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Effects of behavioural uncertainties in property valuation

Mohd. Ali, Hishamuddin and Hoh, Gabriel Teck Ling and Sipan, Ibrahim and Omar, Mustafa and Achu, Kamalahasan (2020) Effects of behavioural uncertainties in property valuation. International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability, 7 (3). pp. 69-79. ISSN 1511-1369


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/ijbes.v7.n3.557


Psychological and behavioural dimensions play a vital role in influencing Valuers’ valuation judgements, thus affecting the validity, accuracy and discrepancy (reliability) of property values. However, behavioural uncertainty research, specifically within the discipline of property valuation among property Valuers, is still limited, particularly in developing countries with their unique property valuation systems, and has been so far conducted in an independent, separate manner, which looks into the behavioural uncertainties non-connectedly. Therefore, this study aims to examine the behavioural uncertainties of local Valuers in property valuation, vitally addressing the questions of behaviours involved and how a behavioural uncertainty is associated with other behavioural issues. This study adopted a phenomenological design, where a session of focus group discussions with 10 public-private Valuers from Johor Bahru, Malaysia was conducted. Results show that local Valuers were subject to various, simultaneous interwoven behavioural uncertainties, which ultimately form a behavioural framework of associations, including biases, client influences, heuristics, professional ethics, and opportunistic behaviours in making their valuation judgement. Biases (subjective preference) and professional ethics (negligence and carelessness) are the two most dominant behaviours involved in local property valuation. These findings provide policy insights to both public and private Valuers, academicians, and the market about the importance of understanding behavioural property economics, that crucially enables them to collectively create a sustainable property valuation environment.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Behavioural Uncertainties, Property Valuation
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:90089
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:31 Mar 2021 06:21
Last Modified:31 Mar 2021 06:21

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