Real estate agents often work very closely with your lender and end up knowing quite a bit about your personal financial situation. Maybe you have more credit card debt than you let on. Are these details of your life you want to share with friends and family?
Once you've decided on an agent to help you with the sale, they're probably going to advise you on a few things like updates and repairs you should do prior to listing and staging your home to make it looks it's best. This is another reason to hire an experienced agent. They will be able to give you the best advice here. Maybe you don't really need to do some of the things you were expecting to do, or maybe there's a way to get those things done without paying for it until you close! Coldwell Banker has a great new program called Refresh that is perfect for preparing your home for sale. This program alone is enough to make hiring a Coldwell Banker agent worth it.
My father served in the Navy in World War II. Although that was before my time, I've always been very proud to have a father who risked his life for his country. I'm so happy to now have a way I can give back to those of you who do/have done the same.