Has the value of your home decreased over the past few years? Then why are you being taxed on these higher property assessments? Did you know that the assessment amount on your tax bill most likely is not the amount that you are being taxed on? Get a tax appeal appraisal to provide a good answer to the local government. Each municipality has their own equalization ratio that determines their opinion of market value of your home. Would you like to know what the town really thinks your home is worth and what you are being taxed on? Call or email us your information and we will tell you what your town thinks your property is worth to help you decide if you have a case to proceed. We also can provide you with market data for you to make an educated decision before ordering the appraisal.
Assessment appeal services
Most localities determine your property tax burden based on an ad valorem 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 sometimes it may seem as though your assessment is too high. Often, matters like this can be resolved with a phone call. However, if after discussing 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 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’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” — i.e., your research — and use it on its face as part of our independent evaluation. When you hire us for an tax appeal appraisal, you’re 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 has 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.
We are professionals and strive for complete customer satisfaction. We offer an Expert Opinion, State Credentials, and Good Customer Service! Please reach out and contact us with any questions you may have regarding a real estate appraisal in the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Foothills area. We will inspect your property at your convenience—after hours and Saturday included– and will complete the property valuation on a 1004 form industry standard within 48 hours from inspection. We will email this to you in a pdf file format.
If you have questions, would like a consultation, or are ready to get the appraisal process started, please call:
Sacramento Valley Appraisal—916-407- 5540