A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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Sub-order 2.—Persons Employed in Finance and Insurance

796.—Auctioneers, Appraisers, Valuers

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agent, brewer's; brewery agent
manages generally the licensed houses belonging to a brewery; arranges transfers of licenses; collects rents; conducts valuations, either personally or through an employed valuer or stocktaker (789) (q.v.); keeps properties in repair, etc.
agent, business; business transfer agent
arranges sales or transfers of businesses, carrying out all necessary valuations, etc.; works on commission.
agent, estate; house agent, house and estate agent, house purchase agent, land agent, property agent
arranges sales and letting of houses, shops, flats, estates, building plots, etc.; collects rents, arranges for repairs, etc.; works generally on commission.
agent, estate, and surveyor; land agent and surveyor
combines functions of estate agent (q.v.) with those of surveyor or may employ surveyor to do work for him.
agent, medical
a partnership agent (q.v.) who specialises in valuing medical partnerships or practices and arranges sale or transfer; arranges supply of locum tenens during absence of doctor.
agent, partnership
negotiates sales of business or professional partnerships generally on a commission basis; cf. business agent.
agent, rent
collects rents for property owners on commission basis; also arranges sale and letting of small properties.
appraiser, appraiser and valuer
see valuer.
arbitrator (valuing)
is generally a valuer (q.v.) who decides questions of values in dispute between parties unable to reach a mutual agreement.
auctioneer ; salesman
sells, by auction, goods, land, houses, etc.; advertises and prints catalogue of sale; holds State license; frequently specifically designated according to particular goods sold. e g. cattle, fish, live stock, rag, waste materials, precious stones, auctioneer.
auctioneer and surveyor
combines business of auctioneer and of surveyor; in large towns, usually sells house, etc., property chiefly; sometimes, especially in country districts, also does work of an estate agent (q.v.); cf. estate agent and surveyor, rating surveyor and valuer.
broker, hotel or publican's
arranges sales of hotel businesses or public houses by auction or private treaty, on commission basis.
broker, sworn
a valuer (q.v.) who, under an affidavit, prepares evidence of quantities, values, etc., of properties in dispute before court of law.
estate manager ; land salesman
arranges sale of plots of building land, or houses on ground belonging to private owner or company; prepares plans for development of housing estates.
a valuer (q.v.) who specialises in valuing alcoholic liquors.
negotiator (auctioneer's)
interviews clients to obtain particulars of property for sale or lease; arranges advertising; interviews prospective customers and arranges terms; receives deposits from purchasers or lessees.
rating surveyor and valuer
an auctioneer and surveyor (q.v.) who undertakes assessment of special properties, e.g. licensed premises, railways, where an official is employed by local authority for other assessments, or who undertakes gross and rateable value of all properties, in areas where local authority does not employ such official.
see auctioneer; sometimes specifically designated, e.g. fish salesman.
salesman, land
see estate manager.
surveyor and valuer
a surveyor who combines with his land surveying the work of valuer (q.v.).
valuer ; appraiser, appraiser and valuer
makes inventories and valuations of goods, businesses, land, properties, etc., for purposes of sale by auction or private treaty, probate, etc., on behalf of seller, buyer, court of law or other interested parties; frequently specifically designated, e.g. agricultural valuer, brewery valuer, hotel valuer, draper's valuer, land valuer, hide and skin valuer, house valuer.

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From: A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921,
Ministry of Labour, 1927. Digitised by Peter Christian, August, 2016.   This text is in the Public Domain.