Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate


Also called : Appraiser, Assessor, Certified Real Estate Appraiser, Commercial Appraiser, County Assessor, Field Appraiser, Real Estate Appraiser, Real Property Appraiser, Tax Assessor, Valuation Consultant

What they do


Appraise real estate, exclusively, and estimate its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • English Language
      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Customer and Personal Service
      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Computers and Electronics
      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Mathematics
      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    SKILLS


    • Active Listening
      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Reading Comprehension
      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Critical Thinking
      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Speaking
      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Judgment and Decision Making
      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    ABILITIES


    • Oral Comprehension
      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Written Comprehension
      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Inductive Reasoning
      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Near Vision
      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Independence
      Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

    • Analytical Thinking
      Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

    • Stress Tolerance
      Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    • Self-Control
      Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Accounting software

    • Analytical or scientific software

    • Calendar and scheduling software

    • Data base user interface and query software

    • Desktop publishing software

    • Electronic mail software

    • Financial analysis software

    • Geographic information system

    • Graphics or photo imaging software

    • Information retrieval or search software

    • Internet browser software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Considerable Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Four-year bachelor degree

    • Experience

      A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupation

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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