Am I Penalized in Eminent Domain for Not Selling Early to the Government?

Sometimes you are penalized. There are two best times for getting the most money from an eminent domain taking. One is when you’re dealing with a right-of-way agent that is often in charged with trying to get a transaction done, and they will pay more money than you might get during litigation. The other time is when you are getting near the end of the litigation process and government doesn’t want to spend the money on a jury trial.