The appraisal is very important if you are not happy with the offer you get. There is more to the negotiations than just the appraisal, though. I would recommend that obtain the services of someone experienced in this matter. You don't want to so greedy that you blow up the whole deal or spend too much time and money trying to get more money out of the buyer. An experienced negotiator will get you nothing less than a fair deal.
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Here's a little info. regarding houses selling in the Wausau, WI area in your price range. In the $460,000 range, one house has sold since Jan. 2009. In the $425,00 to $449,999 range, one house has sold and in the $400,000 to 424,999 range- two houses have sold since Jan. 2009. In the $375,000 to $399,999 range, three homes have sold (your current price range-?-). However, since Jan. 2009, in the range of $350,000 to $374,999 there has been 10 homes sold. Hope this helps in some way to know what is actually selling and the price ranges that are more active.... more