Murdock Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked hard on building up the equity in your home over the years, so why give more of it away than you have to when you sell it?
With our unique flat-fee listing model you get to have all of the positives of working with 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 can potentially 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 should have when they select a broker to list their home, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we should ALWAYS give our BEST effort for each home-seller that we work with. There is no cutting corners with what we do, regardless of the value of a home. Our objective is to sell every home that is trusted to us as rapidly 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 started my career as a licensed real estate agent I really wanted to find a brokerage that had modern ideas. Coming from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a several larger brokerages who wanted me to join their companies. I did go and speak to a number of them, and as good as they all sounded, the something that struck me was that everyone 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 , apart from their name, or that they were either part of a big 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 did work 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 very large ponds struggling to be noticed among the bigger fish who were swimming with me. I decided I needed to make change then 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, all of who tried to steer me away from this model – not because it was inferior and offered less service 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 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.
Once I spoke to the broker at LISTED Realty, I quickly realized 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 building a brokerage with a reputation for being trustworthy and 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 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
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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Port Charlotte is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. The population was 54,392 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Punta Gorda, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Port Charlotte was named to Forbes’ list of “25 Best Towns to Retire”, listed among the ten best places in the United States to avoid for the year 2012 by U.S. News & World Report, and was ranked at #1 in CNNMoney.com’s 2009 list of 25 Best Places to Retire.
Comparing Percentage Fee Brokers Against Flat-Fee Brokers
When offering a home, it’s essential to know the different ways that you can conserve money on your commission. For instance, some representatives charge flat costs, while others require sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of just how much they offer their property for. So which is the much better alternative for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are numerous reasons why dealing with an agent might be a much better choice than attempting to deal with the sale of your house yourself. Agents have access and insight into what it takes to successfully market a house. When it concerns setting the prices of your home it’s essential to price it correctly if you want to minimize the number of days that it remains unsold. Representatives utilize what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses various types of regional data to determine different rates that your house might cost, 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 on their own, house owners tend to utilize emotional information which truly has no bearing on what a house purchaser is willing to pay, or what a home mortgage organization wants to lend on such a house. Realty agents know this and price the houses accordingly.
The 2nd reason you should consider working with a realty representative is since they will work out the sale in your place. Settlement can be complicated, and it’s crucial that you have somebody who has experience in these types of negotiations on your side. It’s extremely likely that many purchasers will be dealing with an experience representative (considering that there is no cost for them to have this advantage), and a good agent is going to make use of every weak point that you might have when it pertains to negotiating in order to get a much better offer for their client.
Third, representatives bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. The intricacies of a real estate transaction and the exacting details can be a breeding place for mistakes. These are often small or unintended however still liable to trigger legal proceedings if the buyer is not pleased with any issue found after the sale of the house has actually been finished. E&O Insurance protects against any prospective liability from errors dedicated on your behalf throughout the sales process and if they happen to be significant 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 kinds of market conditions. The reality is technology is making the online house offering procedure a lot easier and much more effective. Technology enables agents to note a house in less time, with less manual work needed on their part. For the majority of agents this has actually been not shown in the amount that they charge their sellers for listing their houses. 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 home’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 ought to be made to market a home so that it sells rapidly and at the very best price possible. In a perfect world this would be a reality, however unfortunately it does not appear to be the case. If you interview 5 various representatives concerning the sales of your home, you will probably get 5 various descriptions on exactly what they will do to help you get your house offered. Some representatives do as little as taking the photographs of the house, in addition to the details of the home, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and merely await purchasing agents to bring possible purchasers to see the house. It worsens when some agents pick to bypass the expenses of professional photography to make sure the house is presented in addition to possible online, and will take photographs with their cellular phones and use 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 only have professional photographs, but also video, 3D virtual tours, in addition to paper and online marketing (i.e. they are really making an effort to try and find a buyer as well as selling a home). With these representatives the costs for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending on the location, maybe even thousands of dollars. So the decision on precisely how much an agent is willing to invest in marketing dollars actually will depend on the possible return on their investment when your home eventually offers. Therefore, an agent who is going to make 3% commission, is probably more likely to invest more money than an agent who is only going to make 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that reasoning, won’t a percentage based agent invest more cash 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 freely market that they not do anything more than add your residential or commercial 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 offer the specific very same services that you would expect from a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I provide expert photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual tour and online marketing for all of my listings regardless of how much your home is going to be cost, because I believe it’s my task to do everything in my power to assist get a home offered rapidly 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 house seller, when they pick a representative to help them offer their houses is performance and worth. 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 sits on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home mortgages, insurances, taxes, etc, which work out to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to a much more effective agent 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, but paying as little in representatives’ commission as you can.
When you speak with possible agents that you may want to work with, don’t just ask them for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what additional administrative assistance is being used, likewise ask for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which gives a total breakdown of all the expenses connected with offering a particular house to compute how much the seller can expect to bank when their home has been sold. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the agents’ commissions amongst the other expenses.
As soon as you have all of the info above, then you must be able to make a notified choice on which option is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Murdock 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.