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Top 15 Appraiser Interview Questions
Question 1 of 16
Why do you want a career as an appraiser?
List of Appraiser Interview Questions
  1. Why do you want a career as an appraiser?
  2. There are times when we work without close supervision or support to get the job done. Tell us about a time when you found yourself in such a situation and how things turned out.
  3. As an Appraiser, what do you believe is your best asset?
  4. Why are you the best appraiser for us?
  5. What is your philosophy towards work?
  6. How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
  7. Tell us about the last time you had to negotiate with someone.
  8. Describe a situation where other people who you were working with did not agree with your ideas. What did you do?
  9. Describe a situation where you had to make a quick decision.
  10. By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
  11. Why should we hire you?
  12. How do you evaluate success?
  13. How do you handle stress and pressure?
  14. What is your greatest weakness?
  15. What is your greatest strength?
  16. Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done.
Author:
Contributing Author
Diana D'Souza
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Appraiser Information
May 25th, 2017

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.
Appraiser User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 16
Why do you want a career as an appraiser?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have always loved real estate and it's a good career and I believe I would be very good at it.
2.
I would like a career as an appraiser because I like field work and office work. I like to be challenged. I also like to problem solve and work with people.
3.
To enable me to ensure that the right people are doing the right jobs and getting as much as they can from role.
4.
Being an appraiser will allow me to understand every aspect of real estate. It will serve as a strong foundation for my career in the industry and could allow me to have a greater exposure to future opportunities. By developing the skills required to be an appraiser, I will be able to progress in my desired career path and also have a strong knowledge of CRE so I can start to build my own portfolio of properties.
Question 2 of 16
There are times when we work without close supervision or support to get the job done. Tell us about a time when you found yourself in such a situation and how things turned out.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
It happened all the time onpmy previous work in the Phil as a Service Officer in a bank, wherein my Branch Manager whenver he is on a client call, usually delegates to me or give me authority on transactions in the bank that needs immediate disposition or approval. We already had an understanding that in these situtations , my judgement would be necessary, and it is part of my duty as a Service officer, as long as this will not jeopardize or put the company at risk or loss.
Question 3 of 16
As an Appraiser, what do you believe is your best asset?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am very motivated to do my job and I am a fast learner and I believe I would be a great fit for and appraiser.
2.
I believe building professional relationships and having excellent customer service is my biggest asset.
3.
My ability to learn. I have always picked up concepts pretty quickly, which I believe will continue with this job. Coupled with my passion for the industry, I have no doubt that I will have little to no issues with the necessary concepts, and I will likely use my own personal time to further educate myself on related topics.
Question 4 of 16
Why are you the best appraiser for us?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have been teaching for a while and used to give feedback - which is often challenging . When I saw the recruitment of appraisers I went through the person specification and found it is suitable at the same time I have interest in learning the skills.
2.
I am a hard worker and have integrity. I am honest and dependable. I am organized and do whatever it takes to get the job done. I am big on teamwork and can work as part of a team or independently.
3.
Able to work with people and get information to complete my job.
4.
My education as an accounting major graduate , which has given me the necessary knowledge required in this job and the work experience I had as a Branch Service officer which has honed my skills, to become analytical, customer service oriented, values integrity and honesty, values punctuality, think out of the box, would make me the best one fit for the job.
5.
I want to be an major contributor and help grow the Oklahoma City division. I want to make as much money for both myself and the company as possible. Although I have not been a appraiser I am highly motivated and have a great ability to learn quickly.
Question 5 of 16
What is your philosophy towards work?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life.
2.
Do the best job I can with the resources I have and limitations on information.
3.
I always believe that integrity and honesty, and being accountable in all that we do, providing excellent customer service, values punctuality and time are among the values that I imbibed towards work.
4.
Work smarter not harder. Accuracy combined with efficiency is always my main goal. I enjoy work and building relationships.
5.
Always give as much effort as possible. The amount that you contribute to your work directly correlates to how you will grow and develop within that industry. If you constantly give all your effort, you will become an expert and expose yourself to greater opportunities.
Question 6 of 16
How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I always go over the work for the day and make sure I get the job done and I'm a professional way.
2.
I make a list of things I have to do and check them off as I complete them.
3.
Keep files of reports in date order that they are due.
4.
I always set a time frame for each project or scope of work I need to do in order for me to keep track of my progress and determine If I am being slow or fast . In that way I would be able to gauge If I need to do something to improve or find ways or means to make the work easier and faster.
5.
Create a schedule and a list of tasks that are performed at a certain time. I understand that things can happen to throw this out of "rhythm" but if I abide by the process I have established I am very confident that all responsibilities will be completed prior to and if not before all deadlines.
Question 7 of 16
Tell us about the last time you had to negotiate with someone.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
At my current job I had to negotiate prices with a distribution center.
2.
I have to negotiate with kids all the time at work. I have to negotiate them getting a shot in exchange for a sticker.
3.
Jane didn't want to eat her meal - had to use prompting and persuade her.
4.
This happened on my previous work whereinI had to negotiate with a client to submit necessary documents to process the transactions, those are the documents set by the bank in order to push through with the transaction, but unfortunately the client doesnt have those documents,I wouldnt want to lose the business because she is a big client, so I had to think out of the box, find ways where both parties will benefit without putting the company at risk, documents would still be submitted but at a later date, with an agreement to fulfill on the promised time.
5.
Negotiation was a key function of my position at CHK. Highlighting the current or potential benefits associated with a particular asset was thrilling.
Question 8 of 16
Describe a situation where other people who you were working with did not agree with your ideas. What did you do?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I had a few co workers who disagree with me recommending a few tips to the boss about how to increase sales, because it might increase there work.
2.
I listened and to their point of view and we calmly discussed our differences on the idea.
3.
See what they are critiquing about my work.
4.
Tried to persuade them with logic and calm. We came to a compromise.
5.
In my line of work where decisions had to be made when it comes to approving bank transactions, my co worker sometimes would havea different interpretation of the policy, so if that is the case, I would have to lay down why my idea would be the right one at that moment by pointing out the risk if necessary and the benefit it would do for the company, in that way my coworker would have a clearer picture of my idea and sometimes, most of the time, she will be the one to agree in the end.
Question 9 of 16
Describe a situation where you had to make a quick decision.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
At my last job I had to make decisions all the time that were fast like if a order would get lost I would have to come up with a way that we could get the order out quickly.
2.
The last time I had to make a quick decision was when I worked in Thomasville and we had a patient come in that was having trouble breathing. I had to make the quick decision to make her sit down, check her O2 sat and go from there.
3.
Driving daily. You are nearly always faced with making a decision or reacting.
4.
It happened when my Branch managerwill be out on a client call and an approval on transaction has to be made, which is under the jurisdiction of the branch head, I had to step up and look at the risk involved and do everything I can to get information to support my decision,
5.
I played lacrosse in high school. I played defense, but I had the opportunity to run the ball up the field and possibly score a goal. We were down by a few goals, and our offense hadnt scored any goals at all. I decided to run up the field and take a chance at goal. When I got about 3/4 of the way to the goal, I could see a opposing player running towards me. This left me with the option to pass the ball or shoot it. I had never shot a goal before, so I decided to fake a pass to my teammate and then dodge to the right and shoot the ball. The opposing player tackled me but I was able to get my shot off and I scored, which was our only goal of the game.
Question 10 of 16
By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am a peoples person and I had a lot of good reviews from customers who likes my personality and ability to make customers happy.
2.
I have to adapt to a wide variety of people every day serving in public health. I see patients from all types of backgrounds. I have to adapt to Spanish speaking patients, different levels of education, children, and adults.
3.
Current work environment dealing with reviewers and appraisers. Then deal with a home owner or gate keeper of information that I need. Maybe attorneys or assessors.
4.
Jane is a quiet lady who needs to be persuaded to do things - Tom is agresive and needs calm approach.
5.
When I had my internship at JPMorgan, I had the opportunity to shadow a lot of people. All of these people were completely different and had a variety of different jobs. Most of the people were very nice and showed me what they did and how they did it. Some of the people were typical americans, but others were from countries like the UK, India, and China. They had very different personalities, but we were able to get along and I was able to learn more about different roles available within the firm and why they were present.
Question 11 of 16
Why should we hire you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am young and looking for a good career and very good listener and hard worker and learn things fast.
2.
I have the skills and ability to do this job. I have excellent written and oral communication skills, I do whatever it takes to get the job done, I like challenges, and I am a hard worker. I also love to problem solve.
3.
I am flexiable and willing to learn. I stick by my decisions but I am willing to listen and learn if I am wrong. I can get along with people in any different situation. I listen first and analyze the situation. Not afraid to admit to a mistake.
4.
Because I am a hard worker with a strong work ethic.
5.
I am very passionate about the real estate industry. I want to know as much as I can about the industry so I can pursue my own related goals. Because of those reasons, I believe that I will be more willing to put in extra work and have a stronger desire to learn more about all aspects of the position and other positions at the firm.
Question 12 of 16
How do you evaluate success?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
To be able to go home everyday knowing you did the best you could do and gave it all you had.
2.
I evaluate success on the accomplishments in my job.
3.
Happiness one exhibits in their job. Along with their working relationships with other individuals.
4.
By actions that give good results and improve the way things are done or the happiness and well being of individuals.
5.
I think success is completely personal. Some people see it in terms of money, but I see it in terms of accomplishments and achievements. A lot of people can go out and make good money, but actually caring about what you are doing and having a drive to be the best at what you do is what makes you successful. If you have the drive and the passion, the money will come as a result of your success.
Question 13 of 16
How do you handle stress and pressure?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I work very well under pressure because my current job had a lot of stress and short time projects we had to complete.
2.
I handle pressure and stress very well. I work under pressure and stress everyday multitasking and getting things done in a timely manner.
3.
I try to deal with each issue step by step realizing there is an end to the issue that is presenting the stress.
4.
Take a deep breath and if necessary count to 10 carry on.
5.
Pretty well. I think I usually remain calm, allowing me to not get too stressed out. When I am under pressure, it gives me a rush which allows me to work very diligently yet very fast. If I come up with two or three possible solutions, the pressure allows me to analyze those solutions more quickly so I can come to an answer that I am most confident in.
Question 14 of 16
What is your greatest weakness?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Public speaking would be something I have trouble with I am a shy person. But I have been improving on that ever since I have been taking a speech class in college had really improved my weakness.
2.
Organization would be my biggest weakness however I have discovered if I make a list of things to do everyday I keep organized and get things done.
3.
I dont step back for a second and take a breath when needed.
4.
Overthinking. When I have so much time, I will look at every possible situation and outcome, even when they are extremely unlikely. By thinking to much about those, I get distracted from my work. I have been trying to combat this by recently by trusting my gut decision more often. I still like to consider possible outcomes, but I limit myself by thinking of outcomes that are likely to happen, then go from there.
Question 15 of 16
What is your greatest strength?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am great worker and good at problem solving I have many times in the past got projects done before the due date.
2.
Being flexible and able to adapt would be my biggest strength. I am able to adapt to many different situations and people.
3.
Get the job completed to meet dead lines.
4.
Ability to but personal feelings aside and do what is required.
5.
My drive for things I am passionate about. When I am passionate about something, I want to surround myself with every aspect of it. I have to know as much a possible about my passions. I constantly go back to them and try to understand every detail and then expand upon those. When I find a strong passion, it is basically what I devote most of my time to learning.
Question 16 of 16
Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
One time our company had lost a big order for a customer and they were there to pick it up and I had to work very hard to have it all ready within a hour.
2.
I had a patient whom I had to figure out what shots she previously had recieved and not recieved. I had to go above and beyond by calling around to 3 different doctors offices and enter all the information that I recieved into a data base called GRITS.
3.
At JPMorgan, I was given a project to convert over 700 clients to a new trade confirmation method. The project was given to me about half way through July, and it was to be completed by the time I left was the second week of august. I had to work quickly but carefully to get this done fast yet accurately. I ended up taking shorter lunches and staying later just to try and finish the project. In the end, I was able to finish the project on the very last day of the internship.
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