Arcadia Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked extremely hard on increasing the equity on your home over time, so why should you give more of it away than you have to when it’s time to sell?
With our unique flat-fee listing model you get to have all of the benefits of hiring a full-service broker, while saving the $1000’s that you benefit from when you select a flat-fee broker.
To see the possible savings you can make when you select LISTED Realty as your selling agent, simply move the slider to the level that is close to the current value of your home would be valued at…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We Are Not Only About Saving You Money, But We Also Want To EXCEED All Your Expectations!
There is a minimum expectation that all sellers should have when they hire a broker to sell their property, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS give our MAXIMUM effort for every home-seller that we work with. There is no cutting corners with what we do, no matter the value of a home. Our major goal is to sell every home that is trusted to us as rapidly as possible, for the very best price possible – and doing it all while saving our customers money.
How do we do that? We simply use the latest 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 many 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 preferred to join a broker that had modern ideas. Since I came from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a several larger brokerages who asked me to join their firms. I did go and speak to a number of them, and as excellent as they all appeared to be, the one thing that struck me was that all of them were was saying the same thing (but using different words). Each broker that I spoke to said they were different from their competitors but none of them could tell me anything specific that made them different , other than their name, or that they were either part of a big 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 recognizable difference.
Before joining LISTED Realty, I did work for a couple of other brokers, but I was never completely happy because I really was always a 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 came across 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 a number of agents, most of who tried to steer me away from this model – not because they thought that it was inferior and offered less 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 doing something that I love, and always focus on doing the best job that I possibly can. 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 only focused on the money, then I would probably lose focus on the enjoyment of the job and giving it my best effort.
Once I spoke to the broker at LISTED Realty, I quickly found out that her goals for the brokerage were completely aligned with my own, and her primary objective was not about earning as much money as possible, but instead on growing a brokerage that is trusted and known for 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 every 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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Arcadia is a city and county seat of DeSoto County, Florida, United States. The population was 7,637 as of the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 7,722 in 2014. Arcadia’s Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Comparing Percentage Fee Brokers Against Flat-Fee Brokers
When selling a house, it’s important to understand the various manner ins which you can conserve money on your commission. For example, some representatives charge flat fees, while others need sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of 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 dealing with a representative might be a better alternative than trying to deal with the sale of your house yourself. Agents have access and insight into what it takes to efficiently market a home. When it pertains to setting the sales price of your house it’s important to price it correctly if you wish to lower the number of days that it remains unsold. Agents use what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes different types of local information to find out different costs that your home may sell for, depending on whether you are trying to find a quick sale, or are prepared to wait it out in order get top dollar. In addition, when setting costs on their own, homeowners tend to utilize psychological information which really has no bearing on what a home purchaser wants to pay, or what a mortgage organization is willing to lend on such a home. Real estate representatives understand this and cost the homes accordingly.
The 2nd reason you must consider dealing with a property agent is due to the fact that they will negotiate the sale on your behalf. Negotiation can be made complex, and it’s important that you have somebody who has experience in these types of settlements in your corner. It’s extremely most likely that many purchasers will be working with an experience representative (because there is no charge for them to have this benefit), and an excellent agent is going to make use of every weak point that you might have when it pertains to negotiating in order to get a much better offer for their client.
Third, agents carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The intricacies of a real estate transaction and the exacting details can be a breeding place for mistakes. These are typically minor or inadvertent but still liable to cause legal procedures if the purchaser is not pleased with any problem discovered after the sale of the house has actually been finished. E&O Insurance safeguards against any prospective liability from errors dedicated in your place during the sales process and if they occur to be significant then E&O Insurance will cover the legal costs.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Great agents know how to successfully market a home in all type of market conditions. The truth is technology is making the online house offering process a lot easier and much more effective. Innovation enables 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 amount that they charge their sellers for listing their homes. Nevertheless, 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 prices as commission.
Despite whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the same amount of effort should be made to market a house so that it offers quickly and at the best price possible. In a perfect world this would be a reality, however unfortunately it doesn’t appear to be the case. If you talk to 5 various agents regarding the sales of your home, you will most likely get 5 different explanations on exactly what they will do to help you get your home sold. Some agents do as low as taking the photos of the house, together with the information of the home, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and simply wait on purchasing representatives to bring possible purchasers to view the home. It worsens when some agents choose to bypass the costs of expert photography to guarantee the home exists in addition to possible online, and will take photos with their cellular phones and use those. So their costs would be minimal.
Then you have the more professional agents who will invest their own money (or their brokers’ cash) to not just have expert photos, but also video, 3D virtual tours, along with newspaper and online advertising (i.e. they are in fact making an effort to try and find a purchaser as well as selling a house). With these representatives the expenses for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending on the area, perhaps even countless dollars. So the decision on exactly just how much an agent wants to invest in marketing dollars actually will depend on the potential return on their investment when your home eventually sells. For that reason, a representative who is going to make 3% commission, is most likely more likely to spend more cash than an agent who is only going to make 2%.
So with this being said, you might ask with that logic, won’t a percentage based representative spend more money on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned representative? A great deal of time that is likely to be the case, and you will find flat-fee brokers out there who will honestly market that they do nothing more than add your property information and photos that you have to provide into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who offer the specific same services that you would get out of a percentage based broker. As a representative with LISTED Realty, I supply professional photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual tour and internet marketing for all of my listings despite just how much your house is going to be sold for, since I believe it’s my duty to do everything in my power to help get a home sold quickly and efficiently. Just how much commission I make would not be a driving element 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 pick a representative to help them offer their houses is effectiveness and worth. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you choose a representative who can’t offer your house and it sits on the marketplaces for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home mortgages, insurances, taxes, and so on, which work out to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to a far more effective agent who could sell your home quicker. Preferably, you would have the very best of both worlds, where you can have the complete suite of sales, marketing and assistance services of your representative and their broker, however paying as little in agents’ commission as you can.
When you speak to potential agents that you might want to work with, don’t only ask for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what additional administrative assistance is being used, also inquire for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which provides a complete breakdown of all the costs related to offering a specific house to compute how much the seller can anticipate to bank as soon as their house has been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the representatives’ commissions amongst the other costs.
When you have all of the details above, then you ought to have the ability to make a notified decision on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Arcadia 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.