publication . Article . 2013

Relative level of occurrence of the principal heuristics in Nigeria property valuation

Iroham C.O.,; Ogunba, O.A.; Oloyede, S.A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2013 Journal: International Journal of Development and Sustainability, volume 2, issue 2, pages 493-504 (issn: 2186-8662, eissn: 2186-8662, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS)
The neglect of the other principal heuristics namely avaialability, representative and positivity in real estate behaviourial property research as against the exclusive focus on anchoring and adjustment heuristics invariably results to a lopsided research. This work studied the four principal heuristics in property behaviourial property valutaion in a bid to discovering its relative level of occurrence. The study adopted a cross-sectional questionnaire survey approach of 159 of the 270 Head Offices of Estate Surveying and Valuation firms in Lagos Metropolis, while 29 and 30 questionnaire were distributed to the Head Offices of the entire Estate Surveying and Val...
free text keywords: Principal heuristics, Behaviourial research, Property, Valuation, Nigeria, lcsh:Economic growth, development, planning, lcsh:HD72-88
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