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:

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New - Yesterday
36
806 Shadow Glen Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
$930,000
For Sale
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,797
square feet,
Nestled in the coveted Timberlake Edition of Southlake, Texas, this charming single-story home epitomizes comfort and style. Loc... (more)
# 20616757
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
$930,000
For Sale
Residential
1 days on this site
New - 3 days ago
40
326 Buckboard Court
Southlake, TX 76092
$2.095m
For Sale
5
Beds
5
Baths
6,108
square feet,
Gorgeous property set in the woods on private 1.15 acre cul de sac lot in Southlake & minutes to Lake Grapevine. This custom home ... (more)
# 20647198
Compass Re Texas, LLC.
$2,095,000
For Sale
Residential
3 days on this site
New - 4 days ago
38
903 Edgemeer Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
$1.35m
For Sale
5
Beds
3
Baths
4,492
square feet,
Immaculately updated home with fully renovated backyard oasis in Timber Lake in the award-winning Carroll ISD! Enter to towering c... (more)
# 20646783
Ondemand Realty
$1,350,000
For Sale
Residential
4 days on this site
New - 4 days ago
40
1323 Regency Court
Southlake, TX 76092
$1.85m
For Sale
4
Beds
5
Baths
4,632
square feet,
Immerse yourself in breathtaking views of the 18th island green of the Byron Nelson-designed Timarron Golf Course from both levels... (more)
# 20643560
Engel&voelkers Dallassouthlake
$1,850,000
For Sale
Residential
4 days on this site
New - 4 days ago
31
1325 Regency Court
Southlake, TX 76092
$1.85m
For Sale
4
Beds
4
Baths
4,034
square feet,
This gorgeous villa offers a resort-like experience with stunning views of Timarron Country Club's 18th Island Green from your eas... (more)
# 20634641
Coldwell Banker Realty
$1,850,000
For Sale
Residential
4 days on this site
New - 4 days ago
40
955 E Dove Road
Southlake, TX 76092
$2.832m
For Sale
4
Beds
5
Baths
3,697
square feet,
Rare opportunity to own an exquisitely redesigned estate on exclusive Dove Road. Nestled behind a private gate, youll find a stun... (more)
# 20590198
Ebby Halliday, Realtors
$2,832,000
For Sale
Residential
4 days on this site
Jun 22nd, 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Open House Jun 22nd
36
427 Marshall Road
Southlake, TX 76092
$1.62m
For Sale
5
Beds
4
Baths
4,158
square feet,
Stunning Custom Renovation - Every Detail Exudes Designer Excellence! Prepare to be captivated by this extraordinary home, meticu... (more)
# 20641329
C21 Fine Homes Judge Fite
$1,620,000
For Sale
Residential
5 days on this site
New - 5 days ago
40
570 Round Hollow Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
$2.5m
For Sale
6
Beds
7
Baths
6,246
square feet,
Experience unparalleled luxury & elegance in this exquisite 6-bedroom, 6.5 bath estate nestled in the heart of Southlake. Spannin... (more)
# 20639355
Re/max Town & Country
$2,500,000
For Sale
Residential
5 days on this site
New - 5 days ago
39
1204 Bay Meadows Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
$1.7m
For Sale
5
Beds
4
Baths
4,250
square feet,
Amazing Southlake home in the desirable Carroll ISD! This two-story home features an open floor plan and 10-foot ceilings. The kit... (more)
# 20644530
Creekview Realty
$1,700,000
For Sale
Residential
5 days on this site
New - 5 days ago
26
906 Chimney Hill Trail
Southlake, TX 76092
$1.05m
For Sale
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,345
square feet,
This 4 Bedroom 3 Bath 3 Car home in the Award-Winning Carroll ISD Features an Open Floor Plan with Wood, Tile, and New Carpet Fl... (more)
# 20644542
Assign Property Management LLC
$1,050,000
For Sale
Residential
5 days on this site
New - 6 days ago
40
108 Springbrook Court
Southlake, TX 76092
$1.19m
For Sale
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,620
square feet,
This exceptionally beautiful timeless traditional is nestled on a hard to find (0.42 acre) lot, giving the home a private & tranq... (more)
# 20636634
Redfin Corporation
$1,190,000
For Sale
Residential
6 days on this site
New - 7 days ago
16
2205 Wheeler Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
$2.675m
For Sale
5
Beds
7
Baths
5,948
square feet,
Build with luxury home builder Hawkins-Welwood Homes on one of the last available lots in the new community the Metairie. This fiv... (more)
# 20642460
Hw Builders, LLC
$2,675,000
For Sale
Residential
7 days on this site
New - 10 days ago
37
3040 Lake Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
$1.925m
For Sale
5
Beds
5
Baths
4,875
square feet,
Stunning, meticulously cared for custom home with NO HOA. Steps away from Grapevine Lake and miles of bike paths. This east west ... (more)
# 20640320
Ebby Halliday, Realtors
$1,925,000
For Sale
Residential
10 days on this site
New - 10 days ago
39
1259 Fanning Street
Southlake, TX 76092
$5.29m
For Sale
6
Beds
6
Baths
7,754
square feet,
Want to live like the best? Welcome to the epitome of modern living in the exclusive Westwyck Hills community. Brought to you by R... (more)
# 20638349
Compass Re Texas, LLC
$5,290,000
For Sale
Residential
10 days on this site
New - 11 days ago
40
335 Ravenaux Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
$1.25m
For Sale
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,718
square feet,
Beautiful home centrally located in the heart of Southlake, in Carroll ISD School District. Home has an open floor plan with vaul... (more)
# 20639410
Mark Bedford
$1,250,000
For Sale
Residential
11 days on this site
New - 11 days ago
40
305 Foxborough Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
$1.615m
For Sale
4
Beds
4
Baths
4,340
square feet,
Nestled within a serene and lush greenbelt, this stunning custom home offers an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Southlake. J... (more)
# 20628106
The Harvest House Realty Group
$1,615,000
For Sale
Residential
11 days on this site
New - 12 days ago
40
406 Bryn Meadows
Southlake, TX 76092
$2.299m
ActiveUnderContract
5
Beds
6
Baths
6,000
square feet,
Welcome to 406 Bryn Meadows overlooking the 13th fairway of Timarron golf course within CISD. Step inside to experience the expans... (more)
# 20632394
Keller Williams Realty
$2,299,000
ActiveUnderContract
Residential
12 days on this site
New - 12 days ago
37
1310 Meadow Ridge Court
Southlake, TX 76092
$1.2m
For Sale
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,810
square feet,
Absolutely Perfect Southlake home on almost half acre in coveted Carroll ISD! Professionally decorated and updated, this well-app... (more)
# 20635381
Big D Real Estate Service, LLC
$1,200,000
For Sale
Residential
12 days on this site
New - 12 days ago
39
1009 S Hollow Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
$1.52m
ActiveUnderContract
5
Beds
6
Baths
4,105
square feet,
Truly exceptional home with Scandinavian-European inspired architecture, meticulously designed by boutique architect firm Mohment... (more)
# 20634874
Keller William Realty
$1,520,000
ActiveUnderContract
Residential
12 days on this site
36
320 W Highland Street
Southlake, TX 76092
$1.825m
For Sale
5
Beds
7
Baths
5,202
square feet,
Stunning open layout on almost half acre with 4 car garage. Slider doors from living room open to lrg backyard for entertaining. H... (more)
# 20622193
Milani Properties LLC
$1,825,000
For Sale
Residential
14 days on this site
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