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Traditional vs. discount: ‘You get what you pay for’

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Editor's note: The following is a collection of reader's comments found on 'You get what you pay for' Help-U-Sell franchiser files for bankruptcy "I feel there is room in our industry for both traditional/full-service and discount/limited-service brokerage. What I do not like to see is the discount model advertising that they are also full-service versus limited-service. The public needs to be educated on what a true full-service brokerage does: from listing to close and beyond. Therein lies the difference, and let the consumer decide. "In my business, I have chosen to align myself with a full-service, very traditional brokerage for the full menu of services I can offer my clients. And for that privilege, I pay a considerable portion of my commission to my brokerage and this is in turn paid through the commission I charge my clients. As in everything in life, 'You get what you pay for.' "In a hot market, yes -- many times homes may find a bu...