Posted on September 28, 2020 by iwano@_84
While they do it every year, the Harris County Appraisal District is reminding residents that appraisers will be visiting neighborhoods throughout the county starting Oct. 1.
With so many people working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, HCAD wants residents to know what to be on the lookout for when appraisers show up to verify neighborhood changes, property characteristics and other data.
While initially focusing on new construction, all properties are subject to verification.
“Correct data is essential to developing accurate estimates of value,” said Roland Altinger, chief appraiser. “Field inspections by our appraisers are a very important part of this process.”
HCAD wants residents know what appraisers will look like and what they will do while appraising properties.
Foremost, appraisers “will never ask to enter” a home nor ask property owners to accompany them around a