Bokeelia Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked hard on increasing the equity in your home over the years, so why should you give more of it away than you have to when you sell it?
With our unique flat-fee listing model you get to have 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.
To see the possible savings you can make when you choose me as your selling agent, just move the slider to the level that is close to the current value of your home is worth…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We’re Not Only About Saving You Money, But We Also Intend On EXCEEDING ALL Of Your Expectations!
There is a minimum expectation that all sellers ought to have when they select a broker to sell their property, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS offer our BEST effort for each home-seller that we work with. There is no cutting corners with what we do, no matter the value of a house. Our major goal is to sell every home that is trusted to us as rapidly as possible, for the best price possible – and doing it all while saving our clients 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 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 started my career as a licensed real estate agent I really wanted to find a brokerage that had modern ideas. Since I came from a real estate photography and videography background, I was approached by a many larger brokerages who wanted me to join their firms. I did go and talk to a number 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 broker that I spoke to said they were different from their competitors but no one could explain anything specific that made all the difference , other than their name, or that they were part of a big franchise or they were a small independent brokerage (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 can’t say that I was ever 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 I have been with LISTED Realty for a little over a year now and 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
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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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More About Bokeelia
Bokeelia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located on Pine Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 1,780, down from 1,997 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bokeelia is still home to one of Lee County’s first pioneer families, the Padillas, who came by way of Cayo Costa.
Bokeelia is located in western Lee County at 26°41′17″N 82°8′43″W / 26.68806°N 82.14528°W / 26.68806; -82.14528 (26.687960, -82.145249). It sits at the northern end of Pine Island and is bordered by water on three sides: Pine Island Sound to the west, Charlotte Harbor to the north, and Matlacha Pass to the east. Bokeelia is bordered to the south by the unincorporated communities of Pineland and Pine Island Center.
The original settlement of Bokeelia is on Bokeelia Island, connected to Pine Island by a short bridge on Stringfellow Road (County Road 767), the main road through the community, and which ends at the town’s short Main Street along Charlotte Harbor. To the south Stringfellow Road leads 7 miles (11 km) to Pine Island Center, from where County Road 78 leads west to Cape Coral on the mainland.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Bokeelia CDP has a total area of 11.2 square miles (28.9 km2), of which 9.0 square miles (23.2 km2) are land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), or 19.87%, are water.
Little Bokeelia Island, formerly owned by Charles Burgess, is a private island off Bokeelia.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When selling a house, it’s crucial to know the different ways that you can save money on your commission. For example, some agents charge flat charges, while others require sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of just how much they offer their property for. So which is the much better choice for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are many reasons working with an agent might be a better option than trying to handle the sale of your house yourself. Agents have access and insight into what it requires to effectively market a home. When it comes to setting the sales price of your house it’s important to price it properly if you want to lower the variety of days that it remains unsold. Agents use what is known as a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses different types of local information to figure out different costs that your house may sell for, depending on whether you are looking for a quick sale, or are prepared to wait it out in order get top dollar. In addition, when setting rates on their own, house owners tend to utilize emotional details which truly has no bearing on what a home purchaser wants to pay, or what a home mortgage institution is willing to provide on such a house. Realty representatives understand this and cost the homes accordingly.
The 2nd reason that you need to consider dealing with a property representative 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 highly most likely that the majority of buyers will be dealing with an experience representative (because there is no cost for them to have this advantage), and an excellent agent is going to make use of every weak point that you may have when it comes to working out in order to get a better offer for their customer.
Third, representatives bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The complexities of a realty transaction and the exacting details can be a breeding place for mistakes. These are frequently small or unintended however still liable to cause legal proceedings if the purchaser is not pleased with any issue found after the sale of the house has been finished. E&O Insurance secures against any possible liability from errors committed on your behalf throughout the sales procedure and if they take place to be major then E&O Insurance will cover the legal costs.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Excellent agents understand how to efficiently market a home in all sort of market conditions. The truth is innovation is making the online house selling procedure a lot easier and much more effective. Technology allows representatives to note a home in less time, with less manual work required on their part. For a lot of agents this has actually been not reflected in the quantity that they charge their sellers for listing their houses. However, flat-fee brokers do acknowledge this by charging a lower quantity than would be paid when compared to be charged 2-3% of a house’s list prices as commission.
Regardless of whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the exact same amount of effort should be made to market a house so that it sells rapidly and at the very best rate possible. In a perfect world this would be a truth, however regrettably it does not appear to be the case. If you interview 5 various representatives concerning the sales of your house, you will most likely get 5 various explanations on exactly what they will do to help you get your home offered. Some representatives do as little as taking the photographs of the home, along with the information of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just await buying representatives to bring prospective buyers to see the house. It gets worse when some representatives pick to forego the costs of expert photography to guarantee the house is presented as well as possible online, and will take pictures with their cellular phones and utilize those. So their costs would be very little.
Then you have the more expert representatives who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ cash) to not just have expert photos, however also video, 3D virtual tours, together with newspaper and online advertising (i.e. they are actually making an effort to try and find a purchaser along with offering a home). With these agents the expenses for marketing a house will be hundreds, and depending upon the location, maybe even thousands of dollars. So the decision on precisely just how much a representative wants to invest in marketing dollars actually will depend upon the prospective return on their financial investment when your house ultimately offers. For that reason, a representative who is going to make 3% commission, is probably more likely to invest more money than an agent who is only going to earn 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that logic, will not a percentage based representative spend more money on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned agent? A great deal of time that is likely to be the case, and you will find flat-fee brokers out there who will honestly promote that they do nothing more than add your property information and pictures 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 expert photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual tour and internet marketing for all of my listings regardless of how much your home is going to be sold for, since I think it’s my responsibility to do everything in my power to help get a house offered rapidly and efficiently. Just how much commission I earn 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 choose a representative to help them sell their houses is effectiveness and value. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you pick an agent who can’t offer your home and it sits on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home loans, insurances, taxes, and so on, which exercise to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to a far more efficient agent who could sell your house 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 representatives’ commission as you can.
When you speak to potential agents that you might wish to deal with, do not just ask for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what additional administrative assistance is being offered, likewise ask for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which gives a total breakdown of all the costs related to selling a specific home to compute how much the seller can anticipate to bank once their home has been sold. A Seller’s Net Sheet will consist of all of the representatives’ commissions amongst the other expenses.
Once you have all of the information above, then you should have the ability to make a notified choice on which alternative is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Bokeelia 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.