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Worldwide ERC® and RAC Appraisal Report Writing Contest

For the third year in a row, Relocation Appraisers & Consultants (RAC) and Worldwide ERC® partnered on a Worldwide ERC® Summary Appraisal Report Writing Contest. The winner was announced on 14 September 2018 at the 2018 RAC Conference.

The winner was Paul M. Lewis, Paul Lewis & Associates of Orono, MN.

Entries were evaluated for:

  • 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?


Contact Chris Wilson, VP, Research & Information Resources, Worldwide ERC®, at CWilson@WorldwideERC.org.


Allen Gardiner, SRA, Gardiner Ray Real Estate Appraisal and Consulting at AGardiner@GardinerRay.Com.