REAC Inspection Training Boot Camp
Presented by: Hank Vanderbeek, MPA, CMI
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Achieve Success on Your Next REAC Inspection Without Breaking The Bank!

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The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) has substantial penalties for Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) noncompliance. It is crucial for property owners, managers and maintenance staff to know how to stay in compliance. This pre-recorded boot camp by REAC expert Hank Vanderbeek will provide you with the opportunity to ask specific questions related to UPCS inspections, so you are assured that you are following the laws. Hank will also take up other critical concerns such as vital aspects related to your property's maintenance staff.

This event will cover all the important aspects of the REAC inspection process, from the mission and goals of the agency charged with conducting the inspections, and the pre-inspection inspector rules of conduct and protocols to the structure of an actual REAC inspection. You will learn how to properly prepare your property for the inspection, and you'll find out what the most important items are in preparing for the inspection, including photos of new defects. Through Hank's thorough discussion on the scoring structure, you will also gain a strong understanding of the process REAC utilizes to generate a score for the inspection. Lastly, you will learn the recent UPCS rule changes, application and interpretation. You will also learn the recent UPCS rule changes, application and interpretation.

Session Objectives

  • Learn how REAC conducts inspections
  • Become better prepared to get a high score on your next REAC inspection
  • Learn how to prepare for REAC inspections for less money
  • Have an understanding of where to find and how to interpret REAC rules
  • Get a 100% or sample inspection without spending additional thousands of dollars
Session Details
Session 1: Sound Planning and UPCS Rules Familiarity Equals High REAC Scores

Length: 60 minutes

Part A – Planning For and Experiencing a REAC Inspection

  • How inspectors are chosen and assigned inspections, supervision, role of supervisors, and the inspector’s responsibilities (business rules)
  • Paperwork needed for an inspection, cancelling/postponing an inspection, and effect of in-process repair work
  • Choosing units/buildings for inspections, uninspectable units
  • The right and wrong way to escort an inspector
  • What happens after the inspection, when a score is issued, and the 20-point rule
  • Appealing for a reinspection
  • Competent escorting/shadowing

Part B – REAC UPCS Compliance

  • The Federal Register
  • The dictionary
  • The Comp Bulletin
  • Memoranda on failed inspections, etc.
  • QA conference calls
  • REAC training
  • Consultants’ training
  • Inspection training
Session-2: REAC Impossible I Scoring Simplified

Length: 90 minutes

Part A – High Point Site Defects Means Starting With an 85

  • REAC defect and points analysis
  • Case study: Trip in fenced area at MI property
  • Case study: Gopher hole appeal allowed

Part B – High Point Unit Defect Identification

  • Single versus multi building effect on points
  • Prioritizing unit repairs (remove doors, garbage disposals, sink sprayers, bath heaters, screen doors, etc.)
  • Checklist to never miss unit defects
  • Case study: Misapplied sink stopper rule costs property 15 points

Part C – Fire Protection

  • Sprinkler types and function: Defects, cleaning versus replacing, and scoring
  • Fire extinguisher types and function: Defects, storing, scoring
  • Fire hoses: Defects, scoring
  • Smoke detector types: Scoring
  • Case study: F/E hiding in back room at NW property
  • Case study: A sprinkler defect appeal allowed
  • Case study: A fire extinguisher appeal denied
Session-3: Troublesome UPCS and NIS Defects Studied

Length: 90 minutes

Part A – REAC Inspectors' Difficulty with Applying Defects

  • REAC Impossible: 15 most misapplied deficiencies
  • Case study: Roof ballast defect misapplication in NYC
  • Case study: Loose toilets stay loose
  • Case study: Reachable call-for-aid strings
  • Case study: Abandoned call-for-aid denied
  • Door defects are cited most: Prioritize

Part B – NIS (Non-Industry Repairs) Blow up Inspection Standards

  • NIS Rules, subjectivity, authority, confusion
  • Building exteriors (walls, foundations, gutters)
  • Inspectors making false statements about defects
  • Developing a REAC maintenance plan

Part C – Health and Safety Most Important

  • Exigent H&S defects and analysis
  • Electric misunderstood
  • Case study: Garbage disposal electrical hazard appealed
  • Sewer and drain covers: BIG points!
  • Case study: Appeal denied for damaged drain covers
Who Will Benefit
  • Top management: Know what’s at stake and avoid costly mistakes
  • Property managers: Prepare for an inspection to “please” the inspector
  • Property owners: Ensure that your residents are safe and protected
  • Maintenance supervisors: Learn where to focus resources
  • Support staff: Better understand everyone’s role in the process
  • Regional managers, Project managers, District managers, Community managers
  • Proper maintenance staff training
  • Office managers, C-Levels
About Our Speaker
Hank Vanderbeek Hank Vanderbeek has owned and managed a commercial and residential property inspection company since 2001, and has conducted inspections on thousands of residential and commercial properties for HUD, as well as insurance companies, banks and home buyers, as a former Certified REAC Inspector,. He has authored several books and numerous articles on REAC issues. Some of the books he has authored about REAC include REAC Inspections, Achieving Success Without Breaking the Bank (2016) and The REAC Inspection Handbook 2014.

His experience is combined with thoroughness and honesty that has translated into success for those that have put their trust in Hank's services in REAC inspections, REAC appeals, REAC repair work and home and commercial inspections. His earlier career included service in the U.S. Army as an officer, and in the U.S. government as a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Investigator in the Office of Inspector General at the Veterans Administration and at the Department of Health and Human Services.