ASSESSMENT APPEAL SERVICES:
Most locatlities determine your property tax burden based on an AD VALOREM assessment of the property’s value. Sometimes, as a propety owner, you get an unwanted surprise in the mail telling youi your taxes are going up, and sometimes it may seem as through your assessment is too high.
Often, matters like this can be resolved with a phone call. However, if after dicussing your assessment with your local taxing authority, you still feel as though your property was overvalued, a professional, independent , third party appraiser is often your best bet in proving your case. That’s where Lou Najera Appraisals comes in.
There are as many different procedures for appealing assessments as there are property taxing districts, so it’s important to enlist the help of a professional appraisal firm that’s experienced and trained in the ins and outs of your particular jurisdiction.
PLEASE NOTE: It makes sense to do your own research before determining whether to go forward with a property assessment appeal, especially before you make the decision to hire a professional appraiser. However, according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice ( USPAP) , we are not allowed to take “shortcuts” which means your research— and use it on its face as part of our independent evaluation. When you hire us for an assessment appeal, you are commissioning an independent, third-party professional appraisal report. As such we do our own evaluation, beginning to end. If you’re right that your property as been overvalued, an independent report such as ours will be even more persuasive than any other evidence you can marshal on your own. But it depends on our ability to do the work independently.
Sometimes, you will have a hearing on your assessment appeal and will need for the appraiser you’ve hired to testify on your behalf. Be assured that at Lou Najera Appraisals, we are able to professionally and persuasiely testify at appeal hearings. Browse our website to learn more about our qualifications, expertise and services rendered.
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