Demand for real estate valuers strong
Chances of getting a job as a real estate valuer are good because:
- a booming housing and construction industry has created demand for their services
- natural disasters have increased the need for insurance valuations
- not enough people are training to replace valuers due to retire soon.
According to the Census, 1206 valuers worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Demand for personal property valuers average
Chances of getting a job as a personal property valuer are average due to limited vacancies.
As New Zealand's population is ageing, demand for personal property valuers to value items for wills may rise.
Technology may impact valuer jobs
Technology has been developed that can research multiple sources of information to provide quick values on items, especially in real estate. This technology may help valuers with their work in the short term, but in the long term it may replace the work they do. This could lead to job loss.
Types of employers varied
Most valuers work for:
- property valuation companies
- investment property companies
- real estate agencies
- district councils
- auction houses
- second-hand dealers
- insurance companies
- museums and art galleries
- jewellery and antique shops.