Can I Appeal my Texas Property on My Own?
You Absolutely Can, But What Are the Pros and Cons?
Texas Believes in Property Rights
Texas believes in property owners’ rights and has set up its system to allow property owners to appeal their own properties. This means you can absolutely appeal on your own. Doing it yourself means you will need to prepare your evidence and be ready to present it to the Central Appraisal District or the Appraisal Review Board. If you are not satisfied with the results at those levels, you can hire an attorney to pursue more in litigation. If your property is small enough, you may even be able to represent yourself in arbitration rather than filing in court and hiring an attorney.
Pros and Cons to Doing It Yourself
Things to consider when deciding to appeal your own property valuations.
- You don’t have to pay anyone based on your tax savings
- You know everything that is happening and you don’t need to rely on someone for an update
- You care deeply about your property
- You know the story about what is happening in your market
- You are alone in the process and it isn’t your full-time focus
- Limited or no access to valuations tools that require costly subscriptions
- Limited market data revolving only around your property
- Limited time and a need to work on other responsibilities
- Frustration dealing with slow processes
- Researching and understanding the nuances of the property tax law.
Hiring an Expert can Ease Your Burden
Appealing on your own has its benefits, but in many cases, the frustration and time spent are not worth the reward. In most cases, it is better to reach out and ask an expert for help. They are able to focus their time on your case and help you achieve great results. The results far outweigh the costs for their services.
If you have questions or would like to see what an expert could do for you, the specialists at Wayfinder Tax Relief are ready to help.