract locking you in for 6 months. Sell your house with Mike, a REALTOR® in the Halifax area.

Watch a testimonial from a very happy client who sold their house with me.

Mike Smith is a REALTOR® in the Halifax area with Family First Realty and can be reached at 902.209.6745

Friday, February 19, 2010

Halifax, Nova Scotia Mortgage Rules getting tougher.

I just flew back from a vacation in the States. This is the time of year when the Real Estate Market in Halifax, Nova Scotia and surrounding area just starts to wake up. If you know someone ready to buy or sell a home please contact me. I am never too busy for your referrals. Here is a photo I took from my iPhone flying into Boston for a connecting flight to Halifax.

So while I was away the Real Estate Market received a bit of bad news. January home sales were down slightly. (About 2.8% from December)

And there are new Mortgage rules coming that are going to make it even tougher for new home buyers to get Mortgages. Specifically, in the past, new homeowners were only subject to the standards of a three-year, fixed-rate mortgage. This standard will be raised to five-year, fixed mortgage rates as of April 19.

Below are images you can click on the read the full news articles on these two points:

Mike Smith is a Realtor in Halifax, Nova Scotia