Appraisers work in the real estate industry where they are responsible for estimating the value of properties. This valuation may be for sales, insurance, tax, development or financing purposes. In order to make an accurate evaluation of the property, appraisers take notes and photographs of the estate, research property prices and trends, and prepare detailed reports.
An associate's degree is sufficient to get hired with a smaller company but more established real estate organizations will only consider applicants who have a bachelor's degree. State licensure is necessary. Appraisers must be organized with great attention to detail and excellent analytical skills. Doing an apprenticeship will help you learn how property appraisals are done.
At your interview, the interviewer will ask you why you chose this particular career path and why you think you are a good fit for the job. They will also ask you to describe what parameters you would use to evaluate any property. One way to be better prepared for your upcoming interview is by checking out the questions listed at mock questions.