National Relocation Conference

May 19-21, 2010
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Orlando, Florida

RAC Trac 2010 

Worldwide ERC® in partnership with Relocation Appraisers and Consultants (RAC) is proud to announce the seventh annual "RAC Trac," a special educational offering held in conjunction with the National Relocation Conference - the premier relocation industry educational and networking event.  "RAC Trac" is critical for all appraisers involved in relocation appraising.  The 10 hours of course content is focused on the unique valuation challenges and business aspects of relocation appraising. 

"RAC Trac" attendees will also be able to participate in several Worldwide ERC® National Relocation Conference events, including:

  • The Opening Reception and Exhibits on Wednesday Night
  • The Opening General Session on Thursday Morning
  • Educational Sessions offered as part of the Worldwide ERC® Conference on Thursday

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jim Goodrich, SRA, MAI
RAC President
Goodrich & Associates
McKinney, TX 


1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Introduction to Worldwide ERC®’s NEW Summary Appraisal Report
Worldwide ERC® will be releasing a new Summary Appraisal Report in May!  Be ready by participating in this workshop!

Participants will learn:

  • what changes have been made to the Summary Appraisal Report and why,
  • how to develop the market trends analysis, and
  • how to present information in a way that clients will find easier to understand and interpret!


5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
RAC Reception


7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Worldwide ERC National Relocation Conference Opening Reception and Exhibits


Thursday, May 20, 2010

8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Worldwide ERC National Relocation Conference Opening General Session


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Advancing the Market-Analysis in a Retreating Market
Do you understand how to incorporate statistical data to develop a credible Worldwide ERC® Summary Appraisal Report?  This session will cover critical areas that determine the accuracy of your Appraisal Report.  Participants attending this session will come away with a better understanding of:

  • Refining the market area analysis
  • The evolution of absorption rates
  • More precise section and adjustment of  competing properties by uncovering appropriate LP/SP ratio
  • Development of the forecasting adjustment as an extension of the rate of change in the market
  • Managing disclosures and seller concessions in a reluctant market
  • Develop competencies to better understand the condominium conundrum

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
The Appraiser and The Home Inspector – Narrowing the Gap
The appraiser and home inspector serve two very different functions in the relocation process. The appraiser is responsible for observing the subject property, describing the improvements, and forming an opinion of the anticipated sales price.  The home inspector is responsible for inspecting the improvements, assessing the condition, and identifying items which require repair or replacement.   

  • Learn how to handle a situation when the home inspection report identifies a problem that was not reported in the appraisal report
  • Understand what an appraiser can do to better inform clients of potential adverse issues while staying within the scope of their work
  • Discover how to better communicate with the client to eliminate possible surprises from the home inspection report


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Effective Business Management through Technology
The rate of change in technology is dramatic, with new applications and hardware appearing every day.  This session will provide insight into technology platforms that are applicable to the appraisal and real estate industry.  The two areas of primary focus will be digital photography and smart phone applications.  In this hands-on session, participants will:

  • Review the latest hardware available for industry applications
  • Explore software tools that provide efficiency and enhancements in productivity
  • Identify which hardware and software tools work best for you


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