Updated: Jan 17
Hiring the right property tax appeal company is crucial to the success of your property tax reduction. The process can be complex and lengthy when dealing with county municipalities and hiring the right company should make it an east process for you.
Experience, Communication and Results are top of the list for most people. Check out the list below for the reasons above and 4 more in "7 Reasons Not to Hire a Property Tax Appeal Firm"
Choosing a consultant solely based on price: While it may be tempting to choose a consultant with the lowest fee, it's important to remember that the goal is to create the maximum amount of tax refunds and/or reductions while minimizing cost, risk, and time involvement.
Not considering the company's success rate: A company with a high success rate in past appeals is more likely to be able to successfully appeal your property taxes as well.
Not considering the company's experience: An experienced company will have a better understanding of the appeals process and will be more likely to be able to navigate it successfully.
Not considering the company's background in real estate appraisal: An appraiser who has become a tax appeal consultant will have a better understanding of real estate and the factors that influence value than other tax appeal practitioners and assessors.
Choosing a nationwide firm that does not have local expertise: nationwide firms often do not have the requisite expertise on local real estate markets and do not have long-standing working relationships with assessors.
Not considering the company's level of customer service: a company that provides personalized service and attention to your needs, and is responsive to your communications, will be better able to meet your needs.
Not considering the company's ability to handle any specialized reporting or update requirements that you may have: A company that can tailor its services to your specific needs will be better able to help you with your appeal.