If you’ve ever wondered how your appraisal district got your value so wrong, watch this quick video of Patrick O’Connor explaining the process the appraisal districts use to “value” Texas real estate.

Suggestion: you might want to print this to read offline.

Pat O’Connor:

Why would you want to consider protesting? Well, let me tell you.

The appraisal districts use these massive models to value tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of properties at a time, and the values aren’t reliable, you know?

They’re all over the place. Some are high, some are low. You just don’t know until you look at the individual property, and the sale for that area, whether you’re high, or low, or in the middle.

So, that’s why you need to protest. They don’t know, and you don’t know until you really look at it. The fact is, this isn’t my guess of what’s going to happen.

The fact is that two out of three property tax protests are successful in the state of Texas according to about 2 million protests in the year 2016.

So, two out of three are successful, so go ahead and protest. The appraisal district uses this process that is just unreliable.

The deadline is May 15th. Make sure you protest and protest both market value and unequal appraisal.

If you want to find out if you’re fairly taxed, go to the Texas Fairness Checker at cutmytaxes.com. That’s cutmytaxes.com. It is free and only takes one or two minutes, and you’ll find out if you’re fairly taxed or not. Thanks for watching.

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