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Realtor Success Seminar: Understanding Property Taxes

Property taxes. . .   seems like a very basic topic for a webinar.  The fact of the matter is home buyers are facing huge potential property tax increases on the homes they are purchasing right now.  This is due to the surge in home values.  Current home owners are protected by state laws that cap the amount a taxable value can increase.  However, home buyers are not allotted that same protection.   When a property sells in Michigan, the assessor will uncap the taxable value the following year.   They may also increase the state equalized value.

What does that all mean in plain English?  To put it bluntly, it means that the borrower could receive a love letter from there mortgage lender jacking the house payment up hundreds of dollars.  As real estate professionals, we need to be able to advise our customers on what might happen the years following their purchase.  During this event you will learn all about property taxes, so that you have the knowledge to help your buyers make informed decisions.


Here is a list of some of the things we will dive into during the event:

  • Basic Definitions: TCV, SEV, TV, etc. . .
  • Understanding the BS&A information
  • Hand calculating potential property tax increases using the millage rates for a specific property
  • The dreaded love letter increasing the payment
  • Homestead vs Non-homestead taxes the actual difference
  • Escrow accounts
  • Escrow Shortages
  • Property Tax Appeals

Come learn from one of the best!  Speaker Jeremy Drobeck at Treadstone Mortgage has helped thousands of home buyers navigate their way to home ownership.  He brings a wealth of knowledge on the topic. Jeremy has successfully appealed property taxes on many of his own properties over the years at both board of review and the state tax tribunal.   He’s calculated property taxes on a daily basis for many years on thousands of properties.

By the end of this event you will be able to figure out what the future taxes on a home would be with nothing but a calculator while you are standing in kitchen of a home you are showing.    For more info on property taxes right now click here.  If you need help with anything between now and our next event don’t hesitate to reach out.   Can wait to see you there!


LIVE EVENT – NOTE the change in venue this year

Date: February 15th, 2024

Time: 12:00 – 1:30

Location: Travelers Cafe & Pub – 5225 Portage Rd, Portage MI 49002

Limited Seating. RSVP required.  Lunch will be provided.


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2024 Realtor Events

Each year we try and bring relevant education topics to real estate professions.   These topics are designed for agents at any level.  Regardless if you are a rookie agent or seasoned veteran there is always more to learn.  In this forever shifting real estate market we are here to help you level up your game!   Below you will find a list of the topics we plan to cover and dates for each.  For each topic we are offering a Live event and a Zoom Webinar on the same topic the following week.  As the events get close we will have more details just follow the links to learn more and register for the events.

For those agents that would rather just hang out, network, & talk business we are holding a 5:01 Happy Hour called Pizza & Beer with Jeremy the third Wednesday every month.

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