Fort Myers Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked hard on building up the equity on your home over time, so why should you give more of it away than you have to when it’s time to sell?
Our unique full-service flat-fee model gives all of the positives of working with 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 choose me 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 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 choose a broker to list their property, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we need to ALWAYS give our BEST effort for every single home-seller that we work with. There are no corners cut with what we do, no matter the value of a house. Our objective is to sell every home 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? We simply use the most up-to-date 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 really wanted to join a brokerage that had modern 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 to a few of them, and as good as they all sounded, the the main thing that struck me was that all of them were was saying the exact 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 all the difference , apart from their name, or that they were part of a large 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 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 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!
* 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 Fort Myers
Fort Myers, or Ft. Myers, is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 62,298 and in 2019 was estimated at 87,103. Together with the larger and more residential Cape Coral, it anchors a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) which comprises Lee County and has a population of 770,577 in 2019.
Fort Myers is a gateway to the Southwest Florida region and a major tourist destination within Florida. The winter estates of Thomas Edison (“Seminole Lodge”) and Henry Ford (“The Mangoes”) are major attractions. The city is named after Colonel Abraham Myers, the quartermaster general of the Confederate States Army.
Why a Fort Myers Flat-Fee MLS Broker May Be a Better Option For You
When selling a home, it’s important to understand 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 home for. So which is the better alternative for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are lots of reasons that dealing with an agent might be a better alternative than attempting to manage the sale of your house yourself. Representatives have access and insight into what it takes to effectively market a house. When it pertains to setting the sales price of your house it’s important to price it correctly if you want to lower the number of days that it stays unsold. Agents utilize what is referred to as a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses different types of local information to find out different costs that your home may sell for, depending on whether you are trying to find a quick sale, or are prepared to wait it out in order get top dollar. In addition, when setting rates on their own, homeowners tend to use psychological info which truly has no bearing on what a house purchaser is willing to pay, or what a home loan organization is willing to lend on such a home. Realty representatives know this and rate the homes accordingly.
The 2nd reason you should think about dealing with a realty agent is because they will work out the sale in your place. Settlement can be made complex, and it’s crucial that you have somebody 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 (because there is no charge for them to have this advantage), and a good representative is going to make use of every weakness that you may have when it comes to working out in order to get a better offer for their client.
Third, agents carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. The intricacies of a real estate transaction and the exacting details can be a breeding place for mistakes. These are typically small or inadvertent but still liable to cause legal proceedings if the buyer is not pleased with any problem found after the sale of the house has been finished. E&O Insurance protects against any potential liability from errors committed on your behalf throughout the sales process and if they happen to be major then E&O Insurance will cover the legal costs.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Good representatives understand how to effectively market a home in all type of market conditions. The reality is innovation is making the online home selling procedure much easier and far more effective. Technology permits representatives to note a home in less time, with less manual work needed on their part. For the majority of agents this has 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 amount 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 very same amount of effort should be made to market a house so that it sells rapidly and at the best rate possible. In a perfect world this would be a reality, but regrettably it does not appear to be the case. If you interview 5 various representatives relating to the sales of your house, you will probably get 5 various explanations on exactly what they will do to assist you get your home sold. Some representatives do as low as taking the photos of the house, along with the details of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and merely wait on purchasing representatives to bring prospective purchasers to see the house. It worsens when some agents choose to bypass the expenses of expert photography to ensure the home exists along with possible online, and will take pictures with their mobile phones and utilize 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 expert photographs, however also video, 3D virtual tours, in addition to paper and online advertising (i.e. they are actually making an effort to attempt and discover a purchaser as well as selling a home). With these agents the costs for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending on the location, maybe even countless dollars. So the choice on precisely how much a representative wants to invest in marketing dollars truly will depend on the possible return on their investment when the house eventually offers. For that reason, a representative who is going to make 3% commission, is probably more likely to invest more cash than a representative who is just going to make 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that logic, won’t a percentage based agent spend more money on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned agent? A great deal of time that is most likely to be the case, and you will discover flat-fee brokers out there who will openly advertise that they not do anything more than include your residential or commercial property information and pictures that you need to provide into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who use the specific same services that you would get out of a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I supply expert photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual tour and internet marketing for all of my listings no matter how much your house is going to be cost, because I believe it’s my task to do whatever in my power to assist get a house offered rapidly and efficiently. Just how much commission I make would not be a driving element 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 an agent to help them sell their houses is efficiency and value. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you pick a representative who can’t sell your home and it rests on the markets 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 a far more efficient agent who could offer your home 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 agent and their broker, however paying as little in agents’ commission as you can.
When you speak to prospective agents that you may wish to work with, do not only ask for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what additional administrative assistance is being provided, likewise ask them for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which provides a total breakdown of all the expenses related to offering a particular home to calculate just how much the seller can anticipate to bank as soon as their home has actually been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will consist of all of the representatives’ commissions among the other expenses.
Once you have all of the details above, then you need to be able to make a notified decision on which option is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Fort Myers 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.