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Garfield County Assessor
Wade Patterson
114 W. Broadway Room 106  |  Enid, Oklahoma 73701  |  580-237-0220  |    Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  Monday - Friday
Garfield County Courthouse
Market Value (AAO Glossary of Definitions)
“Market value is the major focus of most real property appraisal assignments.  Both economic and legal definitions of market value have been developed and refined.  A current economic definition agreed upon by agencies that regulate federal financial institutions in the United States is:  The probable price 9in terms of money) which a property should bring in a competitive and open market under all conditions requisite to a fair sale, the buyer and seller each acting prudently and knowledgeably, and assuming the price is not affected by undue stimulus.  Implicit in this definition is the consummation of a sale as of a specified date and the passing of title from seller to buy under conditions whereby:  The buyer and seller are typically motivated. Both parties are well informed or well advised, and acting in what they consider their best interests. A reasonable time is allowed for exposure in the open market. Payment is made in terms of cash in United States dollars or in terms of financial arrangements comparable thereto. The price represents the normal consideration for the property sold unaffected by special or creative financing or sales concessions granted by anyone associated with the sale.” Garfield County Interpretation of Market Value or Fair Cash Value: Fair cash value is the amount the property would sell for under ordinary conditions in the Garfield County real estate market. Such sales are called “arms-length transactions” and do not generally include foreclosures, repossessions, sales between relatives, government sales, or other sales that do not fairly reflect true value. The fair cash value is based upon detailed information about your property and sales, cost, or income information in your area. Location of the property, type of construction, age, size, and condition of the property are all considered.