In search of a CPA in the Metro-Detroit, Michigan area

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Can anyone recommend some good CPAs around the Metro-Detroit, Michigan area?

I am looking to speak with someone that can help with my taxes and accounting practices. Ideally I would like it to be someone who has experience in dealing with rental properties (owning some would be even better!). I'm also looking for someone that might be able to reccommend software (QuickBooks, Wave, etc.) and that can provide some help in implementing the software. 

I would like to straighten out my accounting before I start acquiring more properties.

Thanks in advance!

@Denis R.

There are many ways to find a savvy CPA

1. Biggerpockets search function - Use the search function to see if a BP colleague requested a CPA in your area. This method allows you to reach out to the BP colleague and ask who they interviewed with, who they decided to go with and if they like working with their CPA. Below are posts from BP colleagues who requested a CPA in your area.

You may want to send a message to the thread starter of the above links.

“Hi _____,

I noticed that you recently requested to connect with a CPA in _______. I am currently in the market for a CPA and I would like to inquire who you ended up choosing. Thank you for connecting and let me know if there is anyway that I can help.

2. Keyword Alerts - Add the keyword alerts "Detroit" and/or "Michigan". You will notice that there are certain members frequently respond to posts that have these keywords. Send a message to these members and see who they use as a CPA. Connecting with members who have a pro membership have a higher tendency so be more serious and provide you a good recommendation.

3. Real Estate Networking Events - These events contain investors with similar tax profiles as you. Network and see who they are using for a CPA. You can find local networking events through the BP events section or

4. Reach out to CPA who works with clients remotely - You may want to reach out to a CPA that works with clients remotely. Working with a remote CPA who has experience in real estate is better than working with a local CPA who does not serve real estate investors. Technology advancements such as email, phone calls, skype has enabled communication with a remote CPA to be seamless. There are many CPA's on this site that work with clients remotely.

In the meantime - feel free to ask any tax related question. I would be more than happy to help give my opinion.

Good luck in your search!

Thanks for the detailed response @Basit Siddiqi ! I appreciate it!

Hey Denis,

Reach out to Brian Borawski. He's my CPA and he does a lot of local RE investor's taxes. He's well versed in Real Estate. I don't know if I'm allowed to put his info here. Just google "brian borawski cpa" and you'll find him...Good Luck!

I have a CPA who has worked with me for years AND he works with many investors and has done some investments.  His name is Jeff Kay. 

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