Bonita Springs Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked hard on building up the equity in your home over the years, so why would 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 positives of hiring a full-service broker, while saving the $1000’s that you benefit from when working with a flat-fee broker.
Simply move the slider along to the level that closely matches your home value to see how much you could save when you choose to sell your home with me…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We Are Not Only About Saving You Money, But We Also Intend On EXCEEDING ALL Of Your Expectations!
There is a minimum expectation that all sellers should have when they select a broker to sell their property, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS give 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 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 customers money.
How do we do that? We simply use the most up-to-date 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 join a broker that had modern ideas. Since I came from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a many larger brokerages who wanted me to join their firms. I did go and talk to a few of them, and as good as they all appeared to be, the one 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 them different , apart from 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 related to the services that were on offer to their customers, there really was no identifiable difference.
Prior to 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 was always the small fish in a very large pond 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 came across LISTED Realty and their model of selling homes for flat-fee commissions, and decided to find out more about the model. 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 service to the home sellers, but because it meant I would earn less commission. Obviously 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 focus on doing the best job possible. In other words, I should always take pride in what I do. He always stressed that money shouldn’t be my main priority 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.
Once I spoke 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 on building a brokerage that is trusted and known for 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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Bonita Springs is a city in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 43,914 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, on the state’s southwest coast.
Comparing Percentage Fee Brokers Against Flat-Fee Brokers
When selling a home, it’s essential to understand the various manner ins which 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 how much they offer their home for. So which is the much better alternative for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are numerous reasons why working with an agent might be a better choice than trying to manage the sale of your home yourself. Representatives have access and insight into what it requires to efficiently market a house. When it concerns setting the sales price of your house it’s crucial to price it correctly if you wish to reduce the variety of days that it remains unsold. Representatives use what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes various kinds of local data to figure out different costs that your house might cost, depending on whether you are trying to find a fast sale, or are prepared to wait it out in order get top dollar. In addition, when setting costs by themselves, property owners tend to use psychological details which truly has no bearing on what a home purchaser wants to pay, or what a home loan organization wants to lend on such a house. Property agents understand this and cost the homes appropriately.
The 2nd reason why you must consider working with a property agent is since they will negotiate the sale in your place. Negotiation can be complicated, and it’s crucial that you have someone who has experience in these kinds of settlements on your side. It’s extremely most likely that many purchasers will be working with an experience agent (given that there is no charge for them to have this benefit), and a great agent is going to exploit every weakness that you might have when it pertains to working out in order to get a much better offer for their customer.
Third, representatives bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The complexities of a realty transaction and the exacting information can be a breeding place for errors. These are often small or inadvertent but still liable to cause legal procedures if the purchaser is not satisfied with any problem discovered after the sale of the house has actually been finished. E&O Insurance safeguards against any possible liability from errors devoted on your behalf during 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?
Great representatives understand how to successfully market a home in all sort of market conditions. The reality is technology is making the online home selling process much easier and far more efficient. Technology enables agents to list a home in less time, with less manual work needed on their part. For most agents this has been not reflected in the amount that they charge their sellers for listing their houses. 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 list prices as commission.
Despite whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the exact same quantity of effort should be made to market a house so that it offers quickly and at the best rate possible. In an ideal world this would be a truth, but regrettably it doesn’t seem to be the case. If you speak with 5 different agents concerning the sales of your house, you will most likely get 5 different explanations on exactly what they will do to assist you get your home sold. Some agents do just taking the pictures of the house, along with the information of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and merely wait for buying representatives to bring prospective purchasers to see the home. It gets worse when some representatives select to bypass the expenses of professional photography to ensure the house exists as well as possible online, and will take photographs with their cellphones and utilize those. So their expenses would be minimal.
Then you have the more professional representatives who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ money) to not only have professional photographs, however also video, 3D virtual tours, together with newspaper and online advertising (i.e. they are actually making an effort to attempt and discover a buyer in addition to offering a house). With these agents the expenses for marketing a house will be hundreds, and depending upon the area, perhaps even countless dollars. So the choice on precisely just how much an agent is willing to invest in marketing dollars really will depend on the possible return on their investment when your home eventually offers. For that reason, a representative who is going to make 3% commission, is most likely more likely to spend more money than a representative who is just going to earn 2%.
So with this being said, you might ask with that logic, won’t a percentage based agent spend more cash 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 freely promote that they do nothing more than add your home 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 precise same services that you would anticipate from a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I provide expert photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual trip and online marketing for all of my listings regardless of just how much your house is going to be cost, due to the fact that I think it’s my responsibility to do whatever in my power to assist get a home offered quickly and effectively. Just how much commission I earn 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 home seller, when they select a representative to help them sell their homes is performance and value. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you select an agent who can’t sell your home and it sits on the marketplaces 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 additional commission you would have paid to a much more efficient agent who could offer your home quicker. Preferably, you would have the very best of both worlds, where you can have the total suite of sales, marketing and assistance services of your representative and their broker, but paying as little in agents’ commission as you can.
When you talk to prospective agents that you may wish to deal with, don’t just ask them for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what additional administrative support is being used, likewise ask for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which gives a total breakdown of all the expenses associated with offering a specific home to compute just how much the seller can anticipate to bank once their house has actually been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the representatives’ commissions amongst the other costs.
When you have all of the info above, then you need to have the ability to make an informed decision on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Bonita Springs 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.