"I got into this because real estate brokers couldn't sell houses when taxes were too high relative to other houses in the neighborhood."
"The appraisal is everything. It's all really an appraisal issue, particularly when you go to trial. Lawyers have to rely on appraisals, which can cost $500."
"We collect data, looking at sales of other properties in the neighborhood. But you have to know what courts consider comparable, how judges determine values."
"You need to know the local municipal courts. You have to approach them all somewhat differently; you have to know the right people to approach and the right people to serve."
"My job is to prove your house is worth less. It's as simple as that."