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
$1,466,791
MLS# 13820841
For Sale
904 Winchester
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.3 BA | 5,830 Sqft | Residential
CalAtlantic Homes is the seller of this home, Please contact the Shady Oaks sales office for more information.
Move Up America
New To Site
$1,387,723
MLS# 13820834
For Sale
912 Winchester
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 4.1 BA | 4,678 Sqft | Residential
CalAtlantic Homes is the seller of this home, Please contact the Shady Oaks sales office for more information.
Move Up America
New To Site
$1,189,000
MLS# 13818816
For Sale
1203 Lansdowne Court
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 5.1 BA | 5,768 Sqft | Residential
Masterfully updated 4 bed, 5 and half bath custom traditional home located in the highly coveted Timarron community. Incredible outdoor kitchen with gas grill, green egg, dual fridge, warming drawers, bar seating, outdoor TV and more! Chef& (more...)
eXp Realty LLC
New To Site
$1,150,000
MLS# 13818822
For Sale
2109 Canyon Park Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 5,627 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful, well-maintained home in prestigious Estes Park. Everything you want in your new home: Impressive drive up appeal with lovely brickwork and stone, gated drive to three car garage, fresh paint throughout, large lot with an expans (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$825,000
MLS# 13809397
For Sale
209 Stockton Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,357 Sqft | Residential
Single Story Showstopper in Southlake! Say it three times fast as you tour this classically updated, 4-bedroom, 1.5 story home within walking distance of WGES. Enjoy privacy with 3 bedrooms located on separate corners of the first floor and (more...)
Allie Beth Allman & Associates
New To Site
$799,999
MLS# 13813571
For Sale
1906 Amesbury Court
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 4.1 BA | 3,644 Sqft | Residential
RARE OPPORTUNITY IN HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER COUNTRY WALK!! Huge .813 acre lot is located on a cul-de-sac. Your guests will be greeted by a new wrought iron front door and entry. Large backyard with a pool will be great fun for the kids! This h (more...)
Red Diamond Brokerage, LLC
New To Site
$799,500
MLS# 13810884
For Sale
1135 Highland Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 4 BA | 4,531 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful home in desireable Timarron. Grand foyer, soaring ceilings, all hard surface wood and travertine floors throughout. Open floorplan with master and guest room down along with study. Beautiful crown molding and trim work . Diving (more...)
Berkshire HathawayHS Worldwide
New To Site
$1,295,000
MLS# 13816889
For Sale
2404 Oakbend Court
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5 BA | 4,883 Sqft | Residential
Stunning Maykus Custom home featured as the 2015 Showcase property. This trend-setting, well-designed home boast 4883 sq.ft. of fabulous living space. Offering 5 bedrooms, 3 on the 1st floor, luxury gourmet kitchen. 1st-floor media room, a (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$569,000
MLS# 13814811
For Sale
706 Ashleigh Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,877 Sqft | Residential
This highly desirable home in Southlake’s Timarron is within walking distance to school and near Town Square. Sought after features include hardwoods, remodeled kitchen, study, private guest suite and open floor plan. The kitchen boas (more...)
Coldwell Banker Residential
New To Site
$599,000
MLS# 13810997
For Sale
350 Glenrose Court
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,844 Sqft | Residential
Charming one story home in Timarron with high-quality finishes! Updated hardwood floors, white kitchen cabinets, granite and stainless double ovens! Flowing, open floorplan with lots of light through new windows with Plantation shutters! (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$670,000
MLS# 13814500
For Sale
1641 Tuscan Ridge Circle
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,468 Sqft | Residential
This beautiful custom home has been updated with a light and bright transitional style. Updates include: entire interior of home repainted, all light fixtures and ceiling fans, all carpet, all cabinet hardware, and all wood fence. With 4 be (more...)
Allie Beth Allman & Associates
New To Site
$1,195,000
MLS# 13816885
For Sale
705 Silver Spur Court
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5 BA | 5,568 Sqft | Residential
Impressive Updated Custom Home on 1.1 Acre Cul-de-sac Lot! Elevated with amazing views and complete privacy, this beautiful home has it all! With 5 Bedrooms, 5 full baths, and 5 Living areas, there truly is room for the entire family to be (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
New To Site
$926,000
MLS# 13803484
For Sale
1309 Province Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 5,313 Sqft | Residential
Pristine Executive home in Southlakes premier golf community Timarron Country Club w 2 community pools and walking trails.Fabulous finish out w recently painted baths,Handscraped hardwoods,slate tile,vaulted ceilings,3 fireplaces, Chefs k (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$1,125,000
MLS# 13811475
For Sale
500 Saint Tropez Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 4.2 BA | 4,531 Sqft | Residential
WOW! Beautiful ONE-STORY home in Carillon!! Unique features include a private outdoor casita attached to lovely front courtyard with fireplace. Open concept living with 12' ceilings, architectural windows, chandeliers, cast stone fireplace, (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$2,199,000
MLS# 13815935
For Sale
4305 Saddleback Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.2 BA | 5,887 Sqft | Residential
Spectacular lot in Saddleback Ridge Estates. This thoughtfully designed community offers acreage homesites situated on a winding cul-de-sac with tree-lined divider providing a setting reminiscent of the historic streets of Turtle Creek or H (more...)
Dallas Compass, LLC.
New To Site
$1,290,000
MLS# 13809895
For Sale
1532 Main Street
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 3,749 Sqft | Residential
You've seen all of the Brownstones? Well, you haven't seen this one.....for the first time, this fully renovated, and re-imagined Brownstone is available for sale. The unique floorplan and finishes are not duplicated anywhere with the Town (more...)
Coldwell Banker Residential
New To Site
$1,375,000
MLS# 13813562
For Sale
400 Mesa Ranch Court
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 5,998 Sqft | Residential
Obsessed with quality! Corner lot * Custom * Exquisitely finished in and out * Entertainers dream! * Gourmet kitchen * Wine room * 1st floor media * Master wing w sitting area, bed, grand bath and fireplace * Outdoor resort backyard w f (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$1,495,000
MLS# 13814531
For Sale
409 Borders Court
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 6,617 Sqft | Residential
Custom quality and craftsmanship come together in this architectural beauty! Situated on a gorgeous GOLF COURSE cul-de-sac lot, Calais home in sought after Eagle Bend Estates of Timarron! Breathtaking views overlook the 12th green from your (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$639,999
MLS# 13813978
For Sale
107 Waterford Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,727 Sqft | Residential
Timeless and classic Southlake home! 4 BR 4 BA w a game room and study. This property offers an abundance of light, soaring ceilings, new wood floors and a great flowing floor plan. French doors lead to a gorgeous study w built-in sh (more...)
Keller Williams Realty DPR
New To Site
$715,000
MLS# 13811669
For Sale
1713 Riviera Lane
Southlake, TX 76051
3 BR | 2.2 BA | 2,870 Sqft | Residential
Built For A Carefree Lifestyle, This Gorgeous Home Has Three Bedrooms, Office, Media, 2 Full And 2 Half Baths. Wide Open Kitchen And Family Room Looks Out To The Private Outdoor Living Center, Spa-Pool, Water And Fire Feature, Built-In Gri (more...)
RE/MAX DFW Associates
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