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About Our Business

Receive Detailed and Accurate Reports on Your Property’s Market Value

CAMA Real Estate Appraisals Ltd started as a small single appraiser company in 2005, which provided appraisal services to a few branches of ATB in the Strathmore, Airdrie and Okotoks areas. Upon acceptance to the approved list of firms for The Royal Bank of Canada, the number of lenders using the services of the firm expanded.

In 2008, the firm signed a contract with the appraisal management firm, Contract Settlement Services, and provided appraisal services to a wide variety of communities in the Central portion of Alberta. Over the next few years, the firm was accepted to the approved lists for Nation Wide Appraisal Services and Fidelity National Financial services.

The addition of the appraisal management companies allowed the firm to expand with additional appraisers providing services to a wide variety of markets in the Calgary, Red Deer regions as well as the rural areas of Lacombe County, Red Deer County, Clearwater County, Mountain View County, Knee hill County, Rocky View County, Wheatland County and Foothills Municipal District.

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Meet Our Appraisers

John Masters, B.Comm, DAR, Certified Appraisal Reviewer
Executive Home & Rural Specialist

John is a Designated Appraiser Residential (DAR). He is also a Certified Appraisal Reviewer in Alberta, Canada who is focused on developing complex appraisals for:

  • Acreage Properties 

  • Area Redevelopment Properties

  • Executive Properties

  • Hobby Farms

  • Luxury Condominiums

  • New Home Constructions

  • Residential Properties 

John joined the family business in 2008 after working in IT security and marketing companies in Toronto and Ottawa for more than a decade. John has resided in over 20 locations, three countries, four provinces and two states.

When he came to Alberta, he found his wife and settled in a permanent home. He is inspired daily by the Majestic Mountains, vast views and unrivaled tapestry of diverse topography located within the province.

John first graduated from Seneca College with a business degree in marketing with a focus on purchasing habits and consumer behaviour. He also completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Ryerson University with a major in business and marketing management. He obtained a minor in international business as well. His degrees are focused on the following:

  • Analyzing Consumer Behaviour - Analyzing Consumer Trends

  • How to Interpret and Respond to Costumers’ Needs

  • Market Analysis and Heuristics

  • Ways to Engage With Consumers

John’s family has a long history of entrepreneurial vision, business development as well as home construction and renovations. The fusion of his educational background and love of architecture perfectly matched the needs of his family’s business.

The combination of his excellent problem-solving and market analysis skills as well as his family’s construction history helped widen his knowledge of the consumer real estate market. He has completed over 4,000 appraisals in Alberta for various clients, including banks and financial institutions among others. He has also served the following:

  • Lawyers

  • Private Individuals

  • Real Estate Agents

  • Underwriters

  • Underwriters

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Michael Strange, DAC

Michael’s work history started in 1969 after graduating from the Air Services Training Institute in Ottawa as a meteorological technician, spending almost 30 years providing weather services to the Canadian public, both as a weather briefer and forecaster.

Doing statistical analysis during this period provided him with the valuable experience in analyzing trends in large populations of numbers and statistical methods of developing a value opinion. Upon retirement, Michael studied at Mount Royal College to obtain a real estate license to become a realtor.

While working as an agent, he obtained valuable experience in construction as he worked with several new home builders and gained experience in acreage and rural property. After five years of selling real estate, Michael returned to school to become a real property appraiser.

He studied with the Canadian National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (CNAREA) and was designated as an appraiser in 2005. He provided appraisal services to several branches of ATB and expanded to RBC and Centract Settlement Services in 2008.

Over the past several years, Michael has concentrated on appraising rural and acreage property while still providing appraisal services in the residential real estate market.

In 2008, Michael continued his education in the field of real property appraisal service by taking a special course in report reviewing and obtaining the designation of Certified Appraisal Reviewer. He also obtained his designation of Designated Appraiser Commercial, which allows him to appraise commercial and income property.

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Carol Astle-Strange, DAR

Carol is a graduate of Graham Business College (Montreal) and George Brown RN Program (Toronto). Prior to becoming an appraiser, Carol worked at Sun Life, accounting in the mortgage department and Inland Revenue Service.

She also did secretarial work in the property tax department (London, England), Thoracic Surgery floor of Toronto Hospital as an RN and ARC in the accounting department.

Carol started CAMA Real Estate Appraisals Ltd with her husband Michael Strange in 2008 and became a DAR in 2010. Her interest in becoming an appraiser began after preparing reports for her husband.

Carol enjoys the diversity of appraising, travelling through this beautiful province and meeting new people. Her clients are always a priority. Carol has experience in Urban and Rural properties, with her main focus being on residential appraising.

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