It is with sincerest gratitude that we thank you for your service in the sale of our home.
We felt very confident of your abilities and those of Klein Realty because of our experience as the buyer of the home ten years ago and your representation as our real estate agent and agency. Throughout the process of listing, showing and selling of our home, you have made every effort to keep us informed as to the market sales activity around us and advised us in our best interest. Sometimes the news was good, and sometimes the news was not good, and you were honest in voicing your concerns to us.
Customer service was excellent. Each time we have visited or called the office we had been put in touch with someone that could answer our questions. Selling a home from out of state was difficult, but your staff was eager to help. During that time, there were storms, and even an earthquake that occurred. On request, the staff performed walk-through to report the status of the home to us, checking the heating and cooling, and letting us know if anything was amiss inside and outside. During the entire process, we had felt that we were in “good hands”.
We appreciate the professionalism, knowledge, and service exhibited by you and your staff in the sale of our home.
Best wishes to you and your staff!
What is the Difference between Sale Price & Assessment?
Here is one of the most commonly asked questions at Assessment Notice time: We recently purchased a property, why is it assessed at a different price then the purchase price?
This could be due to a couple of reason:
First, the motivation of the buyers and sellers can affect sale price. Therefore, when very similar properties are sold during the same time frame, a range of sale prices can result. The market value assessment reflects sales in the middle of this range of prices. As a result, the assessment could be higher or lower than a specific selling price.
Second, market values may have changed between valuation day and the date you made your purchase. For example, in some areas, market values have increased since January 1. If this has happened in your area and you have only recently purchased your property, it is possible that your assessment, while representative of your type of home 3 or 4 months ago, will be lower than your purchase price.
The purpose of the assessment roll is not to reflect a single sale price, but to assess all properties at market value on the same valuation date, so that taxation is fairly and uniformly shared.