Vanguard Appraisals is a valuable asset to the Iowa County Assessor’s Office. Since my appointment in 2010, Vanguard has assisted with many projects in the office: training appraisers, applying the 2008 Iowa Department of Revenue Real Property Appraisal Manual to all classes of property, a county wide revaluation on commercial, industrial, and multi-residential classed properties, and listing the exempt properties.

The website hosted by Vanguard is very easy to manipulate and is used by real estate agents, bankers, insurance agents, and the public. The public appreciates having access to this information at their convenience at night and on the weekends.

Technical support is only a phone call away to answer questions or to jump on the computer and walk us through a query or daily process.

Stan Moellers, Field Appraisal Specialist, is a calm and steady reinforcement that has taken the time to explain the process for updating valuations according to sales ratios, updating CSR’s and implementing the new soils into our GIS system. Rain, shine, or blowing snow he will make the trip so notices can be sent out by April 1st! His knowledge reaches into many areas of the assessor’s duties.

Vanguard Appraisals Inc. and their employees take their jobs very seriously and it shows in their work ethic and dedication to the profession. They are, in the ever changing field of mass appraisal, very knowledgeable, they listen to the needs of their clients and provide customer service that goes beyond expectations. I look forward to a continued partnership for years to come.

Linda Griggs
Iowa County Assessor
Marengo, Iowa