Richard L. Sanderson, helping improve local property tax systems (Richard L. Sanderson Consulting)

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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have had buyers call me for advice to protest their taxes.   In Denver it is filed electronically, and usually have good success.

Aug 28, 2016 11:55 AM
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Cynthia Biechler
Biechler Grp Real Estate w/HOMESMART Connect - Chicago - Chicago, IL

Yes I have. Also, did a few for a couple of clients & was successful but I presented them in person with pictures not online. Best of luck.

Aug 25, 2016 06:33 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've done this a few times - unsuccessfully I might add

Aug 25, 2016 12:53 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

No, just the old fashion take a number and wait.

Aug 27, 2016 04:57 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Not personally - but I know two people who challenged their assessment.  Neither was successful.

Aug 26, 2016 12:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I have not been very successful doing this in person either.

Aug 25, 2016 06:28 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've filed and won a couple appeals, but I went in person with photos.  I find some things are better done in person (and it's only a 20 minute drive to the county recorder's office here).

Aug 25, 2016 04:03 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Richard - Every 2 years when there is a reassessment, we work with a bunch of our clients, providing comps for their appeals. We always recommend that they go in person to the assessor's office - it has been our experience - anecdotal but convincing - that an in-person appeal has a better outcome than using the on-line system.

Aug 25, 2016 02:00 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Get calls all the time, I tell them the strategy that worked and wish them luck,

Aug 25, 2016 01:43 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Yeppers - they seldom believe anyone but themselves

Aug 25, 2016 01:28 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes, I did this. Very educational too. It is easy to file. Weeks after I filed, I got a call from the assessor stating that we can settle this now and not have to go before the appeals board if I like. I said sure. He then shared all his comps to support his position and asked me to share mine. He said it all comes down to comps even though you can explain and discuss all the side issues. He made a point to emphasize how long he has been doing this making experience a key credible issue. I hit the ball back saying I have been in Real Estate for decades & my opinion is professional too. We finally came to a figure we both could accept. Very sharpening experience for me

Aug 24, 2016 11:44 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

More and more people are going through this process to lower taxes.

Aug 24, 2016 11:04 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not familiar with an online appeal process. Usually done at the county level.

Aug 24, 2016 10:22 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No recent experience.

Aug 24, 2016 09:29 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Aug 24, 2016 09:25 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

In my county, it's pretty easy to meet with the county appraiser and appeal in person.  Much better record of success this way.

Aug 24, 2016 09:25 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

no experience - good luck

Aug 24, 2016 09:24 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

filing a tax assessment appeal is usually a losing battle.... 

Aug 24, 2016 09:16 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

In Los Angeles County, California -- it's a print/mail-in process and yes I know some home owners who have been successful in appealing property taxes when there has been a perceived decline-in-value.  More information can be found here.  

Aug 24, 2016 09:10 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Looking forward to reading the answers...

Aug 24, 2016 09:02 PM