Quantifying Estimation Bias in Residential Appraisal
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to empirically test the ability of residential appraisers to estimate market value of houses. Using a sample of over 500 appraisals made for corporate relocation firms, the appraisal estimates of market value were compared with the actual price that the house sold for subsequently. The results indicate that current appraisal methods produce unbiased estimates of market value. Additional empirical results are presented that show that seasonal factors and regional economic conditions significantly explain variation in appraisal error.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by American Real Estate Society in its journal Journal of Real Estate Research.
Volume (Year): 3 (1988)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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Postal: American Real Estate Society Clemson University School of Business & Behavioral Science Department of Finance 401 Sirrine Hall Clemson, SC 29634-1323
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Postal: Diane Quarles American Real Estate Society Manager of Member Services Clemson University Box 341323 Clemson, SC 29634-1323
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