Below we discuss 6 reasons a real estate agent should lean on the expertise of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Just as you’re a guru at market trends and local neighborhoods, a CPA is an expert at tax planning and business structures. And ultimately, a CPA can save you a lot of money and keep you compliant with the law.
These are two powerful reasons! But keep reading for more.
1. Accurate Financial Data
From calculating commissions to tracking expenses associated with property transactions, a CPA helps to ensure that your financial data is correct. Plus, their insights into your finances can help to optimize your earnings and identify potential deductions.
2. Tax Planning and Compliance
Tax planning is a year-round necessity for real estate professionals; this is where a CPA truly shines! Navigating the tax code, understanding deductions specific to real estate, and ensuring compliance with tax laws are all parts of their expertise.
A CPA’s role goes beyond simply filling out tax forms. They work proactively to create strategies that minimize tax costs and maximize returns. This approach can result in big savings, not to mention peace of mind at tax time.
3. Business Structure
Your real estate career is beyond a job; it’s a business venture. Choosing the right business structure is crucial for both legal and financial reasons. A CPA can guide you through the decision-making process, helping you understand the tax implications of different structures such as sole proprietorship, partnership, or LLC.
4. Risk Mitigation
If you’re an agent who also invests in real estate, then you know that transactions inherently involve financial risks. A CPA can analyze potential risks associated with deals so you can make an informed decision. Also, your CPA can create contingency plans for unexpected financial challenges.
5. Time Saver
Time is a precious commodity. By seeking the help of a skilled professional, you free up time to focus on client interactions, property showings, and deal closures. A good CPA streamlines financial processes, making you more efficient.
6. Broader Professional Network
A CPA’s clientele consists of other professionals – lawyers, doctors, architects, teachers, nurses, pastors, and more. Being a real estate agent, you need to know people…a lot of them. Your CPA may make connections for you when appropriate and know professional groups for you to join so your network grows.
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Our team supports real estate agents with expert tax, accounting, and advisory services. We offer services not just quarterly or annually but on a regular basis, so you get the best information possible.
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