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Career and Education Opportunities for Real Estate Appraisers

In general, real estate appraisers appraise real property to determine its value for purchase, sales, or loan purposes.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate Appraiser video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Real estate appraisers ready written reports that estimate property values, outline methods by which the estimations were made, and meet appraisal standards. They also search public records for transactions such as sales and assessments. Equally important, real estate appraisers have to inspect properties to review construction and functional layout, and to take property measurements. They are often called upon to photograph interiors and exteriors of properties to help in estimating property value and complete appraisal reports. They are expected to interview persons familiar with properties and immediate surroundings, such as contractors and realtors, to obtain pertinent data. Finally, real estate appraisers examine income records and operating costs of income properties.

Every day, real estate appraisers are expected to be able to see details at a very fine level of focus. They need to read and understand documents and reports. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.