Sample EPTA Successes & Testimonials


Team Facilities, Inc. – a commercial property management firm specializing in banks and credit unions. EPTA secured 15 of its properties for tax appeal work.

“I was referred to Express Property Tax Appeals (“EPTA”) in January, 2013, to consider lowering the property tax on multiple commercial buildings (primarily banking institutions) I manage. Its President, Stephen Polter, followed up and remained persistent yet patient for several months thereafter. Stephen offered a complete valuation on 15 of our properties in an orderly and easy-to-understand spreadsheet. He described what the taxes ought to be and what I can expect in terms of annual tax dollar savings. He then presented me with 15 one-page proposals (one for each property we were entertaining). He was even frank about a few properties he thought had zero value in appealing. Fast forward now only a short four months from the appeals deadline of May 31, and EPTA has settled seven (7) cases (properties), realizing my clients a combined annual tax dollar savings in excess of $45,000.

No words…only that we intend on engaging EPTA next year for an additional 15 properties we’ve recently added to our property management portfolio.”

– Tom Cook, President, Team Facilities Inc.

Canton Twp., MI – 55,000 s.f. shopping center, settled with Twp. resulting in a $40,000 annual tax saving to client.

“Phenomenal, Stephen and EPTA – absolutely phenomenal, no words with which to express the impressive standards and results that Express has achieved, except five: Diligent, Prompt, Huge, Thank You!!!”


– D.P., Managing Principal

Multiple – Appealed 40 properties for client between 2010-12, settled 95%, achieving client a combined taxable value reduction of over $2m dollars and an annual tax dollars savings of $250k

“Don’t know what we’d do without Stephen; he’s been a God-sent! What ease of communication, what a pleasure, what a breath of fresh air. He’s been with us for 4 years, and we expect him to be with us for the next 4.”


– J.L., Chief Executive Officer

Dearborn MI – Restaurateur (two locations: Auburn Hills, Pittsfield Twp.) – settled both locations for a combined total annual tax dollars savings of $24k

“Had these properties with another attorney for nearly 3 years with zero progress; Stephen picked these up in mid-2012 and by November 2012 had settled both with very handsome results…WOW!! Stephen, Inta Sababa!!!”


– A.H., President

White Lake Twp., MI – settled apartment complex, cutting Twp. assessed value in half and achieving an annual tax dollars savings of $6500.

“What a job, Stephen – to be perfectly honest I never thought you could have achieved what you did, not because I doubted your abilities, but because although I knew I was due some property tax redress, I never believed to that extent; really GREAT JOB! I intend on marketing you to all my family, friends and colleagues.”


– J.S., Principal; Faculty, Department of Neuroscience, University of Michigan

Multiple – Renown psychologist, 4 properties, earned client $10k p.y. in real tax dollars savings.

“Wonderful job, Stephen, far better than any of those other “so-called” big name firms that promise the world and deliver dirt – thanks so much!”


– B.W., Principal


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