Whiskey Creek Top Rated Flat Fee Real Estate Broker
You’ve 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?
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 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 could save when you choose to list your home with me…
*Note: savings compared to a 3% listing commission for comparison.
We Are Not Only About Saving You Money, But We Also Intend On EXCEEDING ALL Of Your Expectations!
There is a minimum expectation that all sellers ought to have when they choose a broker to list their home, but at LISTED Realty we believe that we need to ALWAYS give our MAXIMUM effort for every single home-seller that we work with. There are no corners cut with what we do, no matter the value of a home. Our major goal is to sell every home that is trusted to us as rapidly as possible, for the very best price possible – and doing it all while saving our clients money.
How do we do that? We simply use the latest real estate technology to take your home to the eyes of as many potential home-buyers 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 want 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 brokerage that had progressive ideas. Since I came 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 few of them, and as good as they all sounded, the one thing that struck me was that everyone was saying the exact same thing (but using different words). Each broker that I spoke to said they were unique 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 down to the services that were on offer to their customers, there really was no recognizable 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 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
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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 Whiskey Creek
Whiskey Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,655 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Whiskey Creek is located in central Lee County at 26°34′39″N 81°53′23″W / 26.57750°N 81.88972°W / 26.57750; -81.88972 (26.577502, -81.889836). It is bordered to the north by the city of Fort Myers, the Lee county seat. To the west it is bordered by the Caloosahatchee River and by a small tributary, Whiskey Creek, for which the community is named. To the west across Whiskey Creek is the CDP of McGregor, while to the south is Cypress Lake and to the east are Villas, Pine Manor, and a southern extension of Fort Myers.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Whiskey Creek CDP has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), of which 1.5 square miles (4.0 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 4.50%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,806 people, 2,199 households, and 1,517 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,002.1 people per square mile (1,159.8/km2). There were 2,374 housing units at an average density of 1,482.9/sq mi (572.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.57% White, 0.96% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.29% of the population.
There were 2,199 households, out of which 19.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.62.
Comparing Percentage Fee Brokers Against Flat-Fee Brokers
When offering a home, it’s crucial to know the different manner ins which you can conserve money on your commission. For instance, some agents charge flat costs, while others require sellers to pay them a percentage commissions based off of just how much they offer their property for. So which is the much better alternative for you?
What Does A Seller’s Agent Do To Earn Their Commission?
There are numerous reasons why dealing with a representative might be a much better choice than attempting to deal with 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 prices of your home it’s crucial to price it correctly if you wish to decrease the number of days that it stays unsold. Representatives utilize what is known as a comparative market analysis (CMA) uses different kinds of local data to figure out different costs that your home may cost, 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 costs by themselves, property owners tend to use psychological details which really has no bearing on what a house purchaser wants to pay, or what a home loan organization wants to provide on such a home. Realty agents understand this and rate the homes appropriately.
The second reason that you should think about dealing with a realty agent is because 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 types of settlements on your side. It’s extremely likely that a lot of purchasers will be working with an experience representative (considering that there is no cost for them to have this benefit), and an excellent representative is going to make use of every weak point that you may have when it concerns negotiating in order to get a better offer for their customer.
Third, agents bring Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance coverage. The intricacies of a realty deal and the exacting details can be a breeding ground for errors. These are frequently minor or unintentional however still liable to trigger legal procedures if the buyer is not pleased with any problem found after the sale of the home has been completed. E&O Insurance protects versus any prospective liability from mistakes committed in your place throughout the sales procedure and if they happen 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 successfully market a home in all type of market conditions. The truth is technology is making the online home offering process a lot easier and even more efficient. Innovation permits agents to note a home in less time, with less manual labor required on their part. For many agents this has been not reflected 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 sales price as commission.
Despite whether a commission is being charged as a percentage or a flat-fee, the same amount of effort should be made to market a home so that it offers quickly and at the very best price possible. In a perfect world this would be a reality, however sadly it does not seem to be the case. If you talk to 5 various representatives regarding the sales of your house, you will most likely get 5 different explanations on precisely what they will do to help you get your home sold. Some representatives do as low as taking the photos of the house, together with the details of the house, and put them onto the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, and just wait on purchasing representatives to bring possible buyers to see the home. It worsens when some representatives select to forego the expenses of professional photography to guarantee the house is presented as well as possible online, and will take photos with their mobile phones and use those. So their costs would be very little.
Then you have the more professional representatives who will invest their own money (or their brokers’ cash) to not just have expert pictures, however likewise video, 3D virtual tours, together with paper and online marketing (i.e. they are really making an effort to try and find a buyer in addition to offering a house). With these representatives the expenses for marketing a home will be hundreds, and depending on the location, perhaps even countless dollars. So the decision on exactly how much an agent is willing to invest in marketing dollars really will depend on the potential return on their investment when your house ultimately sells. For that reason, a representative who is going to make 3% commission, is probably more 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 agent spend more cash on marketing than a flat-fee commissioned agent? A lot of time that is likely to be the case, and you will find flat-fee brokers out there who will openly promote that they not do anything more than include your property 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 offer the precise very same services that you would expect from a percentage based broker. As a representative with LISTED Realty, I supply expert photography, expert videography, a 3D virtual tour and internet marketing for all of my listings no matter how much the house is going to be cost, since I believe it’s my task to do everything in my power to help get a house offered rapidly and effectively. 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?
Clearly any home seller, when they pick an agent to help them offer their homes is efficiency and worth. There is no point in cutting the quantity that you will pay in commission if you choose a representative who can’t offer your house and it rests on the markets for months and months, and you find yourself continuing to pay a home loans, insurances, taxes, etc, which exercise to be more than the additional commission you would have paid to a far more effective agent 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 assistance services of your agent and their broker, however paying as little in agents’ commission as you can.
When you speak with prospective agents that you might wish to work with, do not only inquire for specifics on how they’re going to market the house for you, and what additional administrative support is being used, also ask them for something called a Seller’s Net Sheet, which offers a complete breakdown of all the expenses associated with selling a particular house to calculate just how much the seller can anticipate to bank once their house has been offered. A Seller’s Net Sheet will include all of the representatives’ commissions amongst the other costs.
When you have all of the details above, then you must be able to make a notified choice on which choice is best for you.
If you are thinking of selling your home in Whiskey Creek 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.