Charlotte Park Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked hard on increasing the equity on your home over time, so why 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 working with a full-service broker, while saving the $1000’s that you benefit from when you select 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 list your home with LISTED Realty…
*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 hire a broker to sell their property, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS give our BEST effort for every single home-seller that we work with. There is no cutting corners with what we do, regardless of the value of a home. Our objective is to sell every property that is trusted to us as quickly as possible, for the best sales 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 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 wanted to find a broker that had progressive ideas. Coming from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a number of larger brokerages that wanted me to join their companies. I did go and speak 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 broker that I spoke to said they were different from their competitors but no one could tell me 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 brokerage (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 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 came across LISTED Realty and their model of selling homes for flat-fee commissions, and became intrigued with the idea. While doing my research I spoke to a number of agents, all of who tried to steer me away from this model – not because they thought that it was inferior and offered less 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 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 only focused on the money, then I would probably lose focus on the enjoyment of the job and giving it my best effort.
After speaking 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 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 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 Charlotte Park
Charlotte Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,325 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Charlotte Park is located next to Punta Gorda, the Charlotte County seat, at 26°54′16″N 82°2′46″W / 26.90444°N 82.04611°W / 26.90444; -82.04611 (26.904421, -82.046136). It is bordered by the larger city to the north, west, and south. The eastern edge of the CDP follows U.S. Route 41, the Tamiami Trail.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which 1.0 square mile (2.7 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 20.58%, is water. The CDP is crossed by several canals which lead southwest to Charlotte Harbor, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,182 people, 1,152 households, and 744 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,801.5 people per square mile (696.3/km2). There were 1,518 housing units at an average density of 1,253.3/sq mi (484.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.08% White, 0.27% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.15% of the population.
There were 1,152 households, out of which 7.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.2% 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 2.28.
Comparing Percentage Fee Brokers Against Flat-Fee Brokers
When selling a house, it’s crucial to know the different ways that you can conserve money on your commission. For instance, some agents 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 better alternative for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are many reasons that dealing with a representative might be a much better option than trying to manage the sale of your house yourself. Agents have gain access to and insight into what it takes to successfully market a house. When it pertains to setting the list prices of your home it’s crucial to price it properly if you want to decrease the number of days that it remains unsold. Representatives use what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses various kinds of local data to determine various prices that your home might sell for, depending on whether you are searching for a fast 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 information which truly has no bearing on what a house purchaser is willing to pay, or what a home loan organization wants to provide on such a home. Property agents understand this and price the houses accordingly.
The second reason why you ought to consider working with a property agent is because they will negotiate the sale on your behalf. Settlement can be complicated, and it’s crucial that you have someone who has experience in these types of negotiations in your corner. It’s extremely most likely that the majority of buyers will be dealing with an experience representative (because there is no charge for them to have this advantage), and a great representative is going to make use of every weakness that you might have when it comes to working out in order to get a better deal for their client.
Third, representatives bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. The complexities of a property deal and the exacting details can be a breeding ground for mistakes. These are frequently small or inadvertent but still liable to trigger legal procedures if the buyer is not pleased with any problem discovered after the sale of the home has actually been completed. E&O Insurance protects against any prospective liability from mistakes dedicated on your behalf throughout the sales process 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?
Good agents understand how to efficiently market a home in all sort of market conditions. The reality is technology is making the online house selling process much easier and far more effective. Technology permits representatives to note a house in less time, with less manual labor required on their part. For the majority of representatives this has been not reflected in the amount 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.
No matter whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the exact same quantity of effort must be made to market a house so that it offers quickly and at the best cost possible. In a perfect world this would be a truth, however unfortunately it does not appear to be the case. If you interview 5 different agents regarding the sales of your house, you will probably get 5 various explanations on precisely what they will do to help you get your house offered. Some representatives do as little as taking the pictures of the home, along with the details of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and simply await buying representatives to bring potential buyers to see the house. It worsens when some representatives choose to forego the costs of professional photography to ensure the home is presented as well as possible online, and will take photographs with their cellphones and use those. So their costs would be minimal.
Then you have the more professional agents who will invest their own money (or their brokers’ money) to not only have professional photos, however likewise video, 3D virtual tours, along with paper and online advertising (i.e. they are really making an effort to attempt and find a purchaser in addition to selling a home). With these agents the costs for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending upon the area, perhaps even thousands of dollars. So the decision on exactly just how much an agent wants to spend on marketing dollars really will depend upon the prospective return on their investment when your house ultimately offers. For that reason, a representative who is going to make 3% commission, is most likely most likely to invest more cash than an agent who is only going to earn 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that reasoning, 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 freely advertise that they not do anything more than add your home details and photographs that you need to provide into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who provide the exact same services that you would get out of a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I offer professional photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual trip and online marketing for all of my listings regardless of how much your house is going to be cost, because I believe it’s my responsibility to do everything in my power to assist get a house sold quickly and efficiently. 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 house seller, when they pick an agent to help them sell their houses is efficiency and worth. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you select 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 home mortgages, insurance coverages, taxes, and so on, which exercise to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to an even more effective 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, however paying as little in representatives’ commission as you can.
When you speak to potential agents that you might want to deal with, don’t just ask them for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what extra administrative support is being provided, also inquire for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which gives a complete breakdown of all the costs associated with offering a specific house to calculate how much the seller can anticipate to bank as soon as their house has actually been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will consist of all of the agents’ commissions amongst the other expenses.
When you have all of the information above, then you should have the ability to make a notified decision on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Charlotte Park 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.