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Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate - 13-2023.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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SOC Occupation Groups

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations
13-2000 Financial Specialists
13-2020 Property Appraisers and Assessors
13-2023.00 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate

Related Occupations


  • Analyze trends in sales prices, construction costs, and rents, to assess property values or determine the accuracy of assessments.
  • Approve applications for property tax exemptions or deductions.
  • Calculate tax bills for properties by multiplying assessed values by jurisdiction tax rates.
  • Check building codes and zoning bylaws to determine any effects on the properties being appraised.
  • Collect and analyze relevant data to identify real estate market trends.
  • Complete and maintain assessment rolls that show the assessed values and status of all property in a municipality.
  • Compute final estimation of property values, taking into account such factors as depreciation, replacement costs, value comparisons of similar properties, and income potential.
  • Conduct regular reviews of property within jurisdictions to determine changes in property due to construction or demolition.
  • Determine taxability of properties, using methods such as field inspection, structural measurement, calculation, sales analysis, market trend studies, and income and expense analysis.
  • Draw land diagrams to be used in appraisal reports to support findings.
  • Establish uniform and equitable systems for assessing all classes and kinds of property.
  • Estimate building replacement costs, using building valuation manuals and professional cost estimators.
  • Evaluate land and neighborhoods where properties are situated, considering locations and trends or impending changes that could influence future values.
  • Examine income records and operating costs of income properties.
  • Examine the type and location of nearby services, such as shopping centers, schools, parks, and other neighborhood features, to evaluate their impact on property values.
  • Explain assessed values to property owners and defend appealed assessments at public hearings.
  • Explain real and personal property taxes to property owners.
  • Identify the ownership of each piece of taxable property.
  • Inspect new construction and major improvements to existing structures to determine values.
  • Inspect properties, considering factors such as market value, location, and building or replacement costs to determine appraisal value.
  • Interview persons familiar with properties and immediate surroundings, such as contractors, home owners, and realtors, to obtain pertinent information.
  • Maintain familiarity with aspects of local real estate markets.
  • Obtain county land values and sales information about nearby properties to aid in establishment of property values.
  • Photograph interiors and exteriors of properties to assist in estimating property value, substantiate findings, and complete appraisal reports.
  • Prepare and maintain current data on each parcel assessed, including maps of boundaries, inventories of land and structures, property characteristics, and any applicable exemptions.
  • Prepare written reports that estimate property values, outline methods by which the estimations were made, and meet appraisal standards.
  • Review information about transfers of property to ensure its accuracy, checking basic information on buyers, sellers, and sales prices and making corrections as necessary.
  • Search public records for transactions such as sales, leases, and assessments.
  • Testify in court as to the value of a piece of real estate property.
  • Verify legal descriptions of properties by comparing them to county records.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise real estate clients.
  • Analyze market conditions or trends.
  • Appraise property values.
  • Calculate data to inform organizational operations.
  • Create images of data, locations, or products.
  • Develop business or financial information systems.
  • Estimate costs of goods or services.
  • Evaluate condition of properties.
  • Examine financial records.
  • Explain financial information to customers.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Gather financial records.
  • Interpret financial information for others.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare financial documents.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Update professional knowledge.
  • Verify accuracy of records.
  • Verify application data to determine program eligibility.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Facilities Design Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Appraisal and Valuation of Real Property
  • Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Appraiser
  • Appraiser, Real Estate