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Worldwide ERC® and RAC Appraisal Report Writing Contest

Relocation Appraisers & Consultants (RAC) and Worldwide ERC® are partnering to offer up to 50 relocation appraisers the chance to demonstrate their excellent report writing techniques in a Worldwide ERC® Summary Appraisal Report Writing Contest.

Don’t delay – only the first 50 entrants will be considered. Entries must be received by June 15, 2018.

Why enter

  • Be announced as a national winner at the RAC Conference 2018, September 13-14 in Plano, TX and to Worldwide ERC®’s members and constituents.
  • Receive comments on your submission by expert judges/reviewers.
  • Serve as an example to other appraisers seeking to hone their report writing skills.
  • Win valuable prizes!
    • $500 Amazon Gift card
    • 2019 Worldwide ERC® America’s Mobility Conference Registration (valued at $1,695)
    • 2018 RAC Conference Registration (valued at $425)

Who should enter?

All experienced relocation appraisers are encouraged to participate in this contest to demonstrate their appraisal report writing expertise.  Membership in
Worldwide ERC® or RAC is NOT required.

How to enter?

  1. Read the Contest Official Rules.
  2. Select a report you completed for a client on the 2010 Worldwide ERC® form.
  3. Redact information that would identify the homeowner, property, and client.
  4. Complete the registration form.

What happens next?

  1. Worldwide ERC® will log the entries, assign them a number and redact information identifying the appraiser.
  2. The reports will be provided to the judges who are professional appraisal reviewers.

What will the judges be looking for?

Each section of the report will be evaluated for the following:

  • Completeness: Is all needed information included in the report? Are the exhibits useful and complete?
  • Clarity of communication: Do descriptions render a good understanding of elements being described? Are sentences complete and grammar reasonably correct?
  • Thoroughness: Has the appraiser researched all the important market factors that impact the analysis?
  • Internal consistency: Do the facts presented in the report lead to the conclusions and recommendations expressed by the appraiser?
  • Complexity of the assignment: Does the report identify and communicate unique marketing challenges? Does it provide adequate justification for adjustments for unique/unusual challenges?

Questions?

Contact Katie Vizenor, Research Manager, Worldwide ERC®, at KVizenor@WorldwideERC.org 
or 
Allen Gardiner, SRA, Gardiner Ray Real Estate Appraisal and Consulting at AGardiner@GardinerRay.Com.

Questions?
Contact Your Membership at 860-437-5700 or clientserv@yourmembership.com.
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