Tax Assessment Appeals

taxDue to the impact on the housing market of the Great Recession of 2008 a large percentage of homes in the Tallahassee area are still being ‘taxed’ based on much higher property values prior to this decline, meaning there is a very good chance you are paying more than your fair share of property taxes!

Sometimes, 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 has been overvalued, a professional, independent, third-party real estate appraiser is often your best bet in proving your case.

That is where Premier Appraisal Services of Tallahassee can help. There are a lot of different procedures for appealing tax assessments so it is important to enlist the help of a professional real estate appraisal company that is experienced and trained in the ins and outs of the appeal process.

Prior to hiring a real estate appraiser it often makes sense to do your own research before determining whether to move forward with a property assessment appeal, especially before making the decision of hiring a professional appraiser.

Keep in mind, according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), we as real estate appraisers are not allowed to take “shortcuts” — i.e., your research – and use it as face value as part of our independent evaluation. When you hire us for an assessment appeal, you are commissioning us as an independent, third-party to perform a professional appraisal report.

As such, we do our own evaluation from beginning to end. If you are correct that your property has been overvalued, an independent report such as ours will be more persuasive than any other evidence you can provide on your own. But once again it does depend on our ability to do the work independently.

Give us a call today with any questions you might have and also check out our Testimonial page to see what others are saying about Premier Appraisal Services of Tallahassee.