Texas has one property tax code that applies to all 254 counties and the 253 appraisal review boards (Potter and Randall Counties combine their efforts). In practice, many appraisal districts violate numerous … Read more
House Bill 988 provides property owners with a means of addressing errors by appraisal districts regarding scheduling hearings and conducting hearings. Specifically, property owners can use binding arbitration to hold appraisal districts … Read more
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Property tax reduction is both a right and a responsibility for property owners. Property taxes are effectively a stealth tax since the property owner typically does not write a check to disperse … Read more
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Patrick O’Connor, MAI, Owner and President
Patrick O’Connor has been active in reducing property taxes, providing expert witness testimony and appraising commercial real estate property since 1983. Pat is active in publishing analyses and data with respect to the real estate market, while being a highly regarded media spokesperson for the real estate community. He holds a MAI, the highest achievable designation from the Appraisal Institute, and is a licensed senior property tax consultant. Pat earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. In 2001, he authored the first definitive consumer guide to Texas property taxes, Cut Your Texas Property Taxes.
The Residential Property Protection Program™
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When you submit your enrollment, you understand this is a risk free offer to you. If your taxes are not reduced you PAY NOTHING, and a portion of the tax savings is the only fee you pay when your taxes are reduced.
Property Tax Protection Program™
You pay nothing unless we reduce your property taxes, and then only a portion of the savings. There is no flat fee, no sign up fee and no setup fee. We protest your property taxes aggressively every year, and you only pay if and when we reduce your property taxes.
O’Connor is the largest property tax consulting firm in the U.S. Our licensed tax consultants and administrative support team benefits home and property owners by reducing property tax assessments, filing personal property renditions, reviewing tax statements, protesting over-assessed property values, and attending informal tax hearings and appraisal review board meetings.
We work tirelessly to protest and lower your taxes with:
No flat fees or upfront costs. No cost ever unless your property taxes are reduced.
All practical efforts are made every year to reduce your property taxes.
Never miss another appeal deadline.
Property taxes protested for you annually.
You do not have to accept the appraisal district's initial guesstimate of value.
We coordinate with you regarding building size / condition to avoid excess taxes.
Free support regarding homestead exemptions.
Some years are good - typically 6 to 7 out of 10 will result in tax reduction for you.
The other 3 to 4 years out of 10 we strike out. Most often due to people issues in the hearing process. Some years we get an easy appraiser at the informal; some years someone who is impossible to settle with.