Pelican Bay Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked 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 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.
To see the possible savings you can make when you choose LISTED Realty 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 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 property, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we should ALWAYS offer our BEST effort for every home-seller that we work with. There are no corners cut with what we do, regardless of the value of a house. Our objective 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 customers money.
How do we do that? It’s simple, we use the most up-to-date 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 started my career as a licensed real estate agent I really wanted to join a broker that had modern ideas. Since I came from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a many larger brokerages that asked me to join their firms. I did go and speak with a number of them, and as good as they all sounded, the something that struck me was that all of them were was saying the same thing (but using different words). Each broker that I spoke to said they were different from their competitors but none of them could explain anything specific that made all the difference , apart from their name, or that they were 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 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 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
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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More About Pelican Bay
Pelican Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Collier County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,346 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Pelican Bay is located in northwestern Collier County at 26°13′59″N 81°48′32″W / 26.23306°N 81.80889°W / 26.23306; -81.80889. It is part of the area known as North Naples and is located just south of Naples Park and west of Pine Ridge. It is bordered to the south by the city of Naples, to the east by U.S. Route 41 (the Tamiami Trail), to the north by Vanderbilt Beach Road, and to the west by the Gulf of Mexico.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km2), of which 2.9 square miles (7.6 km2) is land and 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2), or 11.87%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,686 people, 3,005 households, and 2,166 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,754.0 people per square mile (677.6/km2). There were 5,738 housing units at an average density of 1,770.0/sq mi (683.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.21% White, 0.09% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.
There were 3,005 households, out of which 3.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 1.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.84 and the average family size was 2.12.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When offering a home, it’s crucial to understand the different manner ins which you can save money on your commission. For example, some representatives charge flat fees, while others require sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of how much they offer their home for. So which is the better choice for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are lots of reasons working with an agent might be a much better choice than attempting to deal with the sale of your home yourself. Agents have access and insight into what it takes to efficiently market a home. When it concerns setting the prices of your house it’s crucial to price it correctly if you want to lower the variety of days that it remains unsold. Agents use what is referred to as a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes different kinds of regional data to find out various costs that your house might cost, depending on whether you are searching for 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 emotional info which truly has no bearing on what a house purchaser wants to pay, or what a mortgage organization is willing to provide on such a house. Realty agents understand this and rate the homes appropriately.
The 2nd reason why you should think about working with a real estate agent is because they will negotiate the sale in your place. Negotiation can be made complex, and it’s crucial that you have somebody who has experience in these types of settlements on your side. It’s extremely most likely that most purchasers will be working with an experience agent (since there is no cost for them to have this advantage), and a great agent is going to make use of every weak point that you may have when it comes to negotiating in order to get a much better offer for their customer.
Third, representatives carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The complexities of a real estate transaction and the exacting information can be a breeding ground for errors. These are frequently minor or unintentional but still liable to trigger legal proceedings if the purchaser is not pleased with any problem found after the sale of the home has been finished. E&O Insurance protects against any possible liability from mistakes dedicated on your behalf throughout the sales procedure and if they occur to be significant 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 effectively market a home in all type of market conditions. The truth is technology is making the online house offering procedure a lot easier and far more efficient. Technology enables agents to note a home in less time, with less manual labor needed on their part. For most representatives 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 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 sadly it does not seem to be the case. If you talk to 5 various representatives relating to the sales of your home, you will probably get 5 different descriptions on exactly what they will do to help you get your house offered. Some agents do as low as taking the photos of the home, along with the details of the home, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and simply wait for buying agents to bring potential purchasers to see the house. It gets worse when some agents pick to forego 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 use those. So their costs would be minimal.
Then you have the more professional agents who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ cash) to not only have professional pictures, however also video, 3D virtual tours, together with newspaper and online advertising (i.e. they are really making an effort to try and discover a purchaser along with offering a house). With these agents the costs for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending upon the place, maybe even thousands of dollars. So the choice on exactly how much an agent is willing to spend on marketing dollars truly will depend upon the possible return on their investment when your house eventually sells. For that reason, a representative who is going to make 3% commission, is most likely more likely to invest more money than a representative who is only going to make 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that reasoning, will not a percentage based representative 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 openly promote that they not do anything more than include your property details and photographs that you need to provide 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 anticipate from a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I supply professional photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual trip and internet marketing for all of my listings no matter just how much the house is going to be sold for, because I believe it’s my responsibility to do whatever in my power to help get a home offered 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?
Clearly any house seller, when they choose an agent to help them offer their homes is performance and value. There is no point in cutting the amount that you will pay in commission if you choose 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 mortgages, insurance coverages, taxes, and so on, which exercise to be more than the additional 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 representatives’ commission as you can.
When you talk to potential agents that you might want to work with, don’t only inquire for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what additional administrative assistance is being provided, likewise ask for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which provides a total breakdown of all the expenses associated with selling a specific house to compute just how much the seller can anticipate to bank when their home has actually been sold. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the agents’ commissions among the other costs.
When you have all of the details above, then you must have the ability to make an informed decision on which option is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Pelican Bay 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.