Property Valuer Career Opportunity in Nairobi, Kenya


Job Title: Property Valuer

Key Task: Appraise actual property to determine its value for the purpose requested by the company.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compute final estimation of property values, taking into account such factors as depreciation, replacement costs, value comparisons of similar properties, and income potential.
  • Draw land diagrams that will be used in appraisal reports to support findings.
  • Estimate building replacement costs using building valuation manuals and professional cost estimators.
  • Evaluate land and neighborhoods’ where properties are situated, considering locations and trends or impending changes that could influence future values.
  • Examine the type and location of nearby services such as shopping centers, schools, parks, and other neighborhoods’ features in order to evaluate their impact on property values.
  • Inspect properties to evaluate construction, condition, special features, and functional design, and to take property measurements.
  • Obtain county land values and sales information about nearby properties in order to aid in establishment of property values.
  • Photograph interiors and exteriors of properties in order to assist in estimating property value, substantiate findings, and complete appraisal reports.
  • Prepare written reports that estimate property values, outline methods by which the estimations were made, and meet appraisal standards.
  • Search public records for transactions such as sales, leases, and assessments.
  • Verify legal descriptions of properties by comparing them to county records.
  • Check building codes and zoning bylaws in order to determine any effects on the properties being appraised.
  • Examine income records and operating costs of income properties.
  • Interview persons familiar with properties and immediate surroundings, such as contractors, home owners, and realtors, in order to obtain pertinent information.
  • Keep a record of all valuations carried out and provide information as may be required by the Directors, management or outside parties such as lawyer or courts.

Job Specification

  • Degree in Land Economics
  • Full Membership in ISK (Institute of Surveyors, Kenya)
  • 3 years experience in valuation
  • Ability to get relevant information from identified sources
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Processing Information
  • Certified Property Valuer

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience, kindly send your detailed CV quoting the job title on the email subject “Property Valuer” to: by or before 1st May 2023.