Palmer Appraisals Ltd. is a residential real estate appraisal firm owned and operated by Louise McGee . With 18 years experience, Louise has her DAR (Designated Residential Appraiser) and Certified Appraisal Reviewer Designations from the Canadian National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (CNAREA).
As an inquisitive teenager, Louise would spend her afternoons and weekends following her father while he moved throughout Victoria and the surrounding area as he measured (with a tape no less!) and photographed people’s homes. Later, she would listen to him explain his appraising process in detail as he prepared a report for an anxious client. Falling in love with the sense of pride in a job well done, providing excellent customer service, and the heartfelt feeling of community, Louise not only followed in her father’s footsteps, she bought the family business from him when he was ready to retire 15 years ago.
As one of only a handful of female appraisers on Vancouver Island, and even fewer boutique appraisal firm owners, Louise has continued to grow Palmer Appraisals and works diligently to encourage women within the industry to excel.
A long-standing member of the Victoria community, Louise, her husband and two young daughters still find time to enjoy much of the ‘Island’ lifestyle that the area is famous for.