Valuer Kaiwhakatau Wāriu

Valuers assess the value of real estate or personal property such as art and jewellery, for sales, rentals, mortgages, insurance or rates.

Valuers may do some or all of the following:

  • inspect and record details of properties, or items such as jewellery
  • work out the value of a property or item
  • advise clients on values for sales, insurances or rates
  • check planning regulations and legal documents
  • assess annual rent and running costs of properties
  • write reports
  • research market information
  • give evidence in court.

Physical Requirements

Valuers need to be reasonably fit and healthy because they often visit sites and spend long periods on their feet. They should have good eyesight (with or without corrective lenses), good hearing, and normal colour vision.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for valuers includes:

  • real estate or land development work
  • rural/farm work
  • building or construction work
  • banking, finance or insurance work
  • work as an auction room attendant
  • insurance work
  • selling, repairing or making art, jewellery and antiques
  • mechanical engineering work 
  • photography.

Personal Qualities

Valuers need to be:

  • honest, trustworthy and responsible
  • confident and clear communicators
  • observant and accurate, with an eye for detail
  • able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • able to keep information private and confidential
  • analytical, with good decision-making skills
  • good at maths and keeping records.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for valuers includes:

  • real estate or land development work
  • rural/farm work
  • building or construction work
  • banking, finance or insurance work
  • work as an auction room attendant
  • insurance work
  • selling, repairing or making art, jewellery and antiques
  • mechanical engineering work 
  • photography.

Subject Recommendations

A tertiary entrance qualification is required to enter further training to be a real estate valuer.

A minimum of three years of secondary education is recommended to become a personal property valuer.

Useful subjects include art history, business studies, English, economics, mathematics and painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking combined.

 

Valuers can earn around $37K-$55K per year per year.

Valuers may specialise in:

  • art and heritage items
  • furniture
  • jewellery
  • machinery
  • real estate.

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