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Land and property valuer and auctioneer

Valuers and auctioneers give advice to people buying, selling and renting land or property.

Annual Salary

£21,000 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 2026.
In your local area

Day to day tasks

In this job, you'll:

  • estimate the market value of land, buildings and commercial property
  • research and write detailed reports for clients about their assets
  • organise auction sales
  • market auction sales to attract potential bidders
  • manage the auction process
  • carry out business and insurance valuations
  • complete compensation assessments
  • offer investment appraisals and advice
  • keep up to date with regulations and 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 (RICS) 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 a postgraduate qualification through a company graduate trainee scheme or learning online 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 which has a property option.

You'll combine learning in the workplace with studying for a RICS accredited degree or postgraduate qualification at an approved university.

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 training.

Other routes

You can study for relevant qualifications by learning online with 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.

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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
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • excellent written communication skills
  • the ability to use your judgement and make decisions
  • 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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