NAHRO Conference Handout for October 2012
ALL NEW BOOKS presenting the
New UPCS/REAC Definitions
Effective Jan. 1, 2013
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AWESOME COMPLETE REFERENCE - Available NOW !
The UPCS/REAC Manual 2013 - REACSolutions Early Edition
Our "flagship" title - 8.5" x 11" format, full color, nearly 200 pages - retail: $45.99
Includes: Complete legal definitions; REACGuide simplified
50 pages of color photos in workbook format; Seminar slides used in our one and
two day REAC seminars; Scoring math explanation with complete Weights and
Criticalities plus calculated scoring examples for 5 Inspectable Areas; Sample
unit scoring guide; REACSolutions "triage" system used by our consultants to set
repair priorities. Written for sale to the public and for use in private REACSolutions
REAC Seminars - this book is like a great REAC training session in a self-study book.
The UPCS/REAC Manual 2013 - TIG Early Edition
Same book under different cover, with different seminar
slides, do not purchase both books
This book is intended for participants in The Inspection Group's public and private
UPCS/REAC Seminars only. - retail: $49.99
Handy QUICK-REFERENCE Titles - Available NOW ! !
REACGuide Super Simple REAC Definitions - The Cheat Sheet
Our "very portable" book, in 5" x 8" format, 28 pages - perfect for briefcase or toolbox - retail: $9.99
Includes: Super-simplified "cheat sheet" style UPCS
definitions condensed to
12 pages of extremely easy to use critical info. Includes our REACSolutions
Strategy Guide, and 2 pages of example Unit scoring info based on 2 points per Unit
Everybody who is concerned with the REAC inspection needs a copy of this book.
Essential "Free" HUD/REAC Documentation - Available Now
Public information only, 8.5 x 11" format, black and white,
72 pages - retail: $5.00
or see link below to print your own for free
This 8.5 x 11 black and white book contains over 70 pages of
freely available "public information"
materials published by HUD/REAC. This includes their Inspection Brief, Preparing for REAC Inspections,
Compilation Bulletins rev. 2.1 and 2,3, guide to electrical defects, and their guide to Technical Reviews
and Database Adjustments (the types of appeals.)
Because this book consists of nearly 100% public information,
we have priced it at only
$5.00. We've seen other parties marketing this information at much higher prices without
making it entirely clear that you can download this info from the internet for free. That's not
right! We have collected it into a single printed volume for your convenience only, not as a
profit. We thought it might be nice to have this info handy in a volume of the same size
as our UPCS/REAC Manual to fit them nicely on your library shelf together.
Because this information is available elsewhere for free in
several different files, we've also compiled
them so you can download the entire contents for FREE if you 'd like to print it yourself rather than
buying it in paperback form - strictly as a service to you. (Contains a couple of advertisements, too.)
Economy Desk Reference
REACGuide Simplified UPCS/REAC Definitions - The Introductory REACGuide
Our "desktop quick reference" book, in 8.5" x 11" format, 38 pages - perfect desk reference - retail: $19.99
Includes: Simplified "cheat sheet" style UPCS definitions in
larger page format. Includes
REACSolutions Strategy Guide, and 9 pages of example scoring info for all five Inspectable
Areas, based on nominal scoring values and 2 points per Unit. This includes some but not
all content that appears in The UPCS/REAC Manual 2013. There's nothing new in this - it
is a slimmed down version in black and white for those who wish to purchase a less expensive
version of the Simplified Definitions, but also prefer the larger 8.5x11 format. You don't need this
book if you have The UPCS/REAC Manual 2013 - we just like to offer some options.
WHY Three different books?
Economy and Variety of Uses
You may like to purchase The UPCS/REAC Manual 2013 for a Regional Manager,
purchase REACGuide Simplified UPCS/REAC Definitions for all Property Managers, and
purchase REACGuide Super Simple REAC Definitions for all Maintenance Personnel
to allow your maintenance people to have a less expensive quick reference handy at all times.
You may like to have The UPCS/REAC
Manual 2013 sitting on your desk, and have
REACGuide Super Simple REAC Definitions in your glove box or briefcase for Site visits.
REACGuide Super Simple REAC Definitions
is also a popular business gift
reps in other businesses to give to Property Management professionals when making
sales calls - if you call on Property Managers and Maintenance people as part of your
daily rounds, email us for information on large volume discounts and private labeling.
We can create a custom version with your company logo and contact info right on the
cover. It makes a memorable "differentiator" that your prospects WILL keep and use.
Custom Guides - Still Available
Custom Scoring Guide
We can generate a complete, one of a kind scoring manual that
reveals exact REAC scoring values for all defects,
for any property type or size. This is the next best thing to having a REAC consultant on your own staff!
Sample Guide - download a real guide we recently prepared for a real property in the midwest with 3 building types.
Important Note: The UPCS and REAC Inspection Protocol will
undergo significant modification
effective for all properties on January 1, 2013. These modifications have been published in the
Federal Register, and you may learn more by clicking this link.
All the newer titles above incorporate the new definitions. Our older titles below do not.
We will keep these titles available for a short time, finally discontinuing them in Jan. 2013.
OLD TITLES - Still Available, Soon to be Discontinued
UPCS/REAC Training Manual - NOW only 29.99 until discontinued in 2013
Includes complete REAC definitions, plus scoring value examples for 4 property types
IIllustrated UPCS/REAC Guide - NOW only 19.99 until discontinued in 2013
Photos to illustrate the most important types of defects, this book is a great companion to our Training Manual and/or the Typical High Rise book.
Typical Senior High Rise Manual - NOW only $9.99 until discontinued in 2013
A complete REAC manual specifically detailing the scoring values for a typical senior high rise.
We believe that "second opinions" are a good thing.
We also believe that when dealing with a subject as important
REAC Inspections, you need to get more than one perspective,
and it is worth owning more than one book on the subject.
We therefore recommend:
REAC publications by other
Our good friend, Kay McIlmoil, has authored one of the best REAC reference books to ever be available.
We highly recommend The REAC Book as a cornerstone to any REAC library.
Kay's book provides solid background that all newcomers to this inspection should know.
You should have our books and Kay's as well. If you already own The REAC Book,
you will still find our publications valuable as well.
You'll notice that the first endorsement on Kay's book is by Michael Gantt, author of the
REAC Guide publications. We cooperated with Kay during the writing of her book and our
first book, and we covered different aspects of the inspection, and from a different perspective.
Kay's book focuses on
knowledge, administrative procedure, and
other topics that our books, frankly, do not cover as well. Our books focus on making
the definitions work for you, demystifying the scoring system, and encouraging aggressive
preparation and cost containment.
The REAC Book
NOT OUR PUBLICATION !
BUT A GOOD BOOK
by a good friend of ours...