Ron Merkley began his real estate career in 1972.He became a real estate broker in 1974. He was awarded his F.R.I. (Fellow of the Real Estate Institute) in 1979. Since 1984, the main focus of Ronâ€™s career has been appraisals. In 1990, Ron obtained the accreditation AACI from the Appraisal Institute of Canada.Ron has always been active in his community. He was a coach and manager of various minor hockey teams, and was involved as an owner of the Jr. A team in Brockville. Ron served as a volunteer firefighter with the City of Brockville, and received a 25 year long service award from the Ontario Fire Marshal. Ron served as President of the Rideau St. Lawrence Real Estate Board for two terms, and was elected President of the Ontario Real Estate Association in 2000. He is a past director of the Kingston Chapter of The Appraisal Institute of Canada. He is currently a member of the Arbitration and Ethics Committee of OREA.
He is currently Vice-Chair of the 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation, having served as a board member since 1990. Ron has demonstrated his commitment to the community and to his profession.
Donna holds a Certified Residential Appraiser designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada. She has been an active member of the Institute since 2005. She received a Diploma in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia in 2009. She has completed appraisal assignments for mortgage financing purposes, estate settlement, military relocations, power of sale, as well as for purchase and sale purposes.
Lisa is a welcome addition to our firm with her pleasing demeanour. She is our point of contact person, and is fully trained to accept your appraisal requests.
A graduate of Carleton University holding an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Law, Allison has joined the firm's team, having completed the educational qualifications to become a candidate member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
Reilly, our beloved Golden Retriever, visits the office and is our official greeter. Reilly's favorite past time is bird-watching and waiting for his next treat.