Tax Assessment Appeal
Aspen Appraisal Group: House Valuation for Tax Assessment
Due to the previous downturn of home values in the recent past, a large percentage of homes in the Salt Lake area are still being taxed based on much higher property values. Lots of homeowners are paying more than their fair share of property taxes! Sometimes, matters like this can be resolved with a phone call. However, if after discussing an assessment with a local taxing authority, a homeowner still feels as though his or her property has been overvalued, a professional, independent, third-party appraiser is often the best bet. That’s where the Aspen Appraisal Group (AAG) comes in.
There are a lot of different procedures for appealing a tax assessment, so it’s important to enlist the help of a professional appraisal company that’s experienced and trained in the ins and outs of the appeal process. Before determining whether to move forward with a property tax assessment appeal or whether to hire an appraiser, it makes sense to research what is involved and what the best options might be. Keep in mind, according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), appraisers are not allowed to take “shortcuts”, and we take this seriously, as part of our independent house valuation. When Aspen Appraisal Group is hired for an assessment appeal, the client commissions us as an independent, third party to perform a professional house valuation appraisal report. As such, we do our own evaluation from beginning to end. If a property has in fact been overvalued, an independent tax assessment report such as ours will be more persuasive than any other evidence the homeowner may be able to provide on his or her own. But once again it does depend on our ability to do the house valuation independently. Call today with any questions you might have or schedule an appointment. You can also receive a free quote by clicking here. If you aren’t sold yet, see what others are saying about Aspen Appraisal Group by clicking here.