Land and property valuer and auctioneer

Valuers and auctioneers advise individuals and businesses that buy, sell and rent land and property.

Average salary (a year)

£20,000 Starter

to

£45,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

38 to 40 a week

You could work

evenings / weekends / bank holidays as customers demand

How to become a land and property valuer and auctioneer

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course
  • an apprenticeship
  • working towards this role
  • specialist distance learning courses 

University

You'll usually need a degree or professional qualification approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to become a land and property valuer.

Relevant degrees include:

  • real estate management
  • property development and valuation
  • building surveying
  • quantity surveying and commercial management

If you have a non-accredited degree, for example economics, law or maths, you could take an accredited postgraduate qualification in surveying.

You could also do this through an employer's graduate trainee scheme or by distance learning with the University College of Estate Management.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 2 to 3 A levels for a degree
  • a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course

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Apprenticeship

You can get into this job through a chartered surveyor degree apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and college qualifications like A levels for a degree apprenticeship

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Work

You could start as a surveying technician and work your way up to a valuer or auctioneer role through further study.

Other routes

You can study for relevant qualifications by distance learning through the University College of Estate Management.

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Registration

Further information

You can find out more about becoming a land and property valuer and auctioneer from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • maths knowledge
  • analytical thinking skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • knowledge of English language
  • the ability to read English
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • estimating the market value of land, buildings and commercial property
  • researching and writing detailed reports for clients about their assets
  • organising auction sales
  • marketing auction sales to attract potential bidders
  • managing the auction process
  • carrying out business and insurance valuations
  • completing compensation assessments
  • offering investment appraisals and advice
  • keeping up to date with the market

Working environment

You could work at a client's home, at a client's business or in an office.

Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time and you'll travel often.

Career path and progression

With experience, you could become a project manager, company partner or work as a freelance consultant.

Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

Degree Apprentice Surveyor - Rural

  • Wage : To be agreed upon appointment
  • Location: Hexham NE46 1PS

Courses In England

Property Developer Certificate in Property Level 2

  • Provider: THE WINDSOR FOREST COLLEGES GROUP
  • Start date: 21 January 2020
  • Location: Windsor

CIH Level 3 Certificate in Letting and Managing Residential Property

  • Provider: ASPIRE TO LEARN LIMITED
  • Start date: 01 October 2019
  • Location: London

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