Real estate appraisal encompasses several fields of knowledge including aspects of real estate law, economics, finance, surveying, architecture and construction. It takes a true generalist to be successful. The work we do is challenging and intellectually stimulating on a daily basis. There is a lot of pressure to perform at a high level professionalism, not only in you report writing but also in your interactions with clients and property owners.
A researcher/trainees role for the first 6 months will entail a great deal of data gathering, file managing, and working on report presentation issues, like preparing maps, pictures, editing property profiles, formatting, etc.. The analysis and report writing comes a bit later after you’ve taken some of the core appraisal curriculum.
Every appraisal report is essentially broken into many small tasks – several of which are automated, while several are assigned to the research/trainee. We use systems to allow us to train new employees incrementally; progressing them into more complex task once they show proficiency each step along the way.
Job requires proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.