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Last Call! - Challenging Your Prop Tax Assessment Workshop (Evening Session - 6-8pm)

with... Andrew Lietzow

This workshop is being offered to those who seriously want to file a protest on their Polk County Tax Assessment. Must file B4 June 5. Workshop contents may be applicable for all 99 counties (in IA), yet examples will be drawn from Polk County.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

IaREIA | ILA Office
2175 NW 86th St Ste 16
Clive, IA 50325-5557


PHP Credits
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NOTE: We must have at least 5 attendees registered by May 20th to justify hosting this workshop
When: Tuesday, May 21st from 6-8 p.m.
Where:  IaREIA & ILA office, 2175 NW 86th St Ste 16, Clive, IA (top of stairs, east end of building, first door on the left).
We are offering this at a truly nominal fee of $20 (for a 2-hour workshop) to members, and $120 for non-members.

Past Attendee Testimonial --"Thanks for the help, Andrew 'L'.   They liked my comps and they've already agreed to a sizable adjustment (won't say how much
because I don't want to jinx it -- but it was substantial!).   And, thanks for bringing the land valuation to my attention, as they had NO quick explanation for why it was
so high.  They may adjust that, too, by the time they're done.  The time and money invested, plus your additional tweaks after class, were well worth it! 
Thanks for offering this workshop!" - (Current Member).      

What will be covered:

We will be using advanced tools available from the Polk County Assessor's website to develop a "Desktop" appraisal that can be used to submit to the Assessor by June 5.   The process is very similar for the other 98 counties, those the tools you use will be different.   

Attendees must bring their own laptop (call us if you do not have one available and we MAY be able to furnish one), with a spreadsheet available -- Excel, Google Sheets, Open Office, Libre Office -- or any excel XLS compatible.    We will furnish the color printing (at no charge) to develop your comps and submit with your package.  

You will receive a SPREADSHEET TEMPLATE during the class which can be tweaked to create your personalized submission to the Assessor.  

While we cannot guarantee any savings, your instructor has protested before and received adjustments that were well worth the time investment -- $150 - $500 -- per year x 2 --are not uncommon.  

Your success truly is:
  • dependent on the property
  • dependent upon your ability to present your case well to the panel
  • dependent on how out of alignment your currently proposed assessment is with what the market adjusted assessment works out to be

It is our intention that all attendees leave with at least one completed "Comparable Analysis Report" which can be submitted to the Assessor.   

P.S.  We have set aside 1 add'l hour to work with those who are not computer savvy.  If you feel you are not up-to-speed on spreadsheets, you can work on the project manually and take notes as we move through the examples.  We will help you convert your content into spreadsheet form.   PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP or call to reserve one! 


Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

IaREIA | ILA Office
2175 NW 86th St Ste 16
Clive, IA 50325-5557

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