How changing the property taxes can help you sell a home faster!

Services for Real Estate Pros with Laura Moore Godek, PC

Whether you plan to stay in your house or sell, lowering your tax assessment will save you money. 


  Home on the market?  Appeal your real estate taxes to:


•·        Save money at closing. 

You will pay your share of 2010 real estate taxes at closing, which normally aren't paid until 2011. 

Minimize your 2010 assessment and save more money when your house sells.

•·        Make your home more attractive to buyers. 

Everyone wants to pay less in taxes. 

Advertise that you're appealing the taxes to generate more interest in your home.

•·        Help interested buyers afford your home.  

Buyers who are going to pay less in taxes can qualify to buy more home.


If you're interested in reducing the assessed value on your home through appeal, please call or email my office to find out more information.




Laura Moore Godek,

Attorney at Law


Comments (2)

Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA

great comment, but here in washington we can only request adjustments on the taxes november to January

Jun 15, 2010 05:12 PM
Don Spera
CR Property Group, LLC - East York, PA
Serving York and Adams County, PA

Laura, every area is different on how many times you can appeal.  Those that have been the most successful in our area have been the ones that bought new construction from 2003 - 2007 range.  They paid top dollar and now the prices are down well over 25%, and in some cases more.   They appealed the assessment and were able to get the amount down dramatically.  Whether they are staying in the property or selling it, it doesn't hurt trying.  The answer is already NO, unless you ask.

Jun 16, 2010 12:06 AM