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# 13981328
For Sale
3003 Lake Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 3 BA | 3,273 Sqft | Residential
What an opportunity to own highly desired 2 acres in north Southlake. The home has been renovated and offers so much! 5 bedrooms, 2 living areas and 3 baths. 5 stall barn(3 in, 2 out) and tack room. Diving pool and outdoor living space tha (more...)
RE/MAX DFW Associates
New To Site
$730,000
MLS# 13985369
For Sale
1481 Post Oak Trail
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 2,849 Sqft | Residential
Don't miss this AMAZING opportunity: Stunning updated home nestled on a lush, heavily treed, meticulously landscaped 1 acre estate. Formal study-library and dining, both with grand fireplaces, greet you as you walk in. Gourmet chef's kitche (more...)
Texas Urban Living Realty
New To Site
$1,899,000
MLS# 13984882
For Sale
1611 Enclave Court
Southlake, TX 76092
6 BR | 6.1 BA | 6,831 Sqft | Residential
This extraordinary estate sits on 1+ wooded acres that includes 6 bedrooms, 6.1 baths, study, game room, media and 5 car garage!! Designed for family living or entertaining, the floor plan flows from the inside out to the oversized park-li (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$640,000
MLS# 13984940
For Sale
1362 Lakeview Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 2,958 Sqft | Residential
This AMAZING one story home sits on 1.16 acre lot in prestigious Southlake. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home provides two living areas, two dining areas, large master bedroom with ensuite. The family room overlooks the large entertaining bac (more...)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
New To Site
$974,900
MLS# 13984865
For Sale
604 Winding Ridge Trail
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 4,206 Sqft | Residential
This is the last Avant custom home available in Hidden Knoll. This one is loaded with luxury items including a 6' free standing tub in the master bath, large Pella sliding door in the family room that opens up to the oversized covered patio (more...)
Ultima Real Estate
New To Site
$549,500
MLS# 13979356
For Sale
970 Southcrest Court
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,950 Sqft | Residential
Watch the Town Square Fireworks from your own backyard!! Ideal location to enjoy all the city has to offer. Beautiful custom brick home with architectural features like Coffered Ceiling and Dental Moulding. Formal living and dining lead int (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$1,450,000
MLS# 13954720
For Sale
1005 La Salle Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 5,500 Sqft | Residential
Come home to a new level of luxurious and thoughtful design.Spectacular Southlake manse offers classic style and contemporary finishes to fit your luxe lifestyle.This natural light-filled,open-concept space is enhanced by an abundance of (more...)
eXp Realty, LLC
New To Site
$795,000
MLS# 13981868
For Sale
1312 Burgundy Court
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,658 Sqft | Residential
Outstanding location and wonderful schools! Gorgeous oversized cul de sac lot with trees! Custom home with pool, spa and total privacy. Beautiful inside and out! Formal living area with see-thru fireplace. Formal dining area, island kitc (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Ft. Wor
New To Site
$565,000
MLS# 13980306
For Sale
1450 Emerald Circle
Southlake, TX 76092
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,071 Sqft | Residential
Fantastic single story home located in the heart of Southlake and the award winning Carroll ISD! Sitting on over 1.1 acres, this well kept property features split bedrooms with the master bedroom offering 2 walk in closets, cozy wood burnin (more...)
Coldwell Banker Residential
New To Site
$740,000
MLS# 13981577
For Sale
1512 Le Mans Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 3,206 Sqft | Residential
Timeless French style Villa bringing a taste of Europe to Southlake located within Carillon. 1512 Le Mans will capture your Heart and Imagination. This energy star home brings you a masterly crafted design with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. (more...)
Clayton & Clayton
New To Site
$2,490,000
MLS# 13984234
For Sale
351 S White Chapel Boulevard
Southlake, TX 76092
6 BR | 6.4 BA | 9,554 Sqft | Residential
Stunning Private Gated Custom Estate on Prestigious White Chapel Blvd. Elegant curb appeal and circular driveway. A breathtaking entrance through fabulous wrought iron doors into a grand two-story double staircase foyer that flows into a (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
New To Site
$769,900
MLS# 13981568
For Sale
1007 Southlake Hills Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,276 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful updated colonial home in Southlake Hills!!! The home's stunning curb appeal includes a large circular driveway and large backyard. The bright open floor plan is enhanced by hardwood floors, updated paint colors, new carpet and bui (more...)
The Michael Group
New To Site
$550,000
MLS# 13975857
For Sale
519 Shady Lane
Southlake, TX 76092
3 BR | 2.2 BA | 2,023 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful ranch style home on an acre just waiting for a new owner. Upon driving up to this property, you will notice the well taken care of yard with large trees. The perfect view while sitting on your front porch. Walking in the front doo (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
$568,500
MLS# 13977458
For Sale
726 Bryson Way
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 3,232 Sqft | Residential
Timarron, Carroll ISD, Rockenbaugh Elementary, Huge backyard, Cul-de-sac, Oversized 3 car Garage, Study, and Media Room! This classic brick home has so much to offer. Updated kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, granite, tile backsp (more...)
Ebby Halliday, REALTORS
$1,375,000
MLS# 13976766
For Sale
912 Lexington Terrace
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 5.1 BA | 6,267 Sqft | Residential
#HelloGorgeous This Toll Brothers former model is ready to IMPRESS! Nestled in one of the largest lots, this eastfacing 5 Beds 5.1BA is absolutely stunning. Magnificent two story foyer has dual grand winding staircases.Kitchen features cust (more...)
RE/MAX DFW Associates
$875,000
MLS# 13975781
For Sale
605 Coyote Road
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 4,736 Sqft | Residential
Southlake address so kids can attend Carroll ISD! Hard to find 1 story located on 1-acre lot! Freshly painted! Perfect layout with study, media room, and game room. Large master suite with his and her walk-in closets. Beautiful iron f (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
$650,000
MLS# 13969584
For Sale
1020 Highland Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3.1 BA | 3,750 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful Home Located in the Highly Desired Timarron Subdivision of Southlake. Home Owners Association Includes Use of Pool, Tennis Courts and Fitness Room. This Home Boasts Large Rooms with a Large Fenced Lot. Quiet Neighborhood. Matur (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
Reduced
$540,000
MLS# 13967280
For Sale
305 Sterling Court
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,167 Sqft | Residential
Motivated Seller. Splendid, impeccably maintained home nestled on a cul-de-sac in South Ridge Lakes. Warm, inviting entry, elegant crown molding, abundant natural light, and spacious living rooms with wood floor and vaulted ceiling. Kitc (more...)
Keller Williams Realty
Reduced
$685,000
MLS# 13969957
For Sale
1205 Forest Hills Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
5 BR | 4 BA | 3,937 Sqft | Residential
WELCOME HOME! * Wonderful Floorplan * Updated Kitchen with Island and Bar * Relax and Entertain in the Open Family Room with Cozy Fireplace and Views of Backyard * Upstairs, enjoy the Spacious Master Bedroom with H * U * G * E c (more...)
eXp Realty LLC
Reduced
$899,000
MLS# 13966539
For Sale
1000 Winfield Court
Southlake, TX 76092
4 BR | 5.1 BA | 5,513 Sqft | Residential
MAJOR PRICE DROP! Seller says BRING ME OFFERS! Stunning 5500 sq ft home with gorgeous heated saltwater pool! 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, formal living, game room, media room, under stair wine closet and office! 3 car garage! This is a MUST SE (more...)
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