Proper analysis is critical to estimating fair and equitable taxable values. Additionally, many property owners are unaware of available incentives, abatements and exemptions. Managing the process of valuing your properties, filing appeals and budgeting can be time consuming and complex.
The Clearview Group combines the experience, knowledge and relationships necessary to identify and fully pursue all assessment appeal opportunities.
Our Real Property team strives to ensure fair, reasonable and equitable assessments necessary to control your property tax liability.
Our initial analysis involves reviewing property-specific information, as well as researching pertinent market information and trends that may affect the value of your properties. Our comprehensive review includes the use of the most appropriate approaches to value (cost, income and/or sales) to identify potential opportunities for assessment adjustments. We coordinate each step of this analysis with you and work together to develop our course of action.
Constantly building on the findings of the opportunity analysis, our team will file the appeal and prepare our detailed analysis for presentation and representation at first-level informal hearings and before administrative boards of review. We keep you informed during each step of this entire process and coordinate with you to preserve your appeal rights at the administrative and judicial levels.
We are available to assist in your pre-acquisition analysis providing a review of a jurisdiction’s historic assessment practice, trends in tax rates and the treatment of acquisition purchase prices. We work with you to identify the potential tax liability following a purchase to properly allocate tangible assets (real and personal) and provide you with a comfort level that this major operating expense has been considered fully.
Our team is available to provide additional services related to the annual budgeting of real property taxes, assisting in the preparation or review of income questionnaires, the review of tax bills for correctness and the tracking of refunds.