Get a Rebate when you Buy or Build with us, and...when you buy one of our listings!

David Prouty

David Prouty



EMAIL ME (612) 860-1537

Save money when you work with us, PERIOD!

We can help you Buy, Build and/or sell anywhere in the 13 counties in the metro

Getting a rebate on a real estate transaction has to be handled a certain way, or, you could commit mortgage fraud, violate RESPA rules and/or do things illegally without even realizing it.
Get a Rebate Real Estate has been doing this for years, we know how things need to be done and how to avoid any possible issues.  We believe in this process so much, we changed our real estate company name to Get a Rebate Real Estate and we purchased the GetaRebate website in 2009.
When you work with Get a Rebate Real Estate, you get a rebate when you buy an existing property, you get a rebate when you build new construction, and you get a rebate when you buy one of our listings.  We are a unique full service real estate company that saves you money.
So how does a rebate work?
In the Twin Cities market, and most markets actually, the seller or the builder of the property for sale pays all real estate commission.  This commission is actually advertised and displayed on MLS and a property can not be listed on MLS until this amount has been entered, it's typically a percentage of the sales price.
So the commission to be paid is agreed to before a property is listed for sale, and the seller or the builder pays the commission to the listing agent, and, the agent that brings in the buyer, even if that buyer is represented by a different agent from a different company and is representing the best interests of the buyer.  It's a unique set up, but that is how it works. 
So without this knowledge, it might make sense to try to go directly to the listing agent or builder to save money on the commission the agent working with the buyer would receive.  But, since the seller or builder pays that commission, what happens in that situation is the listing agent or builder's rep gets all of the commission, why do you think they are so happy to see you at the model home or open house?  Plus, since they represent the seller, you enter into what is called Dual Agency, where that agent, or company, becomes a neutral and then represents neither party since they can't promise the seller the highest price possible and the buyer the lowest price possible, it's literally impossible.
We have a better way.  We represent your best interests in a transaction and pay you part of the commission we receive from the seller or builder as a rebate.  It's really that easy and simple.  Recent rebates to buyers that were either buying or building and used us as their agent have been $1,450.00.  $3,000.00.  $2,500.00.  $10,000.00.  $14,000.00.  And $4,500.00.
It's almost like we pay you to work with us. 
On the selling side, we offer something no one else does on the listing side.  The buyer of any of our listings receives a rebate of part of the commission the seller is paying, it's an incentive from the Seller to buy their property.  It gives us a unique opportunity for marketing the property, selling it faster and for top dollar.
Here's how it works.  As a seller, you tell us what you are willing to pay as a rebate to a potential buyer, typically between 1/4% and 1% of the purchase price.  When we market your property we advertise this incentive and it gets buyer's attention.  You typically still pay less than you would with a large brokerage and it gives you several advantages for marketing your home.  We also set it up so any inspection items requested by the buyer that the seller take care of is deducted from the rebate.  This prevents buyers from "nickel and diming" the seller since they are only "nickel and diming" their own rebate.  A recent rebate to a buyer of one of our listings in Farmington, who was working with an agent from another brokerage, received a $1,750 rebate for buying that listing!
Not only do we offer these unique services, you also work with one of the top agents in Minnesota... David Prouty and Get a Rebate Real Estate have been...
* Nominated for the 2017-2018 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics!
* David Prouty was a repeat winner of the Super Real Estate Agent award for 2017 from Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine.
* And, David Prouty and Get a Rebate Real Estate were featured in Top Agent Magazine in the December 2017 edition.  Top Agent Magazine is a national and International Magazine.  See Prouty's article link below. 
* Prouty has also been selected for the Expert Network Distinguished Professional Designation  
Call or text David Prouty at 612-860-1537 to contact a Realtor® right now with no cost or obligation!

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Get a Rebate Real Estate saves you money whether Selling and/or Buying (including building new construction), Period!  Watch our 15 second YouTube video.
What does it mean to get a rebate in real estate?  Rebate means to "pay back", a verb, an action.  So that's what we do, we pay you back.  We are the only ones that have this service right in our name and we are dedicated and committed to it and we know how to do it right and legally.
Want to know how much you could save working with us?  Just email David Prouty at with the following information.  Are you looking to buy, build and/or sell?  And what are the approximate price ranges of each?  With that information, Prouty can give you a detailed layout of the money you could save working with us.
Restrictions apply, the buyer's lender must approve and accept the rebate and we follow their guidelines and direction.  It's typically a credit toward the buyer's closing cost so it lowers the cash a buyer brings to closing, a true cash in the pocket, just for working with us!  There are other parties we need to disclose the rebate to but we take care of all of the details, we don't want you to purposely or accidentally do anything illegal.
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David Prouty is the broker and owner of Get a Rebate Real Estate and is one of less than 3% of all Realtors nationwide to hold the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation, has been featured as a Super Real Estate Agent in Minnesota Business and Mpls St Paul Magazines multiple years.  He has been in the top 5% of all MN Realtors for the most property sold and the highest value of property sold.  He was featured in the December 2017 International Top Agent Magazine.  Get a Rebate Real Estate and David Prouty were nominated for the Better Business Bureau 2017/18 Torch Award for Ethics.  Prouty was nominated and selected as an Expert Network Distinguished Professional Designation which less than 1% of all Realtors holds.  Get a Rebate Real Estate is an accredited Better Business Bureau company with an A+ rating.  Prouty has over 20 years experience in the real estate industry as an agent, broker and mortgage broker. 
Get a Rebate Real Estate, lakeville, MN
Meet with me first and I will show you how I can save you money when Selling and/or Buying (including new construction) call, text or email any time...
David Prouty, 612.860.1537, 
Thank you for considering Get a Rebate Real Estate! We appreciate the opportunity.
Fun Facts:
  • Real Estate commission is 100% negotiable.
  • The seller or builder nearly always pays the agent working with the buyer their commission.
  • By going to the seller or builder directly and not having an Agent on your side does not typically save you any money, i.e. commission, the other agent just gets all of the commission and is in a Dual Agency situation. Why not have an Agent on your side and get a rebate?
  • Rebates are allowed in 40 states, including Minnesota.
  • The seller and the buyer typically each have a title company they work with, and typically, closing takes place at the Buyer's title company.
  • The market is the market, why pay a higher fee to someone else when the market ultimately decides when a property sells and at what price.
  • Most buyers can see a max of 8 homes in one day before the home's features start blending together.
  • The builder pays your agent when you bring in an agent to the builder. It's best to have that agent with you on your initial visit to the builder. Agents sell the majority of new construction, so builders are glad to work with agents and almost always have a commission built into the price.
  • When an agent lists a home for sale on the MLS, they must note the agreed upon commission being paid out to the agent that brings in the buyer. Every single listing has this percentage noted for all agents to see.
  • It typically doesn't cost a buyer any out of pocket cost to work with an agent.
  • It typically doesn't cost a seller any out of pocket cost to list their home for sale with an agent. The commission doesn't kick in until once the property is sold. The commission is paid at closing and part of the settlement statement (Closing Disclosure).
  • If you are a buyer and go directly to the listing agent to buy a home, you create what is called Dual Agency. Dual Agency is when an agent "represents both parties" but technically becomes a neutral and represents neither party. In Dual Agency, the entire commission is paid to the listing agent's brokerage, vs. being split between the listing agent and the agent working with the Buyer.
  • A "short sale" is when the sales price isn't high enough to pay off the mortgage(s) and all costs to sell... the money is "short".Minnesota has up to a 6 month redemption period (sometimes longer) for those going through foreclosure. After the Sheriff's Sale is complete, the owner still has ownership in the property and can redeem/catch up with the lender and prevent the home from being foreclosed upon.A "HUD" home is a home where the owner had an FHA mortgage on the property and the property was foreclosed upon.
  • All Minnesota Real Estate Agents must be licensed under a licensed Minnesota Real Estate Broker.
  • Most agents set up showing appointments for a one hour time frame to allow for driving time and seeing other properties, and probably spend a total of 15 minutes or less in each home.
  • Sites like Zillow and other similar sites charge real estate agents a lot of money to be the "preferred" agent... keep in mind that this agent is whoever was willing to pay the highest fee to the website and not necessarily the best agent for you. Zillow and Trulia are marketing companies, not real estate companies, and their data is often incorrect and/or out dated. It's best to work with a real estate company for the most up to date listings and data.
  • Selling, Buying and/or Building should be fun and exciting
Why work with me?
  • Experience. I have been a real estate agent since 1997 and a real estate broker since 1999. I have mortgage experience as well and have a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Management.
  • Knowledge of the market. I have sold over 80 million dollars of real estate in the Twin Cities area. Most in Dakota, Scott, and Hennepin Counties, however, my business is mainly referral so I go where it takes me.
  • Honesty and Integrity. I promise that I will not hard sell you into a property you do not want to buy. Buying or building a home should be fun and when you move in, you should be happy. That's important to me! You work with the boss. I won't pawn you off onto some new agent, you work directly with me! I take my job very seriously and will do everything I can to make your experience a pleasant one.
  • No junk fees. I have no admin fees, no up front fees, and no other added on junk fees. Saving you even more! Just these fees alone can add up to hundreds and even into the thousands of dollars!
  • Easy out. I offer an easy out of any contract I have with you. Sometimes personalities clash and things just don't work out. Let's not beat around the bush about it, let's talk about it and see what we can do about fixing it!
  • Award winning service. I have been honored to be chosen as a Super Real Estate Agent by Twin Cities Business and Mpls St Paul Magazines. I have been in the top 5% of all MN Realtors for the most properties sold, and, the highest value of property sold. I am one of less than 3% off all Realtors Nationwide, to hold a CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation. And I hold the highest level of licensing available, a real estate broker.
Call/Text: 612-860-1537 or email
Need more reasons to contact me... here is what other buyers and sellers have had to say about working with me, I would welcome the opportunity to add you to the list.
Did You Know? All commission is nearly always paid by the seller or the builder. It is almost always split 4 ways (see chart below), the listing brokerage who then splits it with the agent that listed the property, the selling brokerage, who then splits it with the agent that brought in the buyer to the transaction. At Get a Rebate Real Estate, the rebate comes from the commission. If you are buying or building, the commission is already factored into the price and if you go directly to the listing agent or builder, you put yourself into a Dual Agency situation and then that same broker or builder now splits the total commission by 2, not 4. Don't give up total representation and the ability to get a rebate of part of the commission, contact David Prouty today!
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CRS, David Prouty, Lakeville, MN
Prouty is one of less than 3% of all Realtors nationwide, to earn/hold the Certified Residential Specialist designation. Prouty has also been named Super Real Estate Agent by Twin Cities Business and MPLS ST PAUL Magazines and has been in the top 5% of all Minnesota Realtors for the most properties sold and the highest value of properties sold in Minnesota. He is a real estate broker which is the top licensing available in real estate and he holds a BS in Marketing and Management.
David Prouty, Realtor, Broker, CRS, GRI, ePro, Realtor, 612-860-1537 or email
 Get a Rebate Real Estate, lakeville, MN
Search every listing of every home for sale in MN though we can no longer use the phrase search MN MLS because the RMLS initiated a Rule that prohibited the use of the term MLS. So every place that used to say search the MLS now says Search Listings or Property Search, etc...David Prouty, Lakeville Real Estate, Rosemount Real Estate, Apple Valley Real Estate, Burnsville Real Estate, Savage Real Estate, Eagan Real Estate, Farmington Real Estate, Prior Lake Real Estate, Credit River Township Real Estate, Shakopee Real Estate, Minneapolis Real Estate, St. Paul Real Estate, Minnesota Real Estate, call Dave Prouty today!
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Get a Rebate when you Buy or Build with us, and...when you buy one of our listings!