Cypress Lake Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked extremely hard on increasing the equity in your home over the years, so why would you 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 you might expect when working with a flat-fee broker.
To see the possible savings you can make when you select me as your selling agent, simply move the slider to the level that is close to how much you think your house is worth…
*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 should have when they hire a broker to list their home, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we should 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 home. 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? It’s simple, we use the latest real estate technology to get as many eyes on our customers homes 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 became a licensed real estate agent I really wanted to find a broker that had modern ideas. Since I came from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a many larger brokerages that asked me to join their companies. I did go and speak with a number of them, and as excellent as they all appeared to be, the something that struck me was that all of them were was saying the same thing (but using different words). Each broker 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 either part of a large franchise or they were a small independent brokerage (both of which have pros and cons). When it came to the services that were on offer to their customers, there really was no identifiable difference.
Prior to joining LISTED Realty, I did work 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 and their model of selling homes for flat-fee commissions, and became intrigued with the idea. While doing my research I spoke to multiple 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. 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 focus on doing the best job possible. 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 on growing a brokerage with a reputation for being trustworthy and offering a high-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 Cypress Lake
Cypress Lake is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 11,846 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Cypress Lake is located in central Lee County at 26°32′17″N 81°54′6″W / 26.53806°N 81.90167°W / 26.53806; -81.90167 (26.538054, -81.901533). It is bordered to the west by McGregor, to the north by Whiskey Creek, and to the east by Villas, all unincorporated communities that are census-designated places. It is 7 miles (11 km) south of Fort Myers, the county seat.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Cypress Lake CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km2), of which 3.9 square miles (10.0 km2) are land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2), or 4.28%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,072 people, 6,348 households, and 3,548 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,035.7 people per square mile (1,171.1/km2). There were 7,994 housing units at an average density of 2,010.2/sq mi (775.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.66% White, 1.04% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.62% of the population.
There were 6,348 households, out of which 12.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.1% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.1% 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 2.42.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When offering a home, it’s essential to understand the various ways that you can save money on your commission. For example, some agents charge flat fees, while others require sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of just how much they offer their 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 why working with an agent 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 pertains to setting the prices of your home it’s essential to price it correctly if you want to decrease the variety of days that it stays unsold. Representatives utilize what is referred to as a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes various kinds of local data to find out different prices that your house may cost, depending upon whether you are looking for a quick sale, or are prepared to wait it out in order get top dollar. In addition, when setting costs on their own, property owners tend to utilize psychological details which truly has no bearing on what a house purchaser wants to pay, or what a mortgage organization wants to provide on such a house. Realty representatives understand this and rate the homes accordingly.
The 2nd reason you must consider working with a realty representative 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 settlements in your corner. It’s extremely likely that a lot of buyers will be working with an experience agent (since there is no cost for them to have this advantage), and an excellent agent is going to exploit every weakness that you might have when it pertains to negotiating in order to get a better offer for their client.
Third, agents carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The complexities of a real estate transaction and the exacting information can be a breeding ground for mistakes. These are frequently minor or unintended but still liable to trigger legal procedures if the purchaser is not pleased with any problem found after the sale of the home has actually been finished. E&O Insurance safeguards versus any potential liability from mistakes dedicated in your place during the sales process and if they happen to be significant then E&O Insurance will cover the legal expenses.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Good representatives know how to effectively market a home in all type of market conditions. The truth is innovation is making the online house selling procedure a lot easier and far more efficient. Innovation allows agents to list a home in less time, with less manual labor needed on their part. For most agents this has actually been not shown in the amount that they charge their sellers for listing their houses. However, flat-fee brokers do acknowledge this by charging a lower amount than would be paid when compared to be charged 2-3% of a home’s prices as commission.
Despite whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the exact same amount of effort need to be made to market a home so that it offers quickly and at the very best price possible. In an ideal world this would be a reality, however sadly it doesn’t appear to be the case. If you speak with 5 different representatives relating to the sales of your home, you will most likely get 5 various descriptions on exactly what they will do to assist you get your house sold. Some agents do just taking the pictures of the home, in addition to the details of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just wait on purchasing representatives to bring potential purchasers to view the house. It gets worse when some representatives select to forego the expenses of professional photography to ensure the home is presented along with possible online, and will take photographs with their cellphones and utilize those. So their costs would be very little.
Then you have the more professional agents who will invest their own money (or their brokers’ cash) to not only have professional pictures, however 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 as well as offering a home). With these representatives the expenses for marketing a house will be hundreds, and depending on the area, maybe even thousands of dollars. So the decision on exactly just how much an agent is willing to spend on marketing dollars truly will depend on the potential return on their financial investment when your home ultimately sells. For that reason, an agent who is going to make 3% commission, is most likely more likely to invest more cash than a representative who is just going to earn 2%.
So with this being said, you might ask with that reasoning, won’t a percentage based agent invest more cash on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned representative? A lot of time that is 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 add your home information 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 use the specific very same services that you would anticipate from a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I offer expert photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual tour and online marketing for all of my listings no matter how much your house is going to be sold for, since I think it’s my responsibility to do whatever in my power to assist get a house offered rapidly and efficiently. How much commission I earn 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 select a representative to help them sell their houses is performance and value. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you select a representative who can’t offer your house and it sits on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a mortgages, insurances, taxes, and so on, which exercise to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to an even more efficient representative who might sell your home quicker. Preferably, 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 agents’ commission as you can.
When you talk to prospective agents that you might wish to deal with, don’t just inquire for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what additional administrative assistance is being used, likewise ask them for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which gives a total breakdown of all the expenses related to offering a particular house to compute just how much the seller can expect to bank once their house has actually been sold. A Seller’s Net Sheet will consist of all of the representatives’ commissions among the other costs.
Once you have all of the details above, then you should have the ability to make a notified choice on which option is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Cypress Lake 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.