Marco Island Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked extremely hard on building up the equity in 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 benefits of hiring a full-service broker, while enjoying the savings that come with working with 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 the current value of your home is worth…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We’re 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 home, however 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, no matter the value of a house. Our major goal 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 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 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 wanted to find 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 that asked me to join their companies. I did go and speak to a number of them, and as excellent as they all sounded, the something 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 explain anything specific that made all the difference , other than their name, or that they were either part of a large franchise or they were a small independent boutique agency (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.
Before 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 had been there a lot longer. I decided I needed to make change and happened upon LISTED Realty and 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 a number of agents, all of who tried to steer me away from this model – not because it was inferior and offered less to the seller, but because it meant I would earn less commission. 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 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 shouldn’t be the number 1 priority for me because if I focused on the first two things, money would eventually come, but if I focused on money first, it didn’t mean the other two would follow.
Once I spoke 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 primary objective was not about earning as much money as possible, but 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
Check Out Some of the Great Homes we have sold…and the Savings Our Customers Have Achieved!
2 bed | 3 bath | 1,130 sqft
Ron and Denise saved $8995*
3 bed | 2 bath | 1,688 sqft
Steve and Karen saved $4450*
1 bed | 1 bath | 780 sqft
David and Lisa saved $5830*
* 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 Marco Island
Marco Island is a small sea island, or barrier island, on the Gulf Coast of the United States. Located 20 miles (32 km) south of Naples in Collier County, Florida it is 198 nautical miles to Havana. It is the largest of the Ten Thousand Islands. Marco Island is a beach and boating resort island with a small-town character. It is home to the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort and Hilton Marco Island Resort, a golf club, a yacht club, a country club, several parks, and nature areas. The six-mile crescent beach on Marco Island is among the widest in Florida and features bright white, sugar sand and bountiful shelling opportunities. There are two public access locations with parking and amenities (Tigertail and South Beach), a private beach complex for residents (Residents’ Beach) and a private parking area for residents (Sarazen Park at South Beach), and two other public access points (with no amenities). Access to offshore island beaches, such as Keewaydin, are conveniently accessed by boat or tours. Marco is close to the shopping and restaurants of Naples.
Marco Island is a principal city of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 16,413 at the 2010 census. It was ranked as the sixth most affluent metro area in the nation. The population more than doubles in size during the winter season. A daily ferry connects the island to Key West.
Marco Island is the largest barrier island within Southwest Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands area extending southerly to Cape Sable. Parts of the island have some scenic, high elevations relative to the generally flat south Florida landscape. Like the city of Naples to the north, Marco Island has a tropical climate; specifically a tropical wet and dry or savanna type (Aw under the Köppen system). It is known for its distinct wet and dry seasons, with most of the rainfall falling between the months of June and October.
Why a Marco Island Flat-Fee MLS Broker May Be a Better Option For You
When selling a home, it’s crucial to understand the various manner ins which you can conserve money on your commission. For example, some agents charge flat costs, 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 much better choice for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are numerous reasons that dealing with a representative might be a better choice than trying to manage the sale of your home yourself. Agents have gain access to and insight into what it takes to efficiently market a house. When it comes to setting the sales price of your home it’s crucial to price it correctly if you want to reduce the variety of days that it remains unsold. Agents utilize what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses different types of local data to figure out different costs that your house might cost, depending on 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, house owners tend to use emotional details which actually has no bearing on what a home purchaser is willing to pay, or what a home mortgage institution is willing to provide on such a house. Real estate agents know this and cost the homes accordingly.
The second reason why you need to think about dealing with a property agent is because they will negotiate the sale on your behalf. Negotiation can be complicated, and it’s crucial that you have someone who has experience in these types of settlements in your corner. It’s highly likely that most purchasers will be dealing with an experience agent (because there is no cost for them to have this advantage), and a good representative is going to exploit every weak point that you might have when it pertains to working out in order to get a better deal for their customer.
Third, representatives bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The complexities of a property transaction and the exacting information can be a breeding ground for mistakes. These are often minor or unintended but still liable to trigger legal proceedings if the purchaser is not pleased with any problem discovered after the sale of the house has actually been finished. E&O Insurance protects against any prospective liability from mistakes dedicated in your place 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 agents understand how to successfully market a home in all sort of market conditions. The truth is technology is making the online house selling process a lot easier and even more effective. Technology allows representatives to note a house in less time, with less manual labor needed on their part. For the majority of representatives this has been not shown in the quantity that they charge their sellers for listing their homes. However, 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 list prices as commission.
No matter whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the same amount of effort must 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 truth, but sadly it doesn’t appear to be the case. If you speak with 5 different representatives concerning the sales of your house, you will probably get 5 various descriptions on exactly what they will do to help you get your house sold. Some representatives do just taking the photographs of the home, together with the information of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just await purchasing agents to bring potential purchasers to see the house. It gets worse when some representatives select to forego the expenses of professional photography to guarantee the house exists in addition to possible online, and will take photos with their cellular phones and utilize those. So their costs would be very little.
Then you have the more expert representatives who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ money) to not just have professional pictures, however also video, 3D virtual tours, together with newspaper and online marketing (i.e. they are in fact making an effort to try and discover a purchaser along with selling a home). 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 an agent is willing to invest in marketing dollars really will depend on the potential return on their financial investment when your home eventually sells. Therefore, an agent who is going to make 3% commission, is most likely more likely to invest more cash than an agent who is just going to earn 2%.
So with this being stated, 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 find flat-fee brokers out there who will openly promote that they do nothing more than add your residential or commercial property information and pictures that you have to supply into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who provide the exact very same services that you would anticipate from a percentage based broker. As a representative with LISTED Realty, I provide expert photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual trip and online marketing for all of my listings regardless of how much your house is going to be cost, because I believe it’s my duty to do everything in my power to help get a house sold quickly and effectively. Just how much commission I earn 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?
Plainly any house seller, when they pick a representative to help them offer their homes is effectiveness and value. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you choose an agent who can’t sell your home and it rests on the marketplaces for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home loans, insurance coverages, taxes, etc, which exercise to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to an even more effective representative who might offer your house quicker. Ideally, you would have the best of both worlds, where you can have the total 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 with potential agents that you might want to work with, don’t just inquire for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what extra administrative assistance is being used, likewise ask for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which provides a total breakdown of all the expenses associated with selling a particular house to compute 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 agents’ commissions amongst the other costs.
When you have all of the details above, then you must have the ability to make a notified choice on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Marco Island 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.