A quality product and second-to-none customer service.
Professional support with a personal touch.
A committment to knowledgable
Evaluator Services and Technology, Inc. provides general consulting services to Pennsylvania county government. Pennsylvania law is complex and requires qualified people to understand how these laws should be implemented in the best interest of taxpayers.
Additionally, EST can provide general consulting for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Land Records Systems. This includes setting pragmatic goals, integrating courthouse departments and municipalities, coordinating with other agencies and organizations, maintaining quality control, and staying abreast of technological advancements.
Quality and uniform
appraisal reviews and reports
EST’s appraisal professionals are experienced and qualified to provide review and narrative appraisal reports for defense of values before county Boards of Assessment Appeals/Revision and the Court of Common Pleas.
EST recommends values consistent with the standards, principles, and methodology for mass appraisal (Standard 6), as established by Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the IAAO.
Fair and equitable
EST’s principals have been Pennsylvania’s leaders in providing countywide reassessments. Turnkey service, covering all phases of the reassessment process, is the simplest approach for many counties, or we will team with the county in a cooperative reassessment.
In a cooperative reassessment, the county benefits from our expertise, while selected segments of the scope of work are performed by county staff. We can design a program of customized services to complement a county’s resources and qualifications. In either case, our commitment to long-term assessment and technology support remains the same.
An understanding of
special state laws and programs
EST professionals are experts in their understanding of the state’s Clean and Green and Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion programs and can provide assistance to counties with administering these programs and providing advice and interpretation of state law and county policy.
In-depth and accurate
data studies and reports
EST provides quality of data, assessments, and reassessment impact studies to Pennsylvania counties. These studies assist county officials with decision-making and development of a long-term plan for implementing and maintaining quality assessments.
Further information on these reports, including some documents, can be found here.
Smart and informative
public relations programs
EST provides comprehensive public relations programs including public meetings, news releases, brochures, and production of an “Understanding Reassessment” video.
The ultimate public relations program is ensured when Fair Market Values are delivered; an open, straightforward, and easy appeal process is implemented; and the education provided to real property taxpayers results in trust in those responsible for establishing assessments.
Sample videos can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/reassessment.
Effective and certified
continuing education courses
Evaluator Services and Technology offers state-approved continuing education appraisal courses for Certified Pennsylvania Evaluators (CPE), Broker Appraisers (BA), General Appraisers (GA), and Residential Appraisers (RL).
All courses are taught by highly regarded and certified professionals.