How to Prepare an AppealListing comparable sales
You may obtain comparable sales information from records at the Assessor's Office or through the Assessor's Website, from realtors, or title companies.
The best sales comparisons are sales of your own property provided it was within the previous two years and was a true "open market" sale. The best comparables are sales of similar properties located in your area or neighborhood, with similar land and improvement features, that sold close to the valuation date at issue (January 1, of the current year). Comparable properties do not have to exactly match your property. Look for sales that are most similar, note their differences, and identify superior and inferior property features. This comparison process should enable you to determine whether your property would sell for more than or less than the price paid for each selected sale, leading you to a market value estimate. Be prepared to present and defend this analysis at the hearing.
Other successful forms of evidence include contractor estimates of costs to repair building or land defects; letter or documents from government agencies and/or experts regarding development limitations; deeds describing easements that impact value; independent appraisals; photographs of features or conditions that you believe diminish your property's market value; and maps showing proximity to high traffic areas or access limitations.
For your convenience a "Comparable Sales Worksheet", is available and can be accessed through the Board of Equalization website at "Forms" and by clicking "forms" under "Content Indexes".
For each comparable sale you use, be sure to include the parcel or account number, the address of the property, the date of sale, and the sale price. Also include comparable characteristics of the property. Comparable characteristics to consider are land, improvements and other supporting evidence.
Other supporting evidence
Mailing address for appeals:
Board of Equalization
205 S. Columbus, MS-CH-04
Goldendale, WA 98620
Date of Source Material: 6/1/2011
Source: Klickitat County Board of Equalization
Link to Source:
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Assistant Board Clerk
205 S Columbus, ms-ch-04
Goldendale, WA 98620
Fax: 509 773-6779
Phone: 509 773-4612