Try FSBO first -- not to save money (although you probably will), but instead focus on selling quickly for the same net sales price for yourself. Read the article I linked to below, it compares FSBO listings in Madison, WI to Realtor listings. It was done by 3 independent economists, not economists paid by the Realtors Association.
I see that you are a condo owner at The Regency House in downtown Milwaukee. Currently, there are several units in your building for sale. Following an appropriate pricing model will play a significant role in this marketplace.
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I understand that this is no mean task however. and unfortunately, it is ofter too late before you have found a good one. I would look first for a referral from friend who had a good experience. A realtor who is experienced in the type of property you are selling, ie east side condos.
I would look for the CRS designation. Certified Residential Specialists have a minimum standard for education and experience. When I am recommending an agent around the country, I first select a CRS with whom I have met personally. I find this is the best way.
I know a couple of agents in Milwaukee I would recommend.
Your first decision is whether or not you'd like to try and sell it yourself vs. hiring a REALTOR to handle the sale and marketing for you. I would base this decision on a number of factors first and foremost being the amount of time you have to dedicate to handling the sale vs. hiring it handled.
Once you've gotten some clarity on this you'll need to determine your asking price. This is a very important step. Overpricing the property will harm the sale short term, and quite often, weaken your opportunity for getting the most equity out of the sale. Underpricing may cause a fast sale but will also affect the equity you may have in the property.
You can contact a local real estate expert who handles sales in your area or condo complex and ask them for advice on this. Many will do this free of charge with the hope that you'll at least consider them to handle the sale should you choose to list the property.
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