Golden Gate Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked hard on building up the equity on 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 saving the $1000’s that you you might expect when you select 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 Want To EXCEED All Your Expectations!
There is a minimum expectation that all sellers ought to have when they choose a broker to sell their property, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we need to ALWAYS offer our BEST effort for every single home-seller that we work with. There are no corners cut with what we do, regardless of the value of a home. Our major goal is to sell every property that is trusted to us as quickly as possible, for the very 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 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 became a licensed real estate agent I preferred to find a broker that had progressive ideas. Since I came from a real estate photography and videography background, I was approached by a number of larger brokerages who wanted me to join their companies. I did go and talk to a number of them, and as excellent as they all sounded, the the main 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 none of them could tell me anything specific that made all the difference , other than 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.
Before joining LISTED Realty, I worked 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 then one day I came across 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 multiple agents, most of who tried to steer me away from this model – not because it was inferior and offered less service to the home sellers, but because it meant I would earn less commission for each sale that I made. 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 shouldn’t 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 passion 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
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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 Golden Gate
Golden Gate is a community and census-designated place (CDP) in Collier County, Florida, United States. Golden Gate’s boundaries coincide with a 2 by 2 miles (3.2 by 3.2 km) square of significantly higher density development than surrounding areas. The population was 23,961 as recorded in the 2010 census. It is part of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When selling a home, it’s crucial to understand the different manner ins which you can conserve money on your commission. For example, some representatives charge flat charges, while others require sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of just how much they sell their residential or commercial 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 better option than attempting to manage the sale of your house yourself. Agents have access and insight into what it requires to successfully market a house. When it concerns setting the list prices of your house it’s important to price it properly if you wish to minimize the number of days that it remains unsold. Agents utilize what is known as a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes different kinds of local information to find out different costs that your house might sell for, 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 by themselves, property owners tend to use emotional information which actually has no bearing on what a house buyer wants to pay, or what a home loan institution wants to provide on such a house. Property representatives know this and rate the houses accordingly.
The second reason you need to consider dealing with a real estate agent is due to the fact that they will negotiate the sale in your place. Settlement can be made complex, and it’s essential that you have someone who has experience in these kinds of settlements in your corner. It’s extremely likely that a lot of buyers will be working with an experience representative (given that there is no cost for them to have this benefit), and an excellent representative is going to make use of every weakness that you might have when it comes to negotiating in order to get a much better deal for their customer.
Third, agents carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The complexities of a property transaction and the exacting details can be a breeding ground for mistakes. These are frequently small or unintended however still liable to trigger legal procedures if the buyer is not pleased with any problem discovered after the sale of the home has actually been finished. E&O Insurance safeguards against any possible liability from errors committed on your behalf during the sales process and if they take place to be major then E&O Insurance will cover the legal costs.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Great representatives understand how to effectively 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 effective. Innovation permits agents to list a house in less time, with less manual labor required on their part. For a lot of agents this has been not shown in the quantity 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 house’s sales price as commission.
Regardless of 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 home so that it sells quickly and at the very best rate possible. In a perfect world this would be a truth, however regrettably it does not seem to be the case. If you interview 5 various representatives concerning the sales of your home, you will probably get 5 different explanations on precisely what they will do to assist you get your house sold. Some agents do as little as taking the pictures of the house, together with the information of the home, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and simply wait on purchasing agents to bring potential buyers to view the house. It gets worse when some agents choose to bypass the expenses of professional photography to make sure the house is presented along with possible online, and will take pictures with their mobile phones and utilize those. So their expenses would be minimal.
Then you have the more professional representatives who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ money) to not just have professional photos, but also video, 3D virtual tours, along with newspaper and online marketing (i.e. they are really making an effort to attempt and discover a buyer as well as selling a house). With these agents the expenses for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending upon the location, maybe even thousands of dollars. So the choice on precisely just how much a representative is willing to spend on marketing dollars truly will depend upon the possible return on their financial investment when your house ultimately offers. Therefore, an agent who is going to make 3% commission, is probably more likely to invest more cash than a representative who is only going to make 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that logic, will not a percentage based agent invest 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 honestly advertise that they do nothing more than add your property details and pictures that you need to offer into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who use the exact very same services that you would anticipate from 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 despite just how much the house is going to be cost, since I believe it’s my task to do everything in my power to help get a house sold rapidly and effectively. 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?
Plainly any home seller, when they select a representative to help them offer their houses is effectiveness and worth. There is no point in cutting the amount that you will pay in commission if you choose a representative who can’t sell your home and it sits on the marketplaces for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home loans, insurance coverages, taxes, and so on, which work out to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to an even more efficient 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 support services of your representative and their broker, however paying as little in agents’ commission as you can.
When you speak to potential representatives that you might want to work with, don’t just ask for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what extra administrative assistance is being offered, also inquire for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which offers a complete breakdown of all the expenses connected with offering a particular home to calculate just how much the seller can expect to bank as soon as their home has been sold. A Seller’s Net Sheet will consist of all of the representatives’ commissions amongst the other expenses.
As soon as you have all of the information above, then you need to be able to make a notified choice on which option is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Golden Gate 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.