Pine Island Center Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked hard on building up the equity on your home over the years, so why should you 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 benefits of working with a full-service broker, while saving the $1000’s that you benefit from when 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 choose to list your home with me…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We Are Not Only 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 choose a broker to sell their home, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS offer our MAXIMUM effort for every home-seller that we work with. There is no cutting corners with what we do, no matter the value of a house. Our major goal is to sell every property that is trusted to us as rapidly as possible, for the 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 take your home to the eyes of as many potential home-buyers as possible – and then, to save you money, our commission isn’t charged as a percentage of your home’s sales price, but instead you simply pay us a low flat-fee 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 wanted to join a broker that had progressive ideas. Coming from a real estate photography and videography background, I was approached by a many larger brokerages that asked me to join their firms. I did go and speak to a number of them, and as good as they all appeared to be, the one 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 different from their competitors but no one could tell me anything specific that made them different , other than their name, or that they were either part of a large franchise or they were a small independent brokerage (both of which have pros and cons). When it came 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 happened upon LISTED Realty with their model of selling homes for flat-fee commissions, and became intrigued with the idea. 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 home sellers, 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 finding something that I love, and always focus on doing the best job possible. In other words, I should always take pride in what I do. He always stressed that money shouldn’t be my main priority 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 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 growing a brokerage with a reputation for being trustworthy and 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 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 Pine Island Center
Pine Island Center is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located on Pine Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,854 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Pine Island Center is located at 26°37′59″N 82°7′19″W / 26.63306°N 82.12194°W / 26.63306; -82.12194 (26.633092, -82.122027) on the north-central part of Pine Island. It is bordered to the north by Pineland and Bokeelia and to the south by St. James City. The four communities together comprise all of Pine Island. To the east are Pine Island Creek and Matlacha Pass, and to the west is Pine Island Sound, all arms of the Gulf of Mexico.
The southern edge of Pine Island Center passes through the intersection of County Road 78 (Pine Island Road NW) with County Road 767 (Stringfellow Road). CR-78 leads east across Little Pine Island to the mainland and 16 miles (26 km) to North Fort Myers, while Stringfellow Road runs the length of Pine Island, 7 miles (11 km) to Bokeelia at the north end and 8 miles (13 km) to St. James City at the south end.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Pine Island Center CDP has a total area of 4.65 square miles (12.05 km2), of which 4.37 square miles (11.32 km2) are land and 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), or 6.08%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,721 people, 750 households, and 527 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 400.4 people per square mile (154.5/km2). There were 953 housing units at an average density of 221.7/sq mi (85.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.75% White, 1.16% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 1.16% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.
Why a Pine Island Center Flat-Fee MLS Broker May Be a Better Option For You
When offering a home, it’s crucial to know the different ways that you can save money on your commission. For example, some agents charge flat charges, while others need sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of how much they sell their home 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 an agent might be a better choice than attempting to handle the sale of your house yourself. Agents 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 crucial to price it properly if you wish to lower the variety of days that it stays unsold. Representatives utilize what is known as a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses various types of local data to determine various rates that your home may sell for, depending upon whether you are searching for a quick sale, or are prepared to wait it out in order get top dollar. In addition, when setting prices on their own, house owners tend to utilize psychological details which actually has no bearing on what a home purchaser is willing to pay, or what a mortgage institution wants to lend on such a house. Real estate agents know this and price the homes accordingly.
The second reason that you ought to consider dealing with a property representative is due to the fact that they will work out the sale in your place. Settlement can be made complex, and it’s important that you have someone who has experience in these kinds of settlements in your corner. It’s highly likely that the majority of purchasers will be dealing with an experience agent (because there is no charge for them to have this advantage), and an excellent representative is going to exploit every weak point that you might have when it comes to working out in order to get a better offer for their client.
Third, agents bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The intricacies of a real estate transaction and the exacting details can be a breeding place for mistakes. These are often small or inadvertent however still liable to cause legal proceedings if the purchaser is not satisfied with any issue discovered after the sale of the home has actually been finished. E&O Insurance safeguards versus any possible liability from mistakes committed in your place 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?
Great agents understand how to efficiently market a home in all sort of market conditions. The reality is technology is making the online house selling procedure much easier and even more effective. Innovation enables representatives to list a house in less time, with less manual labor required on their part. For many representatives this has been not shown 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 prices as commission.
Despite whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the very same quantity of effort need to be made to market a home so that it offers quickly and at the best cost possible. In an ideal world this would be a reality, however regrettably it does not seem to be the case. If you speak with 5 various representatives regarding the sales of your home, you will most likely get 5 different descriptions on exactly what they will do to assist you get your home sold. Some agents do as low as taking the photos of the house, in addition to the information of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and merely await purchasing agents to bring possible buyers to see the house. It worsens when some representatives pick to forego the expenses of professional photography to ensure the home is presented along with possible online, and will take pictures with their mobile phones and use those. So their expenses would be minimal.
Then you have the more expert representatives who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ money) to not only have expert pictures, but likewise video, 3D virtual tours, in addition to paper and online advertising (i.e. they are actually making an effort to try and find a purchaser in addition to offering a house). With these representatives the costs for marketing a house will be hundreds, and depending upon the place, perhaps even thousands of dollars. So the choice on exactly how much an agent is willing to spend on marketing dollars actually will depend on the potential return on their financial investment when your home eventually sells. For that reason, an agent who is going to make 3% commission, is most likely most likely to invest more cash than a representative who is only going to make 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that logic, will not a percentage based representative invest more cash on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned agent? A lot of time that is likely to be the case, and you will discover flat-fee brokers out there who will openly advertise that they do nothing more than add your residential or commercial property details and photos that you have to supply into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who offer the exact very same services that you would expect from a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I provide expert photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual tour and internet marketing for all of my listings no matter how much the house is going to be cost, because I think it’s my responsibility to do whatever in my power to help get a home offered 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 pick a representative to help them sell their houses is efficiency and value. There is no point in cutting the amount that you will pay in commission if you select a representative who can’t sell your home and it sits on the marketplaces for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a mortgages, insurance coverages, taxes, etc, which exercise to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to an even more efficient representative who could offer your home quicker. Preferably, you would have the 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 agents’ commission as you can.
When you speak with potential representatives that you may wish to deal with, don’t only inquire for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what additional administrative support is being provided, likewise ask for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which offers a complete breakdown of all the expenses related to offering a particular house to determine how much the seller can anticipate to bank when their home has actually been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the representatives’ commissions among the other expenses.
Once you have all of the details above, then you need to have the ability to make an informed decision on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Pine Island Center 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.