Alva Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked hard on increasing the equity in your home over time, so why would you give more of it away than you have to when it’s time to sell?
Our unique full-service flat-fee model gives all of the benefits of working with a full-service broker, while enjoying the savings that come with working with a flat-fee broker.
To see the possible savings you can make when you select LISTED Realty as your selling agent, just move the slider to the level that is close to how much you think your house is worth…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We’re Not Just About Saving You Money, But We Also Want To EXCEED All Your Expectations!
There is a minimum expectation that all sellers ought to have when they hire a broker to sell their home, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS give our BEST effort for every single home-seller that we work with. There is no cutting corners with what we do, no matter the value of a house. Our objective is to sell every home that is trusted to us as quickly as possible, for the best sales price possible – and doing it all while saving our clients money.
How do we do that? It’s simple, we use the most up-to-date real estate technology to get as many eyes on our customers homes as possible – and then, we save you money by charging a flat-fee instead of a percentage of the selling price of your home for the work that we do. Over the years we have saved our customers tens of thousands of dollars in listing commissions by using this model, and we would like to do the same for you too!
Why I Chose Listed Realty
When I became a licensed real estate agent I wanted to join a brokerage that had progressive ideas. Since I came from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a several larger brokerages that asked me to join their firms. I did go and speak to a few of them, and as good as they all sounded, the the main thing that struck me was that everyone was saying the same thing (but using different words). Each company that I spoke to said they were different from their competitors but none of them could tell me anything specific that made all the difference , other than their name, or that they were part of a large franchise or they were a small independent boutique agency (both of which have pros and cons). When it came to the services that were on offer to their customers, there really was no identifiable difference.
Before joining LISTED Realty, I worked for a couple of other brokers, but I was never completely happy because I was always the small fish in very large ponds struggling to be noticed among the bigger fish who had been there a lot longer. I decided I needed to make change and then one day I happened upon LISTED Realty and their model of selling homes for flat-fee commissions, and became intrigued with the idea. While doing my research I spoke to multiple agents, most of who tried to steer me away from this model – not because they thought that it was inferior and offered less service to the home sellers, but because it meant I would earn less commission. I know this fact would probably steer a lot of agents away from wanting to offer it, but I remember when I was growing up my dad always used to tell me that when I start working, my priority should always be about finding something that I love, and always doing the best job possible. In other words, I should always take pride in what I do. He always stressed that money should never be the number 1 priority for me because if I focused on the first two things, money would eventually come, but if I focused on money first, it didn’t mean the other two would follow.
After speaking to the broker at LISTED Realty, I quickly realized that her goals for the brokerage were completely aligned with my own, and her passion was not about earning as much money as possible, but instead on growing a brokerage with a reputation for being trustworthy and offering a quality service at a fair price. Since being with LISTED Realty I have sold a number of homes for my clients, literally saving them thousands of dollars each time. The satisfaction that I get when I sell a home and show my clients how much money they have saved in commissions is immeasurable, and something I plan on continuing to do for a long time. Callum Gardner Realtor® Tel: (239) 223-8224
Check Out Some of the Great Homes we have sold…and the Savings Our Customers Have Achieved!
* when compared to paying a 3% listing fee
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A Few Kind Words From My Clients
Callum and his dad made the process of selling my house so much easier with their expertise, from the professional pictures to the listing on all the websites. I have recommended them to friends that are thinking about selling their home and I personally would definitely use them again.
Callum was great at guiding us through the process and marketing our home...he was able to sell it fast fast fast! He kept us informed during the closing process and went above and beyond making sure everything was in order and that the buyers could enjoy their new home.
Listing my home for sale with Callum Gardner was a great experience. My home was under contract in less than 48 hours! Callum was professional, friendly and an excellent communicator. Thank you Callum for the successful sale of my home. - Yessenia
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More About Alva
Alva is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States, situated on the Caloosahatchee River. The population was 2,596 at the 2010 census, up from 2,182 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When offering a home, it’s essential to understand the different manner ins which you can save money on your commission. For example, some agents charge flat costs, while others need sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of just how much they offer their property for. So which is the much better option for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are numerous reasons that working with a representative might be a much better choice than attempting to deal with the sale of your home yourself. Agents have access and insight into what it requires to efficiently market a home. When it pertains to setting the prices of your home it’s important to price it properly if you wish to decrease the variety of days that it remains unsold. Representatives use what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes various types of local data to determine different rates that your house may cost, depending on whether you are searching for a quick sale, or are prepared to wait it out in order get top dollar. In addition, when setting prices by themselves, house owners tend to use emotional info which truly has no bearing on what a house buyer wants to pay, or what a mortgage institution is willing to lend on such a house. Realty representatives understand this and cost the houses appropriately.
The second reason why you must consider dealing with a real estate agent is due to the fact that they will negotiate the sale on your behalf. Settlement can be complicated, and it’s essential that you have somebody who has experience in these kinds of settlements on your side. It’s extremely most likely that the majority of buyers will be dealing with an experience agent (given that there is no cost for them to have this advantage), and a good representative is going to make use of every weakness that you may have when it pertains to working out in order to get a better offer for their client.
Third, agents bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The complexities of a real estate transaction and the exacting information can be a breeding ground for errors. These are typically small or unintended but still liable to cause legal procedures if the buyer is not pleased with any issue found after the sale of the house has been completed. E&O Insurance protects against any possible liability from errors committed in your place during the sales process and if they occur to be major then E&O Insurance will cover the legal costs.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Good agents know how to effectively market a home in all sort of market conditions. The reality is innovation is making the online house offering procedure a lot easier and much more effective. Technology allows agents to note a house in less time, with less manual work required on their part. For many agents this has been not reflected in the quantity that they charge their sellers for listing their homes. However, flat-fee brokers do acknowledge this by charging a lower amount than would be paid when compared to be charged 2-3% of a house’s sales price as commission.
Regardless of whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the very same amount of effort need to be made to market a house so that it sells rapidly and at the best price possible. In an ideal world this would be a truth, however sadly it does not seem to be the case. If you speak with 5 various representatives relating to the sales of your house, you will probably get 5 various descriptions on exactly what they will do to help you get your house offered. Some representatives do as little as taking the pictures of the home, in addition to the details of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and merely await purchasing representatives to bring possible buyers to view the house. It worsens when some agents pick to forego the expenses of expert photography to make sure the home exists in addition to possible online, and will take photos with their mobile phones and utilize those. So their expenses would be very little.
Then you have the more professional representatives who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ cash) to not just have professional pictures, but also video, 3D virtual tours, in addition to paper and online marketing (i.e. they are in fact making an effort to attempt and find a buyer as well as selling a house). With these representatives the expenses for marketing a house will be hundreds, and depending upon the location, perhaps even countless dollars. So the decision on exactly just how much an agent wants to invest in marketing dollars truly will depend upon the potential return on their investment when the house ultimately sells. For that reason, a representative who is going to earn 3% commission, is probably more likely to invest more money than a representative who is only going to make 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that logic, will not a percentage based representative invest more money on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned agent? A lot of time that is likely to be the case, and you will find flat-fee brokers out there who will freely promote that they not do anything more than include your home information and pictures that you have to offer into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who provide the exact same services that you would get out of a percentage based broker. As a representative with LISTED Realty, I offer expert photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual tour and internet marketing for all of my listings regardless of just how much the house is going to be cost, because I think it’s my responsibility to do everything in my power to help get a home offered quickly and effectively. Just how much commission I make would not be a driving aspect for my marketing efforts.
So, Which Is The Best Option– A Percentage Based Broker Or A Flat-Fee Broker?
Clearly any house seller, when they select an agent to help them offer their homes is performance and worth. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you select an agent who can’t offer your home and it rests on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home loans, insurance coverages, taxes, etc, which exercise to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to an even more efficient agent who could offer your home quicker. Ideally, you would have the best of both worlds, where you can have the total suite of sales, marketing and support services of your representative and their broker, but paying as little in representatives’ commission as you can.
When you speak with prospective representatives that you might wish to work with, do not only ask for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what additional administrative support is being used, likewise ask them for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which offers a total breakdown of all the costs connected with selling a specific home to determine just how much the seller can anticipate to bank as soon as their home has actually been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will consist of all of the agents’ commissions amongst the other expenses.
As soon as you have all of the details above, then you should have the ability to make a notified decision on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Alva or any of the surrounding areas and would like to know more about the flat-fee, full broker service from LISTED Realty please call me at (239) 223-8224 and let’s schedule an appointment to talk.