Here in Virginia Beach and in the Hampton Roads area, sellers are having success. There's an appeal process and it does take time. You will have to be proactive but they are getting reconsideration on high real estate tax rates. Our market has adjusted like many markets, if not all, and the cities of course don't want to see the rates go down. The ciites need the money. Yet if you can prove the assessed value is way to high over market, we are seeing adjustements being made. If the seller has a good case, they should reconsider. Good Luck!!