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Appraised residential value appeals due March 28

You’ve received your appraised value by now.  If you’ve reviewed your appraised value and don’t believe it is appraised at fair market value, you can appeal.  You have until Wednesday, March 28 to file your appeal.

It is important to understand what is meant by the term “fair market value.”  This refers to the amount of money that a well-informed buyer is willing to pay and a well-informed seller is willing to accept for property.   The market conditions must be open and competitive, assuming that the parties are acting without undue compulsion.

There are 3 steps to the process:

1. File your appeal: The instructions and form are on the back of the notice of appraised value (see image).

2. Prepare for your appeal: Gather up documents that support that your property’s appraised value.  Pictures of structural damage, decades-old appliances and carpet and repair estimates would be good.   Even a signed sales contract for a lower value is another example of acceptable documentation to send to the county appraiser’s office.

3. Conduct the Appeal: When you schedule the informal hearing, you can request a meeting or even a phone hearing to best fit your schedule.  These can be day or night.

Appraised Value Appeals

Amazingly, in 2017, 40-50% of the more than 5,000 residents who submitted appeals received an adjustment to their appraisal. The state requires the county appraiser to annually appraise homes based on fair market value.  The county must use comparisons of homes sold around Jan. 1, 2018.

For more information on the appeal process, including specific examples of how to prepare for your appeal, visit the County Appraiser’s Website.

For more information on the appraisal process and how it relates to your property taxes, you can view this quick fact sheet.

Direct specific questions about the process or your property to the Johnson County Appraiser’s Office by calling (913) 715-9000. 

If your appraisal has you wanting to sell, we can help!  Cami Jones Collaborative offers unparalleled support when it comes to helping our sellers.  We work with buyers and sellers alike, so no matter which side of the sale you’re on, we are by your side.  Call us today!  913-402-2550.

5 benefits of listing with Cami Jones Collaborative

We are often asked why someone should hire us or use a licensed Realtor® when listing their home for sale.  Aside from the fact that we like to have lots of fun and enjoy our clients immensely, there are some really good reasons why you should enlist the help of Cami Jones Collaborative when it comes to listing your home.  Probably the most-often heard argument against using a Realtor® is this:  “I can just sell it myself FSBO and save a ton of money, not to mention save the hassle of showings when I’m not ready for them!”There are several important things to consider when listing your home, and listing with a real estate agent makes all the sense in the world.  It’s no secret, but every homeowner wants pretty much the same things out of a house sale and has the same goals.

House Sale Goals

  1.  Homeowners want to sell the property.  This is obvious.
  2.  People want to sell their home for the best possible price.
  3.  They want to sell it with the least amount of hassles and inconvenience (see above).
  4.  People want to sell it within a certain time frame based on any number of factors.  Sound about right?

So, why use a Realtor®?

  1. Realtors® are trained professionals.  You use professionals for many aspects of your life; bankers, builders, repairmen, stockbrokers, educators, etc.  Why take a chance when it comes to one of your most important investments?  Our team members are skilled and objective negotiators.  This is a benefit in what can be an emotionally-charged experience.
  2. Real estate agents have access to the vast majority of available buyers! According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2016 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report, 87% of all buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker.  We have a vast network of real estate colleagues and can often bring buyers to you as soon as (if not before) the sign goes in the yard.

So, why use Cami Jones Collaborative?

  1. Experienced agents, like Cami Jones, Missy Hutton, Mandy Doull, Stacy Vollmar and Rebecca Kyger bring pricing expertise, negotiating skills, and market access to the table- and can often land you a higher selling price as a result. They know the ins and outs of the local market, what it will bear and what the comps are. Pricing right is everything!  Don’t make pricing your home a guessing game; do it right the first time.
  2. We have Christine Carlson as our team’s transaction coordinator, and she works hard for YOU.  Every “i” is dotted and every “t” is crossed by Christine.  In short, every detail of your transaction is carried out impeccably with nothing left to chance.
  3. Exposure- you want your home to have maximum exposure to as many potential buyers as possible.  This exposure includes professional marketing (online and offline) materials, hosted open houses, and regular communication with buyers’ agents.  We do it all!

Let our team help you!  We make the listing process easy and will have you on the road to selling your beautiful home in no time!  Give us a call today!  You can reach our team at 913.402.2550.  Want to come to see us?  Our brand new office is conveniently located at 5000 W. 135th St. Leawood, KS 66224.In the meantime, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving is a great opportunity for us to reflect on how grateful we are.We are blessed with the best clients in the world and we are honored to share in your most important and memorable moments!  The day you close on and move into your new home isn’t one you’ll ever forget. Thank you for trusting us to help you, whether you are buying, selling or both.  Your home purchase is likely the biggest purchase of your life and we’re honored to be a small part of it.  We have many repeat clients, and it truly is fun seeing you move to different properties as you enter different stages of your lives!We are blessed with the hardest-working real estate team around.  Each person on our Cami Jones Collaborative team demonstrates on a daily basis how she will go the extra mile to make it all happen.  We support one another and cheer on each other’s successes — what a team!  If you’re new to Kansas City, just ask around.  People know that with Cami Jones Collaborative, you’ll get knock-your-socks-off customer service from the first time we meet until long after your closing date!We are thankful for our amazing city.  Kansas City is home to so many wonderful people, unique neighborhoods, awesome restaurants, terrific sports teams and so much more.  It’s so much fun introducing out-of-town transplants to KC- we know you’ll love it as much as we do!We are thankful for good health, families and friends.  Without these, nothing else matters!Wishing you and yours a wonderful, restful holiday and a great long weekend!  Happy Thanksgiving!  Congratulations to our local high schools that are playing for football state championship titles!  Good luck!