This webinar addresses how appraisers fit under the umbrella of the property tax services industry. From preparing appraisal and appraisal review reports to providing information in a clear, objective and competent manner, appraisers can provide tremendous assistance to both the public and private sectors.
Although appraisers often prepare appraisal and appraisal review reports in assessment appeal environments, appraisers can also routinely provide other valuation and valuation-related services. Remaining an objective professional in providing credible property tax services requires the appraiser to maintain clear communications with clients about the services provided and the appraiser’s role in providing them.
In this webinar, participants will:
Learn inherent nuances in preparing appraisal reports for property tax purposes versus other uses
Identify intended users and “loading” the overall capitalization rate for respective property tax burdens
- Identify the role of the appraiser in providing property tax and related services while maintaining objectivity and competence
- Recognize the services that appraiser can provide beyond preparing appraisal and appraisal review reports, including:
- assisting taxpayers in ascertaining the correctness of their assessment records
- assisting municipalities in distinguishing real from personal property and the taxable status of property
- assisting in dispute resolution conferences when disagreements arise between property owner’s belief and assessor
Date: July 30, 2013
Time: 10:00 am PT, 11:00 am MT, 12:00 pm CT, 1:00 pm ET
Duration: 2 hours
CE Credit: Appraisal Institute members who attend will receive 2 hours of Appraisal Institute continuing education credit. Completion
certificates will not be sent. This is not approved for state continuing education credit.
Lawrence J. Golicz, Ph.D., MAI, ASA, is currently acting as an independent valuation consultant and has been appraising for over 35 years. Dr. Golicz has specialized in atypical and complicated property appraisals. He has had experience with all types of real estate, has performed mass appraisals of whole communities, has appraised tangible property of all kinds, including machinery and equipment, and has provided valuations dependent upon special purpose improvements, including sewage treatment plants, licensed landfills, scrap metal processing plants, recycling facilities, power plants, refineries for gasoline and recycled oil, a whey plant, and breweries.
He has also participated in the appraisal of the General Motors Technical Center and the Chrysler Technical Center. He serves as a Special Magistrate for Tax Appeals and has provided expert testimony in federal and circuit courts in bankruptcy and foreclosure as well as before the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
Micheal R. Lohmeier, MAI, SRA, FASA, RES, is the City Assessor for the City of Auburn Hills, Michigan. He has served in both public and private valuation sectors, including serving as a judge of the Michigan Tax Tribunal and as a senior manager for an international accounting firm.
He is currently the 2013 President of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and President of the Oakland County Association of Assessing Officers.
He holds the Michigan Master Assessing Officer (4), Michigan’s highest assessor certification, and the ASA designation in Ad Valorem/Mass Appraisal from the American Society of Appraisers. He is an active writer and developer of education relating to property tax administration, laws and mass appraisal.