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What is a discount real estate agent?
A discount real estate agent is a real estate agent who will list your home for a discounted commission, saving you up to 50% of the traditional cost of selling a home.
There are several options you can choose from when you’re looking for a discount real estate agent:
- Discount brokerages who only do low commission listings,
- Discount agents who will list your home on the MLS but offer no additional service, or
- Agents who run a traditional business and take a discount listing on the side if they are referred from Listwizer.
Discounted realtor commissions do not mean limited service.
Check out how Listwizer stacks up against other discount agents.
Listwizer partner agents still provide full service. That includes professional photos, marketing on the MLS and hundreds of other sites, showings, open houses, and everything you need to get to closing. They understand that even though they are working at a discount, their business is growing due to the volume of sellers Listwizer sends them. Our partner agents also know that if they do a great job and receive good reviews, sellers are likely to use them to buy, therefore making them more commission over time.
If you’re looking to list your home with a local, full-service agent who charges less in commission fees, Listwizer can help.
Call us at 1-833-2-Listwizer or complete our online form to get connected a top-rated, local real estate agent who will list your home and let you save on commission.
Is there a difference between a discount real estate agent and a traditional agent?
Similar to traditional agents, discount real estate agents are either licensed agents or brokers. However, not all discount agents provide the same service that a traditional agent does.
Some discount agents will simply list your house on the MLS and won’t help you with marketing, pricing, photos, inspections, or other important aspects of the transaction. Others will list your home and only provide a few of those services.
It’s important to ask your real estate agent exactly what services they will provide before you sign with any discount real estate agent or broker.
If you choose to work with a Listwizer partner agent, you can rest assured that a top-rated, local agent will provide full service. That means everything we mentioned above—and more.
Listwizer’s partner agents offer the same services as traditional agents for a fraction of the commission.
How is Listwizer different than other discount real estate companies?
Listwizer partners with agents around the country who agree to work for discount commissions in addition to handling their traditional business.
They provide the exact same service to Listwizer customers that they provide to their traditional customers, including the use of their branding when listing your home. That means the “for sale” sign in your yard won’t have Listwizer branding. Instead, potential buyers will have no idea that you saved on commissions when you listed your home.
When prospective buyers don’t know that you listed your home for less, they can’t take that information into account and submit a lowball offer.
Why do agents work with Listwizer and discount their commissions?
One of the biggest costs for a real estate agent is marketing to find new customers. Agents who partner with Listwizer receive a constant stream of buyers and sellers without having to spend time prospecting.
Working with Listwizer provides additional income, new connections, and increases their brand around town. Our partner agents know that they will only receive clients from Listwizer if they maintain a high standard of service and provide the exact same services they do for their traditional customers for this reason.
Listwizer looks to partner with agents in the top 5% in their local market and who want to make it into the top 1% for the recognition and awards that it brings. These agents understand the importance of their reputation, and provide the same great service to all of their clients, regardless of how much they are paid in commission.
What services do Listwizer partner agents provide?
Our partner agents provide a full suite of real estate services including, but not limited to, the following:
- Comparative market analysis
- Professional price opinion
- Provide staging tips and professional photos
- Listing on the MLS, Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, and many other real estate marketplaces
- Leading negotiations when an offer comes in
- Coordinating inspections, the title, escrow, and closing
- Offering advice every step of the way
Sound like a full service listing? That’s because it is.
Listwizer partner agents provide the exact same experience as a traditional agent—just at a discount commission.
Listwizer Discount Real Estate Agent FAQs
How does Listwizer offer a discount commission and remain profitable?
Listwizer is able to offer a large discount and remain profitable because we’ve created a successful system that streamlines the process of buying and selling a home by connecting highly vetted, local agents with sellers and buyers.Why do agents love working with Listwizer? Because they know that if they provide high-quality service that receives good reviews, we will send them a constant stream of business, so they never have to worry where their next deal is coming from.
How does the discount listing process work?
The discount listing process works exactly the same way as a traditional listing. Your agent will be with you every step of the way to closing and will do everything possible to make your sale simple and stress-free, while netting you some savings at the end.
The process starts when you get connected with one of our partner agents. You can choose between a phone call or an in-person meeting. Your partner agent will provide a comparative market analysis (CMA), advise a list price for the home, and make recommendations for any repairs or upgrades that might increase the value of your home. From there, your agent will be with you all the way through to closing, providing full service at every turn and saving you thousands at the closing table.
Does a discount real estate agent provide a lockbox and sign in the yard?
Yes. Your local agent will provide a lockbox on your front door and sign in the yard with the branding of their local brokerage.The only people who will know that you listed for a discount are you, your agent, and Listwizer.
Does a discount listing look different than traditional listing?
Most listings that aren’t led by a full-service agent will look different, which makes buyers and their agents suspicious that you’re saving on seller commission. Listwizer is different because we match you with a local real estate agent in your community who mostly does traditional listings, so your listing will look identical to other homes for sale in your market. We believe that this is important. If prospective buyers know how much you’re saving on commission, they might factor that into their offer.
Does the listing include photos?
Yes, your partner agent will either take photos or hire a professional photographer. Some partner agents will even include a 3D virtual home tour.
When is payment due?
With Listwizer, you only pay if your home sells. If your home doesn’t sell, you don’t owe us a dime.
Why is listing with an agent better than for sale by owner?
According to the National Association of Realtors, only 8% of homes sell for sale by owner. Of those, they sell for an average of $50,000 less than homes listing with an agent. Listwizer allows you to receive the price increase that comes with a full service agent, while enjoying some of the savings on commission that comes from selling FSBO.
Are there any additional fees?
Listwizer has no hidden fees. In addition to the fee to your Listwizer partner agent, you still must pay the typical buyer fee that will be recommended by your agent. And regardless of who you list with, you will still need to pay closing costs. Closing costs are usually substantially lower when you sell compared to when you buy.