Farlap & Associates


Enroll with confidence! You have up to four opportunities per year to get reduced and we have a Guarantee ! We are 5 Stars on Yelp and 5 Stars on Facebook. We also have an A+ Better Business Bureau rating! (if you just want to get the ball rolling, scroll down and enter your credit card info):
GUARANTEE: "Effective 6/18/15 we offer the following guarantee":
Whether you chose the 1 year or 3 year service package, we guarantee you will get a reduction within that time frame. Otherwise, we will not ask you to renew service until we help you get a reduction, no matter how long it takes. That simple. Unfortunately, we cannot put our Guarantee on Condo's. Condos are much tougher to get reduced than single family homes. If you live in a condo the best way to win an appeal is to do the building as a whole (all units). The guarantee requires you file/submit your appeals online. Our Guarantee requires you are giving us the whole tax year to work with you. If you filed on your own and we are coming in later, we obviously can't guarantee what you submitted on your own. We have seen as much as a 22% greater success rate for appeals filed online. You can also mail in your appeal package the old fashioned way, but this way is not covered under our guarantee. Filing online is easy and only takes a few minutes with our simple to follow instructions and screenshots! We also have another guarantee in this industry, do nothing, get nothing. Guaranteed. The first step is to get informed with a free evaluation, the second step is even more important "take action" and enroll. You may want to educate yourself on our Videos Page watch "How It Works + Our Guarantee" or submit your Cook County property for a Free Evaluation if you haven't already done so. Once you have, go ahead and hit our Sign Me Up page, we have packages as low as $75 per year.

How to Sign up for the Appeal Package: 
This page is for those who are ready to pay for service because they are convinced their Cook County property taxes are too high. Simply scroll down and enter your property and payment information. If you are not sure your taxes are fair and you would like us to research your property taxes first, please click here for FREE RESEARCH.

We find the comparable properties and/or other supporting evidence that's needed to help warrant a successful appeal. We will inform you when your area opens for appeal, this is the 2nd greatest value in our service, the county changes the dates throughout the year. Then you simply submit it online or through U.S. Mail (not recommended). The results come to your mailbox from Cook County in 1-3 months after submitting your appeal. The savings is all yours. It’s that simple! That doesn't mean we are done, oh no! That means 15% of your neighbors are will also be opening a decision letter at the same time. They quickly become public record and we will sniff out the who has the new best deal and use them to help you come down even further! Especially while property are so bad it's important you fight each and every year! Never pay a percentage! Any property tax refunds on residential property will be 100% yours! We never charge our clients for residential refunds!

1) Via email or U.S. Mail you will receive Professionally gathered comparable properties and/or other supporting documentation as proof of over taxation to the county.
2) Pictures of the comparable properties. Pictures are gathered from county records and on rare occasion have been incorrect photos or unavailable.
​3) Refund Checker. This is a process of Q&A to determine if you are entitled to refunds on taxes already paid. If you are entitled to any refunds, we send you links to the forms required by the county to obtain refunds along with county instructions. Farlap & Associates does NOT charge for refunds on residential properties.
​4) Instructions on where you go to file your appeal or complaint online. Appeal forms or directions to both the Assessor's Office and the Board of Review will also be provided when it's time to appeal. Simply fill, sign, and submit your personal information. Appeals can also be submitted to the county online. In some cases, we may inform you that a Closing Statement or Appraisal may help you warrant a greater reduction. You will be informed to send in appropriate documentation directly to the county when it is time to do so. Again, we let you know via phone or email.

ELECTRONIC AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: No credit cards are saved. We will call you when it's time to renew. In the rare event we make a mistake, we offer extended service time only, there are no refunds. In the event you sell your home, we would be happy to transfer your remaining service to the new owner or to your new property as long as it is in Cook County. If you your account lapses by more than 60 days between renewals, you will be subject to a $50 reactivation fee, we have realized we are spending a lot of time on renewal calls. Our time is better spent on fighting your taxes. Farlap & Associates is not a law firm. Law firms hate us. Go figure.