Washington Park Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You have worked extremely hard on increasing the equity in your home over the years, so why should 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 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 Are 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, however at LISTED Realty we believe that we need to ALWAYS give our MAXIMUM effort for each home-seller that we work with. There is no cutting corners with what we do, no matter the value of a home. Our major goal is to sell every property that is trusted to us as rapidly as possible, for the very 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 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 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 preferred 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 asked me to join their companies. I did go and speak with a few of them, and as good as they all sounded, the something 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 none of them could tell me anything specific that made all the difference , apart from their name, or that they were part of a big 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 recognizable 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!
2 bed | 3 bath | 1,130 sqft
Ron and Denise saved $8995*
3 bed | 2 bath | 1,688 sqft
Steve and Karen saved $4450*
1 bed | 1 bath | 780 sqft
David and Lisa saved $5830*
* 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 Washington Park
Washington Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Broward County, Florida, United States. Its population was 1,672 at the 2010 census.
Washington Park is located at 26°7′50″N 80°10′45″W / 26.13056°N 80.17917°W / 26.13056; -80.17917 (26.130613, -80.179042).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.1 km2 (0.4 mi2), of which 1.0 km2 (0.4 mi2) is land and 0.1 km2 (0.04 mi2) (4.88%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,257 people, 410 households, and 298 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,213.3/km2 (3,162.1/mi2). There were 470 housing units at an average density of 453.7/km2 (1,182.3/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 0.08% White, 98.17% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.
There were 410 households, out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.4% were married couples living together, 31.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.52.
Why a Washington Park Flat-Fee MLS Broker May Be a Better Option For You
When selling a house, it’s crucial to know the various ways that you can save 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 offer their 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 a representative might be a better option than attempting to handle the sale of your home yourself. Agents have gain access to and insight into what it requires to effectively market a home. When it pertains to setting the sales price of your house it’s important to price it properly if you wish to lower the variety of days that it stays unsold. Representatives utilize what is called a comparative market analysis (CMA) utilizes different kinds of regional data to figure out various rates that your house might sell for, depending on 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, property owners tend to utilize psychological info which truly has no bearing on what a house purchaser wants to pay, or what a home loan institution is willing to lend on such a home. Realty representatives know this and price the homes accordingly.
The second reason that you ought to think about dealing with a realty representative is due to the fact that they will negotiate the sale in your place. Settlement can be complicated, and it’s important that you have somebody who has experience in these types of negotiations on your side. It’s extremely likely that many purchasers will be dealing with an experience representative (considering that there is no charge for them to have this advantage), 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 better deal for their client.
Third, agents bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. The complexities of a realty transaction and the exacting details can be a breeding place for errors. These are frequently small or unintentional but still liable to cause legal procedures if the buyer is not pleased with any issue discovered after the sale of the home has actually been completed. E&O Insurance protects versus any possible liability from errors committed in your place throughout the sales procedure and if they occur to be significant then E&O Insurance will cover the legal expenses.
What Is An Agents Cost When It Comes To Selling A Home?
Good agents understand how to effectively market a home in all kinds of market conditions. The reality is innovation is making the online home offering process a lot easier and much more effective. Innovation permits representatives to list a house in less time, with less manual labor required on their part. For the majority of representatives this has actually 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 list prices as commission.
No matter whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the very same amount of effort need to be made to market a home so that it offers quickly and at the very best rate possible. In a perfect world this would be a reality, however unfortunately it does not seem to be the case. If you interview 5 different representatives concerning the sales of your house, you will probably get 5 various descriptions on precisely what they will do to help you get your house offered. Some representatives do as low as taking the pictures of the house, together with the information of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just await buying representatives to bring potential purchasers to see the house. It worsens when some agents choose to forego the expenses of expert photography to ensure the home is presented in addition to possible online, and will take pictures 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 expert photographs, however also video, 3D virtual tours, along with paper and online advertising (i.e. they are in fact making an effort to attempt and find a purchaser along with offering a home). With these agents the expenses for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending upon the area, maybe even thousands of dollars. So the decision on exactly how much an agent wants to invest in marketing dollars actually will depend upon the possible return on their investment when the house eventually sells. Therefore, an agent who is going to make 3% commission, is probably most likely to spend more money than an agent who is only going to earn 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 great deal of time that is most likely to be the case, and you will discover flat-fee brokers out there who will freely promote that they not do anything more than include your home information and pictures that you have to provide into the MLS. Then you have full-service flat-fee brokers like LISTED Realty in Fort Myers who use the exact same services that you would expect from a percentage based broker. As an agent with LISTED Realty, I offer expert photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual tour and internet marketing for all of my listings no matter just how much the house is going to be sold for, due to the fact that I believe it’s my responsibility to do everything in my power to help get a home sold quickly and effectively. Just how much commission I make 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 houses is performance and worth. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you select a representative who can’t offer your home and it rests on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a mortgages, insurance coverages, taxes, etc, which exercise to be more than the extra commission you would have paid to an even more effective representative who could offer your home quicker. Ideally, you would have the 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 representatives’ commission as you can.
When you speak with possible agents that you may wish to work with, don’t just ask them for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what additional administrative support is being offered, likewise inquire for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which gives a total breakdown of all the costs associated with offering a particular house to compute how much the seller can expect to bank as soon as their home has actually been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the agents’ commissions amongst the other costs.
When you have all of the info above, then you need to be able to make an informed choice on which alternative is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Washington Park 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.