Vineyards Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve worked extremely hard on increasing 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 saving the $1000’s that you benefit from when working with a flat-fee broker.
To see the possible savings you can make when you choose me as your selling agent, just move the slider to the level that is close to the current value of your home would be valued at…
*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 select a broker to sell their property, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we must 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 home. 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? 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 would like to do the same for you too!
Why I Chose Listed Realty
When I became a licensed real estate agent I preferred to find a brokerage that had modern ideas. Since I came from a real estate photography and videography background, I was approached by a several larger brokerages who asked me to join their companies. I did go and talk to a number of them, and as excellent as they all sounded, the the main thing that struck me was that all of them were was saying the exact same thing (but using different words). Each company that I spoke to said they were different from their competitors but no one could tell me anything specific that made them different , apart from their name, or that they were either 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 recognizable difference.
Prior to 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 a very large pond 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 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 it was inferior and offered less to the seller, but because it meant I would earn less commission for each sale that I made. Obviously 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 focus on doing the best job that I possibly can. In other words, I should always take pride in what I do. He always stressed that money should never 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.
Once I spoke to the broker at LISTED Realty, I quickly found out 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 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 Vineyards
Vineyards is a census-designated place (CDP) in Collier County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,375 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Vineyards is located in northwest Collier County, bordered to the west by Interstate 75, with access from Exit 107, and is located about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of downtown Naples.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km2), of which 2.0 square miles (5.1 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2), or 13.61%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,232 people, 1,023 households, and 804 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 987.1 people per square mile (381.3/km2). There were 1,543 housing units at an average density of 682.4/sq mi (263.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.98% White, 0.76% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.46% of the population.
There were 1,023 households, out of which 13.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.9% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.40.
Percentage Fee Broker v Flat-Fee Broker
When offering a house, it’s essential to know the various ways that you can conserve money on your commission. For instance, 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 choice for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are numerous reasons why working 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 takes to effectively market a house. When it pertains to setting the list prices of your house it’s essential to price it properly if you want to minimize the number of days that it remains unsold. Agents use what is known as a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes various kinds of regional data to determine different prices that your house may cost, depending on whether you are looking for a fast 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 actually has no bearing on what a house buyer wants to pay, or what a home mortgage organization is willing to provide on such a house. Property agents understand this and price the homes accordingly.
The 2nd reason why you must consider dealing with a property representative is since they will negotiate the sale in your place. Settlement can be complicated, and it’s crucial that you have someone who has experience in these kinds of negotiations in your corner. It’s extremely likely that a lot of buyers will be working with an experience representative (since there is no cost for them to have this benefit), and a good agent is going to exploit every weak point that you may have when it concerns working out in order to get a much better offer for their customer.
Third, agents bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. The intricacies of a property deal and the exacting information can be a breeding ground for mistakes. These are typically small or unintentional but still liable to trigger legal proceedings if the buyer is not satisfied with any problem discovered after the sale of the home has been finished. E&O Insurance safeguards against any potential liability from errors devoted in your place during the sales procedure and if they occur to be major then E&O Insurance will cover the legal costs.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Excellent representatives understand how to effectively market a home in all type of market conditions. The reality is technology is making the online home selling process a lot easier and far more efficient. Technology permits agents to note a house in less time, with less manual work needed on their part. For the majority of agents this has been not reflected 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 prices as commission.
Despite whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the exact same amount of effort should be made to market a home so that it sells quickly and at the very best price possible. In an ideal world this would be a truth, however sadly it does not seem to be the case. If you speak with 5 various representatives regarding the sales of your home, you will probably get 5 different descriptions on precisely what they will do to help you get your home sold. Some representatives do as little as taking the pictures of the home, together with the information of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and simply wait for buying representatives to bring potential purchasers to view the home. It worsens when some agents choose to bypass the costs of professional photography to ensure the home exists in addition to possible online, and will take pictures with their mobile phones and use those. So their expenses would be very little.
Then you have the more expert agents who will invest their own cash (or their brokers’ money) to not just have professional photos, however likewise video, 3D virtual tours, along with newspaper and online advertising (i.e. they are actually making an effort to attempt and discover a buyer as well as offering a home). With these agents the expenses for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending on the place, perhaps even countless dollars. So the decision on exactly just how much an agent wants to spend on marketing dollars actually will depend on the possible return on their investment when the house ultimately sells. For that reason, a representative who is going to make 3% commission, is most likely most likely to spend more cash than an agent who is only going to earn 2%.
So with this being said, you might ask with that logic, won’t a percentage based representative spend more cash on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned representative? A great deal of time that is likely to be the case, and you will discover flat-fee brokers out there who will openly promote that they not do anything more than add your residential or commercial property information and photographs that you have to offer into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who offer the precise very same services that you would expect from a percentage based broker. As a representative with LISTED Realty, I offer expert photography, professional videography, a 3D virtual trip and online marketing for all of my listings regardless of just how much your home is going to be cost, because I think it’s my responsibility to do whatever in my power to assist get a house offered 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?
Clearly any house seller, when they pick a representative to help them offer their homes is efficiency 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 sits 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 extra commission you would have paid to an even more effective agent who could sell your house quicker. Preferably, you would have the best of both worlds, where you can have the complete suite of sales, marketing and assistance services of your representative and their broker, but paying as little in representatives’ commission as you can.
When you speak with possible agents that you might want to work with, don’t just ask them for specifics on how they’re going to market the home for you, and what additional administrative assistance is being used, also ask for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which offers a complete breakdown of all the expenses associated with selling a specific home to compute just how much the seller can anticipate to bank as soon as their house has actually been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the representatives’ commissions among the other costs.
Once you have all of the information above, then you need to have the ability to make a notified choice on which alternative is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Vineyards 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.