Real Estate Tax Consultants
Real estate tax consultants who are appealing property taxes are in a business that few are aware of. Most assume real estate property tax consultants are licensed which would pose as a barrier to entry to most. The ONLY state that requires licensing for real estate property tax consultants is the State of Texas. The have recently reduced their licensing fee from $50 to $25 http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/ptc/ptc.htm
Learning the property tax consulting business is challenging at first, but not that difficult to learn. To most, the business is interesting since there are enough variations in structures and clients to help that make the effort worthwhile. Furthermore, when taking a course, it is suggested to get a client or a few clients to put the learning into practice. Not only does one learn faster, but one earns a handsome contingency fee in the process.
Sixth grade math is a major skill set as well as the ability to discriminate differences. Having previously been in the construction business, compare the learning curve to framing a house. After one has framed 4 or 5 houses, there is not much more to learn. After one has wired 4 or 5 houses, there is not much more experience to be gained about wiring a house. Get the Free eBook report (on the right side) for a complete overview.
In the past, when in college, those receiving a degree in financial analysis had years of study. They would have to learn all the formulas, all the ins and outs. Today, that education can easily be reduced to a fifty dollar program that anyone with an interest can apply. Was the effort and time dedicated to that pursuit worth it? At best, it was a ticket to a job; the barrier of entry was the B.S. or MBA finance degree.
Appealing Property Taxes
Not that I am against licensing, I think kids should get some practical instruction and training before granted a drivers license since the consequence of not doing so might result in people getting injured. But, with the often over-the-top errors in tax assessments that go uncorrected year after year, no one is hurt, only helped with a real estate tax consultant.
Consider the fact that The National Taxpayers Union has written that they have ascertained that as many as 60% of all homeowners are over-assessed and not in line with their home value. (as published in "How To Fight Property Taxes" 2004 p.1). Even the highly regarded Consumer Reports has published that property tax records show an error rate of 40% exists in estimating property taxes. (Nov.1992 v57 nil p.723)
Human error and sloth are behind most of these errors in property tax assessments. Most homeowners and businesses don't have the time or the learning curve for the training may seem to steep to go ahead and appeal their taxes.
Errors are easy to spot when you know what to look for. The contingency fees available to real estate tax consultants are high, clients are easy to find, competition is almost non-existent. Homeowners and small businesses need help. Real estate tax consultants who are appealing property taxes, both residential and commerciail, are in demand.
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