Cleveland Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked hard on increasing the equity on your home over the years, so why give more of it away than you have to when you sell it?
With our unique flat-fee listing model you get to have all of the benefits of working with a full-service broker, while saving the $1000’s that you you might expect 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 could save when you select to list 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 ought to have when they hire a broker to sell their home, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS offer our BEST effort for each home-seller that we work with. There are no corners cut with what we do, regardless of the value of a house. Our objective is to sell every home that is trusted to us as quickly 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 latest 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 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 became a licensed real estate agent I preferred to join a broker that had modern ideas. Since I came from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a number of larger brokerages that asked me to join their companies. I did go and talk to a few of them, and as good as they all appeared to be, the something that struck me was that everyone was saying the exact same thing (but using different words). Each broker that I spoke to said they were different from their competitors but none of them could explain anything specific that made all the difference , apart from their name, or that they were either part of a large franchise or they were a small independent brokerage (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 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 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 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 Cleveland
Cleveland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,990 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Cleveland is located in north-central Charlotte County at 26°57′21″N 81°59′49″W / 26.95583°N 81.99694°W / 26.95583; -81.99694 (26.955877, -81.996827). It is bordered on the north by the Peace River and on the west by the community of Solana. Punta Gorda, the Charlotte County seat, is 4 miles (6 km) to the southwest via U.S. Route 17. Interstate 75 separates Cleveland from Solana and serves both communities from Exit 164.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Cleveland CDP has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.8 km2), of which 5.2 square miles (13.5 km2) is land and 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), or 9.03%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,268 people, 1,571 households, and 1,007 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 594.7 people per square mile (229.4/km2). There were 1,978 housing units at an average density of 359.9/sq mi (138.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.83% White, 0.40% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.
There were 1,571 households, out of which 14.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.52.
Why a Cleveland Flat-Fee MLS Broker May Be a Better Option For You
When selling a house, it’s important to know the different manner ins which you can conserve money on your commission. For example, some agents charge flat charges, while others need sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of just how much they offer their property 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 dealing with a representative might be a better choice than trying to deal with 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 properly if you want to minimize the number of days that it remains unsold. Agents use what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes various kinds of local data to figure out various rates that your home might sell for, depending on whether you are looking for a quick sale, or are prepared to wait it out in order get top dollar. In addition, when setting prices on their own, house owners tend to utilize psychological details which truly has no bearing on what a house purchaser wants to pay, or what a home mortgage institution wants to lend on such a home. Property representatives understand this and rate the houses appropriately.
The second reason you need to think about working with a realty agent is because they will negotiate the sale in your place. Settlement can be made complex, and it’s important that you have somebody who has experience in these kinds of settlements on your side. It’s extremely likely that the majority of purchasers will be dealing with an experience agent (since there is no cost for them to have this advantage), and an excellent representative is going to exploit every weakness that you might have when it comes to working out in order to get a much better deal for their client.
Third, representatives carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. The complexities of a property transaction and the exacting information can be a breeding ground for mistakes. These are often small or inadvertent however still liable to cause legal proceedings if the buyer is not satisfied with any problem discovered after the sale of the home has actually been finished. E&O Insurance safeguards versus any possible liability from mistakes dedicated in your place 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?
Great agents understand how to efficiently market a home in all sort of market conditions. The truth is technology is making the online home selling procedure much easier and even more efficient. Innovation allows agents to note a home in less time, with less manual work needed on their part. For most 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 home’s prices as commission.
No matter whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the same quantity of effort should be made to market a home so that it offers quickly and at the very best rate possible. In an ideal world this would be a reality, however unfortunately it does not seem to be the case. If you interview 5 various representatives concerning the sales of your home, you will probably get 5 different explanations on precisely what they will do to help you get your home sold. Some representatives do just taking the pictures of the house, together with the information of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just await buying agents to bring possible buyers to see the home. It gets worse when some agents choose to bypass the costs of expert photography to guarantee the house is presented as well as possible online, and will take photographs with their mobile phones and use those. So their expenses would be minimal.
Then you have the more professional representatives who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ cash) to not just have professional pictures, but also video, 3D virtual tours, together with paper and online advertising (i.e. they are actually making an effort to attempt and find a purchaser in addition to offering a home). With these agents the expenses for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending on the location, perhaps even thousands of dollars. So the decision on exactly just how much an agent wants to spend on marketing dollars actually will depend on the potential return on their financial investment when your home eventually sells. For that reason, a representative who is going to earn 3% commission, is most likely most likely to invest more cash than a representative who is only going to make 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that reasoning, will not a percentage based representative spend more money 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 promote that they do nothing more than include your home information 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 exact same services that you would anticipate from a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I supply professional photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual tour and internet marketing for all of my listings despite how much the house is going to be sold for, due to the fact that I believe it’s my responsibility to do everything in my power to help get a home sold quickly 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 home seller, when they choose a representative to help them offer their houses is performance and value. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you choose an agent who can’t offer your home and it rests 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 a much more effective agent who might sell your house quicker. Ideally, 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, however paying as little in representatives’ commission as you can.
When you talk to possible representatives that you might want to work with, do not just inquire for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what additional administrative support is being offered, likewise inquire for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which offers a complete breakdown of all the expenses connected with selling a specific home to compute just how much the seller can anticipate to bank when their home has been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the agents’ commissions among the other expenses.
When you have all of the information above, then you should have the ability to make an informed decision on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Cleveland 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.