Several “new” real estate models have proven themselves unable to survive long term. BuySide Realty and Iggy’s House come to mind. But just because these discounters fail does not mean that all discount/rebate models will suffer the same fate.
Real-a-Save has been profitable since our first year in 2007. Our business model differs in a number of ways from companies like BuySide/Iggy’s House. One of the main reasons that BuySide/Iggys failed is due to the low-touch nature of their business. Instead of proving that discounters cannot survive, the failure of BuySide/Iggys simply proves that you can’t sacrifice service on your way to big savings. Consumers have way too many choices right now to put up with poor service from a real estate company- or any company for that matter.
Just think of the success of online shoe company Zappos. Why in the world would a shoe retailer have such success? Service, plain and simple.
Take a look at our testimonials and it’s clear that we at Real-a-Save are fanatics about our customer service. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.