Iona Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked hard on building up 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 benefits of hiring a full-service broker, while enjoying the savings that come with working with a flat-fee broker.
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We’re Not Just About Saving You Money, But We Also Intend On EXCEEDING ALL Of Your Expectations!
There is a minimum expectation that all sellers should have when they choose a broker to list their home, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS give our MAXIMUM 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 home 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? 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, 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 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 find a broker that had modern ideas. Since I came from a real estate photography and videography background, I was approached by a many larger brokerages that asked me to join their companies. I did go and talk to a number of them, and as good as they all appeared to be, 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 none of them could explain anything specific that made all the difference , 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 was never completely happy because I really was always a small fish in very large ponds 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
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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 Iona
Iona is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 15,404 at the 2010 census, up from 11,756 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Iona is located in southwestern Lee County at 26°31′N 81°58′W / 26.517°N 81.967°W / 26.517; -81.967 (26.510,-81.959). It is bordered to the west by Punta Rassa, to the east by Harlem Heights, and to the northeast by McGregor. Its northern boundary is the tidal Caloosahatchee River, across which is the city of Cape Coral. The southern edge of the community is Summerlin Road (County Road 869). McGregor Boulevard crosses the community from northeast to southwest. Iona is 4 miles (6 km) northeast of the causeway to Sanibel Island and 11 miles (18 km) southwest of the center of Fort Myers.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Iona CDP has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.5 km2), of which 6.6 square miles (17.1 km2) are land and 3.6 square miles (9.4 km2), or 35.32%, are water, primarily in the Caloosahatchee River estuary.
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,756 people, 6,023 households, and 3,740 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,648.5 people per square mile (636.6/km2). There were 9,290 housing units at an average density of 1,302.7/sq mi (503.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.47% White, 0.41% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.94% of the population.
There were 6,023 households, out of which 11.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.36.
Why a Iona Flat-Fee MLS Broker May Be a Better Option For You
When offering a home, it’s crucial to know the different manner ins which you can save money on your commission. For instance, some representatives charge flat charges, while others need sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of just how much they sell their property 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 dealing with an agent might be a better choice than trying to manage the sale of your home yourself. Representatives have gain access to and insight into what it requires to effectively market a home. When it comes to setting the list prices of your house it’s crucial to price it correctly if you wish to reduce the variety of days that it stays unsold. Representatives use what is known as a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes different types of local information to determine different rates that your house might sell for, depending upon 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 prices by themselves, house owners tend to utilize emotional information which really has no bearing on what a home purchaser is willing to pay, or what a home loan institution is willing to provide on such a house. Realty agents understand this and cost the homes appropriately.
The second reason you need to consider dealing with a property agent is since they will negotiate the sale in your place. Negotiation can be made complex, and it’s essential that you have somebody who has experience in these types of settlements on your side. It’s highly most likely that most buyers will be working with an experience representative (considering that there is no charge for them to have this advantage), and an excellent representative is going to make use of every weakness that you may have when it concerns working out in order to get a better offer for their customer.
Third, agents bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The intricacies of a property deal and the exacting details can be a breeding ground for errors. These are frequently small or unintentional but still liable to trigger legal procedures if the purchaser is not satisfied with any issue found after the sale of the house has actually been completed. E&O Insurance safeguards versus any possible liability from mistakes devoted on your behalf throughout the sales procedure and if they take place to be significant then E&O Insurance will cover the legal costs.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Excellent representatives know how to efficiently market a home in all sort of market conditions. The reality is innovation is making the online house selling procedure a lot easier and far more effective. Innovation allows agents to list a home in less time, with less manual work required on their part. For most representatives 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 amount than would be paid when compared to be charged 2-3% of a home’s list prices as commission.
Despite whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the exact same quantity of effort need to be made to market a home so that it sells quickly and at the very best rate possible. In an ideal world this would be a reality, but sadly it doesn’t seem to be the case. If you talk to 5 different representatives concerning the sales of your home, you will probably get 5 different descriptions on exactly what they will do to help you get your home offered. Some representatives do as little as taking the pictures of the home, together with the information of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just wait for buying agents to bring potential purchasers to see the house. It worsens when some representatives choose to bypass the expenses of expert photography to ensure the house is presented in addition to possible online, and will take pictures with their cellphones and utilize those. So their costs would be minimal.
Then you have the more professional agents who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ money) to not only have expert pictures, but also video, 3D virtual tours, along with paper and online marketing (i.e. they are really making an effort to try and find a buyer in addition to offering a home). With these agents the expenses for marketing a house will be hundreds, and depending upon the area, maybe even thousands of dollars. So the decision on exactly how much a representative is willing to invest in marketing dollars really will depend on the potential return on their investment when your house eventually offers. For that reason, a representative who is going to earn 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 logic, won’t a percentage based agent spend more cash 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 honestly market that they not do anything more than add your home information 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 expect from a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I supply expert photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual tour and online marketing for all of my listings regardless of how much your home is going to be cost, since I believe it’s my responsibility to do whatever in my power to help get a house sold quickly and efficiently. Just 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?
Clearly any home seller, when they choose a representative to help them sell their homes is efficiency and value. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you select an agent who can’t offer your home and it rests on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home loans, insurance coverages, taxes, etc, which work out to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to an even more efficient agent who might offer your home quicker. Preferably, 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, but paying as little in agents’ commission as you can.
When you speak with prospective agents that you might wish to work with, don’t only inquire for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what extra administrative support is being offered, also ask for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which gives a total breakdown of all the costs connected with selling a particular house to compute how much the seller can expect to bank when their house has been sold. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the agents’ commissions amongst the other expenses.
When you have all of the information above, then you ought to have the ability to make an informed choice on which alternative is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Iona 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.