Sample real estate appraiser job description

[Company X] is seeking an experienced real estate appraiser to help determine the value of land and real estate properties. The role requires real estate experience and deep knowledge of property assessment processes. Duties include inspecting properties, interviewing clients, and drafting appraisals for home and/or commercial real estate. Familiarity with current market trends and property valuations is essential to the role. Our ideal candidate is detail-oriented, organized, and enthusiastic about the entire property appraisal process.

Objectives of this role

  • Appraise real estate or land before it’s insured, developed, mortgaged, or sold
  • Record and photograph all observations when assessing real estate properties
  • Adhere to real estate law and regulations
  • Keep up to date with real estate market trends that influence property values
  • Identify and report any discrepancies found during property assessment
  • Examine all past, present, and future variables that may impact a property, such as future developments and past home ownership


  • Make on-site inspection visits to properties
  • Interview and communicate with clients
  • Use appraisal knowledge to evaluate properties
  • Write and document thorough appraisal reports
  • Approve appraisals and ensure properties are valued properly
  • Keep track of all necessary documents needed for the appraisal process

Skills and qualifications

  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Mathematical and financial skills
  • Firm understanding of construction materials and building techniques
  • Knowledge of current industry regulations, rules, and standards
  • Advanced understanding of relevant software such as ARGUS, CoStar, and LoopNet
  • Thorough knowledge of appraisal process, methodology, and requirements

Preferred qualifications

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Extensive interpersonal skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Impeccable organizational abilities