2019 Report Writing Contest

Julie Box, RAC, Michael Cook, Report Writing Contest Winner, Chris Wilson, Worldwide ERC

RAC and Worldwide ERC Announce Winner of the 2019 Report Writing Contest

Workforce mobility association Worldwide ERC® and RAC, a premier organization providing valuation solutions for complex residential properties, are pleased to congratulate the winner of their joint Summary Appraisal Report Writing Contest, announced at the RAC Conference on Thursday, September 19, 2019.  Michael Cook, MAI, SRA, of McKinney, Texas, won top honors.

The winner was chosen from among 19 entries. The reports were redacted so that the judges, who were report reviewers from relocation management companies, did not know the identity of the contestants. The redactions also were made to protect private information about the subject properties.

Each section of the report was evaluated for the following:

Completeness (whether all necessary information was included, and if exhibits were useful and comprehensive)

Clarity of communication (descriptions were required to render a good understanding of the elements being defined, in complete sentences with appropriate grammar)

Thoroughness (whether the appraiser researched all of the important market factors that impact the analysis)

Internal consistency (ensuring that the facts presented in the report led to the conclusions and recommendations expressed by the appraiser)

Complexity of the assignment (determining if the report identified and communicated unique marketing challenges, and offered adequate justification for adjustments for unique/unusual challenges)

About Worldwide ERC®

Since 1964, Worldwide ERC® has been committed to connecting and educating workforce mobility professionals across the globe. A global not-for-profit organization, we are headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in London and Shanghai, and are the source of global mobility knowledge and innovation in talent management from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to Asia and across the Americas. For more information, visit www.WorldwideERC.org.

About RAC

Founded in 1990, RAC continues to be the premier appraisal organization whose members focus on complex residential properties for relocation, litigation support, testimony and reviews.  RAC Members provide valuation solutions, benchmarks and insights to enable their clients to make informed decisions.  The organization is comprised of the best residential appraisers in the U.S. and literally wrote the book on relocation appraising.  Please visit www.rac.net  for additional information.