Property Tax Assessments are happening now!


The time is now for Property Tax Notice Assessments in many counties, so what does that mean for you? Our friends at Campbell and Brannon help break down the process and what you need to know.



How is my property value determined?

A county tax assessor states the Fair Market Value (FMV) of  your property, and then takes a percentage of that value to determine your Assessed Value​.

The Assessed Value is used to calculate  your property tax for the calendar year. This information is compiled into a Notice of Assessment.  The owner of the property (as of Jan 1 of that tax year) will be mailed this Notice although it can also be looked up online through the county tax assessors website (links to county websites are below.)

What if I want to appeal the Assessment?

If the home’s FMV is higher than expected, with higher taxes to boot, it is in your best interest to appeal the assessment. The owners may represent themselves or hire someone to help them through the process.  If the property has been sold, the current owner may also be the one to appeal the assessment.

Be sure to note that all appeals must be filed within 45 days from the date of the Notice of Assessment.  Make sure you don’t wait until you receive your 2018 tax bill to start the process! By that time the window of appeal will be closed.  The steps for appealing will be found in the Notice or a property tax consultant can help you navigate how to proceed.

If you’d like more information about the assessment process and/ or appealing your assessment, contact us today!  Our agents and partner attorneys, like Campbell & Brannon, are always available to help you in any way we can.

Whom should I contact?

If you would like general information, assistance pulling market data to support your appeal:

Melissa Wakamo, Managing Broker

Keller Knapp Realty/ Red Robin Realtors


If you would like assistance in filing an appeal:

County Website Links:

posted: Jun 6, 2018 | No Responses

Posted by:  Melissa Wakamo

When Melissa Wakamo began her real estate career in 2004, her goal was to focus on her immediate area and get to know her neighbors. "I've had a lot of fun over the years helping my neighbors sell their homes and helping newcomers become a part of our community."

Melissa quickly became one of metro Atlanta's top producing agents and consistently performed in the top 1% of all Atlanta agents. By 2009, Melissa's real estate team had grown to include several agents and support staff, dedicated to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Atlanta's intown neighborhoods.

In 2010, Melissa transitioned Red Robin REALTORS® into an independently owned boutique brokerage. Even in the tough real estate market during that time, Red Robin REALTORS® continued to outperform other small brokerages and was able to help buyers and sellers adapt to the rapid changes in the market.

In 2017, Melissa had the opportunity to merge the Red Robin REALTORS team with another like-minded boutique brokerage, Keller Knapp Realty. The two community-focused organizations bring together more than 100 agents, including 3 of the top 10 agents in metro Atlanta. With offices in Oakhurst, Ormewood Park and Midtown, Keller Knapp Realty and Red Robin REALTORS team are the top boutique real estate firm in Atlanta.

In her role as Managing Broker, Melissa provides agent training, marketing and strategic oversight for the Brokerage, ensuring that the brokerage maintains its focus and commitment to the intown market.

Melissa's active participation in various neighborhood organizations and charitable efforts, as well as her passion for antiques, cooking, and gardening, keep her busy and in touch with the community.

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