Property Portfolio Assessment and Review

If there’s one place in the world ideal for property investment, it is UAE. The place is known for its real estate opportunities. However, you must develop a sound understanding of property portfolio assessment and review to get the best profits.

The property portfolio assessment and review means the valuation of the property considering all technical and residential factors. It helps set the correct market price, negotiate, and make a profitable sale.

After some hits by Covid 19, the property sector has roared back. The sales have increased by 46% in 2022. UAE is ranked as the best-performing market of 2022. So it is high time to maximize your profit. Land Sterling offers property portfolio assessment and reviews for Dubai and UAE. With experience in more than 10,000 projects, we know the UAE market inside out.

What is the purpose of a Property assessment?

We believe that everyone should assess his property. It helps in knowing the current worth and future scope. It puts a man ahead of others who have no groundwork.

A property assessment has the following benefits.

Investment Analysis

The annual assessment is a chance to analyze your investments. You can determine the results of your initial investments. If the profit. If it is up to your expectations, your investment has been fruitful. If not, you need to revisit your strategy.

Sale of Property

After the assessment, you can put the correct price tag on your property. You can clearly understand the quoted price, negotiation margins, and your final discount. It helps in finalising the deals.

Legal Problems

The assessment allows you to resolve the dispute if your land is disputed or shared. People can’t misguide you about your share or any hefty fines.

Future Goals

After the assessment, you will know your property’s worth in years to come. If the trend is upward, you can keep it. But if it’s a downward spiral, focus on selling it.

What are the critical factors for property portfolio assessment and review?

So far, we have discussed the meaning and purpose of property investment. Now let’s jump into the factors contributing to property portfolio assessment and review.

Property Location

The first thing on any property assessment checklist is the location. The city is always more expensive than the suburbs. However, it offers accessibility to markets, schools, hospitals, and amusement activities.

A prime example of this is Dubai Marina, the costliest residential area of Dubai. The sky scrappers, diversity of dining and entertainment points, and urban style of living are the reasons for its pricing.

Condition of Property

Many people relate the condition of a property with its maintenance. However, it is a multi-dimensional term.

The condition of a property depends comprises of three things

Area of the Land

All 3 play an equal part in determining the price. For example, if the house is old-fashioned, it will get cheaper. Similarly, getting a reasonable price will get more problematic if it isn’t well-kept.

Residential Facilities and Security

For people buying to live, the facilities and security of their residence are of utmost importance. People want their families to be safe and secure. They are willing to pay extra charges for that.

Over the years, the prices of safe areas have increased. And if you are a seller, you should benefit from this fact and set the price accordingly. It makes a great argument during in-person meetings.

Building Inspections

It is a relatively recent trend. Most buyers prefer a complete building inspection from a third party before purchase. The review includes foundations & structural analysis, identification of maintenance issues, and pest/termites presence.

You should always have building inspection reports before selling. They help in making you stand out among your peers.


A building with good value-addition ranks higher. If your entrance is stylish, it will attract more customers. The price would go up as per the supply and demand rule.

Similarly, you can add paintings and decorations inside to lure more visitors. For that, you should stay up-to-date with modern trends.
These are the factors that sellers should keep in mind before property assessment. Negligence in any area can result in an economic disaster.


The property portfolio assessment and review is the first step toward property sale/purchase. A review should include all factors affecting the valuation of a residence. The cumulative impact of these factors determines the market price and actual worth of a property.

It would help if you had an expert team to do so. The land sterling‘s assessment team evaluates property on all these factors. The team also guides you on how to increase your place’s market value. It ensures correct pricing with profit maximization.


What is the meaning of building value?

The building value includes the direct costs of a building. It is determined by adding the price of land and the physical structure of a building.

What is the cost of a property valuation?

The valuation cost varies depending on the hired company and the size of the building. You can also determine it for free by using online property valuation tools.

However, for the UAE, the best rates are offered by Land Sterling.

What formula do appraisers use?

The appraiser means the assessment of a property for mortgage. There is no pet rule or formula to determine that.
The fair of this call largely depends on the knowledge and experience of the real estate market. So, never do it on your own. Always hire professional appraisers.

What is the difference between fair value and market value?
Fair value means the intrinsic value of a property. In contrast, market value means the value of a property for selling/purchasing. Usually, only the market value is used for exchanges.

What happens if a property is overvalued?
The over-priced properties are counterproductive. The buyer doesn’t go for sale. So, as a result, you have to reset the price per market demands.

Vinodh Mahadevan MRICS


Vinodh Mahadevan MRICS

Vinodh Mahadevan is the Head of Business & Strategy at Land sterling and a Member of MRICS. With over 14 years of experience in investment advisory, consulting, valuation & advisory services, he has gained extensive exposure to valuation engagements. Vinodh's expertise includes due diligence exercises, appraisals of commercial and residential properties, mortgage and collateral appraisals, retail malls, large-scale industrial parks, hospitality and entertainment projects, and other special use real estate valuations.


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