PurposeValuation is a professional activity based on international and local standards. In the valuation process more than one method can be modified. In this case, a final reconciliation of different opinions of value may be required. It is a matter of fact that the final result of these different valuation methods may vary. Therefore, in the final part of the valuation process, the valuer is required to assign a weight to the different methodologies to reach an appropriate opinion of value. This process is essentially based on valuer’s expertise. This paper aims to propose an automatic procedure of calculating the weights to assist the valuer in the valuation process.Design/methodology/approachThe work provides methodologies to assign the weights through simple mathematical procedures that can be used to support subjective judgement in the valuation process. The models proposed can be applied to other phases of reconciliation inside the valuation process and are based on the collection of previous property data in the same market segment.FindingsTwo different methodologies are proposed to support valuers in the valuation process and in particular in the phase of the choice of the weights for final reconciliation purposes.Research limitations/implicationsThe implication is the development of an information system to support the appraiser in providing these weights. The models proposed are only two but represent a future, much larger field of research.Practical implicationsThe models may help in determining more consistent valuation reports.Social implicationsConsistent valuation reports for the determination of mortgage lending value may contribute to the stability of the social and economic system, especially after the 2008 non-agency mortgage crisis.Originality/valueThese are original models proposed in literature for such kind of problems.
Journal of European Real Estate Research – Emerald Publishing
Published: May 8, 2018
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