Villas Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked extremely hard on building up the equity in your home over the years, so why would you give more of it away than you have to when you sell it?
Our unique full-service flat-fee model gives all of the positives of hiring a full-service broker, while saving the $1000’s that you you might expect when you choose 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 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 select a broker to list their property, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we must ALWAYS give our MAXIMUM 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 major goal 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? We simply 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 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 contacted by a many larger brokerages who wanted me to join their companies. I did go and talk to a number of them, and as excellent as they all sounded, the something that struck me was that all of them were 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 explain 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 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 can’t say that I was ever completely happy because I really was always a 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 and then one day I happened upon 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 multiple 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 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 finding something that I love, and always 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 my main priority 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.
After speaking 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 building 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 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
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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 Villas
Villas is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 11,569 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Villas is located in central Lee County at 26°33′18″N 81°52′9″W / 26.55500°N 81.86917°W / 26.55500; -81.86917 (26.555003, -81.869036). It is an unincorporated community, bordered to the north by Page Park and Pine Manor and to the west by Whiskey Creek and Cypress Lake, all unincorporated as well. U.S. Route 41 passes through Villas, leading north 6 miles (10 km) to the center of Fort Myers, the Lee county seat, and south 9 miles (14 km) to Estero.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Villas CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.6 km2), of which 4.6 square miles (12.0 km2) are land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km2), or 4.61%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,346 people, 5,682 households, and 2,909 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,421.0 people per square mile (934.1/km2). There were 6,574 housing units at an average density of 1,402.8/sq mi (541.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.23% White, 1.65% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.17% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.33% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.59% of the population.
There were 5,682 households, out of which 15.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.8% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.56.
Comparing Percentage Fee Brokers Against Flat-Fee Brokers
When selling a house, it’s important to understand the different 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 home for. So which is the better option for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are numerous reasons why dealing with an agent might be a better choice than trying to deal with the sale of your home yourself. Agents have gain access to and insight into what it requires to effectively market a house. When it concerns setting the prices of your home it’s essential to price it correctly if you want to decrease the number of days that it stays unsold. Representatives use what is known as a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses various types of local data to determine different rates that your home 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 prices on their own, property owners tend to utilize emotional information which truly has no bearing on what a home purchaser wants to pay, or what a mortgage institution wants to provide on such a house. Real estate representatives know this and rate the homes appropriately.
The 2nd reason that you should think about dealing with a property agent is because they will work out the sale on your behalf. Negotiation can be complicated, and it’s crucial that you have somebody who has experience in these types of settlements on your side. It’s highly most likely that a lot of buyers will be working with an experience agent (since there is no cost for them to have this benefit), and a great representative is going to make use of every weak point that you might have when it pertains to working out in order to get a much better offer for their client.
Third, representatives bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The intricacies of a property deal and the exacting details can be a breeding ground for mistakes. These are frequently small or inadvertent but still liable to cause legal proceedings if the purchaser is not satisfied with any issue discovered after the sale of the house has actually been finished. E&O Insurance protects versus any possible liability from errors committed on your behalf 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 agents know how to effectively market a home in all sort of market conditions. The reality is innovation is making the online home selling procedure a lot easier and even more effective. Technology permits representatives to note a home in less time, with less manual work required on their part. For most representatives 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 quantity 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 same amount of effort need to be made to market a home so that it offers rapidly and at the best rate possible. In an ideal world this would be a truth, but sadly it does not seem to be the case. If you interview 5 various 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 offered. Some representatives do as low as taking the photographs of the house, in addition to the details of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and merely await buying agents to bring possible purchasers to see the house. It gets worse when some agents pick to bypass the expenses of expert photography to guarantee the house is presented as well as possible online, and will take photographs with their cellphones and use those. So their costs would be very little.
Then you have the more expert representatives who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ money) to not just have professional pictures, however 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 purchaser along with offering a home). With these agents the expenses for marketing a house will be hundreds, and depending on the location, maybe even countless dollars. So the decision on precisely just how much a representative is willing to invest in marketing dollars actually will depend upon the potential return on their financial investment when your home ultimately sells. For that reason, an agent who is going to earn 3% commission, is most likely most likely to invest more money than a representative who is only going to make 2%.
So with this being stated, you might ask with that reasoning, won’t a percentage based representative invest more money 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 honestly promote that they do nothing more than add your residential or commercial property details 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 expect from a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I provide professional photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual trip and online marketing for all of my listings despite how much your house is going to be sold for, because I believe it’s my duty to do everything in my power to help get a home sold rapidly and efficiently. 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 home seller, when they pick an agent to help them offer their houses is effectiveness and value. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you pick an agent who can’t offer your house and it rests on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a mortgages, insurance coverages, taxes, and so on, which exercise to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to a much more effective representative who could offer your house quicker. Preferably, 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, but paying as little in agents’ commission as you can.
When you talk to potential representatives that you may want to deal with, do not just inquire for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what additional administrative support is being used, likewise inquire for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which offers a total breakdown of all the costs associated with offering a particular house to compute just how much the seller can expect to bank when their home has actually been sold. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the representatives’ commissions amongst the other expenses.
Once you have all of the info above, then you should be able to make an informed choice on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Villas 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.