Estero Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked hard on building up the equity in your home over time, so why should 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 enjoying the savings that come with working with a flat-fee broker.
To see the possible savings you can make when you choose LISTED Realty as your selling agent, just 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 ought to have when they choose a broker to list their property, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we need to ALWAYS offer our BEST effort for every home-seller that we work with. There is no cutting corners with what we do, no matter the value of a house. Our objective is to sell every home that is trusted to us as quickly as possible, for the very best price possible – and doing it all while saving our clients money.
How do we do that? It’s simple, we use the latest real estate technology to take your home to the eyes of as many potential home-buyers 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 many 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 join a brokerage that had progressive ideas. Coming from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a several larger brokerages that wanted me to join their firms. I did go and speak to a few of them, and as good as they all sounded, the the main thing that struck me was that everyone was saying the exact same thing (but using different words). Each company that I spoke to said they were unique but none of them could explain anything specific that made them different , apart from their name, or that they were part of a large 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 identifiable difference.
Before joining LISTED Realty, I did work for a couple of other brokers, but I was never 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 decided I needed to make change and happened upon LISTED Realty with their model of selling homes for flat-fee commissions, and decided to find out more about the model. While doing my research I spoke to a number of agents, all of who tried to steer me away from this model – not because it was inferior and offered less to the seller, but because it meant I would earn less commission for each sale that I made. 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 found out that her goals for the brokerage were completely in line with my own, and her primary objective was not about earning as much money as possible, but instead on building a brokerage that is trusted and known for 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
Check Out Some of the Great Homes we have sold…and the Savings Our Customers Have Achieved!
2 bed | 3 bath | 1,130 sqft
Ron and Denise saved $8995*
3 bed | 2 bath | 1,688 sqft
Steve and Karen saved $4450*
1 bed | 1 bath | 780 sqft
David and Lisa saved $5830*
* 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 Estero
Estero is a village in Lee County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, at which time Estero was an unincorporated community, or census-designated place, the population was 22,612. In 2019, the village’s estimated population was 33,871. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Estero is the home of Hertz Arena, which hosts the home games for the Florida Everblades ECHL ice hockey team. Florida Gulf Coast University is located just north of the Estero village limits.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When selling a house, it’s essential to know the different ways that you can conserve money on your commission. For example, some representatives 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 better option for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are many reasons that working with a representative might be a better choice than trying to handle the sale of your house yourself. Agents have gain access to and insight into what it requires to successfully market a home. When it comes to setting the prices of your house it’s important to price it correctly if you wish to reduce the number of days that it stays unsold. Agents utilize what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes different types of local information to figure out different costs that your home may cost, depending upon whether you are trying to find a fast sale, or are prepared to wait it out in order get top dollar. In addition, when setting costs on their own, homeowners tend to use psychological details which really has no bearing on what a home buyer wants to pay, or what a mortgage organization is willing to provide on such a home. Realty representatives understand this and price the homes accordingly.
The 2nd reason why you must think about working with a real estate 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 kinds of settlements on your side. It’s highly likely that the majority of purchasers will be dealing with an experience representative (considering that there is no cost for them to have this advantage), and a good agent is going to make use of every weak point that you may have when it comes to working out in order to get a better deal for their client.
Third, agents bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. The complexities of a property transaction and the exacting details can be a breeding ground for errors. These are typically minor or inadvertent but still liable to cause legal procedures if the purchaser is not satisfied with any problem found after the sale of the house has actually been completed. E&O Insurance safeguards versus any prospective liability from errors devoted on your behalf during the sales procedure and if they take place to be major then E&O Insurance will cover the legal expenses.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Excellent representatives know how to effectively market a home in all type of market conditions. The reality is technology is making the online house offering process much easier and even more efficient. Technology permits agents to list a house in less time, with less manual work required on their part. For many agents this has actually been not reflected in the amount 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 prices as commission.
Regardless of whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the very same amount of effort should be made to market a home so that it offers rapidly and at the very best rate possible. In an ideal world this would be a truth, however regrettably it doesn’t appear to be the case. If you interview 5 different agents concerning the sales of your house, you will most likely get 5 different descriptions on exactly what they will do to help you get your home offered. Some representatives do just taking the pictures of the house, along with the information of the home, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and merely await buying agents to bring prospective purchasers to see the house. It worsens when some agents choose to forego the costs of professional photography to guarantee the home is presented as well as possible online, and will take photos with their cellular phones and utilize those. So their costs would be very little.
Then you have the more professional agents who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ cash) to not just 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 attempt and discover a buyer as well as selling a house). With these agents the costs for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending on the place, perhaps even thousands of dollars. So the choice on precisely how much a representative is willing to spend on marketing dollars actually will depend upon the prospective return on their financial investment when your home eventually offers. Therefore, a representative who is going to make 3% commission, is probably more likely to invest more money than an agent who is only going to make 2%.
So with this being said, you might ask with that reasoning, will not a percentage based agent spend 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 promote that they do nothing more than add your residential or commercial property details and photographs that you have to offer into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who offer the exact very same services that you would get out of a percentage based broker. As a representative with LISTED Realty, I provide expert photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual trip and internet marketing for all of my listings despite just how much your house is going to be sold for, because I think it’s my task to do whatever in my power to assist get a house sold quickly and effectively. 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?
Plainly any house seller, when they choose a representative to help them offer their houses is efficiency and worth. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you select a representative who can’t offer your home and it sits on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home mortgages, insurance coverages, taxes, etc, which work out to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to a far more efficient agent who could sell your home 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, but paying as little in representatives’ commission as you can.
When you speak with possible representatives that you might wish to deal with, do not only inquire for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what additional administrative assistance is being used, also ask them for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which provides a complete breakdown of all the costs related to offering a particular house to compute just how much the seller can expect to bank when their home has been sold. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the agents’ commissions among the other costs.
As soon as you have all of the info above, then you should be able to make an informed choice on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Estero 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.