Closing Bell: Looks Sell Apartments

Do you judge a listing by its broker? The Wall Street Journal reports that real estate agents who are rated as “very attractive” see higher listing and closing prices for properties. A study at Middle Tennessee State University found that those brokers had $20,275 higher listings and $15,622 higher sales prices compared to brokers who were deemed aesthetically “average.” But at the same time, attractive agents had 17 fewer listings and 11 fewer sales on average, and their listings tended to take longer to close.