Job type

Property valuer / auctioneer

£21k - £45k

Typical salary

38 – 40

Hours per week

Valuers and auctioneers advise individuals and businesses that buy, sell and rent land and property.

More info

  • Keep up with market trends to succeed in property valuing and auctioning
  • Requires excellent communication, presentation, organisational, and negotiation skills
  • Opportunities to progress to roles such as project manager or company partner

As a property valuer and auctioneer, you'll work in the real estate business not only estimating values of properties and land, but managing auctions and attracting prospective bidders.


  • Estimating the market value of land, buildings and commercial property
  • Researching and writing detailed reports for clients about their assets
  • Organising auction sales
  • Marketing auction sales to attract potential bidders
  • Managing the auction process
  • Carrying out business and insurance valuations
  • Completing compensation assessments
  • Offering investment appraisals and advice
  • Keeping up to date with the market


Some property viewings and auctions may take place during evenings and weekends to maximise attendance. Your job will be a combination of office work and fieldwork (at a client's home or business).

You'll need

To become a property valuer and auctioneer, you'll need thoroughness and attention to detail, knowledge of maths and English language, analytical thinking and excellent verbal communication skills, building and construction knowledge, and good initiative.

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, such as real estate management, property development and valuation, building surveying, or quantity surveying and commercial management.

If you have a non-accredited degree, you could take an accredited postgraduate qualification in surveying. You could also do this through an employer's graduate trainee scheme or through distance learning with the University College of Estate Management.

You can also get into this job through a chartered surveyor degree apprenticeship.

If you're already working as a surveying technician, you may be able to work your way up to a valuer or auctioneer role through further study.


With experience, you could become a project manager, company partner or work as a freelance consultant.