Saint James City Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked hard on building up the equity on your home over time, 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 hiring 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 choose to sell 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 hire a broker to list their home, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we need to ALWAYS offer 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 house. Our objective is to sell every home that is trusted to us as quickly as possible, for the best sales price possible – and doing it all while saving our clients money.
How do we do that? It’s simple, we use the most up-to-date real estate technology to take your home to the eyes of as many potential home-buyers 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 would like to do the same for you too!
Why I Chose Listed Realty
When I became a licensed real estate agent I wanted to find a brokerage that had progressive ideas. Coming from a real estate photography and videography background, I was contacted by a several larger brokerages who asked me to join their companies. I did go and speak to a number of them, and as excellent 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 broker 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 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.
Before joining LISTED Realty, I worked for a couple of other brokers, but I was never 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 and 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 a number of agents, most of who tried to steer me away from this model – not because they thought that it was inferior and offered less to the seller, but because it meant I would earn less commission for each sale that I made. 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 possible. In other words, I should always take pride in what I do. He always stressed that money shouldn’t 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 in line 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 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
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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 Saint James City
St. James City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on Pine Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,784 at the 2010 census, down from 4,105 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The St. James City CDP occupies the southern half of Pine Island, with the town center situated at the southern end of the island. The community is bordered by San Carlos Bay to the south, by Pine Island Sound to the west, by San Carlos Bay, Matlacha Pass, and Pine Island Creek to the east, and by the community of Pine Island Center to the north. Stringfellow Road (County Road 767) is the main road in the community, running north–south along the center of the island. By road it is 17 miles (27 km) to the middle of Cape Coral and 26 miles (42 km) to downtown Fort Myers, the Lee county seat.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the St. James City CDP has a total area of 16.7 square miles (43.2 km2), of which 14.6 square miles (37.8 km2) are land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), or 12.45%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,105 people, 2,138 households, and 1,417 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 281.1 people per square mile (108.6/km2). There were 2,921 housing units at an average density of 200.0/sq mi (77.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.95% White, 0.10% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.
There were 2,138 households, out of which 7.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 2.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.28.
Comparing Percentage Fee Brokers Against Flat-Fee Brokers
When offering a house, it’s essential to understand the various manner ins which you can conserve money on your commission. For instance, some representatives charge flat costs, while others need sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of how much they sell their residential or commercial property for. So which is the much better choice for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are numerous reasons that working with an agent might be a much better choice than trying to manage the sale of your house yourself. Agents have access and insight into what it takes to successfully market a home. When it comes to setting the prices of your house it’s important to price it properly if you want to decrease the number of days that it stays unsold. Representatives use what is referred to as a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses different types of regional data to find out various prices 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 rates by themselves, homeowners tend to use emotional details which really has no bearing on what a house buyer is willing to pay, or what a mortgage organization is willing to provide on such a house. Real estate representatives know this and price the houses accordingly.
The 2nd reason why you ought to consider dealing with a property representative is due to the fact that they will negotiate the sale in your place. Negotiation can be complicated, and it’s essential that you have someone who has experience in these kinds of negotiations in your corner. It’s extremely likely that most purchasers will be working with an experience agent (since there is no cost for them to have this advantage), and an excellent agent is going to exploit every weak point that you might have when it concerns negotiating in order to get a much better deal for their client.
Third, agents carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. The intricacies of a property deal and the exacting details can be a breeding place for errors. These are frequently minor or unintentional however still liable to trigger legal procedures if the purchaser is not pleased with any problem discovered after the sale of the home has been finished. E&O Insurance secures versus any potential liability from errors committed on your behalf during the sales process and if they occur to be major 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 reality is technology is making the online house selling process a lot easier and much more efficient. Technology enables agents to list a home in less time, with less manual work required on their part. For most agents this has been not reflected in the quantity 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 list prices as commission.
Regardless of whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the exact same quantity of effort should be made to market a home so that it sells quickly and at the very best cost possible. In a perfect world this would be a truth, however regrettably it does not appear to be the case. If you speak with 5 various representatives regarding the sales of your home, you will probably get 5 various explanations on precisely what they will do to assist you get your house offered. Some representatives do just taking the photos of the house, together with the information of the home, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just wait for purchasing representatives to bring potential purchasers to view the house. It gets worse when some representatives select to bypass the expenses of expert photography to make sure the home exists in addition to possible online, and will take photographs with their cellphones and utilize those. So their expenses would be very little.
Then you have the more expert representatives who will invest their own money (or their brokers’ cash) to not only have expert photographs, however also video, 3D virtual tours, in addition to newspaper and online advertising (i.e. they are in fact making an effort to try and discover a purchaser in addition to offering a house). With these agents the costs for marketing a house will be hundreds, and depending on the location, maybe even thousands of dollars. So the decision on exactly how much an agent wants to spend on marketing dollars truly will depend upon the potential return on their financial investment when the house eventually offers. For that reason, an agent who is going to earn 3% commission, is most likely most likely to invest more money than an agent who is only going to make 2%.
So with this being said, you might ask with that reasoning, won’t a percentage based agent spend more cash on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned representative? A lot of time that is likely to be the case, and you will find flat-fee brokers out there who will openly advertise that they do nothing more than add your home 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 provide the precise 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 online marketing for all of my listings regardless of how much the house is going to be sold for, since I believe it’s my task to do whatever in my power to help get a house sold quickly 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?
Plainly any house seller, when they choose an agent to help them offer their homes is effectiveness and value. There is no point in cutting the amount that you will pay in commission if you select an agent who can’t sell your house and it rests on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home loans, insurance coverages, taxes, and so on, which exercise to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to an even more efficient agent who might sell your home quicker. Ideally, 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, however paying as little in representatives’ commission as you can.
When you talk to prospective representatives that you may want to deal with, do not just ask for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what additional administrative assistance is being used, likewise ask them for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which gives a complete breakdown of all the costs connected with selling a particular home to determine how much the seller can anticipate to bank when their house has been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will consist of all of the agents’ commissions amongst the other expenses.
As soon as you have all of the details above, then you should be able to make a notified decision on which option is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Saint James City 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.