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  • Location: 2200 North Loop West, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77018

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Property tax increases are capped at 10% per year The appraisal district can increase your assessed value 10% plus the market value of any improvements. Tax reductions obtained in one year sometimes last many years.
  • It doesn't make sense to appeal my property taxes if my property is assessed for less than market value. Not true. Using unequal appraisal, our property tax consultants can probably reduce your property taxes even if your assessed value is below market value. Unequal appraisal compares the assessed value of your property to the assessed value of similar properties. O’Connor is the market leader in developing and presenting unequal appraisal appeals. Our property tax consultants use proprietary computer programs, banks of server computers and massive databases to search for assessment comparables which document a lower assessed value for your property. Many, if not most, property tax appeals focus on unequal appraisal instead of market value. This applies to all Texas appraisal districts including Harris County Appraisal District, Fort Bend Appraisal District, Brazoria Appraisal District, Galveston Appraisal District, Montgomery Appraisal District, Dallas Appraisal District, Tarrant Appraisal District, Collin Appraisal District, Denton Appraisal District, Travis Appraisal District, Williamson Appraisal District and Bexar Appraisal District.
  • Protesting my property taxes probably will not be successful… why bother? O’Connor property tax consultants reduced property taxes for 74% of Harris County residential properties that we represented and 69% of Harris County commercial properties that we represented in 2016. If you don’t want to take the time to protest yourself, hire a tax consultant. It is your money!
  • Isn't it risky to appeal? What is the downside? The value cannot be increased at the informal hearing, where most accounts are settled. The assessed value rarely increases at the ARB. The upside of protesting property taxes far exceeds any risk.
  • The appraisal district will retaliate if I protest. Not unless you tell the appraisal district that your house is smaller than they indicate and they need to measure it. The appraisal district is very busy during the property tax appeal season and simply does not have the staffing to measure thousands of houses.
  • Will the appraisal district inspect my house? Not unless you tell the appraisal district that your house is smaller than they indicate and they need to measure it. The appraisal district is very busy during the property tax appeal season and simply does not have the staffing to measure thousands of houses.
  • I don't have time to appeal! Just call O’Connor before your protest deadline. After a three-minute phone call, our property tax consultants and support staff will handle your appeal.

Don't Just Take It From Us, Let Our Customer Do the Talking

“O’Connor is the leader when it comes to aggressive tax appeals in Texas. Last year, they were able to lower taxes on multiple properties with outstanding results. I strongly recommend the services of O’Connor, who consistently achieve superior results.”

- Owner of a statewide property management firm

“O’Connor is the leader when it comes to aggressive tax appeals in Texas. Last year, they were able to lower taxes on multiple properties with outstanding results. I strongly recommend the services of O’Connor, who consistently achieve superior results.”

- Owner of a statewide property management firm

“O’Connor is the leader when it comes to aggressive tax appeals in Texas. Last year, they were able to lower taxes on multiple properties with outstanding results. I strongly recommend the services of O’Connor, who consistently achieve superior results.”

- Owner of a statewide property management firm

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