Your property tax burden is often determined by an ad valorem assessment of your property's value. If you receive a notice that your taxes are increasing, or if you believe that your assessment is too high, you can sometimes resolve the matter with a phone call to your local taxing authority. However, if you still believe that your property was overvalued, hiring an independent, third-party appraiser is your best option for proving your case.
Please keep in mind that conducting your own research before deciding to hire an appraiser is recommended, but according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), our evaluation must be completely independent. When you hire us for an assessment appeal, you're commissioning a professional appraisal report, and we do our own evaluation from beginning to end. If your property has been overvalued, an independent report like ours can be highly persuasive.