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APPRAISERS AND ASSESSORS OF REAL ESTATE
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Occupation Description:
 
  Appraise real property and estimate its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.
 
  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
   Assessors (ONET code: 13-2021.01)
 
 
  Occupation Description:
 
  Appraise real and personal property to determine its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.
 
 
  Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Supervise staff members.
  • Determine taxability and value of properties, using methods such as field inspection, structural measurement, calculation, sales analysis, market trend studies, and income and expense analysis.
  • Inspect new construction and major improvements to existing structures to determine values.
  • Explain assessed values to property owners and defend appealed assessments at public hearings.
  • Inspect properties, considering factors such as market value, location, and building or replacement costs to determine appraisal value.
  • Prepare and maintain current data on each parcel assessed, including maps of boundaries, inventories of land and structures, property characteristics, and any applicable exemptions.
  • Identify the ownership of each piece of taxable property.
 
 
  Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making..
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
 
 
  Knowledge:
 
 
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process..
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads..
 
  * Appraisers, Real Estate (ONET code: 13-2021.02)
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
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License Authority for Real Estate Appraiser:  (License details)
 
  Department of Consumer Protection
Occupational & Professional Licensing
165 Capitol Avenue
Room #110
Hartford, CT   006106 -01630
(860) 713-6135
email: dcp.licenseservices@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dcp/opld

 
Wage Information:
 
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 1,390 1,480 0.6% 101
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, but the number of annual openings will offer good or favorable job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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