The reason for his amazement was simple. He had already been pursued by two tax relief outfits who "cold-call" tax liens. He was quoted a $5000 to $8000 fee from these companies and now they followup with him continuously wondering when he is going to get started.
As a rule of thumb folks, if the tax relief company that you have discussed your tax problem, is quoting
1. A fee north of $2500.00
2. Is calling repeatedly for you to hire them...
Be very afraid. High commissioned salespeople are often just trying to close the deal. Trust us on this: tax representation services should sell themselves! A reasonable fee should be quoted and perhaps - two emails and a phone call should be the maximum extent of the followup.