MAKOUJY APPRAISAL ASSOCIATES
Thomas P. Makoujy, SCRREA, is a New Jersey State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser with over 33 years of experience appraising all forms of residential real estate. Associated with a leading area appraisal firm beginning in 1986, Tom founded Makoujy Appraisal Associates in 1996, and has performed well over 20,000 analysis- including divorce and estate appraisals, relocation assignments, as well as reports provided to area lenders for properties located in Sussex, Warren and Morris Counties. Mr. Makoujy specializes in performing residential tax appeals in Sussex County where he has a long history of success.
A resident of Sparta since 1984, Tom is a husband, step father to four, and grandfather to eleven. Active in the community, he has coached girls softball, boys and girls basketball and soccer, is the past president of Sparta Youth Ice Hockey Club, was the player/manager of the 5X champion Sparta Lakers men's mushball team, is a beekeeper, and current president of the Sussex County Beekeepers Association. His passions include hunting and fishing, sailing, cooking, and anything to do with his kids and grand kids.
MAKOUJY APPRAISAL ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS & CONSULTANTS
A Reputation For Accuracy and Professionalism Since 1996
NEW JERSEY STATE CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE APPRAISER (SCRREA)- SERVING SUSSEX, MORRIS AND WARREN COUNTIES
* Divorce Appraisals
* Estate Appraisals
* Relocation Appraisals
* Tax Appeals (Sussex County Only)
* Lender Assignments
* Land Appraisals
* Market Analysis
"REAL ESTATE APPRAISING IS A BLEND OF ART AND SCIENCE"
It is a mathematical attempt to mimic and quantify the 'market's' response to numerous physical attributes that define a specific property, at a select point in time. It's not only about seeing the black and white, but also the many nuanced shades of gray.
Tom Makoujy, SCRREA
"I CONSIDER RELOCATION APPRAISING ONE OF THE PUREST FORMS OF THE ART"
There are no artificial constraints placed upon the appraiser...Simply, I am tasked with determining the most probable sale price of the transferee's home, in "as in" condition, based upon a specific market period. Once the property sells, I am graded for accuracy. I use this 'report card' to fine tune my analysis of the market. No other appraisal form provides this opportunity.
Tom Makoujy, SCRREA
"IN NEW JERSEY, THE PHRASE "TAX APPEAL" IS A MISNOMER"
You don't appeal your taxes, you appeal your property assessments- and being successful in an appeal is all about knowing the 'rules of the game'. Those rules are determined by state statute, interpreted by superior court justices, and applied by county tax boards. They also favor the municipality, as the municipal assessor is given 'the assumption of correctness'. Often mistaken by the tax payer, the value defined in a tax appeal is not 'Market Value', but rather 'True Value' (with its own set of definitions). In the end, there is little 'true' about it.
Tom Makoujy, SCRREA
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"REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING"
I am an attorney practicing real estate law in northern New Jersey for over 40 years. I have known Tom Makoujy of Makoujy Appraisal Associates for the past 30 years and have had to use his services many times on behalf of my clients. Tom has served as an expert in a number of civil litigation matters I handled, as well as numerous tax appeals. He is my "go to guy" when I have any question on real estate values.
What is most impressive about Tom, is his obvious knowledge of the appraisal field, the trends affecting same, and his total commitment to his profession. He always conducts himself in a professional way and is well regarded in his endeavors. Because of this, I have relied upon Tom for his appraisal assignments and continue to do so. His reputation for quality and timely work is well founded.
I recommend Tom to any one who requires his professional services.
Louis Criscuoli, Esq.
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Phone Number: 973-729-7484
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