leftAssessment appeal services

Most localities determine your property tax burden based on an ad valorem assessment of the property's value. Sometimes, as a property owner, you get an unwanted surprise in the mail telling you your real estate taxes are going up, and it may be due to your assessment is too high.

Sometimes, matters like this can be resolved with contacting your local assessor.  However, if after discussing your assessment with your local county assessor, you still feel as though your property was overvalued, a professional, independent, third-party appraiser is often your best bet in proving your case. That's where Truex Appraisal Services, LLC and/or Truex Residential Appraisers, Inc. come in.

There are as many different procedures for appealing assessments as there are property taxing districts, so it's important to enlist the help of a local professional appraisal firm that's experienced and trained in the ins and outs of your particular jurisdiction.  


Please note: It makes sense to do your own research before determining whether to go forward with a property assessment appeal, especially before you make the decision to hire a professional appraiser.  However, according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), appraisers are not allowed to take "shortcuts" -- for instance, use your research -- and use only that research as the basis for our independent evaluation. When you hire us for an assessment appeal, you're commissioning  an independent, third-party professional appraisal report. As such we do our own evaluation, beginning to end. If you're right that your property has been overvalued, an independent report such as ours will be even more persuasive than any other evidence you can marshal on your own. But it depends on our ability to do the work independently.


Sometimes, you will have a hearing on your assessment appeal and will need for the appraiser you've hired to speak and/or testify on your behalf. Be assured that at Truex Appraisal Services, LLC, we are able to professionally and persuasively testify at appeal hearings.  Browse our website to learn more about our qualifications, expertise and all residential and commercial (non-residential) services offered.