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DC Property Tax Assessment Appeals



DC properties are reassessed EVERY year. Assessment notices are mailed in February.

The Real Property Tax Administration (RPTA) assesses properties at 100% of Estimated Market Value, defined as the most probable price that a buyer would pay a willing seller on the open market.


  • Current owners must file petition appeal by April 1st ;

  • New owners can appeal the Proposed 2019 Assessed Value within 45 days of a new deed recorded by September 30th 2018.

  • New Owners can also appeal the current assessed value within 45 days of transfer, or April 1st., whichever is later

1st Level of Appeal-- ASSESSOR LEVEL:


Our Marketing Roadmap


Getting your property ready the market takes preparation. We have you covered! Check out our pre-listing marketing roadmap. This timeline typically takes a couple weeks but we often fast-track when needed. Below is just a glimpse at our process. Contact us to discuss in detail.

Listing Agreement

Needed to establish agency representation which allows us to prepare and promote your property. Pricing determined prior to market or private placement date.

Private Placement

Optional- an opportunity to market your property to Compass and other select agents prior to syndication.

Staging Consultation

If your property is occupied we provide you with professional staging and organization consultation which...


How does the bidding process work? Escalation Clause!


Multiple offers on DC properties are more common than you may think. So, how does the "bidding" process work? Escalation Clause!

There are two parts to an Escalation Clause: 1. The “Escalating Factor” or increment over the next best offer, and 2. “Cap” - The maximum the buyer is willing to pay.

For example, let's say you're submitting an offer on a listing priced at $700,000

Let's start with the Escalating Factor (amount over the next best offer). In my experience, a strong escalating factor or increment is anywhere from 1-2% of the sales price, depending on your terms and how many offers you're competing against.

It might seem like a lot but consider this: The Seller&rsq...


Need to sell before I buy my next place. How do I do this?


Clients ask this loaded question all the time. The answer is often complicated with many variables, but if we start with a few basic questions we can begin to formulate a plan.

Do you need to sell to buy your next place?

Some homeowners need funds from the sale of their current home to cover the down payment and closing costs on their next home. And/or some people need the current home off the "books" to meet loan/debt to income ratios. Other folks do not. Which brings us to the next question...

Are your finances in order?

We need a clear understanding of your financial position to prepare for your next move. Can you carry two mortgages if needed? How much cash do you have on hand? Should we l...

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