Lochmoor Waterway Estates Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked extremely hard on increasing the equity on your home over time, so why give more of it away than you have to when you sell it?
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 you select a flat-fee broker.
To see the possible savings you can make when you select me as your selling agent, simply move the slider to the level that is close to how much you think your house would be valued at…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We’re 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 hire a broker to sell their property, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS offer 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 house. Our major goal is to sell every property that is trusted to us as quickly as possible, for the 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 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 started my career as a licensed real estate agent I preferred to join a brokerage that had modern ideas. Since I came from a real estate photography and videography background, I was approached by a many larger brokerages who wanted me to join their companies. 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 everyone was saying the same thing (but using different words). Each broker that I spoke to said they were different from their competitors but no one could tell me anything specific that made them different , apart from 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 related 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 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 had been there a lot longer. 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 every 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 Lochmoor Waterway Estates
Lochmoor Waterway Estates is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,204 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Lochmoor Waterway Estates is located in central Lee County at 26°38′46″N 81°54′47″W / 26.64611°N 81.91306°W / 26.64611; -81.91306 (26.646110, -81.912958), on the west side of the tidal Caloosahatchee River, across from Fort Myers, the county seat. It is bordered to the south and west by the city of Cape Coral and to the north by unincorporated North Fort Myers.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), of which 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) are land and 0.81 square miles (2.1 km2), or 26.61%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,858 people, 1,638 households, and 1,187 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,729.8 people per square mile (668.0/km2). There were 1,840 housing units at an average density of 825.0/sq mi (318.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.70% White, 0.78% African American, 0.44% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.55% of the population.
There were 1,638 households, out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.73.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When selling a home, it’s essential to know the various manner ins which you can save money on your commission. For instance, some representatives charge flat charges, while others require sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of just how much they sell their property for. So which is the better option for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are lots of reasons working with a representative might be a better alternative than attempting to manage the sale of your house yourself. Representatives have gain access to and insight into what it takes to efficiently market a home. When it concerns setting the prices of your home it’s essential to price it correctly if you wish to lower the number of days that it remains unsold. Representatives use what is known as a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes different types of regional data to determine different costs that your house might sell for, 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 rates on their own, property owners tend to utilize psychological information which actually has no bearing on what a home buyer is willing to pay, or what a home loan organization wants to provide on such a house. Real estate representatives know this and price the houses appropriately.
The second reason you must think about working with a realty agent is because they will negotiate the sale on your behalf. Negotiation can be complicated, and it’s essential that you have someone who has experience in these kinds of negotiations in your corner. It’s extremely likely that the majority of buyers will be dealing with an experience agent (because there is no charge for them to have this advantage), and a good representative is going to exploit every weak point that you may have when it concerns working out in order to get a much better offer for their customer.
Third, agents carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. The complexities of a property deal 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 issue found after the sale of the house has been finished. E&O Insurance safeguards versus any potential liability from mistakes devoted in your place throughout the sales procedure and if they occur to be major then E&O Insurance will cover the legal expenses.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Good representatives know how to successfully market a home in all sort of market conditions. The reality is technology is making the online home selling process much easier and much more effective. Innovation allows representatives to list a home in less time, with less manual work required on their part. For a lot of agents this has been not shown in the amount that they charge their sellers for listing their houses. 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 home’s sales price as commission.
No matter 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 price possible. In an ideal world this would be a reality, but unfortunately it does not seem to be the case. If you speak with 5 various agents regarding the sales of your house, you will most likely get 5 various descriptions on exactly what they will do to assist you get your house sold. Some representatives do just taking the pictures of the home, along with the information of the home, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and simply await buying agents to bring possible buyers to see the home. It worsens when some agents select to bypass the expenses of expert photography to make sure the home is presented as well as possible online, and will take photos with their cellphones and utilize those. So their expenses would be very little.
Then you have the more expert agents who will invest their own money (or their brokers’ cash) to not just have professional photos, however likewise video, 3D virtual tours, along with paper and online marketing (i.e. they are really making an effort to attempt and find a purchaser along with selling a house). With these agents the costs for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending upon the place, maybe even countless dollars. So the decision on precisely just how much an agent is willing to spend on marketing dollars actually will depend on the prospective return on their investment when your home ultimately sells. Therefore, an agent who is going to earn 3% commission, is probably more likely to spend more money than a representative who is only going to earn 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that logic, will not a percentage based agent invest more money on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned agent? A lot of time that is likely to be the case, and you will find flat-fee brokers out there who will openly market that they do nothing more than add your property information and photos that you need to supply 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 get out of a percentage based broker. As a representative with LISTED Realty, I provide professional photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual trip and online marketing for all of my listings no matter just how much your house is going to be sold for, due to the fact that I think it’s my duty to do whatever in my power to assist get a home offered 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?
Clearly any home seller, when they choose an agent to help them offer their houses is efficiency and value. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you choose an agent who can’t offer your house 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 work out to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to a much more effective representative who might offer your home quicker. Ideally, you would have the best of both worlds, where you can have the complete 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 talk to possible agents that you might wish to work with, don’t only ask for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what additional administrative support is being provided, also inquire for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which gives a complete breakdown of all the expenses related to selling a particular house to compute just how much the seller can anticipate to bank as soon as their house has been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will consist of all of the agents’ commissions amongst the other costs.
When you have all of the information above, then you need to be able to make an informed decision on which option is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Lochmoor Waterway Estates 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.