You may be paying too much property tax.
In fact, there is a very strong possibility you’re over paying.
Mark Walters of the Cash Flow Institute has a good vid giving us the basics on how to go about getting your property taxes slashed down to where they’re supposed to be.
Okay, I think I know what you’re thinking.
“My tax assessor’s office is made up of a bunch of mean spirited people who will make it very hard for me if I go down there.”
We know all about this. We hear you.
Watch this vid and get some creative solutions- free, I might add.
So I think Mark is making 3 main points on how to get your taxes slashed.
1. Get a real estate agent to give you the comps for your area so you can see what the true property values really are.
Somehow it’s much easier to go bear hunting with a gun, as a friend of mine used to say.
2. Get a professional who does this type of service to do battle for you.
Mark says we can google the keywords “property abatement”, “property search abatement”, “lower your property tax” and they will probably come up for your area.
If not, ask around or go to your local real estate meetings and get more info.
(I’ll be attending the REIN meeting for Nashville tonight)
3. Go down to the County Tax Assessor’s Office in Person
Okay, this is scary because I have talked to people who have dealt with crabs and have had their heads given to them on platters.
It is not always pleasant. After all, you’re not a customer they want to see coming back.
But Mark brings out the point to always be courteous and try to put yourself in their place.
But of course, if you just can’t, don’t worry, you can go back to point #1 and hire it done.
One of my closest friends recently hired a lawyer and came out of the deal well ahead. It can be money well spent.
Here’s one of Mark’s best quotes for our take-away…
“If the values are going down take advantage of it.”
I’ll amen that.