Captiva Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked hard on increasing the equity on your home over the years, so why should you 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.
To see the possible savings you can make when you select LISTED Realty as your selling agent, simply 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 Are Not Only 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 list their home, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we should ALWAYS offer our MAXIMUM effort for each home-seller that we work with. There are no corners cut with what we do, no matter the value of a house. Our objective is to sell every property that is trusted to us as rapidly as possible, for the very 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 take your home to the eyes of as many potential home-buyers 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 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. Coming from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a many larger brokerages that wanted me to join their firms. I did go and speak with a few of them, and as good as they all sounded, the one thing that struck me was that everyone was saying the exact same thing (but using different words). Each company that I spoke to said they were unique but none of them could explain anything specific that made all the difference , apart from 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 came down to the services that were on offer to their customers, there really was no recognizable difference.
Prior to joining LISTED Realty, I worked 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 decided I needed to make change and then one day I happened upon 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, most of who tried to steer me away from this model – not because they thought that it was inferior and offered less value to the home sellers, 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 that I possibly can. 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 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 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 instead on growing 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 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 Captiva
Captiva is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. It is located on Captiva Island. As of the 2010 census the population was 583, up from 379 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Located just offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, the island is just north of Sanibel Island. Captiva is accessed by a small bridge that crosses Blind Pass from Sanibel Island. There is a toll to use the causeway that goes from the mainland to Sanibel Island.
Captiva’s many large estates, condominiums, and businesses have recovered from the serious damage due to 2004’s Hurricane Charley.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When selling a home, 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 sell their residential or commercial property for. So which is the much better option for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are numerous reasons working with an agent might be a better alternative than trying to handle the sale of your house yourself. Agents have access and insight into what it takes to effectively market a house. When it concerns setting the sales price of your home it’s crucial to price it correctly if you want to minimize the variety of days that it remains unsold. Representatives use what is known as a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses different types of local data to figure out various costs that your house might 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, property owners tend to use psychological information which really has no bearing on what a home purchaser wants to pay, or what a mortgage organization wants to provide on such a house. Property representatives know this and price the homes appropriately.
The second reason that you should consider working with a realty representative is since they will negotiate the sale on your behalf. Settlement can be complicated, and it’s crucial that you have somebody who has experience in these types of settlements in your corner. It’s highly most likely that a lot of purchasers will be working with an experience agent (since there is no charge for them to have this benefit), and a great agent is going to make use of every weak point that you might have when it pertains to negotiating in order to get a much better deal for their customer.
Third, representatives bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The complexities of a realty deal and the exacting details can be a breeding place for mistakes. These are typically minor or unintentional however still liable to cause legal proceedings if the purchaser is not pleased with any issue found after the sale of the home has actually been finished. E&O Insurance protects against any possible liability from mistakes committed 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 efficiently market a home in all type of market conditions. The reality is innovation is making the online house selling procedure a lot easier and even more effective. Innovation enables agents to list a home in less time, with less manual work required on their part. For many agents 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 house’s sales price as commission.
Despite whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the same amount of effort must be made to market a home so that it offers quickly and at the very best rate possible. In a perfect world this would be a truth, but unfortunately it doesn’t appear to be the case. If you speak with 5 various agents concerning the sales of your house, you will probably get 5 various descriptions on precisely what they will do to assist you get your home sold. Some representatives do as low as taking the pictures of the house, together with the information of the home, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just wait for purchasing representatives to bring prospective buyers to view the house. It gets worse when some representatives select to bypass the costs of expert photography to ensure the home exists in addition to possible online, and will take photos with their cellphones and utilize those. So their costs would be minimal.
Then you have the more expert agents who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ cash) to not just have professional photos, however likewise video, 3D virtual tours, in addition to newspaper and online marketing (i.e. they are really making an effort to try and find a buyer in addition to offering a home). With these agents the expenses for marketing a house will be hundreds, and depending upon the area, maybe even thousands of dollars. So the choice on precisely how much a representative wants to spend on marketing dollars truly will depend upon the possible return on their investment when your home eventually sells. For that reason, an agent who is going to make 3% commission, is most likely more likely to spend more cash than an agent who is just going to make 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 agent? A lot of time that is likely to be the case, and you will discover flat-fee brokers out there who will honestly advertise that they do nothing more than include your residential or commercial property details and pictures that you have to provide into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who offer the exact same services that you would get out of a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I offer professional photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual tour and online marketing for all of my listings no matter just how much your home is going to be cost, due to the fact that I believe it’s my duty 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 element 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 choose a representative to help them sell their homes is efficiency and worth. 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 markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a mortgages, insurances, taxes, and so on, which work out to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to an even more efficient representative who could offer your house quicker. Ideally, you would have the best of both worlds, where you can have the complete 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 speak to potential representatives that you might wish to deal with, do not just ask them for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what additional administrative assistance is being provided, also ask them for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which provides a complete breakdown of all the costs related to selling a particular house to calculate just how much the seller can expect to bank once their house has been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will consist of all of the agents’ commissions among the other costs.
Once you have all of the info above, then you ought to have the ability to make an informed decision on which alternative is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Captiva 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.