Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate Appraiser 

Main Topic: Places and Regions
Secondary Topic: Human Geography 

Overview: Although the educational requirements for becoming a real estate appraiser vary by employer and by region, appraisers of residential, commercial or industrial real property must typically have at least an associate's degree or a bachelor’s degree in a field such as economics, business administration, or a related field, as well as the appropriate level of certification. Real estate appraisers estimate the market value of vacant and improved residential, commercial, industrial, and other forms of real property. They determine a property’s worth by inspecting the property, comparing it to similar properties, and studying where it is located. The property valuations prepared by real estate appraisers are used by a variety of stakeholders when property is bought, sold, mortgaged, damaged, expropriated, invested in, as well as for taxation assessment purposes. The stakeholders that make use of these valuations may include: 

Geographers at work: Human Geographers 

Recommended College Courses: Human Geography, Regional Geography 

Skills: Land Management, Regional Real Estate Valuation 

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