Real Estate Appraiser - Agriculture: Nevada, IA
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.
While prior valuation experience is preferred, if you are a motivated individual seeking a career change to better fit your passions and long-term goals, we will assist and guide you through the training and certification process. A non-licensed individual will be considered only if they have a bachelor’s degree. Banking and / or agricultural background is preferred.
Hertz Farm Management is a leading provider of professional farm management, real estate brokerage, and property valuation services across the central US. Hertz has provided top-tier service to clients for nearly 75 years. Our target location for this position is Nevada, Iowa, but we will also open to placements at our Mason City or Cedar Falls locations.
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.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
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 in additional 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.
- Proficient in Excel
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Works well under minimal supervision
- State certified general real property appraiser with agricultural experience
- Thorough understanding of USPAP and property appraisal methodology
Hertz Farm Management offers a compensation package that includes competitive salary based on experience, performance bonus, payment for continuing education, payment of professional dues, company vehicle, health/dental/vision/life insurance, 401(k) that includes an employer match, vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.
- Bachelor’s degree required – business or agriculture related preferred
- Ag background is beneficial
- Commitment to customer service
- Frequent daily travel is required