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Darrell Thorvaldson on Taking Care of the Canadian Valuation Profession

June 10, 2020

An article written by VerraGroups Darrell Thorvaldson on taking care of the Canadian valuation profession for the next generation. Republished from the Appraisal Institute of Canada Canadian Property Valuation magazine.

Tom Fox Leads AIC Through Initial Months Covid Crisis

June 02, 2020

During the last quarter of Tom Fox's year as AIC president, he has found himself challenged with an unprecedented situation. During his final days at the helm, Tom continues with navigating the organization through this storm and is preparing to support the incoming president. Tom's leadership in the initial months of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis has laid a solid foundation for the remainder of 2020 and beyond. 

Notes on Equipment Valuation from Darrell Thorvaldson AACI, P.App., ASA

March 16, 2020

Relying on dealer ask prices or trending replacement cost new price levels (indexing) provides a general indication of market direction, but these lack the definitive and verifiable information necessary to support a market value opinion.  Equipment appraisers incorporate issues of chronological age, effective age, normal useful life, remaining useful life, remaining economic life, physical life, remaining physical life as well as the overall condition description (which may be subject to clear communications with the client for a baseline understanding on what is considered “Good” condition versus “Fair” condition). 

August 02, 2019

VerraGroup is proud to announce the addition of Daniel Doucet to our team. Daniel is a dynamic, deep thinking professional, who recently took the helm of the Appraisal Institute of Canada as it’s 2017 National President. Daniel has a long career as a generalist appraiser, however in recent years has followed his interests into litigation and expropriation assignments, as well as First Nations Specific Land Claims, having been involved in numerous high-profile assignments in Ontario, BC and Quebec.  

Simon Chin, Managing Director of VerraGroup Edmonton, named Canada's Top Appraiser Under 40

June 18, 2018

The Appraisal Institute of Canada has named Simon Chin, Managing Partner of VerraGroup Edmonton as it's 2018 Top Appraiser Under 40.  The Top Appraiser Under 40 Award recognizes exceptional young appraisal professionals – one male and one female – who are making significant accomplishments within the appraisal profession and their community.

List Price vs. Sale Price: Bourgeois Brook Chin Associates Edmonton | Calgary

May 26, 2018

When marketing real property, what is the best price to list at? And how much of a discount from the listing price should be accepted by the vendor, or offered by a purchaser? 

Announcing VerraGroup: New National Player in Real Estate Valuation & Advisory

May 12, 2018

Seven real estate appraisal and advisory companies across Canada have teamed up to form a national service that promises to blend local experience with national-level expertise. VerraGroup Valuation, a new provider of independent real estate valuation services, is comprised of seven independent offices across Canada, including offices in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Newfoundland & Labrador.

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