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
$800,000
MLS# 14038835
For Sale
813 Parkdale Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 3.1 BA | 4,017 Sqft | Residential
Let's show your family the way home.-Masterful design and modern luxury are effortlessly featured in this fully remodeled 5 bedrooms, 3.1 bathroom residence, beautifully nestled steps away from walking trails and a pond, backing up to a gre (more...)
RE/MAX DFW Associates
New To Site
$864,000
MLS# 14038173
For Sale
1227 Strathmore Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 4.1 BA | 4,477 Sqft | Residential
This is it! Lovely 5 bedroom home with mature trees in a quiet cul de sac adjacent to the golf course- can see golf course from front porch and front balcony! Great floor plan with pass-thru fireplace to Living and Study. Kitchen boasts SS (more...)
United Real Estate DFW
New To Site
$1,450,000
MLS# 14023030
For Sale
913 Suffolk Court
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.2 BA | 6,308 Sqft | Residential
Location! Location! Location! Superb cul de sac in Coventry Manor! This fabulous custom built home has a most logical floorplan with high quality finishes that are timeless: moldings, niches, solid core doors, and more - lovingly maintain (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$1,499,000
MLS# 14037955
For Sale
2120 Snow Mass Court
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.2 BA | 5,824 Sqft | Residential
Bright transitional home on cul-de-sac in Estes Park. Scott Simmons home with soaring ceilings, welcoming Foyer and large Dining room ready for your family and friends. Executive Study with bonus study area, custom built-ins and FP. Fam (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$999,000
MLS# 14039409
For Sale
616 Winding Ridge Trail
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,163 Sqft | Residential
Spectacular new construction by Ryan Panno with Ryan Homes, Transitional 4 Bedroom Home located on a cul-de-sac in the Villas of Hidden Knoll, Open concept with Modern accents , Attention to Details with Elegant finishes through out, Privac (more...)
Brooks, Realtors
New To Site
$615,000
MLS# 14037175
For Sale
710 Lorraine Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,334 Sqft | Residential
This lovely well-maintained property is a pleasure to show. Highly acclaimed Carroll schools, and near Old Union Elementary. The sun room with mini flex air is 325 sq ft not included in 3334 sq ft tax records. Entering the home you'll be im (more...)
Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc.
New To Site
$2,399,900
MLS# 14028101
For Sale
520 W Highland Street
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 6,221 Sqft | Residential
ONE STORY Private custom-built estate with gym on 1.3 acres right in the heart of Southlake. Light, bright, transitional home perfect spaces for entertaining. Large Master suite, with views of the pool and private backyard. Executive study (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$1,130,000
MLS# 14038786
For Sale
1907 Ptarmigan Street
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 5,943 Sqft | Residential
Tucked into the woods in the much after community of Southlake is your new home. From the moment you drive up if traditional is what you are looking for this is it!! The circle drive in front sets the tone of this totally immaculate home (more...)
Engel&Voelkers Dallas Southlke
New To Site
$550,000
MLS# 14015768
For Sale
2800 Carrick Court
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,556 Sqft | Residential
This custom-built home is perfectly located on a premier half-acre, cul-de-sac lot complete with a canopy of trees. With open enrollment available, the home feeds Carroll ISD. The floor plan offers four bedrooms, a remodeled kitchen, a dedi (more...)
Compass RE Texas, LLc
New To Site
$899,900
MLS# 14030462
For Sale
1309 Province Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 5,313 Sqft | Residential
Nestled in the heart of Timarron w short walk to Country club. Elegant stately home updated kitchen and master bathroom. When you walk in the front door you're greeted by rich hardwood floors large office and cabinets abounding. The (more...)
Engel&Voelkers Dallas Southlke
New To Site
$1,050,000
MLS# 14012613
For Sale
120 Sam Bass Ridge Road
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 2.1 BA | 3,538 Sqft | Residential
OPEN ENROLLMENT IN CARROLL ISD. Beautiful Home on 1.48 Acre Wooded Lot in the Highly Desirable Lakewood Ridge Subdivision of Southlake. Additional Detached 25'x15' Garage. Private Setting. Quiet Neighborhood. One Block from Lake Grapevi (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$1,096,000
MLS# 14037119
For Sale
204 Marie Circle
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 4.1 BA | 4,385 Sqft | Residential
Stunning ONE STORY custom home with a highly sought after open floorplan! High ceilings and abundant windows make for a bright and light home! All 4 bedrooms offer en-suite baths. Loaded with amenities including a wine room, extensive har (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$645,000
MLS# 14033231
For Sale
1608 Tuscan Ridge Circle
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,726 Sqft | Residential
Well appointed villa with incredible custom details. Wonderful floor plan with open kitchen-living. Living room features a double mantle fireplace, built-ins, and a wine bar. The master suite features a vaulted ceiling with recessed lightin (more...)
Berkshire HathawayHS PenFed TX
New To Site
$779,000
MLS# 14034447
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. Master on ground floor. Water for lawn provided by in ground w (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$1,299,900
MLS# 14037388
For Sale
833 Giverny Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.2 BA | 5,273 Sqft | Residential
Stunning clean-line transitional home on an oversized lot in the heart of Southlake. Spacious plan provides for seamless entertaining and comfortable luxury living. Open Den-Kitchen with a crisp clean feel and large center island to host (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
New To Site
$299,000
MLS# 14038133
For Sale
301 Watermere Drive, Unit 105
Southlake, TX 76092
2 BR | 2.1 BA | 1,328 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful first floor 2bed condo facing the water at luxury 55+ senior community in the premier city of Southlake! This condo boasts beautiful water views from both the living room and master bed. Walk out patio is perfect for dog owners an (more...)
Tracey Schultz
New To Site
$3,199,900
MLS# 14032647
For Sale
1521 Moss Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
6 BR | 6.1 BA | 7,820 Sqft | Residential
BREATHTAKING NEW Calais Custom Estate in Southlake's gated Moss Farms with CARROLL ISD SCHOOLS! This home boasts the latest in designer trends while still classic. Grand Iron doors welcome you to the 2 story foyer with sweeping staircase, G (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$549,900
MLS# 14036193
For Sale
902 San Saba Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,868 Sqft | Residential
Updated 1-story on almost an acre!N-S exposure.4 bedrms in 3-way split.Large fam rm with painted brick frplc, plus large den at back wth wet bar.Formal dining features wood floors that continue into the sunny island kitchen wth white cabine (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$1,275,000
MLS# 14031114
For Sale
402 Bryn Meadows
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.2 BA | 6,220 Sqft | Residential
Beautifully updated, transitional home on oversized backyard on Timarron's 13th hole. Light and bright, this home boasts all the right rooms to accommodate your family. Beautiful formals with soaring ceilings and updated lighting. Open floo (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
New To Site
$5,900,000
MLS# 14023323
For Sale
710 S White Chapel Boulevard
Southlake, TX 76092
7 BR | 6.3 BA | 10,986 Sqft | Residential
Exquisite Estate Home in the Heart of Southlake is located on the Prestigious White Chapel Boulevard! Location is Everything! This home has been completely transformed with a Multi-Million Dollar Remodel! This estate is on over 5 acres o (more...)
Synergy Realty
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