How to become a valuer

Assess the value of land and property, and advise clients on its upkeep, usage, and administration.

What does a valuer do?

Valuers are independent third parties who determine dollar values of land and property. They conduct thorough research to inform customised valuation reports for clients including vendors, lending institutions, buyers, and local authorities.

Duties and tasks

  • Advise governmental officials, private businesses, and other clients on appropriate and beneficial uses of land.
  • Determine the value of a particular plot of land or piece of property by studying financial documents and information about the surrounding community.
  • Help clients to manage land assets.
  • Predict future trends in land use and demand by studying market data.
  • Research information about land and the nearby areas to best determine an accurate value.
  • Work with commercial property developers to maintain up-to-date files on current land and property values.
  • Work with the legal system as needed to provide evidence, act as official witnesses, or to help in mediation and arbitration.

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