Certified General Appraiser/Appraiser Trainee — Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh


4701 Baptist Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227



Valbridge, with over 80 offices nationwide, is a thought leader that brings a significant focus on technology to the Appraisal Industry. As one of the premier appraisal firms in the region, the staff of Certified General and MAI Designated appraisers at Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh provides valuation and market analysis services across property sectors and the region. Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh presents challenging opportunities for leading-edge professionals. Bring your expertise and knowledge and we will provide you the earning potential, data access, services, equipment, support, and work environment you need for a successful career with professional growth and personal satisfaction. Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh offers excellent earnings potential and a stable, professional work environment. Medical and 401(k) plans are available.

Job Brief

Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh has an immediate opening for a Certified General Appraiser/Appraiser Trainee in our Pittsburgh office. The position provides an excellent opportunity for experience and potential advancement within the commercial appraisal industry. The successful applicant will work under an MAI Designated partner in conducting research and preparation of appraisal reports for a variety of property types across the 5-state region of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and New York. Qualified candidates will have a unique opportunity to be mentored on the job and to develop relationships with local real estate professionals as they work toward developing their appraisal career. Applicants must be detail-oriented, analytical, and extremely organized. The position requires excellent communication skills, above-average math and writing skills, a professional demeanor, good telephone etiquette, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Strong computer skills are a must. This position is full-time and does not require an appraiser’s license; however, a trainee license or a residential license is preferred. The right candidate will be highly motivated to succeed in the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal field and will be required to eventually obtain a General Real Estate Appraisal License. The willingness to become certified in more than one jurisdiction is a must.


  • Strong analytical and research skills.
  • MS Office skills, preferably advanced knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of financial math.
  • Utilization of technology.
  • Ability to communicate well with clients and coworkers, both written and oral.
  • Ability to self-start.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Possess sound judgement, excellent time management and organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Professional, positive, and respectful attitude with clients, property owners, property contacts and co-workers.


  • Conduct formal appraisals of real property for a variety of clients including banks, lenders, AMCs, attorneys, municipalities, and individual owners.
  • Examine all variables that impact the property's value, including, but not limited to, property history, neighborhood, sales data, and comparable sales.
  • Provide an unbiased, comprehensive, and professional opinion of value.
  • Comply with USPAP and keep informed of all current regulations, standards, and best practices.
  • Trainees will be brought to this level over time.


  • We offer a competitive salary/commission split with bi-monthly draw and bonus potential
  • Technology that allows trained analysts to work from remote locations
  • In-office administrative staff to assist with writing up orders, uploading reports, tracking orders and communication with clients
  • Access to hundreds of appraisers and their expertise throughout the Valbridge network
  • Errors & Omissions Insurance
  • Workers Compensation
  • Life Insurance with AD&D coverage.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Dental Insurance.
  • Supplemental Insurance (AFLAC).
  • Paid Time Off
  • Appraisal education allowance
  • Appraisal license fees paid
  • Appraisal Institute dues paid
  • 401k Plan with match


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • Qualifying Appraisal Education
  • Curiosity

Send Resume To

John F Watt, MAI