Burnt Store Marina Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked hard on increasing the equity in your home over the years, so why give more of it away than you have to when you sell it?
Our unique full-service flat-fee model gives all of the benefits of hiring a full-service broker, while enjoying the savings that come with 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 can potentially save when you select to sell your home with me…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We’re 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 select a broker to list their home, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS offer our MAXIMUM effort for every home-seller that we work with. There is no cutting corners with what we do, regardless of the value of a house. Our major goal is to sell every property that is trusted to us as quickly as possible, for the very 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 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 really wanted to join a brokerage that had modern ideas. Since I came from a real estate photography and videography background, I was approached by a number of larger brokerages who asked 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 all of them were was saying the same thing (but using different words). Each company that I spoke to said they were unique but no one could explain anything specific that made them different , other than their name, or that they were 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 recognizable difference.
Prior to 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 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 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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More About Burnt Store Marina
Burnt Store Marina is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,793 at the 2010 census, up from 1,271 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Burnt Store Marina is located in northwestern Lee County at 26°45′59″N 82°3′5″W / 26.76639°N 82.05139°W / 26.76639; -82.05139 (26.766473, -82.051327). It is bordered to the south by the city of Cape Coral and to the north by Charlotte County. The west side of the community fronts on Charlotte Harbor, and the east side follows Burnt Store Road. It is 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Fort Myers, the Lee county seat, and 13 miles (21 km) south of Punta Gorda.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km2), of which 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) are land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2), or 21.50%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,271 people, 672 households, and 534 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,040.9 people per square mile (402.2/km2). There were 1,176 housing units at an average density of 963.1/sq mi (372.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.51% White, 0.94% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.
There were 672 households, out of which 2.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.3% were married couples living together, 0.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.89 and the average family size was 2.09.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When selling a home, it’s crucial to know the various ways that you can save money on your commission. For instance, some representatives charge flat fees, while others require sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of just how much they sell their residential or commercial 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 that 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 takes to efficiently market a house. When it concerns setting the list prices of your home it’s important to price it correctly if you want to reduce the number of days that it stays unsold. Representatives utilize what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes various kinds of local information to determine various rates that your house might sell for, 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, homeowners tend to utilize emotional information which really has no bearing on what a house buyer is willing to pay, or what a mortgage organization wants to lend on such a house. Property representatives know this and rate the homes accordingly.
The second reason you should think about working with a property agent is due to the fact that they will work out the sale in your place. Negotiation can be complicated, and it’s essential that you have somebody who has experience in these types of negotiations on your side. It’s highly likely that the majority of buyers will be dealing with an experience representative (since there is no charge for them to have this benefit), and a great representative is going to exploit every weakness that you may have when it comes to negotiating in order to get a much better deal for their client.
Third, representatives bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. The intricacies of a real estate transaction and the exacting details can be a breeding place for errors. These are typically small or unintended but still liable to cause legal proceedings if the buyer is not pleased with any problem found after the sale of the home has actually been completed. E&O Insurance secures versus any potential liability from mistakes dedicated on your behalf throughout the sales procedure 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?
Excellent agents know how to effectively market a home in all sort of market conditions. The truth is innovation is making the online house offering process a lot easier and much more effective. Innovation enables agents to note a home in less time, with less manual work required on their part. For a lot of representatives this has actually been not shown 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 sales price as commission.
No matter whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the very same quantity of effort must be made to market a house so that it sells rapidly and at the very best cost possible. In a perfect world this would be a reality, however sadly it doesn’t appear to be the case. If you speak with 5 various representatives concerning the sales of your house, you will probably get 5 different explanations on exactly what they will do to assist you get your home sold. Some agents do as low as taking the photos of the home, in addition to the details of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just await buying representatives to bring potential buyers to see the home. It becomes worse when some agents pick to forego the costs of expert photography to guarantee the house exists along with possible online, and will take pictures with their cellular phones and use those. So their expenses would be very little.
Then you have the more professional agents who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ money) to not only have professional pictures, but also video, 3D virtual tours, together with newspaper and online advertising (i.e. they are in fact making an effort to try and discover a purchaser in addition to selling a home). With these representatives the expenses for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending upon the area, perhaps even countless dollars. So the decision on precisely just how much an agent is willing to spend on marketing dollars actually will depend upon the potential return on their investment when the house ultimately offers. Therefore, a representative who is going to earn 3% commission, is probably more likely to spend more cash than an agent who is just going to make 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that reasoning, will not a percentage based agent spend more cash 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 do nothing more than include your residential or commercial property details 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 provide the precise very same services that you would anticipate from a percentage based broker. As a representative with LISTED Realty, I offer professional photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual tour and online marketing for all of my listings despite just how much the house is going to be sold for, since I believe it’s my responsibility to do whatever in my power to help get a home sold rapidly 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 choose a representative to help them offer their houses is efficiency and worth. There is no point in cutting the amount that you will pay in commission if you pick an agent who can’t sell your house and it rests on the marketplaces for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a mortgages, insurance coverages, taxes, etc, which work out to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to a far more effective representative who could sell your home quicker. Ideally, 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 speak with possible representatives that you may wish to work with, do not only ask them for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what extra administrative assistance is being provided, likewise ask for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which gives a total breakdown of all the expenses related to selling a particular home to determine how much the seller can expect to bank as soon as their home has actually been sold. A Seller’s Net Sheet will consist of all of the representatives’ commissions amongst the other costs.
As soon as you have all of the info above, then you need to be able to make a notified decision on which alternative is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Burnt Store Marina 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.