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
$725,000
MLS# 13901746
For Sale
802 Westminster Way
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 3,811 Sqft | Residential
Backyard perfection! Indoor delight! This spacious home has features for everyone. As you walk in you are greeted by a gorgeous study with custom cabinetry. The living area is connected by a see-through fireplace to the hearth room which gi (more...)
Engel&Voelkers Dallas Southlke
New To Site
$785,000
MLS# 13907024
For Sale
906 Aaron Way
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 4 BA | 4,308 Sqft | Residential
Gorgeous home located on a cul-de-sac in Timarron! Rich wood floors throughout the downstairs. A lot of upgrades. Large kitchen has stainless appliances, 5 burner gas stove, double oven, granite counters. One guest room downstairs, guest b (more...)
API Investments
New To Site
$1,999,900
MLS# 13904236
For Sale
2204 Patterson Way
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 8,824 Sqft | Residential
J. Lambert Custom Homes French-inspired estate on a lushly landscaped double lot! Impressive 8,880 sf work of art with limestone exterior, gated garage, circle drive, stunning resort pool, patio, spa. Gorgeous interiors, lots of natural lig (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
New To Site
$1,475,000
MLS# 13902557
For Sale
2123 Cheyenne Park Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 6,214 Sqft | Residential
STUNNINGLY UPDATED WITH TRANSITIONAL STYLE THROUGHOUT THIS CUSTOM HOME IN THE HEART OF SOUTHLAKE! Wood floors, transitional lighting, floor to ceil fire plc surround, Kitch has quartzite counters, Viking and SubZero, wine grotto, butlers, (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$659,000
MLS# 13903171
For Sale
1406 Mayfair Place
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 3,713 Sqft | Residential
Fantastic property on a cul-de-sac lot with diving pool and oversized backyard! Executive four bedroom home is open and bright and perfect for entertaining. Master retreat is spacious and has a newly renovated spa-like master bath with gray (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$530,000
MLS# 13904191
For Sale
712 Dove Creek Trail
Southlake, TX 76092
3 BR | 2.1 BA | 3,043 Sqft | Residential
Stunning one owner home on .53 acres W A POOL in the award-winning Carroll ISD. Beautiful stone elevation on the over-sized lot with well-maintained landscaping. Arched doorways and crown molding decorate the open-concept living space. Ki (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$625,000
MLS# 13891866
For Sale
107 Ascot Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 4,010 Sqft | Residential
Awesome house in Carroll ISD with pool sized back yard! Beautiful wood floors. New carpet, new paint. Huge kitchen with great views of the courtyard and two pantries! Huge family room with fireplace that looks out on back yard. Private st (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$735,000
MLS# 13902637
For Sale
101 Springbrook Court
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,084 Sqft | Residential
Lovely 2 story home designed mainly as a 1 story. A great culdesac lot with lots of room and features. The First floor features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 2 living spaces, 2 dining space, and a utility. As well as beautiful hardwoods t (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$1,479,000
MLS# 13905277
For Sale
2145 N Peytonville Avenue
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 4.1 BA | 5,059 Sqft | Residential
Prime location in Southlake! Custom home and barn with outdoors living quarters on nearly 3 acres in an elevated heavily treed lot in a desirable location. Home offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, formal living, formal dining, office, game room i (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$584,700
MLS# 13897058
For Sale
1918 Cresson Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 3,243 Sqft | Residential
Wow Quality Home Priced Under $600K located within the highly sought after Country Walk addition of Southlake - This wonderfully updated home is light, bright and designer neutral. Offering a spacious open and flexible floor plan. Updates i (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$1,395,000
MLS# 13902525
For Sale
409 Borders Court
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 6,617 Sqft | Residential
This exquisite Calais custom built estate is a showcase of extraordinary architectural design and craftsmanship! Situated on a prime GOLF COURSE cul-de-sac lot in the prestigious Eagle Bend Estates overlooking the 12th green. Filled wit (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$1,150,000
MLS# 13901319
For Sale
637 Boulder Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 5,400 Sqft | Residential
Stunning Southlake Estes Park custom home featuring open floor plan, fresh paint, hand scraped hardwood flooring, dual fireplace in living breakfast area, with butlers pantry and wine cellar. Enjoy cooking in chef inspired kitchen while en (more...)
Engel & Voelkers Dallas-FLMnd
New To Site
$779,000
MLS# 13898576
For Sale
2885 Burney Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,884 Sqft | Residential
Your very own field of dreams and yes, you can have it all at 2885 Burney Lane! Personal size baseball diamond, batting cage, updated heated, diving pool with spa, custom pool cover, acreage, tree house, custom 12X14 storage shed, flagstone (more...)
Couture Real Estate Firm
New To Site
$775,000
MLS# 13900175
For Sale
903 Nottingham Circle
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 4 BA | 3,996 Sqft | Residential
Immaculate home with absolutely stunning backyard. 5 bed 4 bath with additional bath outside in living space. Natural light and open feel of the main living kitchen make this floorplan extremely welcoming. Bed down stairs is used as mother (more...)
Clayton & Clayton
New To Site
$175,000
MLS# 13902120
For Sale
1237 Timberline Court
Southlake, TX 76092
3 BR | 1.1 BA | 1,248 Sqft | Residential
Investor opportunity in SOUTHLAKE CARROLL ISD. Value primarily in the lot but there is a small cute home on the property that is currently under a month to month lease. No HOA. Many of the homes on the street are used for business or a g (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$1,029,000
MLS# 13901988
For Sale
108 Londonberry Terrace
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 5,467 Sqft | Residential
Professional pics avail 8-4-18. WOW - Interior shows like brand new construction, only better!! Recent: int and ext paint, carpet, light fixtures and a FABULOUS new kitchen! Floor plan functions well for most any buyer: master and (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$1,375,000
MLS# 13881054
For Sale
1553 Meeting Street
Southlake, TX 76092
3 BR | 4.1 BA | 3,879 Sqft | Residential
Southlake Town Square at its best! New construction ready to be your home. Main floor features well appointed kitchen, dining and living area complete with wet bar area and beverage cooler great for entertaining. Open the accordion doors (more...)
Engel&Voelkers Dallas Southlke
New To Site
$1,375,000
MLS# 13899023
For Sale
162 Jellico Circle
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 4 BA | 5,106 Sqft | Residential
Outstanding Custom Built Estate in Southlake with almost 2 Acres. Incredible Lush Landscaping throughout the Property. Porte Cochere, 3 Car Garage and 5 Covered Parking Spaces. Gorgeous Backyard Retreat. Diving Saltwater Pool, Covered Pat (more...)
Re/Max Heritage
New To Site
$799,000
MLS# 13898492
For Sale
1335 Hidden Glen Court
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,423 Sqft | Residential
Come tour this amazing 4 bed, 3 bath home in one of the original Southlake neighborhoods located in a quiet cul-de-sac! Beautiful wood floors greet you at the front door and guide you into the generously sized living spaces. The walls are (more...)
Keller Williams Realty DPR
New To Site
$799,999
MLS# 13900236
For Sale
4537 Homestead Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 4,130 Sqft | Residential
Nestled into the Southern Side of Lake Grapevine is this Rare Country Retreat. Close Proximity to Hwy 114 makes Commuting to Work Easy and Southlake Shopping Convenient. 5 Bed, 5 Bath 3 Car Garage Home surrounded by Trees and Natural Be (more...)
RE/MAX DFW Associates
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