It's very important that sellers understand the level of service they will be receiving when the list their property. In most areas a four percent professional services fee would be considered a "discount service." The extent of most of these service providers is a sign in the front yard and your property posted on the local multiple listing service.
In challenging markets, such as today's, successful real estate transactions require a much higher level of service and commitment from your agent/agency. Regardless of whether or not you elect a full service or discount agency, you should request in writing a list of services you can expect when you decide to go with an agent.
On the issue of lawn flyer boxes, it is more important that the prospective buyer calls your agent directly than picks up a flyer to find out the price of the home. Your yard sign provides the passer-by with enough information to find out everything they require.
Agents will always provide the buyer with the information they require but before doing so will share other important information with the customer that will provide the buyer with a more complete appreciation of the opportunity your home offers.