Three Oaks Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked extremely 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 it’s time to sell?
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 choose to list your home with me…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We’re Not Just 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 hire a broker to sell their home, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS offer our BEST 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 objective is to sell every property 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? 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 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 broker that had modern ideas. Since I came 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 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 broker 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 part of a big franchise or they were a small independent brokerage (both of which have pros and cons). When it came down to the services that were on offer to their customers, there really was no recognizable difference.
Prior to 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 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 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 Three Oaks
Three Oaks is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,592 at the 2010 census, up from 2,255 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Three Oaks is located in south-central Lee County at 26°28′4″N 81°47′45″W / 26.46778°N 81.79583°W / 26.46778; -81.79583 (26.467908, -81.795768). It is bordered to the south by the village of Estero and to the west by the San Carlos Park census-designated place. Interstate 75 forms the eastern border of the Three Oaks CDP, with access from Exit 128 (Alico Road) at the northeast corner of the CDP. I-75 leads north 10 miles (16 km) to the eastern side of Fort Myers and south 22 miles (35 km) to the Naples area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Three Oaks CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km2), of which 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2) are land and 0.05 square miles (0.12 km2), or 2.77%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,255 people, 749 households, and 650 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,739.5 people per square mile (669.7/km2). There were 789 housing units at an average density of 608.6/sq mi (234.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.10% White, 0.27% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 1.37% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.26% of the population.
There were 749 households, out of which 52.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.0% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.2% were non-families. 10.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.23.
Comparing Percentage Fee Brokers Against Flat-Fee Brokers
When offering a home, it’s essential to understand the different ways that you can conserve money on your commission. For instance, some agents charge flat charges, while others need sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of just how much they sell their home for. So which is the much better option 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 alternative than trying to manage the sale of your house yourself. Representatives have access and insight into what it requires to efficiently market a home. When it concerns setting the sales price of your home it’s crucial to price it correctly if you wish to reduce the variety of days that it remains unsold. Agents utilize what is referred to as a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses various types of regional information to determine different rates that your house 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 rates by themselves, homeowners tend to use emotional info which actually has no bearing on what a house purchaser wants to pay, or what a home loan organization is willing to lend on such a home. Property representatives understand this and price the houses appropriately.
The 2nd reason that you ought to think about working with a property agent is due to the fact that they will negotiate the sale on your behalf. Settlement can be made complex, and it’s important that you have somebody who has experience in these types of negotiations in your corner. It’s highly most likely that the majority of buyers will be dealing with an experience agent (given 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 comes to negotiating in order to get a much better offer for their customer.
Third, agents carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The complexities of a realty transaction and the exacting details can be a breeding ground for errors. These are typically small or unintentional however still liable to cause legal proceedings if the buyer is not pleased with any issue found after the sale of the home has actually been finished. E&O Insurance secures versus any prospective liability from mistakes committed 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?
Excellent representatives know how to successfully market a home in all sort of market conditions. The reality is technology is making the online home selling process a lot easier and even more efficient. Technology permits representatives to note a home in less time, with less manual work needed on their part. For most agents this has been not shown in the amount 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 list prices as commission.
Despite whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the exact same amount of effort ought 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 interview 5 different representatives relating to the sales of your home, you will probably get 5 various descriptions on exactly what they will do to help you get your house offered. Some agents do as low as taking the photos of the home, along with the information of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just await buying agents to bring prospective purchasers to see the house. It becomes worse when some agents pick to forego the costs of expert photography to guarantee the home exists along with possible online, and will take photos with their cellular phones and utilize those. So their expenses would be minimal.
Then you have the more professional agents who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ cash) to not only have professional pictures, however likewise video, 3D virtual tours, together with newspaper and online marketing (i.e. they are really making an effort to try and discover a buyer as well as offering a house). With these representatives the expenses for marketing a house will be hundreds, and depending on the place, maybe even countless dollars. So the choice on precisely just how much a representative is willing to spend on marketing dollars actually will depend on the possible return on their financial investment when your house ultimately sells. For that reason, a representative who is going to earn 3% commission, is probably most likely to spend more cash than an agent who is only going to make 2%.
So with this being said, you might ask with that logic, won’t a percentage based representative invest more cash on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned representative? A lot of time that is most likely to be the case, and you will find flat-fee brokers out there who will freely market that they not do anything more than add your home details and photographs 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 specific same services that you would anticipate from a percentage based broker. As a representative with LISTED Realty, I offer expert photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual trip and online marketing for all of my listings no matter just how much your home is going to be sold for, due to the fact that I believe it’s my task to do whatever in my power to assist get a home sold rapidly and effectively. Just how much commission I earn would not be a driving element 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 select a representative to help them sell their homes is performance and worth. There is no point in cutting the amount that you will pay in commission if you pick a representative who can’t sell your home and it rests on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home mortgages, insurance coverages, taxes, and so on, which work out to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to an even more effective representative who could offer your home quicker. Preferably, you would have the very best of both worlds, where you can have the complete suite of sales, marketing and support services of your agent and their broker, but paying as little in agents’ commission as you can.
When you speak to potential agents that you might wish to work with, don’t only ask them for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what extra administrative assistance is being provided, also inquire for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which provides a total breakdown of all the expenses connected with selling a specific home 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.
As soon as you have all of the details above, then you ought to have the ability to make a notified decision on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Three Oaks 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.