Property tax assessment appeals backlogged

By:
Eric Castongia
Broker Associate

I was not surprized to read in the San Francisco Business Times that Phil Teng’s office is struggling to keep up with the number of real property tax appeals.  I have several clients who have requested comparable sales to present as part of their appeal.

Assessor Teng visited one of Zephyr’s office meetings last year and the backlog at that time was 2 years.  The clients who appealed at that time did not get nearly the reduction that comparable sales indicated was appropriate, so the city is clearly trying to keep the reductions to a minimum.

Do you have any sage advise I can pass along to be successful in this endeavor?