Charlotte Harbor Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked hard on building up the equity in your home over the years, so why 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 benefits of working with 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 choose me as your selling agent, simply move the slider to the level that is close to how much you think your house would be valued at…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We’re Not Just 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 choose a broker to sell their property, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS give our MAXIMUM effort for every single home-seller that we work with. There are no corners cut with what we do, regardless of the value of a home. Our objective 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? 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 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 became a licensed real estate agent I wanted to join a broker that had modern ideas. Coming from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a number of larger brokerages who asked me to join their firms. I did go and speak to a number 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 broker that I spoke to said they were different from their competitors but no one could tell me 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 boutique agency (both of which have pros and cons). When it came 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 was always the small fish in very large ponds struggling to be noticed among the bigger fish who had been there a lot longer. 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
Check Out Some of the Great Homes we have sold…and the Savings Our Customers Have Achieved!
* 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 Charlotte Harbor
Charlotte Harbor is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. The name Charlotte Harbor also refers to Charlotte Harbor (estuary) and Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, a 42,000-acre (17,000 ha) preserve with 70 miles (110 km) of shoreline along Charlotte Harbor in Charlotte County.
The population of Charlotte Harbor was 3,710 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When selling a house, it’s important to know the different ways that you can conserve money on your commission. For example, some agents charge flat fees, while others require sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of how much they offer their 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 a representative might be a better option than trying to deal with the sale of your house yourself. Representatives have gain access to and insight into what it requires to efficiently market a home. When it comes to setting the prices of your house it’s essential to price it correctly if you want to decrease the number of days that it stays unsold. Agents use what is known as a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes various kinds of local information to figure out various costs that your house may cost, depending on whether you are searching for a quick sale, or are prepared to wait it out in order get top dollar. In addition, when setting rates by themselves, homeowners tend to utilize emotional info which truly has no bearing on what a home buyer wants to pay, or what a home loan institution wants to lend on such a house. Realty representatives know this and cost the houses appropriately.
The second reason why you ought to think about working with a property agent is since they will work out the sale in your place. Settlement can be made complex, and it’s essential that you have somebody who has experience in these types of negotiations on your side. It’s extremely likely that many buyers will be dealing with an experience representative (since there is no cost for them to have this benefit), and an excellent agent is going to exploit every weak point that you might have when it pertains to working out in order to get a better deal for their client.
Third, representatives carry 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 typically small or inadvertent but still liable to trigger legal procedures if the purchaser is not satisfied with any issue discovered after the sale of the house has been finished. E&O Insurance protects against any potential 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?
Great agents understand how to effectively market a home in all kinds of market conditions. The reality is innovation is making the online home offering process much easier and far more efficient. Innovation allows representatives to note a house in less time, with less manual labor needed 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 homes. 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.
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 house so that it offers rapidly and at the very best rate possible. In a perfect world this would be a reality, but unfortunately it does not seem to be the case. If you speak with 5 different representatives relating to the sales of your house, you will most likely get 5 different explanations on exactly what they will do to assist you get your house offered. Some representatives do as little as taking the pictures of the home, in addition to the information of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and merely wait on buying representatives to bring potential buyers to see the house. It becomes worse when some agents select to forego the expenses of expert photography to guarantee the home is presented along with 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 money (or their brokers’ cash) to not just have professional photographs, but also video, 3D virtual tours, along with paper and online marketing (i.e. they are actually making an effort to attempt and find a buyer along with selling a home). With these agents the costs for marketing a house will be hundreds, and depending on the location, maybe even thousands of dollars. So the decision on precisely just how much an agent is willing to invest in marketing dollars really will depend on the prospective return on their financial investment when your home eventually sells. For that reason, a representative who is going to make 3% commission, is most likely most likely to spend more cash than a representative who is just going to earn 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that logic, will not a percentage based representative invest 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 discover flat-fee brokers out there who will openly promote that they not do anything more than include your home details 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 offer the specific same services that you would expect from a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I offer professional photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual trip and internet marketing for all of my listings regardless of how much the house is going to be sold for, since I believe it’s my duty to do everything in my power to help get a home offered rapidly and efficiently. Just how much commission I make 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 select an agent to help them sell their homes is effectiveness and worth. There is no point in cutting the amount that you will pay in commission if you choose a representative who can’t sell your house and it sits on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home mortgages, insurances, taxes, and so on, which work out to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to an even more effective agent who might sell your house quicker. Ideally, you would have the best of both worlds, where you can have the total suite of sales, marketing and support services of your representative and their broker, however paying as little in agents’ commission as you can.
When you talk to potential agents that you might wish to work with, don’t only inquire for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what extra administrative support is being used, also inquire for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which provides a complete breakdown of all the expenses associated with offering a specific house to calculate just how much the seller can anticipate to bank as soon as their house has been sold. A Seller’s Net Sheet will consist of all of the agents’ commissions amongst the other expenses.
As soon as you have all of the information above, then you need to have the ability to make an informed choice on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Charlotte Harbor 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.