Real Estate Appraiser

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

Educational Requirements

for Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary training (non-degree).


Examples of the knowledge needed for success in this occupation is listed below, in order of importance.
  • Mathematics: Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • 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.
  • Law and Government: Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Clerical: Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Computers and Electronics: Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.


Examples of the skills needed for success in this occupation are listed below, in order of importance.
  • Reading Comprehension: Reading work-related information.
  • Active Listening: Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Critical Thinking: Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Speaking: Talking to others.
  • Social Perceptiveness: Understanding people’s reactions.


Examples of the abilities needed for success in this occupation are listed below, in order of importance.
  • Oral Comprehension: Listening and understanding what people say.
  • Inductive Reasoning: Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.
  • Oral Expression: Communicating by speaking.
  • Deductive Reasoning: Using rules to solve problems.
  • Written Comprehension: Reading and understanding what is written.

Detailed Work Activities

Examples of the detailed work activities involved with this occupation are listed below, in order of importance.
  • Interpret financial information for others.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
  • Appraise property values.
  • Develop business or financial information systems.
  • Inform individuals or organizations of status or findings.