A property valuer is a professional person who specialises in determining the value of real estate.
Most people say “real estate or property valuers”, but the formal term is Certified Practising Valuer (CPV):
A CPV is a qualified professional real estate valuer, usually specialising in a particular field to meet their clients’ needs.
Certified Practising Valuers are property industry professionals, all with tertiary qualifications in the field and accredited with the Australian Property Institute (AAPI). Some work in large corporations and property companies; other run small advisory firms of their own.
Certified real estate valuers often specialise in a particular area: house valuations; valuation of property for commercial, industrial or farm use; or in a specific geographical location.
Each must have hands-on experience and an understanding of the very particular conditions, legislation and standards that apply in each state and local government area that they operate in.
Meeting Clients’ Needs:
Different clients have varying needs:
- House valuations when buying, selling, or settling estates or taxes
- Market research
- Advice before investing for development, or in drawing up leasing arrangements
- Negotiating a fair price for a property
- Advice regarding residential, commercial, industrial or farm property
Whatever the size or scope of your business asset or investment activities, there is a CPV specialising in your area of interest, able to provide you with the best possible information to help in your decision making.