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Appraisers Wanted

Integra - Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area/Sacramento

Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area/Sacramento:  Integra Realty Resources – San Francisco (IRR) has a Commercial Appraiser position available.  Qualified candidate must be thorough, detail oriented, motivated, have strong writing skills and be computer literate with proficiency in MS Word and Excel (Argus experience desirable). IRR utilizes high productivity report writing software.  Certified State License required and three plus years Commercial Appraisal experience desired. Experience in the valuation of LIHTC property is a plus. We serve the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento markets. Superior fee splits, medical/dental benefits, and 401K offered. We also offer an education allowance.  If you meet these requirements, please e-mail your qualifications to:  jfillmore@irr.com or contact:  Jeffrey W. Fillmore, MAI at 555 Meridian Avenue, Suite C, San Jose, CA 95126, Telephone (408)299-0444, Fax (408)299-0449.  


Real Property Appraiser Position at Sacramento Assessor’s Office

Sacramento County’s Office of the Assessor is recruiting candidates for the Real Property Appraiser I/II position. This represents an entry-level position for qualified candidates seeking to become an appraiser, and to expand upon one’s established appraisal expertise for the purposes of property tax assessment.  Initial emphasis is on the appraisal of residential properties, and can lead to higher level appraisal positions and a wide of variety of property types in the future.

Please view the official job announcement for all requirements and testing information. The full job announcement and online application can be found by clicking here.  If interested, please apply by 5p.m. to only one of the filing cut-off dates of 9/29/2020 and 10/29/2020.


San Mateo County - Senior Appraiser

County of San Mateo

The Office of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer of the County of San Mateo is seeking well-qualified applicants for the position of Senior Appraiser.

In general, Senior Appraisers:

  • Obtain, process, and analyze data for timely completion of the valuations of the most complex and specialized residential, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, technological, agricultural, institutional, mixed-use, and special-use real and personal property for tax assessment purposes
  • Present appraisals before the Assessment Appeals Board
  • Perform lead work and train new workers  

The Assessor's Office is currently involved in several major projects, including the development of a new Assessor's Property Assessment System (APAS), and the appraisal and assessment of several large-scale commercial, manufacturing, research and development, and mixed-use developments being built throughout San Mateo County. Senior Appraisers may have the opportunity to work as subject matter experts in the development of the new assessor computer system. This is an exciting time to join our team of experienced and committed professionals.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a certified appraiser with at least five years of experience performing both residential and commercial appraisals for assessment purposes, or with six years of experience appraising real property with three years of experience valuing commercial properties, and will:

  • Appraise all types of tangible and taxable property, particularly high-value, multi-unit income-producing residential properties, large commercial and industrial properties, and possessory interest in government-owned and agricultural properties
  • Have good knowledge of Revenue and Taxation Code and property tax rules
  • Analyze appraisal-related information
  • Successfully present appraisal reports at the Assessment Appeals Boards
  • Review assessments for possible decline in value as well as appear as an expert witness before the Assessment Appeals Board as to property value
  • Review other assessment issues, including but not limited to, Change in Ownership, Exemptions, etc., in compliance with the Revenue and Taxation Code
  • Analyze and resolve complex Change in Ownership transactions involving legal entities, trusts, and leases
  • Interact with other county departments and governmental agencies
  • Interact with and engage in discussion with property owners and their agents
  • Assist in training of new appraisers and perform related duties as required
  • Have excellent computer skills, including advanced working knowledge of MS Office, specifically Excel and Word
  • Be a team player and have demonstrated leadership skills  

Final Filing Date: September 22, 2020

To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanmateo/jobs/2838631-0/senior-appraiser-open-and-promotionalApplications are only accepted online. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. EOE

American Ag Credit - Seeking a Real Estate Valuator

We are seeking a Real Estate Valuator to join our teams in either Merced, CA, Stockton, CA or Turlock, CA!

The Real Estate Valuator is a key role within American AgCredit and the San Joaquin Valley Appraisal team. This role is focused on valuation of real estate properties pledged as collateral on AAC loans and loan assets. Successful candidates are self-motivated, self-starters, highly organized, independent and fast learners and workers. Ideal candidates will have experience with appraisals, financial institutions, and agriculture. Location is flexible between Merced, CA, Stockton, CA and Turlock, CA. Travel to real estate sites within the region is expected. Note: valuation experience in this position does not count towards appraisal licensure experience hours. 

Who is American AgCredit?
Our mission is simple…  Be the best lender to Agriculture. In order to deliver on that statement, we have the best people working for us. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, with offices throughout California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada and Oklahoma, we have been serving all segments of the agricultural business for over 100 years!

Benefits offered by American AgCredit:

  • Commitment to agriculture and our communities we serve
  • Family friendly work environment Invested in employee growth, development and training
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Outstanding 401k – up to 9% matching!
  • Generous Vacation Leave (starting at 15 days)
  • 15 Paid Sick Days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Competitive Incentive Compensation Plan
  • Disability & Life Insurance
  • Employee fitness and wellness benefits


The Real Estate Valuator serves as a Valuation Service team member responsible for valuations of real estate properties pledged as collateral on AAC loans and loan assets by using the AgWare Maven tool or AgWare Restricted Appraisal Reports.  Reports to the Real Estate Regional Vice President through an appraisal Hub Team lead, and has responsibilities that can be regional in nature.  Collaborates with other team members, as well as other Hub Team and Retail Team members from lending, underwriting and operations to ensure high quality, timely and accurate service to customers and/or internal teams.


  • Independently complete Site Visits in conjunction with valuation practices.  Is able to assess whether an increase in evaluation scope is necessary.
  • Helps develop the sales database and maintain market data in assigned areas. 
  • Responsible for continuous improvement identification and efforts around valuation processes and applications.  Serves as a member and collaborator on continuous improvement teams.
  • Train and mentor peers.
  • Perform other duties assigned.


  • Delegated Evaluation Authority to independently assess, verify and value real estate collateral within specified limits.  Operates independent of close supervision on valuation and data projects.
  • High school diploma or equivalent. College courses and/or bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Requires basic knowledge of real estate appraisal and real estate collateral. 
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels; exercise initiative; convey ideas clearly; make sound appraisal decisions.
  • Ability to communicate/coordinate effectively with all levels of management throughout the Association. Ability to work harmoniously with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate highly accurate work.
  • Must be proficient in organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional persuasive and interpersonal skills. 
  • 20-30% Travel Required.
  • 1-3 years of experience in Appraisal.
  • Other duties as assigned


Must have the ability to perform basic office tasks and work in a typical office setting. Employee will be sitting for extended periods of time and accomplishing work at a desk and work at a computer for an extended period of time. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills to adequately convey ideas and work well with a team. Ability to talk and hear, sit and use their hands and fingers, and reach in all directions is essential in performance of the job. Some lifting and moving of items up to 50 pounds required. In the course of conducting inspections, must have the ability to walk ½ mile, navigate steep terrain and/or construction sites and safely cross fences.   Work during established business hours and may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

Other physical activities may include: Adjusting, balancing, climbing, connecting, crawling, crouching, digging, feeling, grasping, hearing, kneeling, lifting, operating, pulling pushing reaching reading repetitive motions, standing, stooping, talking, walking, writing, measuring, physical observation, and driving.

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Immediate Full-Time Appraiser Position in San Diego

Immediate full time appraiser position available for MAI designated appraiser or advanced Certified General Appraiser. We may consider a part-time position, as long as the appraiser is not employed by another appraisal company and does not accept other outside fee assignments. This is a requirement due to the proprietary nature of our software and database, as well as our contract data services. We utilize our own proprietary advanced report generating software using Word-Excel based product. Experience in Argus Enterprise and/or condemnation/litigation is a major plus. Please send resume, in confidence, to Jeff Greenwald, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, ASA, IFAS, FRICS, Executive Director, IRR-San Diego at jgreenwald@irr.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, San Francisco, and Pleasanton 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 the largest, independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 850 real estate professionals and staff in 22 offices in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada.  We provide a complete range of appraisal, consulting, brokerage, property management, 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 for four of the past five years.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a résumé to jeff.enright@kidder.com.


Certified General Appraiser - San Francisco, Bay Area

Pacific Appraisers, a regional appraisal firm is seeking a Certified General Appraiser to join our practice. Enjoy the flexibility and camaraderie of working at Pacific Appraisers. Responsibilities include appraising apartment, retail, office, industrial, and hotel/motel properties. Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years commercial appraisal experience. Assignments throughout the Bay Area. Opportunity to work on-site or from home. Excellent earning potential. Company has a 401k plan with matching. Please send your resume via email to shain@pacificappraisers.com 


BBG Northern California - Remote Position

BBG, Inc. is looking for talented appraisers of all experience levels to join our team in Northern California.

This is an exciting professional growth opportunity with a national appraisal and assessment firm that is continuing its expansion on the West Coast.

*** Remote Position***

About Us:

BBG, Inc. is a leading national commercial real estate valuation and assessment company with a reputation for personal attention, on-time delivery, and deep expertise in all property sectors. Our management team has established and maintained professional relationships throughout a broad spectrum of clients including financial institutions, agency lenders, equity investors, real estate fund advisors, REITs, and insurance companies. We have over 35 offices nationwide and provide service in all major markets.

What we Offer:

  • Industry-competitive fee split/compensation package based on experience
  • Flexible work options (remote opportunities and at our physical offices in San Francisco, Walnut Creek and Sacramento)
  • A national platform offering deep database and resources
  • Advanced report-writing software and IT support
  • Research and administrative support
  • Full licensing and professional dues coverage
  • Competitive benefits package including, but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage as well as 401k.


We are seeking a driven, motivated Certified General Appraiser capable of completing high-quality commercial real estate valuation and consulting assignments in a timely manner. Candidate must hold a Certified General License or be near completion of obtaining licensure. Additional requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university
  • Certified General Appraiser license
  • MAI designation or Candidate a plus
  • Must be proficient in MS Word and Excel
  • Argus Enterprise experience a plus
  • Must have strong writing skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage assignments while meeting deadlines

To submit your resume or for more information, please contact Somer Sanderson at ssanderson@bbgres.com


Some Firms are Laying Off People – We are Hiring

National appraisal firm is seeking one or two senior appraisers for our expanding Northern California office.  Our clients are primarily regional and national banks and members of NCREIF (representing all the major pension funds).  We continued to be very busy and anticipate a record year.  We are seeking Certified General Appraisers, preferable with either advanced MAI candidates or MAI designated appraisers.  We have specialty practices in areas like hospitality, ag land and retail/fuel properties and your expertise in one of these areas is desirable. Compensation and benefits are at or above levels of other national firms.  We offer research assistants and proprietary report writing software.  Please send resume to cappraiser7@gmail.com



CLARIO - Field Staff Appraisers (Remote)

We are Hiring in the following location(s): Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Joaquin County

Clario Appraisal Network, Inc. is a full-service residential real estate appraisal firm comprised of highly experienced appraisers, providing the highest quality services across the nation. We specialize in real estate valuations for the mortgage lending and financial services industries. 

Clario is powered by Clear Capital’s unmatched technology platforms, service, and data, providing our partners with the insight to make confident financial decisions.

If you are looking to work for a top-rated real estate valuation firm that prides itself with world-class customer service, quality control, and innovative technology application, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Staff Field Appraiser is to accept and complete market value residential property appraisal orders according to Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) guidelines, federal and state appraisal laws, and client directives ensuring that quality and quantity guidelines are met and that the conclusions reached in the report are accurate and/or appropriate.  

FSA’s will complete real estate appraisals within a defined territory from non-complex to highly complex assignments.  Responsible for data management including collection, verification and analysis of sales, pending sales, listings, as well as maintaining other information required for the valuation process.  Work in a team environment to accomplish production and service goals and consistently meets or exceeds customer service expectations.

We realize the value of our employees and offer an excellent competitive salary and benefits package which includes: 

•Eligibility to enroll in all health plans, effective the 1st of the month following 30 days of uninterrupted employment

•Two Anthem Blue Cross medical insurance plan options: Premier PPO and Basic (high deductible) PPO

•$30,000 of life insurance ($25k with Anthem, $5k with UNUM)

•Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for all members of your household

•Mass Mutual 401(k) plan – eligible to participate upon hire; company matching

•10 days of PTO and 11 holidays

•Expense reimbursement (including mileage)


Send resume to Christine.Compton@clearcapital.com 

For more information please visit https://www.clearcapital.com/join-us/corporate-careers/ 


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