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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Real Estate Appraisers

Overview: the U.S. Real Estate Appraisers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Real Estate Appraisers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Real Estate Appraisers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Real Estate Appraisal Services

Urban Real Estate Appraisal Services

Rural Real Estate Appraisal Services

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Real Estate Appraisers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Real Estate Appraisers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Real Estate Appraisers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 16%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Other Management Occupations 12%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 11%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 11%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 9%
Financial Specialists 7%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 11%
Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers 7%
Building Cleaning Workers 7%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5%
Sales and Related Occupations 13%
Retail Sales Workers 6%
Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons 6%
Counter and Rental Clerks 6%
Other Sales and Related Workers 7%
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents 7%
Real Estate Sales Agents 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 23%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 6%
Office Clerks, General 6%
Office Clerks, General 6%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 21%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 19%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 18%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 18%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Real Estate Appraisers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Pro Teck Valuation Services
Appraisal Research

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Surviving heir interested in selling deceased parent's home - Once the executor is appointed, the executor can take actions to sell the assets of the estate. In some circumstances, the probate court might require an appraisal of the property to sell the home, but if the will gives the home to your friend, the court ... (01/13/2018)
  • Real estate appraisers group names Sugar Hill resident ‘Volunteer of Distinction’ - A real estate appraiser who lives in Sugar Hill was recently recognized for his volunteer work with a national appraisers professional association. Appraisal Institute announced Alexander Rubin has been named its fourth quarter Region IX Volunteer of ... (01/13/2018)
  • General Star, Norman-Spencer Partner on Online Program for Real Estate Appraisers - General Star Management Co. has launched an online individual real estate appraisers program. General Star will partner with Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc., the program administrator. The online appraisers program provides specialized errors and omission ... (01/12/2018)
  • Brooklyn Real Estate Prices Climb Higher - Brooklyn’s real estate market continued its ascent in the fourth quarter ... Jonathan J. Miller, president of the appraisal firm Miller Samuel, which prepared the report, said that while price growth has slowed, tight inventory suggests the upward ... (01/12/2018)
  • How Blockchain Will Bring Transparency Back To Real Estate - Real estate utilizes many unique and complicated processes. In its simplest form, the process of listing a property for sale includes: finding the right agent; valuation, appraisal and market estimation of the property; and the exchange of title deeds ... (01/11/2018)
  • Homebuying basics: What are appraisal contingencies? - If the second appraisal deems the house more valuable, you may be able to secure a loan for the full amount you need. In a hot real estate market, an appraisal contingency can sour a deal. Sellers field offers from multiple buyers, and tend to prefer deals ... (01/10/2018)
  • Chord of Confidence: Making Real Estate Agents Look Like Rock Stars - Real estate moves fast, and how quickly you respond to prospective ... From a smartphone or desktop, agents can see what documents might be missing, when an appraisal comes in, and when a loan is cleared to close or even denied. It’s worth noting that ... (01/10/2018)
  • Jim Murrett Becomes President of Appraisal Institute - The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with nearly 19,000 professionals in almost 60 countries. The Appraisal Institute’s other elected officers for 2018 are: President-Elect Stephen S. (01/07/2018)
  • New York real estate has its worst quarter in 6 years - Total sales volume fell 12 percent compared with the fourth quarter of last year — the lowest quarterly level in six years, according to a report from Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Miller Samuel, the appraisal firm. The average sales price in Manhattan ... (01/05/2018)
  • 2018 Commercial Real Estate Outlook - The real estate industry is on an accelerating disruption curve that ... automate more risk and compliance monitoring activities as well. ‘Many property appraisal, budget analysis, accounting, auditing, and property management tasks are ripe for ... (01/05/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $35,650,822 on Real Estate Appraisers. It has awarded 7,950 contracts to 972 companies, with an average value of $36,678 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Real Estate Appraisers to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

Real Estate Consulting Services
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Real Estate AppraisersOpportunity/Threat
Real Estate Property Managers
Nonresidential Property Managers
Residential Property Managers
Commercial Leasing Competing industry
Apartment Rental Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Real Estate Consulting Services are less than those from Real Estate Appraisers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Real Estate Consulting Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
Real Estate Consulting Services Product Sales Report

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Appraisal services, real estate, Real estate appraisers' offices, Real estate appraisal services, Appraisers' offices, etc.

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