Belle Meade Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked extremely hard on increasing the equity on your home over the years, 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 positives of hiring a full-service broker, while saving the $1000’s that you benefit from when you choose a flat-fee broker.
Simply move the slider along to the level that closely matches your home value to see how much you can potentially save when you choose to list your home with me…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We Are 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 choose a broker to sell their home, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS give our MAXIMUM effort for every home-seller that we work with. There are no corners cut with what we do, regardless of the value of a house. Our objective is to sell every home that is trusted to us as quickly as possible, for the very best price possible – and doing it all while saving our customers money.
How do we do that? It’s simple, we 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 want to do the same for you too!
Why I Chose Listed Realty
When I started my career as a licensed real estate agent I preferred to find a broker that had modern ideas. Coming 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 with a few of them, and as good as they all appeared to be, 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 explain anything specific that made all the difference , other than their name, or that they were either part of a large franchise or they were a small independent boutique agency (both of which have pros and cons). When it came down 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 a very large pond struggling to be noticed among the bigger fish who were swimming with me. I decided I needed to make change then came across LISTED Realty with their model of selling homes for flat-fee commissions, and became intrigued with the idea. While doing my research I spoke to multiple 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. 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 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 passion was not about earning as much money as possible, but on growing a brokerage with a reputation for being trustworthy and offering a high-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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The Upper Eastside (alternatively called East Side and commonly referred to as Northeast Miami) is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida, United States. It is north of Edgewater, east of Little Haiti, south of the village of Miami Shores, and sits on Biscayne Bay. In geographical order from south to north and east to west, it contains the subdivisions of Magnolia Park, Bay Point, Morningside, Bayside, Belle Meade, Shorecrest, and Palm Grove. The MiMo District along Biscayne Boulevard in the area is host to many art galleries, shops and restaurants.
The Upper East Side is primarily a residential neighborhood, composed largely of historic single-family homes from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, with Biscayne Boulevard running along the center of the neighborhood with mid-rise and high-rise office towers, hotels, and apartments. The MiMo Historic District runs along Biscayne Boulevard, and includes a large number of MiMo hotels from the 1950s and 1960s, that have been preserved, and have recently begun to be renovated, and turned into stores, restaurants and boutique hotels.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When selling a house, it’s crucial to understand the various manner ins which you can conserve money on your commission. For example, some representatives charge flat charges, while others require sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of just how much they offer their residential or commercial property for. So which is the better alternative for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are many reasons that dealing with a representative might be a better option than attempting to manage the sale of your house yourself. Agents have gain access to and insight into what it takes to successfully market a home. When it concerns setting the prices of your home it’s essential to price it properly if you want to reduce the number of days that it remains unsold. Agents utilize what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes various types of regional information to figure out different prices 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 on their own, homeowners tend to utilize psychological information which actually has no bearing on what a home purchaser is willing 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 second reason why you ought to think about working with a property agent is since they will work out the sale on your behalf. Negotiation can be made complex, and it’s essential that you have somebody who has experience in these kinds of settlements in your corner. It’s highly likely that a lot of buyers 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 weakness that you may have when it comes to negotiating in order to get a better deal for their customer.
Third, agents carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The intricacies of a property transaction and the exacting information can be a breeding ground for mistakes. These are often small or unintended but still liable to cause legal procedures if the buyer is not satisfied with any issue discovered after the sale of the home has actually been completed. E&O Insurance secures against any possible liability from errors devoted on your behalf throughout the sales procedure and if they take place to be significant then E&O Insurance will cover the legal costs.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Good representatives understand how to efficiently market a home in all type of market conditions. The reality is innovation is making the online home offering procedure a lot easier and far more effective. Innovation enables agents to list a house in less time, with less manual labor needed on their part. For the majority of representatives this has been not reflected in the amount 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 home’s sales price as commission.
Despite whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the same amount of effort ought to be made to market a home so that it sells quickly and at the best cost possible. In a perfect world this would be a truth, however regrettably it does not seem to be the case. If you speak with 5 different representatives relating to the sales of your home, you will most likely get 5 various descriptions on precisely what they will do to help you get your house offered. Some representatives do as low as taking the photos of the home, in addition to the information of the home, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just wait on buying agents to bring prospective buyers to see the home. It becomes worse when some representatives pick to forego the expenses of expert photography to make sure the house exists along with possible online, and will take photos with their cellular phones and utilize those. So their expenses would be minimal.
Then you have the more expert agents who will invest their own money (or their brokers’ cash) to not only have expert photographs, but likewise video, 3D virtual tours, in addition to newspaper and online marketing (i.e. they are actually making an effort to try and find a buyer in addition to offering a house). With these agents the expenses for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending upon the place, perhaps even thousands of dollars. So the decision on exactly just how much an agent wants to spend on marketing dollars really will depend on the prospective return on their financial investment when your home ultimately sells. Therefore, an agent who is going to make 3% commission, is most likely more likely to invest more cash than a representative who is only going to earn 2%.
So with this being said, you might ask with that logic, will not a percentage based agent spend more money on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned representative? A lot of time that is most likely to be the case, and you will find flat-fee brokers out there who will openly market that they not do anything more than add your property details and photographs that you need to provide into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who use the exact same services that you would get out of a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I provide professional photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual trip and internet marketing for all of my listings despite just how much your house is going to be sold for, due to the fact that I believe it’s my responsibility to do whatever in my power to assist get a home offered rapidly and efficiently. How much commission I make would not be a driving factor for my marketing efforts.
So, Which Is The Best Option– A Percentage Based Broker Or A Flat-Fee Broker?
Plainly any house seller, when they pick a representative to help them offer their houses is performance and value. 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 rests on the marketplaces for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home mortgages, insurances, taxes, etc, which work out to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to an even more effective representative who could sell your house quicker. Preferably, you would have the best of both worlds, where you can have the complete 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 talk to potential representatives that you might wish to work with, do not only ask them for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what extra administrative support is being provided, likewise inquire for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which provides a total breakdown of all the expenses connected with offering a specific home to compute 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 among the other expenses.
Once you have all of the information above, then you ought to be able to make an informed choice on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Belle Meade 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.