High price: Renewed real estate activity will spur demand for appraisal services

Over the five years to 2017, the volume of appraisals has shifted unevenly amid improving construction markets, contracting and adjusting to demand in a postrecessionary environment. With easy access to and low cost of credit at the beginning of the five-year period, new residential construction increased and real estate appraisal professionals received an uptick in demand. Despite revenue turning the corner, however, operators continued downsizing and exiting the industry. Over the five years to 2022, IBISWorld projects that industry performance will be supported by a recovery in downstream real estate markets and increases in development and investment activities...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
What Our Customers Say

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry will be supported by recovering downstream markets despite restrictive legislation
  • The industry has benefited from the continued recovery of the US housing market
  • Industry operators are expected to undertake greater qualitative analysis to reduce risk
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Wage levels are relatively high in this industry, while capital costs are low. Expenditures on wages account for a significantly larger proportion of revenue than capital, indicating that the investment requirements are low. A typical firm within this industry uses only $0.02 of capital for each dollar of labor. Generally, the value added in this industry comes from specialized knowledge requiring a significant level of labor input compared with other industries in the Real Estate and Rental and Leasing division that require significant capital investment to support development and investment activities. Most of the services offered in the Real Estate Appraisal industry require a high level of human interaction and experiential knowledge...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Real Estate Appraisal Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Real Estate Appraisal Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Maintaining a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Existing home sales and Value of private nonresidential construction in the Real Estate Appraisal industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Real Estate Appraisal Industry?

    Operators in this industry specialize in estimating the fair market value of real estate. Appraisers research a property or development to determine the characteristics pertinent to its market value. Valuations for a property are carried out when it is sold, mortgaged, taxed, insured or developed.

    Industry Products
  • Real estate appraisal - commercial
  • Real estate appraisal - residential
  • Real estate consulting
  • Real estate brokerage and other services
  • Appraisal management
  • Industry Activities
  • Conducting residential real estate valuations
  • Conducting nonresidential property valuations
  • Conducting other property-related research and analysis
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Existing home sales
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • House price index
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note
  • Housing starts

  • Current Performance
  • Nonresidential market builds up
  • Residential growth burst
  • Regulatory changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction market and risk
  • Profit margins increase
  • Tightened regulation
  • Table: Real Estate Appraisal Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Real Estate Appraisal Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Property Management
  • Law Firms
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Database & Directory Publishing
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Real estate appraisal - commercial
  • Real estate appraisal - residential
  • Appraisal management
  • Real estate brokerage and other services
  • Real estate consulting
  • Chart: Real Estate Appraisal Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Income and confidence
  • Interest rates
  • Consumer preferences to purchases
  • Regulation

  • Major Markets
  • Financial institutions & brokers
  • Law offices
  • Private owners
  • Government and other
  • Accountants
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Real Estate Appraisal Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchases and depreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Real Estate Appraisal

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Real Estate Appraisal Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    CBRE Group Inc.
  • Table: CBRE Group Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Real Estate Appraisal Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Real Estate Appraisal Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Existing home sales (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Broker Price Opinion
  • The estimated value of a property as determined by a real estate broker or qualified individual or firm (not a licensed appraiser).
  • Fair Market Value
  • The appraiser's opinion of value as written in an appraisal report. It should reflect what a willing seller would pay a willing buyer in an arm's-length transaction
  • Walk-Through
  • An inspection that includes a visit to each part of the interior of the house used in estimating value
  • Why buy this report?

    IBISWorld’s Real Estate Appraisal Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Real Estate Appraisal industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.

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    This report on Real Estate Appraisal:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Real Estate Appraisal market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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