Tax Assessments – Appeal or Not?

The property tax man hit many hard and residents are feeling pinched! Fulton County property tax assessments have been mailed. Dekalb assessments are soon to be released. With the rise in property values and to catch up with their valuations, many of you will likely see an increase in your property taxes. Some have seen some dramatic increases particularly if you haven’t seen an increase in many years.

Review the assessment carefully. If you feel it is not accurate and you want to appeal click the links below for the process. In both counties, you have 45 days from the date shown on the notice to appeal if you do not agree with the fair market value shown on the notice.

Reasons for appeal are:

  • they made a mistake – incorrect data of your property
  • comparable houses in your neighborhood received lower assessments
  • the market value is incorrect

Fulton County Property Tax Information and Appeal Process
Dekalb County Property Tax Information and Appeal Process

Just a reminder the millage rates have not been set yet so these are not your final bill but an assessment of your property.

Connect with us on Facebook as we will host some Tax Appeal Workshops. Our first one is scheduled for June 7 at 6:00 pm. We will post any additional workshops or events.

posted: Jun 1, 2017 | 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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