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The Property Tax Guy

Michael R. Franklin
Property owner Tax Advocate
1406 North State Street
Syracuse, NY 13208
(315) 876-2262

info@Thepropertytaxguy.com

PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT CHALLENGE EXPERT

~20 Years experience in what properties list for, sell for, assess for and appraise for.

Michael R. Franklin has extensive experience, successfully representing property owners in the assessment grievance process, and he is a Licensed New York State Real Estate Broker and an avid advocate of the equitable distribution of the real estate tax burden.

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Is your assessment too high? We can help you get your property assessment reduced.

 
 

 

Let me get this straight.......we bought this house outright......yet we have to pay property taxes perpetually.....and if we don't it gets auctioned and we lose our home and our equity? That isn't home ownership.......that's renting you old fool!!!!

Don't worry Honey Buns. We have Mike Franklin The Property Tax Guy to make certain there is an equitable distribution of the tax burden!

 

I am here to uphold the integrity of the assess,emt process to support the institution of home ownership. I am a check and balance on the Assessor and the Board of Assessment review. As a property owner advocate I am a check and balance over the entire system from Assessor, to Board of Assessment review to SCAR and even New York State Supreme Court. I have the knowledge and the experience to help assure property owners pay only their fair share. The objective in all cases is the equitable distribution of the tax burden. Michael R. Franklin.

This web page will provide information for how to challenge property taxes in Upstate New York.

It will help protect your home ownership rights.

 

It will provide real world examples and describe to you the perspective of the Assessor, the Board of Assessment

Review and the SCAR (Small Claims Assessment Review ) hearing officer.

 

Call Mike Franklin any time for a free consultation. 315-876-2262

I handle cases in the following Counties: All Upstate New York. I handle cases in all townships in Upstate New York.

Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung,Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutches, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming and Yates.

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Property Owner Tax Advocate

Michael R. Franklin
The Property Tax Guy
Unique Property Specialist
Licensed NYS Real Estate Broker
Property owner Tax Advocate
1406 North State Street
Syracuse, NY 13208
(315) 876-2262
info@Thepropertytaxguy.com

 

Disclaimer: Michael R. Franklin aka "Mike Franklin The Property Tax Guy" is a Licensed New York State Real Estate Broker and a computer consultant. He is not a lawyer. He is not an accountant. As a real estate professional and computer consultant he has ready access to data that can help you put together an argument as to the fair market value of your property. He has a lot of experience in property valuation as his livelihood depends on it. He also has considerable experience in helping people argue their tax assessment. Mike's success level is very high. The reason being is, he does not take on cases where he is wrong. He is NOT an anti-property tax advocate. He is an advocate of the equitable distribution of the tax burden. When he represents a property owner in an assessment challenge he is NOT representing them as a licensed New York State Real Estate Broker. There is no agency relationship. The relationship will be documented in an agreement that the property owner enters into, in writing, before the property assessment is challenged.

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