We're in the process of selling a former home. Our listing price has been sinking all along, but it is about to go below what's listed as the "assessed market value" of the home - that is, the value the town uses to calculate what property tax we owe.
Understanding that this assessed market value is not the same as actual market value, if the sale price is under that number (it seems highly unlikely that it won't be), should the new owners go to the town and request re-assessment? Would we have grounds to ask the town for refund of a portion of the taxes we've paid, arguing that the rate we were taxed at has been shown to be too high? (It seems like this probably happens often enough that most states will have established precedent for dealing with it.)
For what it's worth, the house is in New York State, in the USA.