Land & Property Valuer & Auctioneer

Job Description:

Valuers and auctioneers give advice to people buying, selling and renting land or property.

Job Category:
Real Estate

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


You’ll need:

  • 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
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Entry Requirements:

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.

Other Routes
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.