Venice Gardens Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked hard on building up the equity on your home over time, so why should you give more of it away than you have to when it’s time to sell?
Our unique full-service flat-fee model gives all of the benefits of working with a full-service broker, while enjoying the savings that come with working with a flat-fee broker.
To see the possible savings you can make when you choose LISTED Realty as your selling agent, just 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 Just 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 choose a broker to list their home, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS offer our BEST effort for every single 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 home that is trusted to us as quickly as possible, for the best sales 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, 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 tens of 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 really wanted to find a broker that had modern 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 to a number of them, and as good as they all sounded, the the main thing that struck me was that everyone was saying the exact same thing (but using different words). Each company that I spoke to said they were unique but no one could explain anything specific that made them different , 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 came down to the services that were on offer to their customers, there really was no identifiable difference.
Prior to joining LISTED Realty, I worked for a couple of other brokers, but I was never 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 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 Venice Gardens
Venice Gardens is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 7,104 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Venice Gardens is located at 27°4′14″N 82°24′28″W / 27.07056°N 82.40778°W / 27.07056; -82.40778 (27.070534, -82.407844).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), of which 2.4 square miles (6.3 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 10.01%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,466 people, 3,528 households, and 2,342 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,987.9 people per square mile (1,153.1/km2). There were 3,836 housing units at an average density of 1,535.2/sq mi (592.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.43% White, 0.40% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.
There were 3,528 households, out of which 16.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.52.
Why a Venice Gardens Flat-Fee MLS Broker May Be a Better Option For You
When offering a home, it’s crucial to understand the different manner ins which you can conserve money on your commission. For example, some agents charge flat fees, while others require sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of how much they sell their residential or commercial property for. So which is the better option for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are many reasons working with an agent might be a better choice than attempting to deal with the sale of your house yourself. Representatives have gain access to and insight into what it requires to effectively market a home. When it comes to setting the list prices of your house it’s essential to price it correctly if you want to minimize the number of days that it remains unsold. Representatives use what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses different kinds of regional information to find out different rates that your home might cost, depending on 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, homeowners tend to use emotional information which actually has no bearing on what a house buyer wants to pay, or what a home mortgage institution is willing to lend on such a home. Real estate representatives know this and cost the homes appropriately.
The second reason you should think about working with a property agent is due to the fact that they will negotiate the sale in your place. Settlement can be made complex, and it’s essential that you have someone who has experience in these kinds of negotiations on your side. It’s extremely likely that the majority of purchasers will be dealing with an experience agent (since there is no charge 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 working out in order to get a much better deal for their customer.
Third, agents carry Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. The complexities of a realty deal and the exacting details can be a breeding ground for errors. These are frequently small or unintentional but still liable to trigger legal proceedings if the purchaser is not satisfied with any problem found after the sale of the home has been completed. E&O Insurance protects versus any possible liability from mistakes devoted on your behalf throughout the sales process and if they happen to be major then E&O Insurance will cover the legal costs.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Great agents know how to effectively market a home in all sort of market conditions. The reality is innovation is making the online house selling procedure much easier and much more efficient. Technology allows representatives to note a house in less time, with less manual labor needed on their part. For a lot of representatives this has been not shown in the quantity that they charge their sellers for listing their homes. 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 house’s prices as commission.
Regardless of 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 sells quickly and at the very best rate possible. In an ideal world this would be a reality, however regrettably it doesn’t seem to be the case. If you interview 5 different representatives regarding the sales of your house, you will most likely get 5 various explanations on precisely what they will do to help you get your house sold. Some agents do as low as taking the photographs of the house, along with the details of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and simply await buying representatives to bring possible purchasers to see the home. It worsens when some agents choose to bypass the costs of expert photography to make sure the house is presented in addition to possible online, and will take pictures with their cellphones and utilize those. So their expenses would be minimal.
Then you have the more expert agents who will invest their own money (or their brokers’ cash) to not only have professional pictures, but likewise video, 3D virtual tours, together with newspaper and online advertising (i.e. they are in fact making an effort to try and discover a buyer in addition to selling a house). With these agents the costs for marketing a house will be hundreds, and depending upon the place, maybe even thousands of dollars. So the decision on exactly how much a representative wants to invest in marketing dollars actually will depend on the potential 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 spend more money than a representative 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 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 honestly market that they not do anything more than add your home details and photos that you have 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 get out of a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I offer professional photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual tour and online marketing for all of my listings no matter just how much your house is going to be cost, since I think it’s my task to do whatever in my power to help get a home offered 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 pick a representative 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 pick a representative 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 mortgages, insurances, taxes, etc, which exercise to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to a far more effective representative who could offer your home quicker. Ideally, you would have the very best of both worlds, where you can have the complete suite of sales, marketing and support services of your representative and their broker, but paying as little in representatives’ commission as you can.
When you speak with potential agents that you might want to work with, do not just ask for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what additional administrative assistance is being used, likewise ask for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which provides a total breakdown of all the costs associated with selling a particular house to determine how much the seller can expect to bank when their house has actually been sold. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the representatives’ commissions among the other costs.
When you have all of the info above, then you should be able to make a notified choice on which alternative is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Venice Gardens 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.