Have you ever wondered how much a Beverly Hills mansion is really worth? What about a ski lodge in the Rocky Mountains? Or an office building on Main Street? Real estate appraisers figure out the value of property so that buyers and sellers can move forward with their deals. Their work is also an important part of local government, since property taxes are based on their findings.
Real estate appraisers decide how much buildings and land are worth. They do this by inspecting the property, comparing it to similar properties, and studying where it is located.
All fifty states require real estate appraisers to be licensed.
A fan of math and a good communicator. You’ll spend much of your time meeting with clients and writing reports.
Once you’ve become a real estate appraiser, you can expand your career to other specialties, such as jewelry appraisal.