4.75 Listing Commission in Southlake

Homes for Sale in Southlake from Fort Worth Texas Real Estate.

Many homes in Southlake are listed for sale by national franchise real estate brokerages, however several successful boutique companies also operate in the area – selling homes more quickly and resulting in higher net proceeds for the seller. Large franchised real estate brokers with lots of overhead sometimes refer to boutique brokerages as “discount brokerages” which implies a reduced level of service. In fact, a local independent broker provides superior marketing, individualized service and professional expertise at a lower cost… While the national chain brokers utilize expensive display advertising to attract more SELLERS, Tim D. Young focuses advertising efforts on finding BUYERS for your home. The savings and improved results are passed on to you in a lower total commission and a more timely sale.

Tim & Donna Young

Tim D. Young sells homes in Southlake for 4.75% total commission.

As a successful agent in many of Tarrant County’s most favored residential communities I am sometimes asked what the advantages may be to listing your home with a local boutique brokerage like Fort Worth Texas Real Estate instead of one of the national franchise companies. First, I tell people that it’s mostly all about the agent and not so much about the company.

Franchised real estate companies advertise to attract listings not buyers

Too often our industry puts out a disingenuous message to consumers that we are in the business of “selling homes.” While not to underemphasize the importance of the selling process, most successful agents spend the majority of their time, energy and budget searching for homes to LIST than they do looking for buyers. National franchised brokerages help agents get more listings, not to sell more homes. Working for a national franchise brand helps agents bag listings because the brand’s entire business purpose is to create the impression among SELLERS that they have a unique marketing advantage over other real estate brands in your neighborhood. That’s why big real estate companies spend the lion’s share of their advertising budgets to attract listings, not to attract buyers. Because sellers pay the commissions this expense is passed on to them.

But what about For Sale ads in Luxury-oriented magazines? Don’t they matter?

Interestingly it’s those pages and pages of listings which they publish at great expense in the area’s luxury magazines that are aimed directly at potential sellers and NOT at potential buyers. Think about the lead-time required to get your home in a luxury magazine. Most good agents will have already sold the home by the time the magazine is even distributed.  What’s more, 97% of home buyers now find their home online, not in the pages of a magazine like they might have in 1980. So why should you pay a higher commission to pay for this out-dated service?

Where your commission money goes…

When you pay a big national franchised brokerage firm 6% to sell your home they typically offer half of that to the agent who brings the buyer. Of the remaining 3% the brokerage generally takes between 36% and 55% to pay for overhead, administrative staff, office expenses, corporate profit and marketing. Nearly 100% of that marketing goes to seek more listings not to sell current listings. The remaining commission goes to your agent who must pay for actual selling expenses like signs, lockboxes, internet listing enhancements, direct mail, etc. What’s left over, usually less than 1% represents the agent’s income before other expenses and taxes. When agents become really good they often become less satisfied with this arrangement and leave to either open or work in an independent boutique brokerage. These brokerages allow an agent to concentrate on listing a smaller quantity of homes, offer more individual service and achieve greater results for their client – earning greater income for themselves in the process.

What kind of company do you want to list your home with?

Again, it is ultimately about the skills and qualifications of the agent and not the company that they work for, whether that company is franchised OR independent. Successful independent agents usually began their careers with a national franchise brokerage because these brokerages do provide listings in many cases and often have the training resources that a new agent needs. When they leave the big firm to open their own they must decide whether they will operate like a smaller version of the industry giants, spending one third to one half of the commission proceeds to support overhead and generate more listings or if they will cut those costs out of the mix and either retain them as profit or return them to the client in the form of lower commissions and fees.

At Fort Worth Texas Real Estate we provide the highest level of expertise, commitment and diligence to produce expected results for our clients, but we don’t charge our clients for anything that does not actually benefit them. Our Southlake clients can sell their homes with higher net proceeds and our agents earn more from each and every transaction than the typical agent in our market. That’s how we attract the very best and most capable independent-spirited agents in Fort Worth. Our agents are free to set their own commissions and they do so based upon their own individual criteria. Sometimes a 6% commission is appropriate and sometimes they may agree to list a home for less, in either case you will find that as our client you will achieve superior results from your representation by a Fort Worth Texas Real Estate agent.

Although there are clear distinctions between good agents and inferior ones regarding their sales techniques, the majority of active successful agents do pretty much the same things to sell homes, and most of these things are very simple and often very automated. They don’t require much time to accomplish.

  • stunning professional online photographs of your Southlake home
  • professional staging
  • compelling and fresh content for the MLS, Social Media and direct mail
  • premium placement in Internet search portals
  • effective social media marketing to both prospective Southlake buyers and their agents
  • tools in place to facilitate showings and collection of feedback from buyers.

Beyond the basic sales tools a great agent will have expertise in your neighborhood, a proven track record of successful sales, excellent proven negotiation skills and availability to meet with you or any prospective buyer on short notice. As a lifelong resident of Tarrant County and a Southlake Real Estate expert I am currently able to offer my services to Southlake residents at a very competitive rate of 4.75% with guaranteed results. Tim D. Young, cell: 817-360-8392

Homes for Sale in Southlake:

New To Site
$929,900
MLS# 13881209
For Sale
908 Westminster Way
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 4.1 BA | 5,061 Sqft | Residential
Driving down this quiet street, you will feel immediately at peace. Upon entering the grand foyer, you will be awestruck at the floor-to-ceiling windows in the formal living room, looking out to the resort-style pool. Imagine your guests g (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$2,875,000
MLS# 13880699
For Sale
1613 Carruth Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 7.2 BA | 9,889 Sqft | Residential
This magnificent property located in an upscale community is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship. The grand entryway welcomes you with a sweeping staircase, custom oak flooring, two-story formal living areas and floor-to-ceiling windo (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$615,000
MLS# 13879349
For Sale
1410 Stone Lakes Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,517 Sqft | Residential
Stonelakes! One of the most desired and affordable areas in Southlake. Amenities include pool, tennis, basketball court, and lighted walking trail around private lake. Updated home sits on a shaded wood premium lot backing to a natural (more...)
Coldwell Banker Apex, REALTORS
New To Site
$819,000
MLS# 13874865
For Sale
911 Independence Parkway
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,029 Sqft | Residential
Don't miss this unique opportunity in the exclusive, gate-guarded Monticello Estates in beautiful Southlake - an original model home available with many repairs-updates ready for touches of today's modern family.Great floor plan without cav (more...)
Action Realty Group
New To Site
$1,397,000
MLS# 13879662
For Sale
2213 Patterson Way
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.2 BA | 6,021 Sqft | Residential
Garabedian Custom Built 5 Bed 5.2 Bath 4 Car Home w Water Views, Infinity Pool and Spa Located in a Private Cul-De-Sac w Luxury Amenities Incl Venetian Plaster, Hard Woods, Custom Mill Work, Plantation Shutters, Iron Balusters and More. (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
New To Site
$889,000
MLS# 13878799
For Sale
812 Orleans Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.2 BA | 4,744 Sqft | Residential
Exceptional home overlooking beautifully landscaped pool and spa. A blend of large open spaces, light-filled rooms with dramatic two story windows and outdoor entertaining area make everyday living elegant yet comfortable. With oversized is (more...)
RE/MAX Unlimited
New To Site
$850,000
MLS# 13880208
For Sale
703 Sussex Court
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 4.2 BA | 6,292 Sqft | Residential
2002 custom built home situated on .5 acre lot in the established Cambridge Place subdivision on private cul de sac. This property is in the heart of Southlake and the home features formal living and dining areas, a spacious master bedroom (more...)
Allie Beth Allman & Assoc.
New To Site
$700,000
MLS# 13867567
For Sale
580 Truelove Trail
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 4.1 BA | 5,148 Sqft | Residential
Southlake. Southlake Schools. Bicentennial Park access. Close to corner of Whites Chapel and Southlake Blvd. the only thing that beats the location is the pride of homeownership. From the drive up and entry via the circle drive lined wit (more...)
Engel&Voelkers Dallas Southlke
New To Site
$749,000
MLS# 13880067
For Sale
1235 Haven Circle
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 4.1 BA | 3,810 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful 4 bedroom custom home in highly desirable Southlake Carroll ISD. Great floor plan with with 2 bedrooms down and 2 up! All bedrooms with en suite bathroom and over-sized to fit all-sized families. Large game room with adjoining med (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$749,900
MLS# 13876569
For Sale
705 Truelove Trail
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 4,602 Sqft | Residential
This is the home that you have been waiting for. A one owner home which has been lovingly maintained, updated and is ready for you. 2 living areas, 2 dining areas, study, 4 bedrooms, a nursery, 3 and a half baths, and two utility ro (more...)
Berkshire HathawayHS PenFed TX
New To Site
$1,135,000
MLS# 13877283
For Sale
2004 Estes Park Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 4.1 BA | 4,936 Sqft | Residential
UPGRADED custom home in the desirable Estes Park with an amazing Outdoor Oasis. High ceilings and large windows bring in an abundance of natural light. Welcoming entryway, formal dining room, and family room and custom features througho (more...)
Allie Beth Allman & Associates
New To Site
$874,900
MLS# 13855350
For Sale
1200 Post Oak Trail
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 3,518 Sqft | Residential
Live the Good Life! Lovely Mid-Century Modern home on a heavily treed estate lot! Enjoy your own private oasis, swimming in the pool and entertaining in the outdoor kitchen. Home includes 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths. Master on ground floor. W (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$799,000
MLS# 13878006
For Sale
1917 Big Bend Cove
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 3.1 BA | 5,729 Sqft | Residential
MOTIVATED SELLER! WILL LOOK AT ALL REASONABLE OFFERS! Gorgeous home in Southlake Woods nestled on just under .5 AC lot. Grand entrance brings you into a bright, open floor plan. Downstairs flows seamlessly from the spacious formals, cozy st (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
New To Site
$699,999
MLS# 13877115
For Sale
1004 Raven Bend Court
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 4 BA | 3,817 Sqft | Residential
Updates and Upgrades DONE! Home is light and fresh! Plantation shutters, GRANITE countertops in baths, bar and 2 KITCHENS.You'll love the flexible floorplan= 25 x 23 liv.room space with 2nd kitchen and 5th bedroom plus full bath would (more...)
Realty World DFW
New To Site
$759,000
MLS# 13875550
For Sale
1341 Montgomery Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 4 BA | 4,063 Sqft | Residential
Set on a large corner lot in coveted Timarron and Carroll ISD, this residence features abundance of upgrades. Take advantage of close proximity to shopping, dining, parks, schools, and highways. Recreational amenities are moments away w gol (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$499,000
MLS# 13875904
For Sale
212 Bob O Link Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 3,385 Sqft | Residential
Wonderful Southlake home in established Myers Meadow subdivision. This 2 story property boasts an open floorplan, fresh interior paint, and recently installed hardwood flooring. Additionally, there is an abundance of windows for natural l (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$679,500
MLS# 13875652
For Sale
607 E Dove Road
Southlake, TX 76092
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,680 Sqft | Residential
Build To Suit In Southlake! Charming 3 Bed 2 Bath Home with Carport on Over 2 Acres of Prime Real Estate in Award Winning Carroll ISD. Beautiful Level Lot Not in an HOA. Choose Your Own Builder AND Your Own Design. Live in Existing Home Whi (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
New To Site
$599,900
MLS# 13804894
For Sale
2800 Carrick Court
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,556 Sqft | Residential
Custom-built home sited on a half acre quiet cul-de-sac lot with canopy of trees. Carroll ISD Open Enrollment is available! The floor plan offers 4 bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen with new (2018) quartz counters and five-burner gas cook top, a (more...)
Coldwell Banker Residential
New To Site
$1,475,000
MLS# 13870754
For Sale
912 Aspen Ridge Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 6,258 Sqft | Residential
Magnificent V. Patrick Gray Estate Home in Estes Park on a beautifully landscaped .52 acre! Exterior Paradise with saltwater pool, spa, two covered patios with fireplaces, grill and 4-car iron gated motor court. Interior boasts extensive (more...)
Coldwell Banker Residential
New To Site
$779,000
MLS# 13867832
For Sale
220 Highland Oaks Circle
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,106 Sqft | Residential
Majestic home with splendid architectural touches including ornamental niches, fluted columns, and arched passages. Superb layout with master down, 3 bedrooms up, 3 living areas, and office with gorgeous wood paneling and built-ins. Wood (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
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