Property Valuation Specialist / Field Auditor

Committed to product and service excellence, For What It’s Worth Appraisals, Inc has provided our clients with exemplary research and valuation reporting since 2003. Our appraisals are used for high-level decisions and negotiation processes such as lending, property taxation, bankruptcy, and settlements. We specialize in performing appraisals of a wide variety of machinery & equipment and valuing inventories. Appraisals encompass several fields of knowledge and will require data including: secondary market comparables, industry studies, economics, finance, tax law, and market trends.  Each day provides challenging work with an opportunity for growth and continued education. For more information, see www.FWIWAppraisals.com

Rapidly growing company seeks challenge addict!

A variety of new opportunities are ahead, including…

  • Travel throughout Florida and the US
  • Inspect various property types to collect identifying data
  • Find sales comparables on the internet
  • Research industries and economic trends affecting value
  • Report your steps and conclusions in a technical writing style

We estimate the job to include 20-30% local and out of state travel.

On path to a new career…

This position will have a central role in this established, fast-paced, and growing company. From inspection to final report, you will have a hand in almost every aspect of the appraisal process – a great fit for a career-minded individual. Career path training is available to employees who demonstrate an ability and interest in pursuing an appraisal accreditation.

You will be a great success as a Property Valuation Specialist if you…

  • Have always excelled at your past challenges and are ready for the next one.
  • Have extreme attention to detail and be highly organized for maximum efficiency.  Only candidates who include “I’m detailed oriented” in the memo line of their cover letter will be considered for this position.
  • Consider yourself a decision-maker – accountable for your work product and committed to deadlines.
  • Are self-motivated and highly productive in an independent work environment.
  • Are resourceful and determined to find answers.

Are you excited by the potential career opportunities available in this rapidly growing industry?

JOB SUMMARY 

Assists senior appraiser and valuation staff in the preparation of inventory valuations and machinery & equipment appraisal reports by performing on-site inspections of machinery & equipment, on-site inventory counts, internet research, data analysis, preliminary valuations, and appraisal report writing.  The successful candidate will learn and apply appraisal principles to a variety of assets and industries, including:   field inspection preparation, inspection techniques, identification of subject assets, market research, analysis, valuation, and compliance reporting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Travels throughout Florida and the US to inspect various property types, both independently and as part of a team
  • Conducts internet and other research to locate comparable properties
  • Performs comparison analysis based on sales of similar properties, arriving at preliminary valuations
  • Conducts industry studies to determine supply/demand, market trends
  • Formats reports, photos, charts in MS Office and MS Excel
  • Prepares highest quality, comprehensive written appraisal reports within the deadlines
  • Performs additional research as necessary
  • Manages workflow with team members in order to improve efficiency of multiple project deadlines.
  • Continuing independent studies in the appraisal industry

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • 4 years college education.  Studies in accounting, finance, business, economics, information, legal, or related field preferred.
  • 2+ years of internet research on-the-job work experience
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and dependable transportation for both in-state and out of state travel.

Required Skills:

  • Advanced working knowledge of the Internet and Internet-search techniques (testing is required).
  • High-level proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel (testing is required).
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities with accuracy and efficiency
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Problem solving – logic, analytic, and critical thinking
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies, industries, appraisal methods, and complex concepts

Working Conditions

  • This position requires use of computers and to remain seated for extended periods of time.
  • Work hours may exceed 40 hours per week.
  • Field audits may involve climbing ladders and stairs of multi-story structures; working outdoors in extremes of heat and cold; walking, bending, squatting, crawling, and negotiating uneven terrain, restrictive spaces, and working in hazardous, dusty, or noisy areas.

BENEFITS

One week paid vacation in first year.  Casual office environment.  Opportunity for advancement for candidates who excel in their positions. Career path training is available to employees who demonstrate an ability and interest in pursuing an appraisal accreditation.

DISCLAIMER 
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.