Wampler-Eanes is a premier mass appraisal firm serving Virginia and North Carolina local governments offering unparalleled success in real property assessment. We are a locally owned and operated company that has the knowledge and experience necessary to provide thorough walk-around mass appraisal services. Our senior managers have over 87 years of combined appraisal experience. To date, Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group has completed over 142 reassessments and has assessed over 2.4 million parcels.
We have the knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to provide the highest quality professional appraisal services to any locality, its government, and its taxpayers.
We are proud to serve you!
EXPERIENCE YOU CAN COUNT ON
The quality of our work, our company standards, and the dedication of our outstanding staff, combined with our industry experience contributes to the success and good name of Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group.
Years in business
Properties valued overall
Localities in Va and NC
We employ over 50 talented professionals with a wide array of skills that contribute to our success and good name. They are dedicated to conducting your assessment project in an exemplary fashion.
We have a qualified IT department that ensures data is processed in an accurate and timely manner. They are highly skilled and trained to meet the needs of your local government.
Our appraisers and field technicians use GPS Coordinate Systems, Pictometry, Digital Photography, ArcReader, and mobile assessment hardware/software to save time and money. We pass these savings on to the localities.
WE HAVE THE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE, STAFF, TECHNOLOGY, AND TECH SUPPORT TO PROVIDE YOUR LOCALITY THE VERY BEST SERVICES IN THE MASS APPRAISAL INDUSTRY!
Wampler-Eanes works with each local government to customize a reassessment based on the needs of their locality.
Industry Credentials and Experience
We have industry credentials and experience assessing Commercial Properties, including Mineral Deposits, Cell Towers, Golf Courses, Resorts, and Income Producing Properties.
Committed to Excellence
Wampler-Eanes works throughout remote and rural areas of Virginia and North Carolina. We have extensive experience appraising arable and nonarable land, working farms, timberlands, wetlands, and forest preserves.
The staff at Wampler-Eanes understands the varied geographical and topographical factors related to determining the market value of waterfront properties. We are skilled in the valuation of creekfront, lakefront, and riverfront properties.
Mountain Properties and Resorts
Experience and Results
Wampler-Eanes appraisers are trained and qualified in the appraisal of unique and discretionary properties, from the foothills to the highest elevations.
Wampler-Eanes has recently conducted or is currently conducting reassessments in:
What is reassessment?
Reassessment is the process of re-determining the value of property or land for tax purposes.
Why have reassessments?
Reassessments are required by law to insure that each property is valued fairly. The Code of Virginia requires that all property is assessed at fair market value.
What is the reassessment process?
A city or county is divided into smaller neighborhoods for market comparison. Each property is visited by a field inspector who verifies data and collects additional data. The field review is done with the homeowner if they are at home. Data collection is entered into the mass appraisal system and accuracy validated. Neighborhood sales, land values, yearly appreciation trends and other data are analyzed throughout the process.
What causes property values to change?
The most frequent cause of change in value results from a change in the market. When market value changes, so do the assessed values. A property’s value can also change for other reasons, such as additions, garages, remodeling or damage or destruction.
What is "Fair Market Value"?
Fair market value is defined as the amount a typical, well-informed purchaser would be willing to pay for a property, under the following conditions:
The seller and buyer must be unrelated.
The seller must be willing, but not under undue pressure to sell; the buyer must be willing, but not under any obligation to buy.
The property must be on the open market for a reasonable length of time.
The payment must be in cash or its equivalent, and the financing, if required, must be typical for that type of property.
If all these conditions are present, this is considered a market value, or “arm’s length,” sale.
What do I do if I disagree with the assessed value?
A property owner has the right to appeal their property tax assessment. The burden of proof, however, is always on the taxpayer to prove why they should have their assessment changed. Simply saying: “My assessment is too high (or low)” or “My property value went up but my neighbors’ all went down” is not sufficient; an appeal must be substantiated. There may be factors involved of which an owner may be unaware. You may appeal by either submitting a written appeal or by scheduling a face-to-face hearing.
The following may happen on appeal:
1) the assessed value may be raised;
2) it may be lowered; or
3) it may remain the same
Any appeals that are not resolved by the initial appeal hearing may be reviewed by the Board of Equalization.
A new appeal application must be submitted to the Board of Equalization in order for the Board to rule on the appeal.
The final appeal after the Board of Equalization would be to petition your city or county for judicial review. The Code of Virginia provides all property owners the opportunity to appeal an unfair reassessment through the Circuit Court system.
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Our Office Locations
NORTH CAROLINA OFFICE
P.O. Box 144
Oak Island, NC 28465