Most localities determine your property tax burden based on an ad valorem (Latin meaning accordingto value) assessment of the property's value. Sometimes, as a property owner, you get an unwanted surprise in the mail telling you your taxes are going up, and at times it may seem as though your assessment is too high.
Often, matters like this can be resolved with a phone call. 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, if after discussing your assessment with your local taxing authority you still feel as though your property was over valued, a professional, independent, third-party appraisal is often your best chance at proving your case. That's where we come 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 is experienced and trained in the ins and outs of your particular jurisdiction.When you hire us for an assessment appeal, you're commissioning an independent, third-party professional appraiser. As such, we do our own valuation on the property, from beginning to end. If you're right that your property has been over valued, an independent report such as ours is often more persuasive than any other evidence you can collect on your own. Occasionally, 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 Worden Valuation Services is able to professionally testify at appeal hearings.
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