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Appraisers Wanted

Immediate Full-Time Appraiser Positions in San Diego

Immediate full-time appraiser positions available in San Diego for a 5+ year experienced Certified General Appraisers.  We also have immediate openings for one or more MAI-Designated appraisers or advanced Candidates.  Experience in Argus Enterprise and/or condemnation/litigation is a major plus.  Relocation may not be an absolute requirement, as we utilize advanced, cloud-based report generating software using proprietary Word-Excel based product. We are known to have built the best database in the market, and we have a full suite of market data, allowing you to save significant time in producing quality narrative reports. This is not a trainee position. Please send resume, in confidence, to Jeff Greenwald, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, ASA, IFAS, FRICS, Executive Director, IRR-San Diego at jgreenwald@irr.com.  Please note that the first letter in my e-mail address is a lower case “J”.


Earn your MAI with Property Sciences

Property Sciences, a nationally recognized commercial appraisal and appraisal management company, is seeking a highly motivated individual to work in commercial appraisal production and review. 

Our practice has a big need for someone who wants to take their career to the next step.  We encourage and support all our experienced appraisers to earn their MAI designations as soon as possible.  This offers our staff higher earning potential and demonstrates our commitment to the highest work quality.  This individual would be working on advanced assignments and possibly doing third-party review work.   For consideration please send your resume to Arthur.Neudek@propsci.com.


Real Estate Appraiser – Ward Levy Appraisal Group, Inc.

Ward Levy Appraisal Group, Inc. is seeking a smart, motivated, detail-oriented and curious-minded individual to perform appraisals in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, San Francisco and Mendocino Counties.  We are the leading firm in the North Bay and appraise a wide variety of property types for lenders, local agencies, attorneys and property owners. 

An applicant who is already a Certified General Appraiser is preferred, but a residential appraiser or trainee appraiser seeking to obtain the Certified General Appraiser license within a short period of time will be considered.  For the right candidate we are willing to be patient on the start date.  We offer a competitive fee split, SIMPLE IRA, Health Insurance and Continuing Education assistance.  Our office is located in Santa Rosa.


Bachelor’s Degree
Excellent Verbal and Written Skills
Microsoft Office Skills (Word/Excel/Outlook)
Strong Organizational/Time Management Skills

Additional Requirements:

Dependable Vehicle
Auto Insurance

Please send resumes to info@wardlevy.com


Joseph J. Blake & Associates, Inc. - Expanding and Seeking a Qualified Appraiser Trainee

As national commercial appraisal firm of nearly 75 years, Joseph J. Blake & Associates is one of the largest private commercial real estate appraisal companies in the country.  We are truly a national company and not part of a franchise or conglomerate of smaller independent offices.  Our San Francisco regional office is currently expanding and seeking a qualified appraiser trainee.  This is an excellent opportunity to get started in an industry that is seeing significant increase in demand.  

Our clients include investment funds, pension advisors, lending institutions, public agencies, attorneys, mortgage brokers and many others. We are looking to fill a full time appraiser trainee position. A college degree is required, and fluency in Word and Excel is important.  The ideal candidate will have superior analytical skills and an ability to work under the direction of a manager on multiple appraisals.  No real estate experience is necessary.

We offer a competitive compensation package as well as the following:

- Health, dental and vision insurance

- Funded flexible spending account

- 401(k)

- Continuing education reimbursement

- Mileage reimbursement

- Appraisal Institute dues

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing national company and gain exposure to the valuation of a wide variety of property types.  Our office is intimate enough to offer superior training under experienced appraisers yet has the strength and credibility of a long-established national firm. 

If interested, please send inquiries to Brian Rapela at brapela@josephjblake.com or call 925-482-1370.  Our office is located in Walnut Creek, CA.


Valbridge Property Advisors | Northern California - Real Estate Analyst/Appraiser Trainee - San Ramon

Bring your expertise and knowledge and we’ll provide you the earning potential, data access, services, equipment, support, and work environment you need for a successful career with professional growth and personal satisfaction.

Valbridge Property Advisors | Northern California is part of a nationwide commercial property valuation firm with 74 offices. Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California continues to be one of largest appraisal organizations in Northern California, with offices in Silicon Valley, the East Bay, Central Valley and Monterey Bay. As a leader in the field of commercial real estate appraisal, Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California presents challenging opportunities for leading-edge professionals.

Employment Opportunities:

Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California has an immediate opening for an Appraisal Analyst/Appraiser Trainee in our San Ramon office. The Analyst position provides an excellent opportunity for experience and potential advancement within the commercial appraisal industry.

The Analyst will assist licensed commercial appraisers in the appraisal process including: gathering and organizing market data, writing narrative appraisal reports, and preparing exhibits such as site plans and maps. Analyst has a unique opportunity to be mentored on the job and to develop relationships with local real estate professionals as they work toward developing their appraisal career.

Applicants must be detail-oriented, analytical and extremely organized. The position requires excellent communication skills, above average math and writing skills, a professional demeanor, good telephone etiquette, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Strong computer skills are a must.

This position is full-time and does not require an appraiser’s license; however, a trainee license or a residential license is preferred. The right candidate will be highly motivated to succeed in the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal field and will be required to eventually obtain a State of California, Commercial Real Estate Appraisal License.


Bachelor’s Degree or higher

Additional Requirements:

  • Dependable Vehicle
  • Vehicle Insurance

Further Information:

One of the main reasons professionals join us is to collaborate with some of the best minds in the business. If you check our website, you will see that most of our Appraisers and Analysts have been with us for many years.  Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California offers excellent earning potential and a stable, professional work environment. Medical and 401(k) plans are available.

Please send your resume and cover letter to our Operations Manager, Ana Bonifacio abonifacio@valbridge.com


Appraisers Available

Established Residential Appraisal Business for Sale

Well-respected office of 15 years. Work volume is consistently high. You will be purchasing a comprehensive client list as well as an
esteemed reputation. Majority of business is not lending assignments. The portion of lending assignments that do come in are from highly reputable institutions. You must be educated beyond the California State certification and preferably professionally designated. Additionally, this is a complex area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains., northern CA. You must be willing to live and work in the mountains or attempt non-winter seasonal work. Only experienced and qualified should reply, please, to judy@truckeetahoevaluations.com