Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long has Discount Realty Works been in business?
A. Discount Realty Works is a proud member of both the Better Business Bureau and the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce. We have been in business since 2005 and we have helped hundreds of your friends and neighbors buy and sell homes in Western Wisconsin.
Q. How are you able to offer commissions so much lower than other brokerages?
A. Because we don't spend a lot of money promoting the company. We don't do mass-market advertising like billboards or big ads in newspapers or monthly home magazines. We maintain a small, basic office with no overhead staff. We keep costs low to pass savings on to clients.
Q. What is "Pay-for-Performance Pricing?"
A. Pay-for-Performance Pricing means that the longer it takes us to sell your home, the less you pay in commissions.
Q. Is the owner a licensed real estate broker?
A. Yes. Being a Wisconsin licensed real estate broker is the only way to list property for sale in the MLS.
Q. How long does it take for my listing to be active?
A. MLS listings are usually activated in the MLS within a day ot two of the walk-through.
Q. How long will my listing remain active?
A. Our normal listing term is 6 months.
Q. Who owns the signs?
A. The signs are the property of Discount Realty Works LLC. It is important for us to be able to re-use the yard signs to help keep costs down for all clients!
Q. How long does it take to complete the listing paperwork and walk-through?
A. Usually between 1 and 2 hours.
Q. What's the deal with the lockbox?
A. When other agents show your home, they expect it to be vacant. Lockboxes are an efficient and secure means for agents to show your home while you are not home. Without one, you would need to leave the house unlocked or meet the agent before and after the appointment to unlock and lock the house.
Q. How will I be contacted regarding showing appointments?
A. We recommend letting agents show your home through the path of least resistance -- Let agents set appointments online via bookashowing.com, then let agents enter the home via a key in the lockbox. Agents expect that the home will be unoccupied when they show it to clients.
Q. What is Bookashowing.com?
A. Bookashowing.com is an online appointment scheduling service that connects to our MLS database. It allows agents to set up appointments online. As a seller, it means you will receive showing requests via email and/or text message and NOT by phone call. We have noticed that sellers' homes that are not set up on the bookashowing system tend to get fewer showings.
Q. Can I get feedback from showings?
A. Yes, feedback from potential buyers will be emailed to you a day or so after the showing.
Q. Do you still offer Limited-Service listings?
A. We don't advertise them anymore. A few bad apples have forced us to make small changes to the basic flat-fee MLS listing package and effectively turn it into a full-service listing. We are mandated by state law to maintain records of transactions. A few sellers have made it exceedingly difficult to obtain those records over the last several years, which creates a liability issue for us. We are still dedicated to helping sellers save money when they sell property, and we still offer tremendous discounts to sellers if they procure their own buyer in a transaction.
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