File all necessary petitions for client before the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) - generally, the deadline for filing petitions before the VAB in Broward & Dade Counties falls in the third week of September; petition filing is preceded by the assessment notices which are mailed out by the Property Appraiser's office in mid to late August every year
Research & analyze subject properties utilizing on-line real estate systems as well as subscribed trade journals, publications etc.
Photograph and inspect the subject properties looking for key discrepancies that may not be picked up by the Property Appraiser's office
Photograph and investigate comparable market sales to be included in market analysis
Develop income approach, utilizing local market rent comparables, vacancy factors and other pertinent market conditions
Prepare in depth analysis with accompanying schedules, plat maps, photographs and other important evidence to be used in combatting the Property Appraiser's current assessment
Negotiate as many cases as possible with the Property Appraiser's office before they are scheduled to be heard by the Value Adjustment Board
If necessary, argue these well developed cases before the Special Magistrate (appointed by the Value Adjustment Board)
If necessary, assist clients in receiving their refund check (or reduced tax bill) from the Tax Collector's office
We bill our clients on a very fair contingency fee basis, if and only if we are successful in achieving a tax reduction
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Started AEI in 1990; graduated Queens College with a B.A. in Accounting; M.B.A. in Finance from Hofstra University; J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Member of the Florida Bar (attorney), Realtors Commercial Alliance of Greater Ft. Lauderdale and the Florida Association of Property Tax Professionals.