The Appraisal Institute is the world's leading organization of professional real estate appraisers.  To achieve a designation, the appraiser must pass required course tests and write a thesis paper demonstrating their understanding of the appraisal process.  The narrative appraisal report is reviewed for its content, both quality and accuracy of information.  Members must comply with a strict code of ethics and continuing education.  Alan L. Pope was awarded the SRA (Senior Residential Appraiser) designation in 1988 and is currently certified. 

The Employee Relocation Council is devoted to serving the needs of the relocating employee and their employers.  Alan L. Pope is a member of the organization and has held a CRP (Certified Relocation Professional) designation since 1997. 


RAC (Relocation Appraisers and Consultants, Inc.) is a nationwide organization of appraisers founded  in 1989 that excels in the employee relocation appraisal field.  To become a member, an appraiser must:

  • Have attended a minimum of 10 hours of relocation-related courses within the prior 3 years;

  • Recommendations are required by at least 3 management level relocation contacts;

  • Provide 3 ERC appraisals to demonstrate the member's understanding of ERC guidelines and their ability to apply them; and

  • Receive approval from the RAC's Board of Directors.