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Land and property valuer and auctioneer

Alternative titles for this job include

Valuers and auctioneers give advice to people buying, selling and renting land or property.

Average salary (a year)

£21,000 Starter


£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

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How to become 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 


You'll usually need a degree or professional qualification approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 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 a postgraduate qualification through a company graduate trainee scheme or learning online with the University College of Estate Management.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

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

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You can get into this job through a chartered surveyor degree apprenticeship which has a property option.

You'll combine learning in the workplace with studying for a RICS accredited degree or postgraduate qualification at an approved university.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

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

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

Other Routes

You can study for relevant qualifications by learning online with the University College of Estate Management.

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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

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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
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • excellent written communication skills
  • the ability to use your judgement and make decisions
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

In this job, you'll:

  • estimate the market value of land, buildings and commercial property
  • research and write detailed reports for clients about their assets
  • organise auction sales
  • market auction sales to attract potential bidders
  • manage the auction process
  • carry out business and insurance valuations
  • complete compensation assessments
  • offer investment appraisals and advice
  • keep up to date with regulations and 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

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Career path and progression

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

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

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