You probably need to reconsider this. As Richard said you will be having to deal with a lot of non-sense yourself. An agent filter through a lot of scams and unqualified leads, and not even to mention the amount of paper work.... more
Your best bet is to push your home onto more websites, so you get your home in front the biggest pool of buyers possible. Just out of curiosity...If an agent could prove HOW they can put more money in your pocket as opposed to doing it solo...would you consider working with a professional?... more
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.
Good luck!... more
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
I think you really should get a lawyer to represent you. My grandparents property was taken as eminent domain and that is what they did. You have to have someone looking out for you. I would recommend
207 Grand Ave.
Wausau, WI 54403
He is a great Real Estate Lawyer! I am sure he will be well worth the money!
I do not know the correct answer but from past experience they usually begin by offering you your fair market value. This is the Fair Market Value on your taxes. If you do not know that amount, feel free to contact me and I will be glad to help you find this information.