Property Tax Challenge Appraisals in St. Petersburg
In the real estate profession it is a running joke that everyone has a different perspective of what a house is worth. It's the tax assessor that seems to always come in at the high end of the scale. Challenging a tax assessment has become common practice. Unfortunately, most people go into these challenges uninformed and unprepared. They may pull some information from the internet to support their claims, but have no real basis for their argument and wind up wasting their time.
A real estate appraiser can help in these situations. While it may not be economical to commission a full appraisal to reduce your tax bill by only a few hundred dollars, often an appraiser can do a limited appraisal or neighborhood analysis for less than the cost of a full appraisal. These documents carry a lot of weight when you appear before an appeals board.