Here's the truth...many homes sell themselves. After all, buyers buy for lifestyle needs--perhaps they need something more permanent now that they have married and want to settle down, or they need a second bedroom (or third) when that new baby comes along or they need a whole new lifestyle when the company relocates their job from the West coast to the East coast. Some people have mistakenly drawn the conclusion that if the house can sell itself, having a broker only adds confusion, concern and cost. Nothing could be further from the truth. Of all the residential sales I have particiapted in, the most confusing were the ones where the Real Estate Agent wasn't present, or where the agent did not have knowledge of the local market area. In each case, I am pretty sure the client on the other side of the equation gave up more (or paid it to a secondary arbiter as in an attorney) than they saved in Realtor fees. Coldwell Banker is in the forefront of today's Real Estate market. I care!