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Publicly appointed and sworn in appraiser of real estate

The qualification of persons, that practise in Germany the profession of the appraisal of real estate, improved or unimproved land, leasehold rights and other rights or encumbrances on land is rather variable. And the profession also has manifold designations, such as expert, valuer, assessor, appraiser, estimator, evaluator. There is no legal definition available for those designations. Nevertheless jurisdiction has clarified that only those persons may use the name «expert appraiser» who are able to perform their profession with the essential expertise, who possess a thoroughly founded and exceedingly practical knowledge of the real property market and who were able to prove the evidence of their expertise. They are regularly obliged to attend meetings for real estate agents, seminars offered by appraisal institutes, the chamber of commerce, and similar educative corporations.

Those experts are appointed after thorough review of their professional career, their personal integrity and their training by the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry and sworn in, to perform their profession with permanent objectivity and trustworthiness. They are subject to the supervision of the appointment authority. Qualification and permanent improvement of education standards is essential for experts in the appraisal of real property interests.

Parallel to the proof of quality as described before, which is a German speciality and not known elsewhere, a further quality securing system was established in Germany, called «certification».

Rolf Schubert, the founder of our service company, is publicly appointed and sworn in as well as certified according to the international Standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024 and has long term experience and exceedingly practical knowledge of the real property market. He also follows the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). His expertise is well accepted by homeowners, banks, insurance companies, tax offices, landlords, etc. He is mandated by local courts and as an arbitrator in cases of divorce and succession.

Mr. Schubert continues to keep his knowledge up-to-date. He has joined the Appraisal Institute of Real Estate, Chicago, Ill., to broaden his international view. According to international, European and German standards, he is subject to be re-certified and re-appointed every three to five years. Thus his knowledge is proven to be up-to-date.