Sanibel Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked hard on building up the equity on your home over time, 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 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 list your home with me…
*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 should have when they select a broker to list their property, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we should ALWAYS offer our MAXIMUM 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 rapidly as possible, for the very best price possible – and doing it all while saving our customers money.
How do we do that? It’s simple, we use the latest real estate technology to get as many eyes on our customers homes 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 started my career as a licensed real estate agent I preferred to find a brokerage 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 companies. I did go and speak with a few of them, and as excellent as they all appeared to be, the something that struck me was that everyone was saying the exact same thing (but using different words). Each broker that I spoke to said they were unique but no one could tell me 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 related 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 was never 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 Sanibel
Sanibel is an island and city in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,469 at the 2010 census, with an estimated 2018 population of 7,402. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The island, also known as Sanibel Island, constitutes the entire city. It is a barrier island – a collection of sand on the leeward side of the more solid coral-rock of Pine Island.
Most of the city proper is at the east end of the island. After the Sanibel causeway was built to replace the ferry in May 1963, the city was incorporated in 1974 and the residents asserted control over development by establishing the Sanibel Comprehensive Land Use Plan, helping to maintain a balance between development and preservation of the island’s ecology.
Due to easy causeway access, Sanibel is a popular tourist destination known for its shell beaches and wildlife refuges. More than half of the island is made up of wildlife refuges, the largest being J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The Island hosts the Sanibel Historical Village and a variety of other museums including the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and theaters, as well as many non-profit organizations such as the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, and the Sanibel Sea School.
Why a Sanibel Flat-Fee MLS Broker May Be a Better Option For You
When offering a house, it’s essential to know the various manner ins which you can save money on your commission. For example, some representatives charge flat charges, while others need sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of just how much they offer their home for. So which is the much better choice for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are lots of reasons why working with a representative might be a better option than trying to deal with the sale of your home yourself. Agents have gain access to and insight into what it takes to effectively market a house. When it comes to setting the prices of your home it’s important to price it correctly if you wish to reduce the number of days that it stays unsold. Agents utilize what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes different types of local data to figure out various costs 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 costs by themselves, house owners tend to use psychological details which really has no bearing on what a home purchaser is willing to pay, or what a mortgage institution wants to lend on such a house. Realty representatives understand this and cost the houses accordingly.
The second reason that you ought to consider working with a realty agent is since they will work out the sale on your behalf. Negotiation can be complicated, and it’s essential that you have someone who has experience in these types of negotiations on your side. It’s extremely most likely that most buyers will be working with an experience agent (given that there is no charge for them to have this benefit), and a great agent is going to exploit every weakness that you might have when it pertains to negotiating in order to get a much better offer for their client.
Third, agents bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The intricacies of a realty deal and the exacting information can be a breeding place for mistakes. These are frequently small or unintended however still liable to trigger legal procedures if the buyer is not satisfied with any issue found after the sale of the home has actually been completed. E&O Insurance protects versus any possible liability from errors devoted in your place during the sales procedure and if they happen to be significant then E&O Insurance will cover the legal expenses.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Great representatives understand how to effectively market a home in all sort of market conditions. The reality is technology is making the online home selling process much easier and far more effective. Technology allows agents to note a house in less time, with less manual work needed on their part. For many representatives this has 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 quantity than would be paid when compared to be charged 2-3% of a home’s prices as commission.
No matter whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the exact same quantity of effort must be made to market a house so that it offers rapidly and at the best rate possible. In an ideal world this would be a truth, however regrettably it does not appear to be the case. If you interview 5 different representatives concerning the sales of your house, you will most likely get 5 various explanations on precisely what they will do to help you get your home offered. Some agents do as low as taking the pictures of the home, along with the information of the home, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just wait for purchasing agents to bring possible buyers to see the home. It gets worse when some agents choose to bypass the expenses of expert photography to ensure the house exists along with possible online, and will take photographs with their cellphones and utilize those. So their costs would be minimal.
Then you have the more expert representatives who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ money) to not just have expert photographs, but likewise video, 3D virtual tours, together with newspaper and online advertising (i.e. they are actually making an effort to try and discover a purchaser along with offering a home). With these agents the costs for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending upon the location, perhaps even thousands of dollars. So the decision on precisely how much an agent wants to invest in marketing dollars actually will depend on the possible return on their financial investment when the house eventually offers. For that reason, a representative who is going to earn 3% commission, is probably more likely to invest more cash than an agent who is only going to make 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that logic, won’t a percentage based agent spend more money on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned representative? A great deal 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 residential or commercial property information and photos that you need to offer 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 get out of a percentage based broker. As a representative with LISTED Realty, I supply professional photography, expert 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 think it’s my responsibility to do everything in my power to assist get a house offered rapidly and efficiently. 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?
Plainly any house seller, when they pick a representative to help them sell their homes is efficiency and worth. 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 marketplaces for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home loans, insurance coverages, taxes, and so on, which work out to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to a far more efficient agent who could offer your house quicker. Preferably, you would have the very best of both worlds, where you can have the total suite of sales, marketing and support services of your representative and their broker, however paying as little in agents’ commission as you can.
When you speak to prospective agents that you might want to work with, don’t only ask for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what additional administrative support is being offered, also ask them for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which provides a total breakdown of all the expenses connected with offering a specific home to compute how much the seller can anticipate to bank as soon as their house has been sold. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the agents’ commissions among the other expenses.
As soon as you have all of the details above, then you must be able to make an informed decision on which alternative is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Sanibel 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.