Discount brokers offer limited service for a minimal fee/discounted commission. This may seem like a viable option to a homeowner until they realize that the limited service is usually nothing more than placing the property on MLS and calling the homeowner with appointments for showings - usually handled by the homeowner. What seller's learn quickly is how valuable a full-service real estate agent's services are. Not only will a higher commission rate bring interest from more agents, but will bring services such as print and web-based marketing, hosting of broker and public open houses, pre-qualifying buyers, etc. making the selling process much easier for the seller.