Bayshore Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked extremely hard on increasing the equity in your home over time, so why 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 working with a full-service broker, while saving the $1000’s that you benefit from when 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 would be valued at…
*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 should have when they select a broker to sell their home, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we should ALWAYS offer our MAXIMUM 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 home. Our objective is to sell every property that is trusted to us as quickly as possible, for the best price possible – and doing it all while saving our clients 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, to save you money, our commission isn’t charged as a percentage of your home’s sales price, but instead you simply pay us a low flat-fee 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 really wanted to find a brokerage that had progressive ideas. Coming from a real estate photography and videography background, I was approached by a many larger brokerages that asked me to join their companies. I did go and talk to a few of them, and as excellent as they all sounded, the one thing that struck me was that everyone was saying the exact same thing (but using different words). Each broker that I spoke to said they were unique but none of them could explain 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 related 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 were swimming with me. I decided I needed to make change and then one day I 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, all of who tried to steer me away from this model – not because it was inferior and offered less to the seller, but because it meant I would earn less commission for each sale that I made. 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 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 only focused on the money, then I would probably lose focus on the enjoyment of the job and giving it my best effort.
After speaking to the broker at LISTED Realty, I quickly realized that her goals for the brokerage were completely in line with my own, and her primary objective was not about earning as much money as possible, but on building 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 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
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* 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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North Fort Myers is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 39,330 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Comparing Percentage Fee Brokers Against Flat-Fee Brokers
When selling a house, it’s important to know the different manner ins which you can conserve money on your commission. For example, some agents charge flat charges, while others require sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of how much they offer their property for. So which is the better choice for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are numerous reasons that dealing with a representative might be a better alternative than attempting to handle the sale of your house yourself. Representatives have access and insight into what it requires to efficiently market a home. When it concerns setting the list prices of your home it’s important to price it properly if you want to minimize the number of days that it remains unsold. Representatives utilize what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses various types of regional data to figure out various costs that your house may cost, depending upon whether you are looking for a fast 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 psychological information which actually has no bearing on what a house purchaser wants to pay, or what a mortgage organization wants to lend on such a house. Property agents know this and rate the houses appropriately.
The second reason that you should consider working with a real estate representative is because they will work out the sale on your behalf. Settlement can be made complex, and it’s crucial that you have somebody who has experience in these types of settlements in your corner. It’s highly likely that the majority of purchasers will be dealing with an experience representative (considering that there is no charge for them to have this advantage), and an excellent representative is going to exploit every weakness that you may have when it concerns negotiating in order to get a better deal for their client.
Third, agents carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The intricacies of a real estate transaction and the exacting information can be a breeding place for mistakes. These are frequently small or inadvertent however still liable to cause legal procedures if the purchaser is not pleased with any problem discovered after the sale of the house has been completed. E&O Insurance secures versus any possible liability from errors committed on your behalf throughout the sales process and if they take place to be significant then E&O Insurance will cover the legal expenses.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Good representatives know how to effectively market a home in all kinds of market conditions. The reality is innovation is making the online house selling process a lot easier and far more effective. Innovation permits agents to list a home in less time, with less manual labor needed on their part. For a lot of representatives this has been not reflected in the quantity that they charge their sellers for listing their homes. Nevertheless, flat-fee brokers do acknowledge this by charging a lower quantity than would be paid when compared to be charged 2-3% of a home’s list prices as commission.
No matter whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the very same quantity of effort need to be made to market a home so that it offers quickly and at the best cost possible. In an ideal world this would be a truth, however regrettably it does not appear to be the case. If you talk to 5 various agents relating to the sales of your house, you will probably get 5 various descriptions on precisely what they will do to help you get your house offered. Some agents do just taking the pictures of the home, in addition to the information of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and simply wait for purchasing representatives to bring possible buyers to view the home. It gets worse when some representatives choose to bypass the expenses of expert photography to make sure the home exists along with possible online, and will take photos with their mobile phones and use those. So their costs would be minimal.
Then you have the more expert agents who will invest their own money (or their brokers’ money) to not just have expert photographs, however also video, 3D virtual tours, together with newspaper and online marketing (i.e. they are really making an effort to attempt and discover a buyer in addition to selling a house). With these agents the expenses for marketing a house will be hundreds, and depending on the place, perhaps even thousands of dollars. So the decision on exactly just how much a representative is willing to invest in marketing dollars truly will depend upon the potential return on their investment when the house ultimately sells. Therefore, an agent who is going to make 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, won’t a percentage based agent invest 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 openly advertise that they do nothing more than include your residential or commercial property information and pictures that you need to supply into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who use the exact very same services that you would expect from a percentage based broker. As a representative with LISTED Realty, I offer expert photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual trip and online marketing for all of my listings despite how much the house is going to be sold for, since I think it’s my task to do everything in my power to assist get a home sold quickly and efficiently. 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 sell their houses is performance and value. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you pick an agent who can’t sell your home and it rests on the marketplaces for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a mortgages, insurances, taxes, etc, which exercise to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to a far more efficient agent who could sell your home quicker. Preferably, you would have the best of both worlds, where you can have the total suite of sales, marketing and assistance services of your agent and their broker, however paying as little in agents’ commission as you can.
When you talk to potential representatives that you might want to deal with, do not only inquire for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what extra administrative assistance is being used, likewise ask them for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which gives a total breakdown of all the costs associated with offering a particular house to determine just how much the seller can expect to bank as soon as their home has actually been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will consist of all of the agents’ commissions among the other expenses.
As soon as you have all of the info above, then you should be able to make a notified choice on which alternative is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Bayshore 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.