Season's Greetings NSREAA

Season’s Greetings NSREAA

In celebration of the season, NSREAA has made a donation to Feed Nova Scotia.

President’s Message

It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of 2017! The NSREAA has had a busy fall, full of board meetings, political engagement, educational seminars, professional practice seminars, and social events. Thank you to the organizers and attendees who keep our Association vibrant and current.

The NSREAA Board continues to promote awareness for our profession which protects the public interest with unbiased professional valuations. We recently had the opportunity to discuss our Association and legislation with the Hon. Geoff MacLellan. The meeting was engaging and successful in furthering our Association’s exposure and mandate.

Leading into 2018 I am excited to launch our new branding and website which is nearing completion and I am looking forward to my second year of my official term as President of the Association.

I wish all our membership, friends and family, a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year.

James J. L. Hardy, AACI

NSREAA Annual General Meeting

The NSREAA Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Best Western Hotel, 15 Spectacle Lake Drive, Dartmouth.

  • To receive the reports of the Officers;
  • To receive Committee reports;
  • To appoint auditors for the coming year;
  • To consider all other business as may properly come before the meeting.

The AGM will be preceded by a complimentary breakfast from 8:30 am to 9:00 am, with the meeting commencing at 9:15 am. Richard Colbourne, AACI, National President of the Appraisal Institute of Canada, and AIC Chief Executive Officer, Keith Lancastle, AACI (Hon.) will be invited to the meeting as special guests. Further details will be provided in January 2018.

Preliminary plans are being made for a Seminar to be following the Annual General Meeting. Further details will be provided as the plans are finalized.

Request for Nominations

Nominations are requested for the office of Treasurer. The nomination form is provided in this newsletter. If you are interested in running for this office but are hesitant to ask another member to nominate you, please contact Davida at the NSREAA office (902.422.4077) and arrangements will be made for a formal nomination.

Executive Director to Retire in 2018

Your Executive Director, Davida Mackay, has decided to retire in 2018, sometime after the Annual General Meeting. Davida started this part-time position in February of 1987, working from her home office for the first ten years. In 1997, AIC-NS opened the office on Spring Garden Road, and in late 1998, AIC-NS became NSREAA when the Real Estate Appraisers Act was enacted. For 31 years, Davida has been telling everyone that she has the best job in the whole world.

Davida works with a wonderful group of professional appraisers, and she claims that because she has been around so long, she knows everyone’s middle initial! She has organized hundreds of committee meetings, seminars and events, distributed many newsletters, and sent millions of emails (at least it seems like millions).

However, it’s time for Davida to focus on other things including her quilting and knitting hobbies. Just think of the number of tiny quilts she will make for the IWK Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (for the preemies), and the number of tiny teddy bears she will knit for the IWK small patients who are undergoing allergy tests.


Congratulations from NSREAA members to: Karen Archibald, AACI Matthew Smith, AACI on the attainment of their designations from the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Request for Nominations

The NSREAA Nominations, Elections and Special Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the office of Treasurer for the Nova Scotia Real Estate Appraisers Association.

Please complete and sign the following nomination form and return it by mail, fax or email to the NSREAA office by January 31, 2018.

5670 Spring Garden Road, Suite 602
Halifax, NS B3J 1H6



The voting takes place by ballot (if necessary) prior to the Annual General Meeting. At the AGM, the results of the vote will be included in the Nominations Committee report. The officers are declared elected at the Annual General Meeting, to take effect immediately following the meeting.

Nomination for the office of Treasurer:

All members running for office must confirm in writing their willingness to do so, such confirmation to be filed with the

Nominations, Elections and Special Awards Committee. Those who are making nominations are asked to obtain from the nominee confirmation of willingness to serve.


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