The article below from Realestate.com.au may be great should you be selling your house, however, if you are buying, not such a good idea… you may pay too much for your property simply because the agent is good looking. So you need a Buyers Agent – we don’t care how good looking the estate agent is, and we wont be emotionally pulled, we will be concentrating on one thing only. How to help you buy the property at the best price possible
Being distracted by an agents overall appearance is a version of the “halo effect” – where the overall picture is so good that it distorts our ability to look more closely at individual aspects. “Specifically, we argue that the degree of attractiveness of an estate agent spills over into the property they are selling, making it more attractive in the minds of buyers,” Tumarkin says. “This is a unique feature of the Australian market where selling agents show properties directly to buyers. In the US, for example, the buyer and seller agents represent each party’s interests; selling agents almost never meet with the buyer. Peter Rochfort, a Sydney-based workplace relations practitioner says the triumph of the beautiful (sometimes referred to as ‘lookism’) isn’t confined to real estate. “People are routinely passed over for jobs, pay rises and promotions because, in someone’s eyes, they’re not seen as attractive. And they become self-conscious. As a society we need to really examine our attitudes to appearances and start looking beyond the superficial,” Rochfort says.”
Therefore, it may be best to engage a Buyers Agent, no good looking estate agents will shift our only desire, to obtain the house for you at the cheapest price.