Pine Ridge Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked hard on increasing the equity on your home over the years, so why give more of it away than you have to when it’s time to sell?
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 you might expect when working with a flat-fee broker.
To see the possible savings you can make when you select LISTED Realty as your selling agent, simply move the slider to the level that is close to how much you think your house is worth…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We Are Not Only About Saving You Money, But We Also Intend On EXCEEDING ALL Of Your Expectations!
There is a minimum expectation that all sellers should have when they choose a broker to sell their home, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we should ALWAYS give our BEST 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 home. Our objective is to sell every home that is trusted to us as quickly 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 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 would like to do the same for you too!
Why I Chose Listed Realty
When I became a licensed real estate agent I really wanted to join a brokerage that had progressive ideas. Coming from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a number of larger brokerages who wanted me to join their firms. I did go and talk 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 same thing (but using different words). Each broker that I spoke to said they were unique but no one could explain anything specific that made them different , other than their name, or that they were part of a big 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 identifiable difference.
Prior to 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 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 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!
* 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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Comparing Percentage Fee Brokers Against Flat-Fee Brokers
When offering a house, it’s important to understand the different manner ins which you can conserve money on your commission. For instance, some representatives charge flat fees, 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 better choice for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are lots of reasons that dealing with a representative might be a better choice than attempting to deal with the sale of your house yourself. Agents have access and insight into what it takes to efficiently market a home. When it pertains to setting the sales price of your house it’s essential to price it correctly if you wish to minimize the number of days that it remains unsold. Representatives use what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes various kinds of regional data to find out different costs that your home may cost, depending upon whether you are trying to find 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 use psychological information which actually has no bearing on what a home buyer is willing to pay, or what a home mortgage organization wants to lend on such a house. Property agents know this and cost 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 made complex, and it’s important that you have somebody who has experience in these kinds of settlements in your corner. It’s highly likely that most buyers will be working with an experience representative (given that there is no cost for them to have this advantage), and an excellent representative is going to exploit every weak point that you may have when it comes to negotiating in order to get a much better offer for their client.
Third, agents carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. The complexities of a realty transaction and the exacting details can be a breeding place for mistakes. These are typically small or unintentional but still liable to trigger legal procedures if the buyer is not pleased with any problem found after the sale of the home has been completed. E&O Insurance safeguards versus any potential 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?
Excellent representatives know how to effectively market a home in all kinds of market conditions. The truth is innovation is making the online home selling procedure much easier and far more effective. Innovation allows agents to note a home in less time, with less manual work required on their part. For the majority of agents this has actually been not reflected in the quantity that they charge their sellers for listing their houses. Nevertheless, 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 prices as commission.
Regardless of 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 offers quickly and at the very best price possible. In an ideal world this would be a reality, but regrettably it does not appear to be the case. If you talk to 5 various agents concerning the sales of your house, you will probably get 5 different descriptions on exactly what they will do to help you get your house offered. Some agents do as little as taking the pictures of the home, together with the information of the home, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just wait on purchasing representatives to bring possible buyers to see the home. It gets worse when some representatives choose to forego the costs of professional photography to ensure the home exists along with possible online, and will take photographs with their cellphones and utilize those. So their costs would be very little.
Then you have the more professional representatives who will invest their own money (or their brokers’ cash) to not only have expert photographs, however likewise video, 3D virtual tours, along with paper and online advertising (i.e. they are in fact making an effort to try and find a buyer as well as offering a house). With these representatives the expenses for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending upon the location, perhaps even countless dollars. So the choice on precisely how much a representative is willing to invest in marketing dollars actually will depend upon the potential return on their financial investment when your home ultimately sells. Therefore, a representative who is going to earn 3% commission, is most likely most likely to invest more cash than a representative who is just going to earn 2%.
So with this being said, 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 advertise that they not do anything more than add your property details 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 use the exact very same services that you would expect from a percentage based broker. As a representative with LISTED Realty, I provide expert photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual tour and online marketing for all of my listings despite just how much the house is going to be cost, because I believe it’s my duty to do whatever in my power to help get a house sold rapidly and efficiently. Just how much commission I make 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?
Plainly 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 select a representative who can’t sell your house and it sits on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home loans, insurances, taxes, etc, which work out to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to a far more efficient agent who could sell your house quicker. Ideally, you would have the best of both worlds, where you can have the complete suite of sales, marketing and assistance services of your representative and their broker, however paying as little in representatives’ commission as you can.
When you speak to potential agents that you might wish to deal with, don’t just ask for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what additional administrative assistance is being provided, also inquire for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which gives a total breakdown of all the expenses associated with selling a particular house to determine how much the seller can anticipate to bank once their home has been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the agents’ commissions amongst the other costs.
Once you have all of the info above, then you should have the ability to make an informed decision on which alternative is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Pine Ridge 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.