Welcome to 2020! Will this be the year that you appeal or will you continue swallowing that hard to swallow tax bill? Is there anything worse than receiving that new tax bill? Ok, so maybe April 15th is a tough one as well. Whenever you get your property tax bill, you know that it will likely be higher than the year before even though your property value has remained the same or even had a slight decrease. Government seems to never have enough money and they lean on you, the homeowner for additional revenue. It is almost like they push a huge tax pill down your throat and don’t give a glass of water to help it go down. The Property Tax Dr. is here to help by taking that tax pill and reducing its size so it won’t choke you on the way down.
You may not be up for reevaluation this year but this doesn’t preclude you from appealing your assessed value. Every homeowner should do an assessment checkup every year and the Property Tax Dr. allows you to do this yearly once you download the app. We designed this app to simplify the entire appeal process. We designed the Property Tax Dr. so that you can take your time to detail the information needed to accurately create a comprehensive appeal summary. You wont have to deal with strangers walking around your home, this project is 100% on your time table, you will be guided through every valuation tool ( most law firms and consultants will only use the comparable factor) that is available. Your home is unique and to rest only on comparables is missing the boat.
We want to help that tough pill go down much easier. By shrinking your tax bill by 10-20-30% or more can help you keep your money where it belongs.
Oh what a gift it would be if your property tax bill was decreased by 10, 20, 30% or more. That gift is coming very soon in the form of an innovative app called the Property Tax Dr. Our goal is to save you money and create a fair and accurate assessment.
Accurate Property Assessment Inc. and the Property Tax Dr. wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.
We could make this a very short answer, but what fun would that be?
Let us first look at what the average homeowner does before they list their home for sale. Fresh paint, new floor covering, new plumbing fixtures, new cabinets, new roof, new siding, etc. Ok, you get the idea, these are all things that could increase the value by 10% to 25% over the neighboring homes.
Now let’s look at your home. Maybe you haven’t had the extra cash to replace those outdated cabinets, or maybe the floor coverings are just your favorite color and you don’t want to part with them. These older items have depreciation and they will lower the sales price if you listed your home as-is. Take a little time to document those items that would lower the value of your home, it could be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars saved on your tax bill.
Long story short, recent sales do not always translate to an increase in the value of your home. This is why we appeal.
We are led to believe the only viable option when appealing, is to retain an attorney. We are here to tell you that only about 10% of appeals require an attorney. The fact remains that most attorneys know very little about assessment appeals. Attorneys rely on comparables as their only argument and unfortunately, comparables are the easiest to dispute.
The property tax consulting world has changed and will continue to change as technology catches up. We offer the most advanced technology available to the public in the Property Tax Dr. App. As a homeowner, you have likely received a postcard from a local property tax consultant, these are most likely from a law firm in your area. Lawyers make a promise to lower your tax bill but require you to pay up to 50% of your first-year savings, this can potentially be thousands of dollars in fees depending on the amount saved. When our App launches on the app store, you will be pleasantly surprised to see that we offer a free version. This APP will allow you to have access to 98% of the full version. Upon completion of the App, you will have an accurate FMV (Fair Market Value) of your residence. If you are satisfied with those results and you feel that you have good cause to appeal, you simply unlock the full version ( in-app purchase required) and you will have a full view of all details and a complete downloadable PDF that describes your property in terms that assessors understand and find very difficult to dispute. By using our innovative image capture tool, you will easily document and store images that support your reasons for appeal.
According to Cook County Illinois Assessor, Fritz Kaegi, “You don’t need an attorney because nobody knows your home like you do.” This is absolutely the truth, but assessment can be a tricky thing and this is exactly why we developed the Property Tax Dr. To make you the expert!