We take a comprehensive look at your real estate property and through our process of looking at sale comparisons, NOI, CAP Rate, sales data, Land Value and many other factors; we determine if your property has been valued correctly by the county assessor. If not, we provide our recommendations and strategy to protest your property to get your property's value at the level is should by.
In some cases, we are able to present our findings and make an argument directly to your county's assessor and endeavor to fix your valuation issue during the February Preliminary Meetings. Our team knows what factors the county assessor looks for and what information they deem as credible in order to make better judgments.
If the February Preliminary Meetings do not give us the outcomes we seek, then we, on your behalf, file the official Property Valuation Protest Application beginning June 1 of each year. The deadline to have your protest application is June 30.
Once we have file your protest application we will be scheduled for a one-on-one meeting with a certified contract appraiser who works on the behalf of the Board of Equalization. While there is the option of just mailing/submitting your application with no further action, IntegrumUSA will schedule face-to-face meetings with every protest we file on behalf of clients.
At the meeting closest to August 10th of each year, the Board of Equalization meets to finalize all the values for all properties within the county. Just prior to that meeting, we will have the outcomes of the property valuation protests we filed in June. If we are not satisfied with those outcomes, we may appeal directly to the Board of Equalization. If we feel your valuation is wrong and there may be a chance to get that right, we will fight for you at each and every opportunity afforded to us.
TERC (Tax Equalization Review Commission) is your next step if the Board of Equalization has not provided relief to you. If you decide to continue on through the protest process, we will advise you as to strategy and provide data you will need to present your case to the TERC Board.