Here is a copy of information I received from a valuer...This may affect taxation valuations and the bold section below may be important. You cant just use a real estate agent. When instructing a property valuer please note registration of NSW valuers ceased from 1 March 2016. This happened with the repeal of the Valuers Act 2003. Reasons for the change Ending registration for valuers follows the recommendation of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal report - Reforming licensing in NSW. The change brings NSW in line with most other Australian states and territories. It also supports NSW Government initiatives to remove unnecessary business regulation, helping to lift productivity and drive down costs for businesses and consumers. Legislative changes There are various amendments to other NSW legislation that previously referred to a registered valuer. All amendments are listed in the Regulatory Reform and Other Legislative Repeals Act 2015, which can be accessed from the NSW Legislation website. For the purpose of legislation the following persons are considered suitably qualified to provide evidence of the value of property or consideration: 1. a member of the Australian Valuers Institute (other than an associate or student member), or 2. a member of the Australian Property Institute (other than a student or provisional member), who has acquired membership in connection with his or her occupation as a valuer, or 3. a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors who holds the designation “Chartered Valuer” or “Chartered Valuation Surveyor”.