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Overview

Valuers assess the value of real estate for the purpose of sale, rental, mortgage, insurance or rates. They also determine the market value of other items such as artworks, antiques and other objects that are to be put up for sale or auction.

Work may be in offices, auction rooms, art galleries, museums, and jewellery or antique shops. Regular travel to visit property or inspect items for valuation can be expected.

Suits those with good interpersonal skills, sound judgement and close attention to detail. Strong analytical skills and critical thinking are useful.

Day-to-day

  • give advice on land and property financing and valuation matters
  • determine the market value of property, art, antiques or other items based on demand, condition and trends
  • submit written assessment of valuations to buyers or sellers
  • mediate on valuation matters and provide market rental valuations
  • check planning regulations and legal documents
  • research market information or history of an item or property
  • may be called on to give evidence in court where there is dispute over value of an item.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Valuer

Skills employers are looking for

  • Building Relationships

  • Communication Skills

  • Time Management

  • Research

  • Valuation Services

  • Writing

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