What does a Valuation Associate do?
Valuation associates perform a range of support services to assist with auditing, assessments, and appraisals to determine the value of a business or assets. They perform comparative research to establish market value. They create appraisals, valuation reports, and other documents. They compile and analyze financial data and relevant information. They may also conduct onsite inspections or physically view a property or other assets to verify their condition and other characteristics.
Valuation associates typically have a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field, although some employers may accept an equivalent level of relevant professional experience as a substitute. Experience with appraisals, valuations, or auditing is preferred. Proficiency with common software programs such as Excel is helpful. These roles require attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
- Confirm data, conduct discussions with market participants, and perform additional research as necessary.
- Prepare written market value reports from cover to cover with substantial analytical guidance of a senior appraiser.
- Assist senior appraiser in the preparation of real estate appraisal reports, including entering data in the property database, taking photos of the subject and comparables, and drive the neighborhood.
- Prepare and complete analysis and research on simple appraisal assignments.
- Examine and analyze simple income producing properties and write an analysis based on market comparisons.
- Research market area and analyze current transactions and how they compare to the subject property.
- Develop and maintain relationships across the industry with appropriate participants.
- Independently produce commercial appraisal reports from start to finish.
- Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science.
- Strong leadership, time management, and critical thinking skills.
- Requires careful attention to detail.
- Basic understanding of writing protocols.
How much does a Valuation Associate make?
Valuation Associate Career Path
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“Great boss and superiors who willingly teach and mentor you.”
“Good good good good money”
“Slow career growth and promotions.”
“Pay is not the best”
“Managers really stress to have a great work”
“work life balance is not ideal”
“Great team to work with”
“Not many career pathways/recognition for individual contribution”
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