Our President

Allen Gardiner, MAI, SRA

It is a privilege to hold the office of 2021-2022 RAC President. The RAC organization was created with a firm foundation with the best of the best relocation appraisers and has expanded to include appraisers who have proven capable of tackling difficult real estate valuations problems. The relationship with our relocation clients by our appraisers, who focus on relocation appraisals, creates a special bond benefiting both parties. RAC’s continued outreach to clients who desire an appraiser capable of tackling more difficult assignments continues to benefit our members.

Membership in RAC spans our country from the East Coast to the West Coast and North to South. Our members provide a network for knowledge, training, market trends, national issues, and sharing ideas culminating in respect, and friendship.

As my office begins at the end of 2021, we, as appraisers, can reflect on a year that brought a robust real estate market amongst ever constant concerns of our health, our stability, and our economy. As 2022 begins, we are hopeful to continue to experience a robust real estate market as we continue to learn how to live with and cope with the challenges brought on in 2020 and 2021.

While we regrettably found it necessary to cancel our annual conference for 2020, our 2021 conference was met with excitement which resulted in success. The 2021 conference proved to be one of the most recent successful conferences allowing networking with new clients and clients of old as well as education that was timely and informative. For those that were unable to attend the 2021 conference, please know that you were missed and we look forward to building and achieving a greater success for the 2022 conference to be held on September 15th and 16th.

RAC continues to offer benefit for its members. Our digital Town Halls and meetings are met with anticipation by our members as well as our clients. These meetings not only spotlight the wealth of knowledge of our members but also the knowledge that is available and sought by our members. This knowledge is shared and used to help us all find ways to improve and expand our businesses.

At our annual meeting following the 2021 RAC Conference, we had an opportunity to give thanks to our Past President, Sherry Kaley, CRP. Sherry truly exemplifies RAC’s foundation of being a community of professional appraisers that are willing to share and invest in each other. Sherry not only led RAC into a brighter future with her leadership skills but she also expanded our membership as well as expanded our outreach to clients. Thank you Sherry for your commitment to RAC!

While RAC members utilize the network of its members, I do ask that you consider your investment into RAC. Your time that you invest in RAC will be repaid. We need your help to continue to make RAC a leading appraisal organization. We need your new ideas. We need your presence not only at the 2022 RAC Conference but just as importantly at the 2022 RAC Annual Meeting on September 17th, 2022 following the RAC Conference. Please reach out and ask me how you can help throughout the year and that you plan to be in attendance at the 2022 RAC Conference and 2022 RAC Annual Meeting.

For 2022, as RAC President, the emphasis will be on your involvement with RAC, expanding qualified membership, and expanding our outreach to our clients. This cannot be accomplished without your help. This cannot be accomplished without your presence. We look forward to hearing from you, seeing you at the Town Hall Meetings and most importantly seeing you in September! It is an honor to represent RAC as your President. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors, committees, and members to promote RAC and its many efforts.

Allen Gardiner
RAC President 2021-2022