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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Attractiveness can work for or against. I can think of several ways. Will a consumer waste the agent's time 'just to hang out with them'? Will the spouse be jealous? Will the consumer take the agent seriously, challenge/distrust them or be dismissive if they are attractive?
At the end of the day, knowledge and 'street smarts' will win out.
We have a funny saying around here: "Old age and treachery will beat youth and skill every time."  3:)

Mar 01, 2017 05:51 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

As a man with freakishly good looks, YES!

Oh, but it's not my looks, it's my bride that makes me look so good!   

                      Thomas J Nelson

Mar 01, 2017 07:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

What is attractive in any person is their confidence/certainty, their expertise. Those are the real challenges. One of our clients is drop dead gorgeous, when she was single, she wore a wedding ring so that the sellers would know she was married.   A

Mar 01, 2017 06:27 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I find a high confidence level attractive in a human being

Mar 01, 2017 06:26 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Ridiculous and insulting question. I don't normally react this way but this really ticked me off.

Mar 01, 2017 07:08 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Attractiveness does get a second look and maybe a third look. After that is comes down to competence and knowledge and service.

Mar 01, 2017 07:07 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Define "attractive." Define "more successful." Define "challenged." I'm with Joe Pryor in thinking this is a ridiculous and insulting question.

Mar 02, 2017 03:14 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Depends. I does not hurt to be pretty or handsome but eventually they open their mouth to speak. 

 

p.s. I do not believe there ere woman who are not pretty. Some of us just need help to present our-selves. Same as  houses:) 

Mar 01, 2017 07:11 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Many decades ago, I owned an Image Consultancy Business.  I was hired by individuals and by corporations helping business people "put their best face forward".  I taught them how to improve their "curb appeal" first which in turn helped them with confidence building and then business/social skills.  It all went hand in hand.   At the end of the day, it was their confidence that made the difference but what comes first?  You don't have to be drop dead gorgeous to be successful but you don't have to be the opposite either!   As others have stated, it is competence and confidence that will get you there.

Mar 02, 2017 08:43 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I agree with Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I think confidence is more attractive than superficial appearance.  A ready smile also makes one attractive to me.

Mar 01, 2017 08:40 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

What is your definition of "more successful" for purposes of this question?

Mar 01, 2017 10:54 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think it ultimately depends on the person and their skills and competence as much as how "attractive" they might be viewed. But more importantly, what is the definition of attractive?

Mar 01, 2017 08:24 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I am not sure. I know of some agents that are not attractive (IMHO) and they are the type that make you dumber by listening to them and they sell more property than they I would ever imagine possible. It's a bizarre business.

Mar 01, 2017 08:15 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Probably, thats why they put their photos on their cards.

Mar 01, 2017 06:17 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

My first thought / reactions was .... OUCH. 

Then my mind went to ... define attractive ... where does that scale lead to ... ugly.  Define ugly.  

Mar 02, 2017 09:24 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Peak Professionalism and knowledge trumps attractiveness.

Mar 02, 2017 06:18 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I don't believe so. Professional is the key.

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Mar 02, 2017 06:07 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Wow, you are going to get some interesting responses with this question.

Mar 02, 2017 04:58 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I think an attractive personality and how you treat others has far more to do with success than looks. Their are some pretty agents with bad attitudes 

Mar 02, 2017 04:54 AM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Unfortunately, I wouldn't know.

Mar 02, 2017 03:32 AM
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James (Jim) Lawson, DBA
DomainRealty.com LLC - Bonita Springs, FL
Broker Associate, RSPS, BPOR, HI & PE

A scientific study is necessary to answer the question at the global level. I've seen people who are generally considered by many to be physically attractive to be successful and also nonsuccessful. Likability rather than attractiveness might be the word that elicits a stronger yes with exceptions of course. 

Mar 01, 2017 09:25 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I've made more with messy hair and torn jeans in wholesaling...

Mar 01, 2017 08:03 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Only if they are more articulate and knowledgeable.

Mar 01, 2017 07:28 PM
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

I believe we've had this question here before at some point. My honest answer would be that just like with everything else in life, looks are important initially until you can get past that phase and then competence and skill will win out everytime. Will it help you get your foot in the door to be beautiful? Of course, it will. Every single time! Any other answer is just politically correct. But there will always be successful agents that are remarkably successful and don't fit the mold. You can achieve by wisely utilizing your best attributes, be it personality or whatever.

Mar 31, 2017 12:42 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Competence and knowledge are the key components to success!

Mar 06, 2017 08:29 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Depends on what / how you define success.  I network with a variety of sizes and shapes. Attractiveness is not about looks.  It's a package deal.  What I find attractive you may not.  

Mar 03, 2017 09:54 PM
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Jeffrey Cooper
Guaranteed Rate - NMLS ID #2611 - Lutherville Timonium, MD
VP of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate

I'm not sure of the answer, but I do notice you don't have a profile picture! Please note my profile picture is from just before I got into the Mortgage industry and it was probably my peak "Attractive" time period.

Mar 03, 2017 11:14 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would hope they hire me due to my knowledge and ability to BE their agent, not for my looks (or lack thereof).

Mar 03, 2017 10:59 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Agents who are competent and provide good customer  service do well.

Mar 03, 2017 05:03 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

John - I do not see any direct relationship between successful agents and their attractiveness.

Mar 02, 2017 11:40 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I suspect they get more business, at least to start. If they suck at their job, they won't get the referrals and the business will fail. I'm so thankful my skills can make up for my looks! ;)

Mar 02, 2017 06:42 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I don't see this as a viable question..boarding on discriminatory

Mar 02, 2017 05:28 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

That is true for every business and industry. Unfortunately, it is usually part of the package, but not always.

Mar 02, 2017 01:35 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 

Mar 02, 2017 01:30 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

ok interesting question

Mar 02, 2017 12:12 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am challended in that department and I do ok

 

Mar 02, 2017 11:36 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I'm staying out of this discussion.

Mar 02, 2017 10:11 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Beach Bimbo Barbie may get the appointment, but if she can't convince the sellers to list with her or can't get the job done, she'll be back digging for gold in no time.

Mar 02, 2017 09:59 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not in my world...give me knowledge and skill

Mar 02, 2017 09:45 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Please define attractive and not attractive

Mar 02, 2017 09:00 AM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I think that attractive real estate agents will get the first look.

Statistics show that taller people get paid more...

Eve

Mar 02, 2017 08:57 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I agree with Inna Ivchenko  and Debbie Reynolds . They eventually will have to show that they are knowledgeable. Then the clients see that their home/investment worth hundreds of thousand dollars is in the hand of an incompetent agent.

Mar 02, 2017 07:30 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

So that's my problem?

Mar 02, 2017 05:59 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Probably.

Mar 02, 2017 05:38 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes we are, but don't hate us just for our looks.

Mar 02, 2017 05:21 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Being attactive does provide an advantage.

Mar 02, 2017 05:16 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I thought every real estate agent was considered beautiful.... now you tell me differently!!! I'm nasty looking and I always had plenty of business....

Mar 02, 2017 05:07 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Challenged? I think that depends on who is doing the survey. They say that is true in life with all things & endeavors.

Mar 02, 2017 04:52 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one!

Mar 02, 2017 04:25 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

You can have a face for radio and if you hustle, deliver looking like a plow horse pretty can be deemed darn attractive to your buyer and seller. Results are tied to work ethic, being friendly, efficient and reinventing your list, twist, sell (repeat). Not high cheekbones, short skirts and a wiggle when you walk and talk. Ken and Barbie plastic REALTORS don't look so hot and lose the luster when they tie you up with delays and not delivering the high end service. Pretty is as pretty does momma always says. And that's all I am going to say about that Jenny.

Mar 02, 2017 04:15 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

No. I can think of some not so attractive people who are quite successful, and the reverse as well. 

Mar 02, 2017 03:25 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
Gulf Place @ 30A - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

I am not really comfortable with this question.  Competincy matter.

Mar 02, 2017 03:16 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Peak - beauty always wins.... - just my two cents.

Mar 01, 2017 11:41 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

John Peak Maybe!

Mar 01, 2017 05:54 PM