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!

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

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!

Central Wisconsin Free Home Valuation

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

Shayne Fellenz

Marketing Coordinator

Shayne was raised right here in the Central Wisconsin area. His passion is comic books and superhero movies but he also enjoys traveling with his fiancee! After earning his degree in Digital Marketing, he spent some time searching for the right job where he could apply his marketing skills. Then, In January of 2019, Shayne joined The Waraksa Group as the Marketing Coordinator and is loving every second of the position and being part of the exciting real estate industry.

Shayne Fellenz

Shayne Fellenz

Marketing Coordinator

Shayne was raised right here in the Central Wisconsin area. His passion is comic books and superhero movies but he also enjoys traveling with his fiancee! After earning his degree in Digital Marketing, he spent some time searching for the right job where he could apply his marketing skills. Then, In January of 2019, Shayne joined The Waraksa Group as the Marketing Coordinator and is loving every second of the position and being part of the exciting real estate industry.

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.

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.

Meet Our Realtors

Matt Polacek

Matt has been working with the Waraksa Group for four years. He enjoys working with both buyers and sellers—thriving off the feeling he gets when he finds clients their dream home. Outside of real estate, Matt owns a DJ business, and has been entertaining crowds for over a decade. He enjoys restoring and painting classic cars in his free time. Matt and his wife, Theresa, have been married since 2012 and they have three sons: Chase, Aaron, and Evan.
Matt Polacek

Matt Polacek

Realtor

Matt has been working with the Waraksa Group for four years. He enjoys working with both buyers and sellers—thriving off the feeling he gets when he finds clients their dream home. Outside of real estate, Matt owns a DJ business, and has been entertaining crowds for over a decade. He enjoys restoring and painting classic cars in his free time. Matt and his wife, Theresa, have been married since 2012 and they have two sons, Aaron and Evan.

Sam Cricks

Born in Chicago, Sam has lived in different parts of the country—Arizona, Colorado, and Wisconsin—before settling in the Wausau area, fifteen years ago. Sam has practiced real estate in the Madison and Wausau area, and has broad experience in Wausau area’s unique neighborhoods. From responsive showings, skilled negotiations, and understanding each buyer and seller’s unique situations, Sam tailors her services to the needs of the client. Sam and her husband, Jay, enjoy rescuing distressed properties and bringing them back to their glory. Sam lives on the East Side of Wausau with Jay, her children—Jake, Max and Carli—and her two dogs. She enjoys cooking, taking care of her children and animals, and cruising around town with Jay, in their convertible.
Sam Cricks

Sam Cricks

Realtor

Born in Chicago, Sam has lived in different parts of the country—Arizona, Colorado, and Wisconsin—before settling in the Wausau area, fifteen years ago. Sam has practiced real estate in the Madison and Wausau area, and has broad experience in Wausau area’s unique neighborhoods. From responsive showings, skilled negotiations, and understanding each buyer and seller’s unique situations, Sam tailors her services to the needs of the client. Sam and her husband, Jay, enjoy rescuing distressed properties and bringing them back to their glory. Sam lives on the East Side of Wausau with Jay, her children—Jake, Max and Carli—and her three dogs—Diego, Doxa Bear, and Rocky. She enjoys cooking, taking care of her children and animals, and cruising around town with with Jay, in their convertible.

Keith Rybacki

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.
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.

Awards

In 2019, 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.

2019

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

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!

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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

Facebook Reviews

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Keith Ziegelbauer
positive review 
2 weeks ago - Facebook

We could not recommend a better real estate team! They are great, we have sold two houses through them and... Read More

Mari Elizabeth Card Avatar
Mari Elizabeth Card
positive review 
5 months ago - Facebook

We had such a positive experience listing and selling our home with Cassie and the Waraksa Group! Thank you... Read More

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Dessia Laxton Reinke
positive review 
6 months ago - Facebook

Tammy is amazing. She took us to look at over a dozen houses, in the freezing cold, all over the... Read More

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Ashley Bonayon
positive review 
7 months ago - Facebook

Best employees out there!

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Stacy Oswald Landwehr
1 year ago - Facebook

Tammy and her team have been amazing to us. She answers questions quickly and really helped guide us through the... Read More

Andrew Johnson Avatar
Andrew Johnson
1 year ago - Facebook

My wife and I were first time home buyers when we worked with Tammy. She made sure to walk us... Read More

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Michael J Stahnke
2 years ago - Facebook

We were treated very professional, friendly, kind. Chris Devore was very helpful and curious.

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Cassidy Ohrt
2 years ago - Facebook

My family had an amazing experience with Tammy and her team when we relocated from Appleton to Wausau.

Zillow Reviews

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grannynetster
6 days ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend Everything went very smoothly working with Sam. I was very pleased with our experience and thankful for her knowledge and... Read More

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miller3625
2 weeks ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend Tammy Is very respectful of the demographics of the sellers and potential buyers for the property. Her vision of what... Read More

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Char Rockteschel
2 weeks ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend Matt took the time to explain everything in easy to understand language and was super patient with all of our... Read More

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miller3625
2 weeks ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend Tammy Is very respectful of the demographics of the sellers and potential buyers for the property. Her vision of what... Read More

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hillaryb28
3 weeks ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend I had an amazing time working with the Waraksa group!! They are honest and hardworking, Matt was able to find... Read More

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zuser20171208173410891
1 month ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend We met Matt when inquiring about a specific house in Kronenwetter that we wanted to see. He showed us the... Read More

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Billie Meyer
1 month ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend Matt was easily accessible for all of our needs. Whether it was a quick text to ask him a question... Read More

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brendaboc1
1 month ago - Zillow

Highly likely to recommend Sam understood our wants and was always presenting us with options. She works tirelessly, always available to help and... Read More