Englewood Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked hard on increasing the equity in your home over time, so why would 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 positives of hiring a full-service broker, while saving the $1000’s that you benefit from 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 the current value of your home would be valued at…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We’re Not Only About Saving You Money, But We Also Want To EXCEED All Your Expectations!
There is a minimum expectation that all sellers should have when they select a broker to sell their property, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we need to ALWAYS offer our MAXIMUM 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 house. Our objective is to sell every property that is trusted to us as rapidly 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, 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 started my career as a licensed real estate agent I preferred to join a brokerage that had progressive 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 number of them, and as good as they all appeared to be, the something that struck me was that everyone was saying the same thing (but using different words). Each company that I spoke to said they were unique but no one could tell me anything specific that made them different , apart from their name, or that they were either part of a big 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 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 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
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 Englewood
Englewood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte and Sarasota counties in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 14,863.
The Sarasota County portion of Englewood is part of the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Charlotte County portion is part of the Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Comparing Percentage Fee Brokers Against Flat-Fee Brokers
When offering a home, it’s essential to know the different ways that you can conserve money on your commission. For example, some agents charge flat charges, while others require sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of how much they sell their residential or commercial 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 why working with a representative might be a much better option than attempting to manage the sale of your house yourself. Agents have gain access to and insight into what it requires to efficiently market a house. When it concerns setting the prices of your home it’s crucial to price it correctly if you want to lower the number of days that it stays unsold. Agents use what is referred to as a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses various types of regional information to determine various prices that your house may sell for, depending upon 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 use psychological details which truly has no bearing on what a home purchaser is willing to pay, or what a home loan organization wants to provide on such a house. Realty representatives understand this and rate the homes appropriately.
The second reason you ought to think about working with a realty agent is due to the fact that they will work out the sale on your behalf. Negotiation can be complicated, and it’s important that you have someone who has experience in these kinds of negotiations on your side. It’s highly most likely that many purchasers will be working with an experience agent (given that there is no charge for them to have this advantage), and an excellent representative is going to exploit every weak point that you may have when it concerns working out in order to get a much better offer for their customer.
Third, representatives carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The complexities of a real estate deal and the exacting details can be a breeding ground for mistakes. These are typically minor or unintended however still liable to trigger legal proceedings if the purchaser is not pleased with any problem discovered after the sale of the home has been finished. E&O Insurance protects versus any prospective liability from errors dedicated in your place throughout 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?
Excellent 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 a lot easier and far more efficient. Innovation permits agents to list a house in less time, with less manual labor needed on their part. For the majority of agents this has 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 quantity than would be paid when compared to be charged 2-3% of a house’s list prices as commission.
No matter whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the same amount of effort need to be made to market a house so that it sells rapidly and at the best price possible. In a perfect world this would be a truth, however regrettably it doesn’t appear to be the case. If you speak with 5 various agents concerning the sales of your home, you will probably get 5 various explanations on precisely what they will do to assist you get your house sold. Some representatives do just taking the photos of the house, in addition to the details of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and simply await purchasing agents to bring potential buyers to see the house. It gets worse when some representatives pick to forego the expenses of expert photography to make sure the home is presented as well as possible online, and will take pictures with their cellphones and utilize those. So their expenses would be very little.
Then you have the more expert agents who will invest their own money (or their brokers’ money) to not only have expert photos, but also video, 3D virtual tours, in addition to newspaper and online advertising (i.e. they are really making an effort to try and find a purchaser along with offering a home). With these representatives the expenses for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending upon the place, perhaps even thousands of dollars. So the choice on exactly how much an agent wants to invest in marketing dollars truly will depend on the prospective return on their financial investment when the house eventually offers. For that reason, a representative who is going to make 3% commission, is probably more likely to spend more cash than an agent who is only going to make 2%.
So with this being said, you might ask with that logic, won’t a percentage based representative 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 freely market that they do nothing more than include your home details and photos that you need to offer into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who provide the specific same services that you would anticipate from a percentage based broker. As a representative with LISTED Realty, I provide expert photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual tour and online marketing for all of my listings despite just how much your home is going to be cost, because I think 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 factor 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 select a representative to help them sell their homes is performance and worth. There is no point in cutting the amount that you will pay in commission if you select an agent who can’t offer your house and it sits on the marketplaces for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home loans, insurances, taxes, etc, which work out to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to a much more efficient agent who could 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, however paying as little in representatives’ commission as you can.
When you speak with potential agents that you may want to work with, don’t just inquire for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what extra administrative assistance is being used, also ask for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which gives a complete breakdown of all the costs associated with selling a particular home to compute how much the seller can anticipate to bank when their home has been sold. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the representatives’ commissions amongst the other expenses.
When you have all of the information above, then you ought to be able to make a notified decision on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Englewood 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.