Certified Home Values for your Property Tax Appeal

Experienced in Providing Home Assessments as Evidence for Tax Appeals

Our experience has told us that the local county auditors offices do not like to see distress sales or bank sales used when trying to appeal a tax valuation. We also understand that the county is looking for the use of similar homes, in similar condition, to use as comparable sales in the home valuation report.  We are educated and experienced in what the counties require during a tax appeal appraisal, we have met with the review boards across many of the counties we service and attended a number of tax appeal hearings where our appraisers were asked to explain their valuation.  This experience continues to help our appraisal team provide effective appraisal reports that will hold up during the tax appeal process, or to educate the home owner as to why an appraisal report won't help their property tax appeal.

Property Tax Appeal Hearings

Our Certified Residential Appraisers are familiar with the tax appeal process and continuously look forward to meeting with the members of the Cuyahoga County Board of Tax Appeals and tax appeal officials in other counties as well. It is the objective of each county, the home owner and the staff at Fast Appraisals to make sure the property assessment is accurate and the home owners property taxes are calculated accurately based on a realistic property value.  The county now has appraisers on staff during the appeal hearings due to the fact that non certified values do not work as well.

Need help at hearings? No problem, our appraisals hold up at hearings, and we are willing and able to let the county know "why" in the County Board of Revised hearings.  Let us take a closer look to help you and your clients!  Our turn around times are FAST and the best in the industry.  Ask us about our same day service.

Tax Appeal Appraisal Posts

Over the years we have written several blog posts to provide direction for home owners and property managers interested in the property tax appeal process. Although the process changes from year to year and some blog posts are dated, the appraisers at FAST Appraisals are always up-to-date on the latest property tax appeal steps for your county. Contact us to explore your options.

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Divorce Home Appraisal

When you order a divorce appraisal from us, you are assured that you will get not only the best in professional service, courtesy, and the highest quality appraisal. Our Cleveland home appraisal team also knows how to handle the sensitive needs of a divorce situation. Best yet, when expert witness testimony is involved, we have experience and are able and willing to defend our value in court or at a hearing.
Probate Appraisal: Cleveland Home Appraisal

Probate Appraisal

The probate process, and settling an estate, usually requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. Our team of Ohio State Licensed and certified real estate appraisers are familiar with the procedures and requirements necessary to perform a probate appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value estimate matching the date of death.
Bankruptcy Appraisal

Bankruptcy Appraisal

When a home owner looks at the possibility of selling their home to pay off creditors, they aren't in a financial situation where they can invest the money to be enhancing the curb appeal. Our Ohio licensed home appraisers take a more realistic approach then a Realtor® valuation and other websites pulling "comps." We take into account deferred maintenance and find other distressed properties that sold in the area.
Desktop Appraisal and Drive By Appraisals

Desktop Appraisal / Hybrid Appraisal

These can also be called hybrid appraisals or alternative appraisal products, a valuation that is prepared by a Licensed or Certified appraiser without an in-person inspection. A desktop appraisal involves detailed research and third-party resources to uncover the best comparable sales data to deliver a quality appraised value and is done entirely from the desk - no driving past the home involved.
Home Appraisers: Drive By Appraisal

Drive By Appraisal

In a drive by appraisal, comparable sales research is conducted first. Then the appraiser drives by the home for a visual exterior inspection. The appraiser takes exterior photos and notes about the property's condition - usually from the street. Drive By Appraisals can be more convenient without needing to coordinate schedules with the home owner. And usually turned around in less than 3 business days.
Full Appraisal Report

Full Appraisal

A full appraisal is what lenders usually require. The Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) is the most commonly used single-family appraisal form, and it is also known as Form 1004. This includes interior and exterior inspection with photos. Other appraisal forms include Form 1073 for condominiums, Form 1025 for small multi-family investment properties and Form 1004C for single-family manufactured housing.
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