Land & Property Valuer & AuctioneerJob Description:
Valuers and auctioneers give advice to people buying, selling and renting land or property.Job Category:
What you will do:
In this job, you’ll:
- estimate the market value of land, buildings and commercial property
- research and write detailed reports for clients about their assets
- organise auction sales
- market auction sales to attract potential bidders
- manage the auction process
- carry out business and insurance valuations
- complete compensation assessments
- offer investment appraisals and advice
- keep up to date with regulations and the market
- maths knowledge
- knowledge of building and construction
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
As well as:
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- analytical thinking skills
- the ability to use your initiative (drive)
- excellent verbal communication skills
- excellent written communication skills
- the ability to use your judgement and make decisions
- organisational skills
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- specialist distance learning courses
You’ll usually need a degree or professional qualification approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to become a land and property valuer.
Relevant degrees include:
- real estate management
- property development and valuation
- building surveying
- quantity surveying and commercial management
If you have a non-accredited degree, for example, economics, law or maths, you could take an accredited postgraduate qualification in surveying.
You could also do a postgraduate qualification through a company graduate trainee scheme or learning online with the University College of Estate Management.
You can get into this job through a chartered surveyor degree apprenticeship which has a property option.
You’ll combine learning in the workplace with studying for a RICS accredited degree (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – a global organisation) or postgraduate qualification at an approved university.
You could start as a surveying technician and work your way up to a valuer or auctioneer role through further training.
You can study for relevant qualifications by learning online with the University College of Estate Management for example.
Working Hours and Environment:
You could work at a client’s home, at a client’s business or in an office.
Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time and you’ll travel often.
Career Path & Progression:
With experience, you could become a project manager, company partner or work as a freelance consultant.