You might hire a real estate appraiser to:

  • Inspect commercial or residential properties, take photos, and document findings

  • Calculate a property’s value based on comparable properties in the area
  • Update property records for tax and insurance purposes

  • Write reports or give oral presentations about a property to a buyer, seller, or lender

Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Real estate appraiser licensure or certification, depending on local regulations
Deep familiarity with record-keeping best practices
Ability to perform complex calculations
Proven track record for meeting deadlines and excellent time management
In-depth understanding of local real estate market and property values
Significant experience in a customer service position
Knowledge of local building codes and health and safety regulations
Comfort analyzing and sorting data
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Comprehensive grasp of common building materials and construction methods