Occupational Employment Statistics
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
Appraise real property and estimate its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.
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- Compute final estimation of property values, taking into account such factors as depreciation, replacement costs, value comparisons of similar properties, and income potential.
- Examine income records and operating costs of income properties.
- Search public records for transactions such as sales, leases, and assessments.
- 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.
- Check building codes and zoning bylaws to determine any effects on the properties being appraised.
- Inspect properties to evaluate construction, condition, special features, and functional design, and to take property measurements.
- Maintain familiarity with aspects of local real estate markets.
- Identify the ownership of each piece of taxable property.
- Verify legal descriptions of properties by comparing them to county records.
- Photograph interiors and exteriors of properties to assist in estimating property value, substantiate findings, and complete appraisal reports.