At Abacus Residential Appraisals Inc., we understand value of residential real estate in Nova Scotia, Canada and are ready to help. 

Vincent Van Gogh once said "I cant change the fact that my paintings don't sell, but the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture".

Rest assured that our team of experts understand how the market would respond to your property. We strive to give the best service possible in Nova Scotia and hope to be of assistance to you soon. 


David Dawood, BA, CRA, P. App

Owner, Abacus Appraisals


The Team

Where the Passion Begins

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Having experienced the quagmire the real estate industry is apt to be, David made it his mission to equip his clients with the best, most reliable and unbiased valuations in the market.

Since founding Abacus Appraisals in 2013, he has helped thousands of Nova Scotians make real estate decisions, at times in very trying circumstances.

Recognized as an expert by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, David espouses an unbiased approach endorsed by several law firms.



After graduating from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Mike pursued a CRA designation from UBC Sauder School of Business.

As a valued member of Abacus Appraisals since April 2015, he has proven himself to be an excellent appraiser and asset to our clients.


Senior Administrator

Zoë Brown has been a part of our team since May 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. Working behind the scenes, she is in charge of putting together all the information files for the properties that we appraise at Abacus. Zoë is such a valued and dedicated member of our team!

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Kimberley Stacey, BA

AIC Candidate

We are very excited to welcome our newest team member, Kim Stacey! A former financial services professional and entrepreneur who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from Bay Street banking to the hospitality and tourism industry in Nova Scotia.

Abacus Appraisals shares Kim’s philosophy which is to treat everyone with integrity and honesty. We are confident that Kim will be a valuable asset to our clients.


Wendy Mckee, BIB

AIC Student, Admin

Wendy graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelors of International Business. She attended Science Politique in Paris and is now in the process of completing the CRA requirements at the Sauder School of Business.

Wendy is a passionate, diligent, quick study with an unparalleled work ethic. We are expecting tremendous things from her and so far she has exceeded those expectations.

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Tesia Brown

Administrative Assitant

We are very excited to welcome Tesia Brown to our team. In her short time with Abacus Residential Appraisals Inc. She has proven herself to be reliable and eager to provide the best service possible.