Rock Island 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 positives of hiring a full-service broker, while saving the $1000’s that you you might expect 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 select to sell your home with LISTED Realty…
*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 property, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS offer our MAXIMUM 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 customers 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 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 join a broker that had modern ideas. Coming from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a many larger brokerages who asked me to join their companies. I did go and speak with a few of them, and as excellent as they all appeared to be, the one thing 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 tell me anything specific that made them different , apart from 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 recognizable 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 really was always a small fish in a very large pond struggling to be noticed among the bigger fish who were swimming with me. I decided I needed to make change and 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 a number of agents, all of who tried to steer me away from this model – not because they thought that it was inferior and offered less value to the home sellers, but because it meant I would earn less commission for each sale that I made. Obviously 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 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 found out 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 on growing 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!
* 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 Rock Island
Rock Island was a census-designated place (CDP) in Broward County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,076 at the 2000 census. It is now a neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale.
Rock Island is located at 26°9′13″N 80°10′48″W / 26.15361°N 80.18000°W / 26.15361; -80.18000 (26.153712, -80.180014).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.6 km2 (0.6 mi2), all land.
As of the 2000 census, there were 3,076 people, 961 households, and 750 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,947.0/km2 (5,011.6/mi2). There were 1,015 housing units at an average density of 642.4/km2 (1,653.7/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 1.69% White (1.3% were Non-Hispanic White,) 96.52% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.
There were 961 households, out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 34.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.61.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When offering a house, it’s important to know the various ways that you can conserve money on your commission. For example, some agents charge flat fees, while others need sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of how much they offer their residential or commercial property for. So which is the better choice for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are numerous reasons working with a representative might be a much better option than trying to handle the sale of your home yourself. Representatives have access and insight into what it takes to successfully market a house. When it pertains to setting the sales price of your home it’s crucial to price it correctly if you wish to decrease the variety 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 sell for, depending on whether you are searching for a quick sale, or are prepared to wait it out in order get top dollar. In addition, when setting rates on their own, house owners tend to use psychological info which really has no bearing on what a home buyer is willing to pay, or what a home mortgage institution wants to lend on such a home. Property representatives know this and price the homes accordingly.
The 2nd reason that you should consider dealing with a property agent is since they will negotiate the sale in your place. Settlement can be complicated, and it’s essential that you have someone who has experience in these types of negotiations in your corner. It’s extremely most likely that a lot of purchasers will be working with an experience representative (considering that there is no cost for them to have this benefit), and a great representative is going to make use of every weakness that you might have when it pertains to negotiating in order to get a much better deal for their client.
Third, agents bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. The complexities of a real estate deal and the exacting information can be a breeding place for mistakes. These are typically minor or unintentional but still liable to cause legal proceedings if the buyer is not pleased with any problem discovered after the sale of the house has actually been finished. E&O Insurance protects versus any possible liability from mistakes committed in your place during the sales procedure and if they take place to be major then E&O Insurance will cover the legal expenses.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Great representatives know how to efficiently market a home in all kinds of market conditions. The truth is technology is making the online house offering procedure a lot easier and even more efficient. Innovation allows agents to list a home in less time, with less manual labor needed on their part. For the majority of agents this has actually been not reflected 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 house’s sales price as commission.
No matter whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the very same amount of effort should be made to market a house so that it sells rapidly and at the best rate possible. In a perfect world this would be a truth, but unfortunately it does not appear to be the case. If you talk to 5 various agents regarding the sales of your home, you will probably get 5 different explanations on precisely what they will do to assist you get your house offered. Some agents do just taking the photographs of the home, together with the details of the home, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just wait for buying representatives to bring possible buyers to see the home. It worsens when some representatives pick to bypass the costs of expert photography to make sure the house exists along with possible online, and will take pictures with their cellular phones and utilize those. So their costs would be minimal.
Then you have the more professional agents who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ money) to not just have professional pictures, however likewise video, 3D virtual tours, along with paper and online advertising (i.e. they are really making an effort to try and discover a buyer in addition to selling a home). With these agents the costs for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending on the location, maybe even countless dollars. So the decision on exactly just how much an agent wants to spend on marketing dollars truly will depend upon the possible return on their financial investment when your house eventually sells. Therefore, an agent who is going to make 3% commission, is probably most likely to invest more cash than a representative who is just 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 great deal of time that is likely to be the case, and you will discover flat-fee brokers out there who will honestly promote that they not do anything more than include your home information and pictures that you have to provide 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 get out of a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I offer expert photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual tour and internet marketing for all of my listings no matter how much your home is going to be cost, due to the fact that I believe it’s my task to do whatever in my power to help get a house sold rapidly and efficiently. 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 choose a representative to help them sell their houses is effectiveness and value. There is no point in cutting the amount that you will pay in commission if you pick 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, and so on, which work out to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to a far more effective representative who could offer your house quicker. Preferably, 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, but paying as little in representatives’ commission as you can.
When you speak to prospective representatives that you may want to deal with, don’t just ask them for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what extra administrative assistance is being offered, also ask them for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which provides a complete breakdown of all the costs related to selling a specific house to calculate just how much the seller can anticipate to bank when their home has actually been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will consist of all of the representatives’ commissions amongst the other expenses.
As soon as you have all of the info above, then you ought to be able to make an informed choice on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Rock 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.