Do you have a plan for property tax season? Do you have savings stowed away in case your property value (and subsequent tax bill) is higher than expected? If not, it’s time to get worried. In today’s red-hot real estate market, homeowners are seeing higher property tax bills than ever before—particularly in Austin’s Williamson and Travis counties.
Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with it alone. Our property tax consultants are well-versed in the generously assessed, over-valued current market, and they use that knowledge to fight too-high valuations and bring down extravagant tax bills.
Want to be ready for the start of property tax season next month? Here’s what you should do:
- Do your research – In order to know if your home is overvalued, you’ll want to be familiar with the local market. Do a quick Zillow search and find out what homes around you are selling for. How do those prices compare to what you paid for your property? How do they compare to the valuation on your tax bill last year? This should prepare you for what’s to come on this year’s bill.
- Band together with your neighbors – The lower the values of neighboring properties are, the lower your value will be, too. Get together with your neighbors (at least one or two), and discuss the possibility of protesting your property taxes in tandem. Just one win makes it easier for all of you to win!
- Contact our property tax consultants – Once your bill arrives, fill out our quick, three-step form, and encourage your neighbors to do so as well. We will protest your value next season—and we’ll contact you as soon as we have your result.
Our hands-off, online process makes it easy to lower your tax bill and, subsequently, those of your neighbors, too. So get ready for property tax season, and bookmark our handy form now. Our property tax consultants will be here when you need us.