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Appealing Your 2013 Property Tax Reappraisal Value

March 28th, 2013 Comments off

While 2013 property tax reappraisal values are down significantly across Shelby County many homeowners are verifying that their value is in-line with the fair market value of their home in anticipation of a tax rate increase.

With our 2013 Tax Appeal Kit homeowners are armed with comprehensive reports in easy-to-ready formats to easily determine if their home’s reappraisal value is too high.

For just $49 homeowners receive the following reports:

  • Comparable Sales: A mapped report showing recent sales activity that closely matches the subject property.
  • Neighborhood Profile Report: Overview of all sales and foreclosure activity with trends for the past 4 years.
  • Foreclosure Effect Report: Shows the potential effect of area foreclosures on appraisal values.
  • Instructions for Appealing: Step-by-step instructions for using the reports and for filing an appeal.
  • Tips & Tricks for a Successful Appeal

Visit or call (901) 458-6419 to learn more. The deadline to appeal is July 31, 2013.

Real Estate Recap: February 28, 2013

February 28th, 2013 Comments off

The University of Memphis has filed a $43.5 million permit for a 285K square foot residence hall to be built on campus. Click here to read the full details from Eric Smith with The Daily News.

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales rose 4.5% in January to the highest level since April 2010. Click here to read the full story.

Eric Barnes, Publisher for The Daily News will be on Fox 13’s Good Morning Memphis show on Monday, March 4th at 8:45AM to discuss the 2013 Shelby County Tax Reappraisal and Chandler Reports’ 2013 Tax Appeal Kit. Click here for more information.

Be sure to register for our complimentary “Pulse Report” to receive the
latest updates on local real estate trends. Our February report will be
published next week. Click here to register.

Appealing Your Property Taxes – Easy as 1, 2, 3

May 22nd, 2012 Comments off

Over the years you have probably seen Andy Wise, Chief Consumer Investigator for WMC TV Action 5 News, talking about various products for Shelby County homeowners to appeal their annual property tax appraisal values. If you haven’t seen the segment, you can check it out here:

Each year, Memphis and Shelby County homeowners have the opportunity to appeal their property tax appraisal value based on local market conditions and what they feel the fair market value of their home is if they were to sell it compared to what the Assessor has determined as the value.

The Shelby County Assessor’s website makes filing a review of your property value as easy as 1, 2, 3. All you need to do is complete their online form, provide them the data about your property and the value that you feel your home is worth based on 2011 sales comparables of homes that are near yours and closely match your property in year built, square footage and other factors. Click the submit button and your review is on it’s way.

The Assessor will contact you via letter to let you know if they have lowered your appraisal value based on the data that you submitted. The Shelby County Assessor is accepting informal reviews through June 8th. You can access their online form here.

If you disagree with the Assessor’s response you can then file an appeal to the Shelby County Board of Equalization. The deadline to contact the Shelby County Board of Equalization is Friday, June 29th. You can contact them at 901-379-7160. They will mail you the required forms that you will need to complete and submit back to them. Once they review your appeal forms, they will schedule your meeting with the Board where you will present your case, in person, at their offices.

Chandler Reports is happy to review your current property appraisal value and sales comparables before you decide to file an informal review or appeal to the Board. Please contact Wendy Greenlaw at or 901-528-5273 for a free property analysis report.

The following are some great tips and tricks for appealing your 2012 property tax appraisal value!

Keep in mind that you only have 15 minutes to present your case to the Board of Equalization.

Be prepared and make sure you have all of the data that you need with you to prove that your property tax appraisal value should be lower based on 3-4 sales comparables from 2011.

Bank sales, properties foreclosed by the bank and then resold, are not permitted as valid sales comparables!

If your home is surrounded by rundown and/or foreclosed properties that could be affecting your home’s value, take external property photos of your property and those closest to your home to show to the Board.

If you have refinanced your home, or had a formal appraisal conducted on your property in the last 3 years, be sure to request a copy of the appraisal from the Certified Appraiser or the Lender.

If you have not remodeled the inside of your home in the last 15-20 years, take photos of the original kitchen, bathrooms, flooring etc. This will aid in your appeal if most homes in your neighborhood have been upgraded or remodeled and resold at higher values.

Be sure you are not in jeopardy of a tax increase! If your data shows that your property should be at a higher value than the 2011 rate, the Board of Equalization can RAISE the value for your property!

You may purchase our $49 Tax Kit available at to receive a detailed property profile report for your home, sales comparables for the past 2 years, our Foreclosure Effect Report, access to The Daily News Online’s neighborhood report and more! Check out our free reports on the site as well!

Certified, professional appraisers can provide you a full analysis of your property and assist you with determining the fair market value of your home. Licensed appraisers have the education and experience necessary to give you an independent, impartial and objective opinion of value. You may click here for a list of local Appraisers.

Please contact us if we can assist you in any way! We are here to help!