1. Time. You don’t take the time to go to the Assessor’s office and the Board of Review and file an appeal. You will need to make a commitment to the process and take time off work, fill out forms and make a personal appeal.

2. You Miss the Window of Opportunity to Appeal. You can only appeal your assessed values during a specific time each year. Don’t miss your opportunity. Check our website for township openings in: Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry, and Kane counties in Illinois.

3, You do not gather Effective Evidence to Support a Reduction. You will need comparable properties that support your case.

4. You do not have the Presentation Skills to Effectively Persuade the Board of Review. It can be intimidating to present an appeal to the County Board of Review. Be prepared and practice your appeal, before your hearing.