The Waraksa Group

Tammy Waraksa and her team have helped over 750 families, and have been the Top Sales Team of the Year for three years running! Register now, and find out how The Waraksa Group can get your home sold—faster and for more money!

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The Waraksa Group is the only
Central Wisconsin real estate team
endorsed by Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran.
Just ask her!

Recommended by
Real Estate Tycoon
Barbara Corcoran

We are
Dave Ramsey’s
Local Pros You Can Trust

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The Waraksa Group is Dave Ramsey’s
Central Wisconsin
Endorsed Local Provider!

Which Way Would You
Like to Sell Your Home?

Traditional Sale

So, you’re ready to take the leap—it’s time to sell your home. The Waraksa Team knows that even the idea can be daunting, but we believe the whole sales process should be smooth, informative, and most of all—fun. The Waraksa Team has your back, and will guide you through each step of the sale process so you can focus on your bright future.

Guaranteed Sale

With the Guaranteed Sale program, your home will sell—no matter what. At the start of a 180-day contract, Tammy Waraksa will agree on a guaranteed sale price for your home, then help you through the normal process of selling. If your property doesn’t sell by the end of the listing contract, Tammy Waraksa will purchase it from you. It’s as simple as that!

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Homebuyer Process

01

GETTING READY

There are a lot of considerations when purchasing a home, but it’s worth it—trust us! Contact The Waraksa Group to set up a FREE home buyer consultation and to receive a FREE homebuyer packet.

02

MONTHLY INCOME & COSTS

You will need to do the math for monthly income, expenses, and bills—to make sure you can adequately meet new commitments.

03

DEBT

If you have debt, you’ll need to factor this in as well—it shouldn’t be more than 40% of your income.

04

CREDIT SCORE

Your credit score is an important factor in applying for a mortgage—if it’s too low, you may need to take some time to reconsider, or to strengthen your credit.

05

HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE

Without homeowner’s insurance, you can’t apply for a mortgage.

06

INITIAL COSTS

You’ll need enough cash for the refundable “earnest money” deposit, the down payment, and any closing costs.

07

HOME INSPECTION

Before you close on your sparkling new digs, you’ll want a home inspector to look everything over—carefully.

08

APPRAISAL

Getting your new home appraised ensures you’re paying a fair price for what you get.

09

CONGRATULATIONS!

The Waraksa Group knows it can feel like a lot, but don’t let it intimidate you—we’re here to make the whole process more empowering than imposing.

Meet Tammy and Mike

Tammy Waraksa

Tammy Waraksa

Team Leader

Mike Waraksa

Mike Waraksa

Showing Professional

Tammy and Mike were born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin. They were high school sweethearts and have three daughters and a family dog. Tammy has been providing real estate services to the greater central Wisconsin area for over 13 years. Tammy started real estate in 2006 and, through years of dedication and hard work, she earned Sales Person of the Year in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Mike served for 6 years active duty in the United States Air Force, then worked in the construction industry. In order to dedicate more time to his family, Mike left the construction industry, worked for his real estate license, and now helps Tammy in their growing family real estate business.

With the abundance of referrals from satisfied and loyal clients, in 2016, Tammy and Mike brought on additional real estate agents and office administration to establish The Waraksa Group.

Meet the Support Team

Cassy Veldhorst

Cassy Veldhorst

Team Manager

Cassy has been with The Waraksa Group since July 2016. She started in Real Estate with a marketing & administrative position, then earned her real estate license in January of 2017. Cassy’s current role for The Waraksa Group is Team Manager, primarily focusing on transaction coordination, team organization, and property listings. In addition to her Real Estate license, Cassy has bachelor’s degrees in Business Communications and Public Relations, with a minor in Marketing. Outside of work, Cassy enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, as well as attending sporting events, concerts, and traveling.

Jessica Schires

Jessica Schires

Client Relations Manager

Jessica was born and raised in Wausau, WI. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a communication and creative writing degree. She loves talking with people and getting to know their story. Jessica is new to real estate, but she is certain she can hit the ground running with her can do attitude. Her current position for The Waraksa Group is the Client Relations Manager which focuses on setting up showings for clients with the agents and making sure all clients are being taken care of quickly. In her free time, she enjoys camping and sitting on the beach with her fiancé Nick and their two children Ava and Jonah.

Sarah Burnett

Sarah Burnett

Marketing Coordinator

Sarah was born and raised in the greater Wausau area and moved away to attend school in nearby Marshfield where she completed her associates degree with an emphasis on creative production. Sarah’s current position with The Waraksa Group is the Social Media and Marketing Coordinator which focuses on advertising the listings on all platforms, creating listing videos, and helping market the team as a whole. She plans on continuing her post-secondary education in creative marketing while working with The Waraksa Group. Outside of work Sarah is a wedding and portraits photographer. She is passionate about her work and getting to know her clients while capturing their memories. She lives an active life enjoying the outdoors, running, and traveling, her most recent journey was to Denali, Alaska where she lived for four months while working outside the national park. Some of her next trips include going to Utah and traveling to Montana. Sarah has a large family and spends much of her free time with them as well as her family dogs.

Meet Our Realtors

Keith Rybacki

Keith Rybacki

Realtor

Keith was born in West Allis, Wisconsin and has lived most of his life in the Wausau area. He graduated from D.C. Everest High School in 1982, then earned his Business & Marketing degree. Keith’s career began in the restaurant sector. From there, he dove into the family business—owning and operating convenience store fuel stations in Weston and Kronenwetter. He has been involved in the “people” industry for the majority of his life, and developed valuable community relationships over the years. Meeting new people, as well as working with others he has grown to know, is what he does best. Keith’s passions include playing and creating music with the two instruments he loves—piano and guitar. Of course, he can’t forget golf and tennis! Keith married his wife, Julie, in 1992 and they have two wonderful children, Elizabeth (19) and Nicholas (22). Family is important to Keith, and he is grateful for all that he has been given.

Tracy Cooper

Tracy Cooper

Showing Professional

Tracy grew up in Illinois and moved to Wisconsin with her family in 2002. Tracy worked as a Dental Hygienist for over 20 years and loves working with people and building relationships. Tracy has always had an interest in real estate and decided to join The Waraksa Group after meeting Tammy in 2020 when they sold their house in Antigo and moved to the Wausau area. Tracy is a Showing Professional for The Waraksa Group team by showing homes during the evenings as well as on weekends, she also assists in open houses. Tracy married her husband Dave in 1995 and they have 5 children and an amazing daughter in law. In her free time Tracy enjoys spending time with her family, taking long hikes, playing games and serving at her church.

Nicki DeGroff

Nicki DeGroff

Realtor

Nicki was born and raised in Lodi, Wisconsin and moved to the Wausau area in 2020. Her passion for helping people stems from her extensive background in customer service and hospitality, which made working from home over the last three years somewhat of a challenge for her. After purchasing her first home in Kronenwetter in the spring of 2021, she immediately knew that real estate is where she belonged. In addition to starting her career in real estate, Nicki is pursuing a degree in software design and development at Northcentral Technical College and plans to put her passion for technology to use by helping small business owners develop personal websites. Outside of work, Nicki enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their two dogs, as well as traveling to Stone Lake, Wisconsin to spend time with their friends and family.

Ryan Matthiae

Ryan Matthiae

Realtor

Born and raised in the greater Wausau area, Ryan Graduated from Marathon High School in 2018, and then went on to earn an associate’s in business management in 2021. Ryan’s love for Real Estate began in high school while attending the Parade of Homes with his mom and three sisters, this became a yearly tradition that continues to this day. When he isn’t working with clients Ryan loves to run, kayak, snowboard, and snowmobile.

Meet the Support Team

Cassy Veldhorst

Team Manager

Cassy has been with The Waraksa Group since July 2016. She started in Real Estate with a marketing & administrative position, then earned her real estate license in January of 2017. Cassy’s current role for The Waraksa Group is Team Manager, primarily focusing on transaction coordination, team organization, and property listings. In addition to her Real Estate license, Cassy has bachelor’s degrees in Business Communications and Public Relations, with a minor in Marketing. Outside of work, Cassy enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, as well as attending sporting events, concerts, and traveling.

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Jessica Schires

Client Relations Manager

Jessica was born and raised in Wausau, WI. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a communication and creative writing degree. She loves talking with people and getting to know their story. Jessica is new to real estate, but she is certain she can hit the ground running with her can do attitude. Her current position for The Waraksa Group is the Client Relations Manager which focuses on setting up showings for clients with the agents and making sure all clients are being taken care of quickly. In her free time, she enjoys camping and sitting on the beach with her fiancé Nick and their two children Ava and Jonah.

sarah-burnett

Sarah Burnett

Marketing Coordinator

Sarah was born and raised in the greater Wausau area and moved away to attend school in nearby Marshfield where she completed her associates degree with an emphasis on creative production. Sarah’s current position with The Waraksa Group is the Social Media and Marketing Coordinator which focuses on advertising the listings on all platforms, creating listing videos, and helping market the team as a whole. She plans on continuing her post-secondary education in creative marketing while working with The Waraksa Group. Outside of work Sarah is a wedding and portraits photographer. She is passionate about her work and getting to know her clients while capturing their memories. She lives an active life enjoying the outdoors, running, and traveling, her most recent journey was to Denali, Alaska where she lived for four months while working outside the national park. Some of her next trips include going to Utah and traveling to Montana. Sarah has a large family and spends much of her free time with them as well as her family dogs.

Meet Our Realtors

Keith Rybacki

Realtor

Keith was born in West Allis, Wisconsin and has lived most of his life in the Wausau area. He graduated from D.C. Everest High School in 1982, then earned his Business & Marketing degree. Keith’s career began in the restaurant sector. From there, he dove into the family business—owning and operating convenience store fuel stations in Weston and Kronenwetter. He has been involved in the “people” industry for the majority of his life, and developed valuable community relationships over the years. Meeting new people, as well as working with others he has grown to know, is what he does best. Keith’s passions include playing and creating music with the two instruments he loves—piano and guitar. Of course, he can’t forget golf and tennis! Keith married his wife, Julie, in 1992 and they have two wonderful children, Elizabeth (19) and Nicholas (22). Family is important to Keith, and he is grateful for all that he has been given.

Tracy Cooper

Showing Professional

Tracy grew up in Illinois and moved to Wisconsin with her family in 2002. Tracy worked as a Dental Hygienist for over 20 years and loves working with people and building relationships. Tracy has always had an interest in real estate and decided to join The Waraksa Group after meeting Tammy in 2020 when they sold their house in Antigo and moved to the Wausau area. Tracy is a Showing Professional for The Waraksa Group team by showing homes during the evenings as well as on weekends, she also assists in open houses. Tracy married her husband Dave in 1995 and they have 5 children and an amazing daughter in law. In her free time Tracy enjoys spending time with her family, taking long hikes, playing games and serving at her church.

Nicki DeGroff

Realtor

Nicki was born and raised in Lodi, Wisconsin and moved to the Wausau area in 2020. Her passion for helping people stems from her extensive background in customer service and hospitality, which made working from home over the last three years somewhat of a challenge for her. After purchasing her first home in Kronenwetter in the spring of 2021, she immediately knew that real estate is where she belonged. In addition to starting her career in real estate, Nicki is pursuing a degree in software design and development at Northcentral Technical College and plans to put her passion for technology to use by helping small business owners develop personal websites. Outside of work, Nicki enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their two dogs, as well as traveling to Stone Lake, Wisconsin to spend time with their friends and family.

Ryan Matthiae

Realtor

Born and raised in the greater Wausau area, Ryan Graduated from Marathon High School in 2018, and then went on to earn an associate’s in business management in 2021. Ryan’s love for Real Estate began in high school while attending the Parade of Homes with his mom and three sisters, this became a yearly tradition that continues to this day. When he isn’t working with clients Ryan loves to run, kayak, snowboard, and snowmobile.

Awards

With over 750 families helped
and over $150 million in properties sold,
Tammy and The Waraksa Group are a
distinguished and award-winning real estate team.

2020

Best of Marathon County – Best Agency
America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents

2019

America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents – Top 1%
Best of Marathon County – Best Agency
President’s Award of Excellence

2018

International President’s Elite Team
Sales Team of the Year
President’s Award of Excellence

2017

International President’s Elite Team
Sales Team of the Year
Diamond Producer

2016

International President’s Circle Team
Sales Team of the Year
Diamond Producer

If you’re looking for a dedicated, patient, professional, and trustworthy team—
The Waraksa Group is the team for you!

Giving Back

2021 Client Appreciation Event
2021 Client Appreciation Event
2021 Client Appreciation Event
2021 Client Appreciation Event
2021 Client Appreciation Event
2021 Client Appreciation Event
2021 Client Appreciation Event
 
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society
 
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
 
Foundation for Hope in Africa
Foundation for Hope in Africa
 
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
 
Never Forgotten Honor Flight
Never Forgotten Honor Flight
Never Forgotten Honor Flight
Never Forgotten Honor Flight
Never Forgotten Honor Flight
 
Thanksgiving Client Event 2020
Thanksgiving Client Event 2020
Thanksgiving Client Event 2020
Thanksgiving Client Event 2020
Thanksgiving Client Event 2020
Thanksgiving Client Event 2020
Thanksgiving Client Event 2020
Thanksgiving Client Event 2020
Thanksgiving Client Event 2020
Thanksgiving Client Event 2020
 

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

Tammy and The Waraksa Group were fabulous to work with! They helped sell our home in just a few days for above asking price! The amount of time that they put into helping our family find our dream home was outstanding and the professionalism that they demonstrated went above and beyond. Thank you!

 

Kelly B.

We recently sold our house using the Waraksa group. From the first minute, we were extremely impressed by Tammy. Her presentation to us was professional and comprehensive. She had great suggestions on how to really pull together the little details to move our house quickly. We went from being apprehensive about the potential for a prolonged sale to feeling good about our house and getting what we needed out of it. The marketing strategy is the most impressive I’ve ever seen in my many times selling a house—utilizing professional pictures, print media, as well as social media. We ended up selling our house in a small town in less than a day. I would wholeheartedly recommended The Waraksa Group for anyone in the area wanting to truly capture your home’s attractiveness to a buyer.

 

Dan M.

Excellence, professionalism, personal, responsive and results are just a few words I would use to describe Tammy and her team during the sale of our home and purchase of our next home. Her attention to detail and tireless work ethic are second to none. I believe her experience and knowledge, particularly in this area, resulted in a higher sale price than we would have had with another realtor (multiple great offers). When she visited our home, before listing, she had ideas about a couple of creative things to do in preparing the house to highlight our home’s strengths. We were so pleased with the process for selling our home, it was a no-brainer to ask for her help in finding our next home. I could say all the same things during the buying process as I said during the selling process. I would also highlight that Mike Waraksa is the best in the business at showing houses. He did a great job of pointing out the highlights at each home we looked at, including some things that may need to be fixed or require some thought. He wasn’t just trying to tell us all the good things, to make a sale. I believe he honestly wanted to help us find the best fit for our family, and have us be aware of what we were looking at—both good and bad. We made a great choice working with Tammy and would not hesitate for a second to highly recommend her.

 

Ben M.

Online Reviews

Google Reviews

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Megan Vitort
2 weeks ago - Google

We were very nervous to start looking for a home in such a competitive market. Tammy and her team did... Read More

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Joan Brzezinski
2 weeks ago - Google

I worked with Tammy of the Waraska Group.

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Ty H.
1 month ago - Google

My wife and I wanted to use a top realtor in the central WI area to buy a "new" home... Read More

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Cheryl Mabry
1 month ago - Google

Always a pleasure to wk with Tammy .I have bought and sold multiple properties from her. She is Always... Read More

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Sharon Larsen
1 month ago - Google

Tammy went above and beyond on the sale of our home. Thank you Tammy!

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Erika Albrecht
1 month ago - Google

My husband and our family couldn’t be more relieved and happy working with Tammy. Our family hit a last minute... Read More

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Ben McEvoy
1 month ago - Google

We worked with Tammy on the Waraksa Group to buy and sell a home. Once closed, this was the... Read More

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Tonia V
1 month ago - Google

I worked with Keith through the waraksa group and he is AMAZING! I highly recommend him as a realtor if... Read More

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Julio Medina Craig
1 month ago - Facebook

I wish I could leave more 5 stars review for Tammy and her team! She’s incredibly nice and so knowledgeable!... Read More

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Steph Bradfish
4 months ago - Facebook

We’ve been working with Tammy and her crew for years. From buying to selling…literally wouldn’t want to work with anyone... Read More

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Chelsey Zommers
8 months ago - Facebook

I would highly recommend Keith as your realtor! We put an offer in on a home before selling ours and... Read More

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Chelsey Marie
8 months ago - Facebook

I would highly recommend Keith as your realtor! We put an offer in on a home before selling ours and... Read More

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Noah Kroll
9 months ago - Facebook

If anyone is looking to sell their home. I highly recommend Tammy with The Waraksa Group - Coldwell Banker. I... Read More

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Brittney Doll
10 months ago - Facebook

BEST OF THE BEST. We worked with Samantha Cricks and she was absolutely everything that we were hoping for in... Read More

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Brittney Bierman
10 months ago - Facebook

BEST OF THE BEST. We worked with Samantha Cricks and she was absolutely everything that we were hoping for in... Read More

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Kaetlyn Thompson
11 months ago - Facebook

My wife and I were first time home buyers and Tammy was there with us every step of the way.... Read More

Zillow Reviews

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tphamland
1 month ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend My wife and I wanted to use a top realtor in the central WI area to buy a "new" home... Read More

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ben mcevoy
1 month ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend We worked with Tammy on the Waraksa Group to buy and sell a home. Once closed, this was the... Read More

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Theodore Lumbert
2 months ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend We worked with Keith from the Waraska group to sell our home. His attention to details made the sale a... Read More

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3 months ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend We cannot thank Keith enough for his hard work finding the right home for us in this CRAZY housing market... Read More

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nickn4447
3 months ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend We worked with Keith from The Waraksa Group to sell our home. This experience was better than we could have... Read More

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slaack
4 months ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend I worked with Tammy on The Waraksa Group team to buy our home in Wausau. Tammy worked hard to... Read More

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felinepub6
4 months ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend Working with the Waraksa Group was a pleasure. We decided to move from California to Wisconsin on a Friday morning,... Read More

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Louise Fischer
7 months ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend We worked with Tammy. As it was our first time in this process, Tammy gave us some advice to help... Read More