A trustworthy and stable philosophy.
What sets us apart from the rest?
EST's philosophical approach to mass appraisal is based on a market-driven system of valuation, balanced by the income or cost approaches, where appropriate.
County assessors are expected to defend values at appeal hearings using validated comparable sales. Therefore, it is logical that the Computer-Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) software used to establish these values is based on a market-driven system. A market-driven system of valuation contributes fairer real-estate assessments, something we in the assessment field must strive to do.
Pennsylvania communities urge fiscal restraint and accountability while demanding more and better-quality services. The primary source of revenue for local governments is the real estate tax. EST focuses on services and support to help local governments build a taxing infrastructure that is both fair and equitable. Therefore, our objectives are:
Fair and quality assessments
Incorporation of Pennsylvania business rules
- Provide and assist PA-Certified Education Programs
Excellent public relations
Turn-key and co-op reassessments