I was told, recently, by an agent that he was a buyer's agent. Strictly a buyer's agent. And he told me in a way to make it crystal clear that he felt that was "better" more honourable, more honest.
I represent both buyers and sellers. I'm not talking about dual-agency... that's a different conversation. I represent buyers and sellers equally, 50/50... sometimes 60/40, or 40/60, but all of my career I've represented both sides.
Now I don't think that makes me better. But clearly he does.
Personally, I think working on both sides gives me insight into the mindset of the buyers and the sellers and keeps me current on what both of them are doing.
Working solely as a buyer's agent makes things simpler, cleaner and helps get deep into the psyche of today's buyers.
I would never suggest to a buyer's agent that my way was the better way for everyone. My way is the better way for me.
We all have our own ways, and they work for each of us, but not for all of us.