George A. Hammer Jr. Real Estate
Through over four decades, George A. Hammer Jr. has established himself as a premier West & East Hampton real estate appraiser & icon on Long Island's East End. As a New York State certified general appraiser, licensed broker, property tax consultant, and qualified expert witness in Federal Court in Boston, MA as well as Supreme courts in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Hammer has no peer in his level of real estate expertise and experience in the East End Long Island market.
Hammer has been a visible force on Long Island since taking over the former Shepherd’s Neck Inn in Montauk and making it one of the most successful and popular resort destinations in the state. He simultaneously was instrumental in the appraisal, rental and sale of a multitude of commercial and residential properties on the South Fork and Eastern Suffolk County.
For over 25 years, Hammer has used his knowledge and experience to represent more than 1,000 petitioners to secure commercial and residential real property tax reductions in complicated tax appeals.
In a standard tax appeal, Hammer compiles data on recent sales showing that a property has been assessed at a higher value than other homes of comparable size and location. He then demonstrates those findings in court where his efforts have yielded thousands of dollars in refunds for his clients.
Hammer’s work has been hailed by his many clients and recognized by The New York Times, which branded him “Tax Quixote” for his tireless efforts on their behalf. Make no mistake. He is a force to be reckoned with.
“The tax system is unfair and there is no reason that home and business owners should have their pockets picked without their knowledge,” says Hammer. “I have literally made it my business to make sure they are protected and returned what has been unfairly taken from them.”