Certified General Appraiser: Mt. Vernon IA

Job Description

We are excited to add the next valuable member to our appraisal team. The valuation profession is a challenging and evolving field, attractive to people who enjoy problem solving and helping others.  You will thrive in this position if you enjoy a combination of creative analytical thinking, freedom from routine, and focused attention to detail.

The individual in this position will provide valuation services for estates, property divisions, potential sales, mortgage purposes, and occasionally for litigation purposes.  While our specialty is agricultural appraisals, our work is anything but routine.  Property types we appraise include, but are not limited to, all types of farmland, recreational properties, highly improved farmsteads, livestock facilities, rock quarries and other mining operations.  You will work independently in a knowledgeable team environment that includes experienced appraisers, real estate agents, farm managers, and excellent administrative support.

Hertz Farm Management is a family-owned company that is a leading provider of professional farm management services, real estate services, and property valuation services. We have been in business for over 75 years and are active throughout the United States.


Job Functions

Conduct market research and analysis to compile high quality valuation reports for our valued clients.

Effectively communicate with people inside and outside of the organization in a manner consistent with Hertz’s mission, vision, and values.

Build and maintain profitable valuation services for estates, estate planning, litigation, easements, gifting/charitable donations, asset management, and buy/sell decisions.  Provide consultation services as needed - relative to valuation. 

Actively seek opportunities to assist clients with real estate sales or farm management needs. Implement business marketing plans and support the Hertz brand.  Continually develop skills that build business and enable clients to achieve their objectives.

Live out respectful, professional, and caring interaction with team members – with the client’s best interests in mind.  Effective listening is a fundamental function.



Hertz Farm Management offers a compensation package that includes competitive salary based on experience, performance bonus, payment for continuing education, payment of professional dues, coverage of vehicle expense, health/dental/vision/life insurance, 401K that includes an employer match, vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.



  • State Certified General Real Property Appraiser
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Works well under minimal supervision
  • Thorough understanding of USPAP and property appraisal methodology
  • Ag background is beneficial
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Frequent daily travel is required   

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