Real estate appraiser assistants provide support to the individuals in their company assessing the values of property. Typical tasks performed by the appraiser assistant include entering data into their company's computer system, doing research on properties and sometimes helping manage relationships with clients. They also need to understand how to process and file reports and appraisals, as well as perform various clerical duties as required. The real estate appraiser assistant is in charge of keeping track of various data points such as workflow, contracts and statistics used by their company. Additionally, these assistants may be required to answer phones for their office.
The appraiser assistant usually works with a real estate appraiser or a team of appraisers, and they typically report to an office manager. These assistants generally work in an office setting; some travel may be possible depending on the employer and position. Typical employers for real estate appraiser assistants include real estate appraisal companies, realtors and banks.
Some companies may require the appraiser assistant to have an associate's degree, while others do not have an educational requirement. Additionally, most employers require at least one year of relevant experience. The ideal real estate appraiser assistant also has a strong understanding of both appraisal software used by the hiring companies, as well as basic office software such as the Microsoft Office suite.