Tarle & McAllister Appraisals Inc is based out of Cornwall, Ontario and provides residential and commercial appraisal services over most of south-eastern Ontario from the Quebec border east covering all of Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Counties and Prescott-Russell Counties and into Leeds Grenville. Please Call or contact our office for a quote.
Tarle & McAllister Appraisals Inc can provide you with real estate appraisal services for a wide variety of purposes:
Sean P. McAllister A.I.M.A., AACI, P.App
President and Senior Valuation Analyst
Sean is a local resident who has worked as a Real Estate Appraiser in Eastern Ontario since 1987. He graduated from St. Lawrence College, Cornwall Campus in 1987 with a diploma in the Appraisal Program and has successfully completed numerous courses provided by the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Municipal Assessors of Ontario and holds the AACI designation as granted by the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Sean has extensive experience in all property types and assignments: from small residential to complex industrial, commercial, agricultural and institutional properties.
Todd Lapierre BBA, CRA
Residential Manager and Senior Residential Valuation Analyst
Todd Lapierre joined Tarle & McAllister Appraisals Inc in July of 2003 after 9 + years working in the mutual fund industry. As a Canadian Residential Appraiser within the Appraisal Institute of Canada, Mr. Lapierre’s focus over the past 8 + years has been on appraising residential properties in addition to small investment properties. Todd is currently working towards his AACI designation which will allow him to appraise commercial and industrial properties. Whether for financing, estate settlement, purchase, sale or marriage / separation purposes, Todd looks forward to providing you with the excellent service that you expect and deserve.
Shirley Johnston, Office Manager
Shirley joined Tarle & McAllister in 1996 and, in her role as Office Manager, continues to be the “front line” contact to many of our clients. Shirley is responsible for managing and maintaining the extensive database of information that is required to be a leading appraisal firm. Her experience and understanding of the appraisal profession enables her to effectively manage the day to day operations of the office in an efficient manner.
Jane Vandrish BPE, CRA
Senior Residential Analyst
Jane joined Tarle & McAllister Appraisals Inc in February of 2002 as a Candidate Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and was granted the CRA designation by the Institute in October of 2007. Over the years Jane has gained valuable experience and training relating to residential and rural appraisals. Her background in the dairy farm industry and experience as an appraiser provides her with a thorough understanding of residential, rural and agricultural property values.
Cory Helmer CRA, HBSc
Residential Valuation Analyst
Cory joined Tarle & McAllister in 2011 after spending ten years working in the Hospitality industry throughout western Canada. Cory returned to Eastern Ontario and was awarded his CRA designation through the Appraisal Institute of Canada’s candidate program in 2016. The Candidate program pair’s intensive web based academic courses, offered by the UBC Sauder School of Business, with the ability to obtain valuable practical experience under the mentorship of Sean McAllister. Cory’s current focus is on residential appraisals as he works toward the a long term goal of obtaining the AACI designation.
Megan joined Tarle & McAllister in 2013 as an administrative assistant. Megan works closely with the Office Manager and the Appraisers to facilitate a variety of organizational, research and data management tasks. Megan is responsible for the day to day maintenance of our sales and file management databases and provides clerical and administrative support to the team at all levels of the appraisal process.
6) Why You Need an Appraisal
You've decided it's time to buy a home. This is the single largest investment that you will make in your lifetime. That's something that can be pretty intimidating.
Also intimidating is the number of people with whom you will deal with as you look at buying that perfect house. There are a lot of people with a vested interest in your purchase.
A lot of people are involved, directly and indirectly, and each one has their own agenda. Combine that with changing property values, market trends and new laws, and it can seem like there's no one really looking out for you. You may be asking yourself, "who's looking after my best interest?" - "who can I trust?"
7) Appraisers are Real Estate Consultants.
When you hire a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada, you're hiring a professional you can trust. They work for only one person: you. It's their job to determine the market value of any home or property so that you know the value of what you are buying or selling. Tarle & McAllister Appraisers and Advisors are members of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
8) What an Appraiser Does
They can be called upon as a consultant or as a valuation specialist to provide an opinion on:
Obviously, the key word is "value". An appraiser may be hired by a company or institution to perform any of these duties, but you can also hire an appraiser independently to give you an objective opinion on any of these subjects.
9) The Benefits of Independent Appraisal
It's a little known fact that CMHC insured mortgages do not typically have an appraisal prepared. That's all the more reason for you to hire someone who'll give you the professional insight you need to make an informed decision.
Knowledge is the cornerstone of appraisal. A designated member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada has had years of education and training and puts all of it to work for you. It is their professional responsibility to keep up to date with changes in market trends and laws that affect real estate values. Combining their knowledge and expertise with a thorough investigation of the property and the area, an appraiser will give you a professional opinion that you can trust.
Knowledge is your bargaining tool when buying a home. You want to be sure you pay a fair price, get a good mortgage rate and receive assurance that the house you get is worth what you pay. An informed purchaser should place the following clause into their Purchase Agreement:
"Subject to a full appraisal being performed and meeting or exceeding the agreed offer".
When you hire a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada to look at a home you're thinking of buying, you are hiring:
You're not just looking for a house; you're looking for a home. Someplace where you will spend several years and build many memories. It's not just an investment of money; it's an investment of yourself and the years you spend there.
Before you sign on the dotted line, insist on having a designated member of the AIC involved in your decision. We're on your side.