Gateway Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked extremely hard on increasing the equity in your home over time, so why 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 benefits of hiring a full-service broker, while enjoying the savings that come with working with 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 Just 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 select a broker to sell their property, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we should ALWAYS give 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 major goal 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 clients money.
How do we do that? We simply use the most up-to-date 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 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 preferred to find a brokerage that had progressive ideas. Coming from a real estate photography and videography background, I was approached by a several larger brokerages who asked me to join their firms. I did go and speak with a number of them, and as good as they all sounded, the one thing that struck me was that all of them were was saying the same thing (but using different words). Each company that I spoke to said they were different from their competitors but no one could explain anything specific that made them different , other than their name, or that they were part of a big franchise or they were a small independent boutique agency (both of which have pros and cons). When it related 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 was always the 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 then one day I came across LISTED Realty with 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 it was inferior and offered less to the home sellers, 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 doing something that I love, and always focus on 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 aligned with my own, and her passion was not about earning as much money as possible, but instead on growing a brokerage that is trusted and known for offering a 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!
* 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 Gateway
Gateway is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 8,401 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community is located north of Southwest Florida International Airport.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When offering a home, it’s crucial to know the various manner ins which you can save money on your commission. For instance, 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 option for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are many reasons working with a representative might be a much better option than attempting to manage the sale of your home yourself. Agents have gain access to and insight into what it requires to efficiently market a home. When it concerns setting the list prices of your home it’s important to price it correctly if you want to lower the variety of days that it stays unsold. Representatives utilize what is known as a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes different types of regional data to determine various prices that your house may cost, depending on whether you are searching for a quick sale, or are prepared to wait it out in order get top dollar. In addition, when setting rates on their own, house owners tend to utilize psychological information which truly has no bearing on what a home buyer is willing to pay, or what a mortgage organization wants to lend on such a home. Real estate agents know this and cost the homes appropriately.
The 2nd reason that you must consider dealing with a real estate agent is since they will work out the sale in your place. Settlement can be complicated, and it’s important that you have somebody who has experience in these types of settlements on your side. It’s highly likely that a lot of buyers will be working with an experience agent (considering that there is no charge for them to have this benefit), and a great agent is going to make use of every weak point that you might have when it concerns working out in order to get a much better offer for their client.
Third, agents bring 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 frequently minor or unintended but still liable to trigger legal procedures if the purchaser is not satisfied with any issue discovered after the sale of the home has actually been completed. E&O Insurance protects against any prospective liability from errors dedicated in your place during the sales procedure 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 agents know how to efficiently market a home in all sort of market conditions. The truth is innovation is making the online house offering procedure a lot easier and far more efficient. Technology allows representatives to list a home in less time, with less manual work needed on their part. For most agents this has been not shown in the amount that they charge their sellers for listing their homes. Nevertheless, 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 sales price as commission.
Despite whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the exact same amount of effort must be made to market a house so that it sells rapidly and at the very best cost possible. In an ideal world this would be a reality, however sadly it does not appear to be the case. If you interview 5 different representatives relating to the sales of your home, you will most likely get 5 various descriptions on precisely what they will do to assist you get your house sold. Some representatives do just taking the pictures of the house, in addition to the details of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and merely wait for buying agents to bring possible buyers to see the house. It gets worse when some representatives choose to bypass the costs of expert photography to ensure the house is presented in addition to possible online, and will take photos with their cellular phones and use those. So their expenses would be very little.
Then you have the more expert representatives who will invest their own money (or their brokers’ cash) to not just have professional pictures, but likewise video, 3D virtual tours, along with newspaper and online advertising (i.e. they are really making an effort to try and find a buyer in addition to selling a home). With these representatives the expenses for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending on the location, perhaps even countless dollars. So the decision on exactly how much an agent is willing to invest in marketing dollars really will depend on the possible return on their 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 a representative who is only going to earn 2%.
So with this being said, you might ask with that reasoning, won’t a percentage based agent invest more money on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned agent? A lot of time that is most likely to be the case, and you will find flat-fee brokers out there who will honestly promote that they not do anything more than include your home information and photos that you have to offer into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who provide the precise same services that you would expect from a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I offer professional photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual trip and online marketing for all of my listings despite how much your home is going to be sold for, since I believe it’s my duty to do whatever in my power to help get a house sold quickly and effectively. How much commission I earn 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?
Clearly any home seller, when they pick an agent to help them offer their homes is efficiency and worth. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you select an agent who can’t sell your home and it sits on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a mortgages, insurance coverages, taxes, etc, which exercise to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to a far more effective representative who might offer your house quicker. Preferably, 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 speak to possible agents that you may wish to work 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 inquire for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which offers a complete breakdown of all the expenses related to selling a particular home to calculate how much the seller can expect to bank when their house has actually been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the agents’ commissions among the other costs.
When you have all of the info above, then you should have the ability to make an informed choice on which option is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Gateway 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.