By David Langstroth
It’s a great pleasure to announce the launch of House Maestro Realty, a locally owned real estate brokerage offering a premium service focusing on communities between Clayton Park and Bedford.
My father inherited a house on the Bedford Highway in 1968. I grew up going to Rockingham School on Tremont Drive and then later to Halifax West High School, when it used to be in Fairview. At some point I developed a love of music, and after high school I won a scholarship to study music at McGill University. From there I worked even harder and won another award to study in London, UK, where I took lessons with one of the great players in the world at that time. Within a year I was working full time as a musician with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. It was a fabulous job; we toured the world, played concerts for thousands of people and made many recordings.
However, I also felt the desire to come home. We are blessed here with an ocean almost everywhere you look. We have forests and lakes, a diverse and thriving population, a dynamic university community and lots of space. After nearly 20 years with the BBC I returned to Nova Scotia. Since then I have been involved in the musical community, the university community and most recently, the Real Estate industry. I spent the last several years working with a large Real Estate brokerage, a franchise of a multinational corporation. House Maestro Realty was born this year from the idea that a small local brokerage can be more efficient. By investing less on the things that matter to big corporations, one can invest more on the things that matter to individual clients. By ditching the impressive commercial premises and glitzy award banquets one can allocate more time, technology and marketing to help someone sell a home.
About the name
In a symphony orchestra there is one person who takes charge of the whole performance. Without making a sound, they lead the other musicians, controlling every nuance of speed and balance and bringing each person into the mix exactly when they are needed. The very best conductors, who excel at this challenge, are referred to as “Maestro”.
A Real Estate transaction is similar in some ways. An agent identifies the layers of complexity, coordinates the various professionals involved, anticipates problems before they arise and communicates to everyone with timely clarity. The very best agents who excel at this challenge might also deserve to be called “Maestro”. This is the high bar that I set when I chose the name “House Maestro Realty”. It’s an emphasis on quality over quantity, and a commitment to giving the best service possible. If you are buying or selling a home this year, ask me about our premium service.
When it matters most, call the Maestro.