Use Shannon Aronson’s Expertise to Help Lower Your Property Taxes

It’s tax season, and I want everyone to know that they have an opportunity to appeal their property taxes. Everyone in New Jersey has until April 1st to file a tax appeal, so this is the time to ask yourself if you’re paying more in property taxes than you really need to.  When your home is assessed for a property tax, the value that is determined by the assessor does not always accurately reflect its real market value. The value that the tax assessor places on your home is subject to debate, and this is where you can work with a Realtor and an attorney to appeal your taxes

  • Property assessments are carried out anywhere from every 1 to 10 years, so your home’s value may be way outdated and/or incorrect. 
  • You need to have a ballpark idea of what your home might be worth, and to do this you can certainly use me as a resource.
  • You should also look at what other homes in the area are worth, because this will directly affect the value of your home.
  • If you find that your home’s value is way off from other homes, then you probably have a good chance to have your property taxes changed.

If you meet with me and we both agree that you might have a valid argument, then I can refer you to a real estate attorney. The attorney will look over the situation and if he/she feels that you have a tax appeal that you can win, a certain percentage of your tax savings will be used as payment. Most real estate attorneys will not charge anything up front for this service. If they feel you cannot win, they will simply tell you that you do not have a valid case.
It’s also important to keep in mind that it may be a high tax rate – and not an incorrect home value – that is making your property taxes expensive. If you feel like you’re paying too much, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can reach me by phone at 973-214-0691 or via email at Shannon@ShannonAronson.com. For additional real estate information, please visit my website at www.NJRealEstateDirect.com.