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Appraisers Wanted

Residential Trainee Wanted

Seeking appraiser trainee in the East Bay covering the counties of Alameda and Contra Costa. Trainee license and completed coursework in residential appraising required. Contact Kelly Royer, SRA, East Bay Property Valuations: kelroyer@gmail.com.


Senior Commercial Appraisal Associate

The Property Sciences Group, Inc. – Pleasant Hill, CA

We recognize the future of our organization is dependent upon the quality of our staff. We seek individuals who possess well-rounded education, professionalism, and motivation. We take great pride in having assembled a group of some of the most experienced and qualified appraisers in the industry today.

Demand for our services and our client base continues to grow. We are strategically expanding and seeking to hire a full-time Certified General Appraiser in Pleasant Hill, California .

This person will prepare and supervise real estate appraisals on properties located throughout the United States. Depending on experience and performance, and job complexity, appraisals will be reviewed by Managing Directors or other Senior Level Appraisers. Highly complex assignments must be approved by a Risk Review Committee.

Candidate may also manage a team of trainees and assistants of various levels of experience. Trainees and assistants will help with all aspects of preparation, research, inspection and analysis, subject to your supervision and approval. Your team will be responsible for all of the following:

  • Identify the problem to be solved and scope of work.
  • Communicate with client recommended methodologies and obtain agreement on scope of work.
  • Prepare reports using proprietary report writing software and databases.
  • Adhere to Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) on all assignments.
  • Maintain client, assignment and corporate confidentiality.
  • Update job tracking software throughout the work process and supervise the work flow of Trainees and Associates.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three to five years commercial appraisal experience.
  • Must possess a state Certified General License or be very close to completing requirements.
  • Must have excellent computer skills and be proficient with ARGUS Enterprise.

Job Type: Full-time

****If interested please send your resume to Resumes@propsci.com.


Smith & Associates: Full time positions in Danville, Folsom and San Mateo

Smith & Associates is one of the largest local, independent commercial real estate appraisal firms in Northern California. We are looking for experienced commercial appraisers, advanced trainees or those with a Certified General license for full time positions in our Danville,Folsom and San Mateo offices. Compensation is predicated on a generous split on billings.  Considering our extensive client base, volume and repeat business our appraisers are able to concentrate on specific submarkets and property types, increasing efficiencies and compensation.  Equally important, this allows appraisers to gain in depth knowledge of their markets, trends and broker contacts which strengthens the quality of their reports.

Our firm has an average retention of over 11 years resulting in a very experienced appraisal staff. Seven appraisers hold the MAI designation and one has the ASA designation.  We have an exceptional client base of lenders, attorneys, CPA’s, financial planners, developers, government agencies, and private property owners. Our services include lending, arbitration, mediation, litigation support, right-of-way, estate planning, expert witness, and special purpose properties. We are looking for detail oriented, motivated individuals with strong computer and writing skills. Right-of-way experience is a plus. In addition to a generous fee split we offer a 401K plan. If you meet the above referenced qualifications and are interested in discussing further please contact Dennis Smith, MAI at 925/855-4950 ext. 224 or dsmith@smithassociatesinc.com.



Real Estate Appraiser Position Available at Kidder Mathews

Kidder Mathews Valuation Advisory is looking for smart, entrepreneurial, and highly-motivated individuals to work as appraisers in our San Jose, Redwood Shores, and San Francisco offices.  We offer the highest compensation package in the industry, along with a full spectrum of benefits including health insurance; a 401k retirement plan; payment of Appraisal Institute dues and BREA fees; and an education stipend for AI Candidates.  Each office also provides full administrative and technical support in a professional environment.


  • State of California AG certification and/or Appraisal Institute MAI designation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, math, and analytical abilities
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Argus
  • Highly professional image and demeanor

Kidder Mathews is one of the largest, independent commercial real estate firms on the West Coast, with over 550 real estate professionals and staff in 14 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona.  We provide a complete range of brokerage, appraisal, property management, consulting, project & construction management, and sustainability services.  Recently, Kidder Mathews was named a Business Journal “Best Workplace” and a Bay Area News Group “Top Workplace”, and has also made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing, privately-held companies.

Qualified applicants should submit a résumé to jenright@kiddermathews.com.


WELLS FARGO: Valuation Consultant 3 — San Francisco

10+ years of valuation experience, Certified Appraiser, 1+ year of leadership experience.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to effectively partner and influence executive leadership while also ensuring the business runs efficiently, supports the customer needs, and always remains in compliance. 

Detailed job description and link to complete a profile at https://www.wellsfargo.com/careers
(Job Search Requisition: # 5300269)


Commercial Real Estate Appraiser Trainee

MVT Appraisal, Inc, is seeking candidates for a trainee position in our Piedmont office.  The trainee will start out with "on the job" training. After obtaining a Trainee License, an AG is expected in 3-5 years. Email resumes to mvtappraisal@gmail.com.


FMV Opinions, Inc. - Real Estate Appraisal - Senior Associate

Irvine or San Francisco office.  Must be licensed with the BREA of CA, be advancing toward an MAI designation and have 3 to 7 years of experience. Some travel may be required. Compensation will be commensurate with educational background, experience and professional accomplishments, with bonuses based on performance.

Complete benefits package is provided. Send resume to bpaul@fmv.com


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. - Real Estate Appraiser

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm.  Information regarding J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/

The Real Estate Appraiser position  is responsible for appraising 5+ unit multi-family residential and/or commercial properties to estimate market value for federally related financial transactions in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), the Interagency Guidelines as well as the firm’s internal guidelines and quality assurance standards.  Strong analytical, writing and oral communication skills are required.  Minimum requirements include a 4 year college degree, a State Certified General Appraiser License and a minimum of 3 years experience appraising multi-family residential or commercial properties.  Significant experience appraising for financial institutions is preferred.

A partial list of benefits include a full suite of healthcare and insurance plans; four weeks paid vacation; paid sick leave; 9 holidays/year; 401K Savings and pension plans; employer paid continuing education; employer paid professional designation fees (MAI); work flexibility (work from home or central office); and mileage reimbursement.

Two positions are available in our Walnut Creek, CA office.  Apply at:

Commercial Bank Risk – Real Estate Appraiser – Job Requisition #’s 160033136 & 160069348.


WELLS FARGO: Residential Appraiser Specialist — San Francisco, San Jose and San Leandro

2+ years valuation experience, Certified Appraiser.  Balance appraisal and review backlogs, determine scope of report needs and perform appraisals.  Understand and adhere to USPAP.  Proficient in analyzing data using computer technology. 

Detailed job descriptions and link to complete a profile at https://www.wellsfargo.com/careers

(Job Search Requisitions: #5291974 / 5291981 / 5292877).


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