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    Appraisers, Real Estate

    Appraise real property to determine its value for purchase, sales, investment, mortgage, or loan purposes.

    Compute final estimation of property values, taking into account such factors as depreciation, replacement costs, value comparisons of similar properties, and income potential. Draw land diagrams that will be used in appraisal reports to support findings. 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 the type and location of nearby services such as shopping centers, schools, parks, and other neighborhood features in order to evaluate their impact on property values. Inspect properties to evaluate construction, condition, special features, and functional design, and to take property measurements. Obtain county land values and sales information about nearby properties in order to aid in establishment of property values. Photograph interiors and exteriors of properties in order to assist in estimating property value, substantiate findings, and complete appraisal reports. Prepare written reports that estimate property values, outline methods by which the estimations were made, and meet appraisal standards. Search public records for transactions such as sales, leases, and assessments. Verify legal descriptions of properties by comparing them to county records. Check building codes and zoning bylaws in order to determine any effects on the properties being appraised. Examine income records and operating costs of income properties. Interview persons familiar with properties and immediate surroundings, such as contractors, home owners, and realtors, in order to obtain pertinent information. Testify in court as to the value of a piece of real estate property.

    Mathematics -- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. Building and Construction -- Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. Economics and Accounting -- Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems. Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively. Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Number Facility -- The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. Far Vision -- The ability to see details at a distance. Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Mathematical Reasoning -- The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

    Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. Documenting/Recording Information -- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. Processing Information -- Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.