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Land and property valuer and auctioneer

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

Annual Salary

£20,000 to £45,000

Average UK salary in 2019 was £30,378
(source Office for National Statistics)

Working hours

38 to 40 a week

You could work: evenings / weekends / bank holidays; as customers demand

4%
Future employment

There will be 4% more Land and property valuer and auctioneer jobs in 2025.
In your local area

What's it all about?

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.

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, or equivalent, 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 A levels, or equivalent, 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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Further information

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

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

Skills required and how your skills match up

What skills are required?

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
  • the ability to think clearly using logic and reasoning
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
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