Real estate ads:
Fact or Fiction?
Finally an explanation on the hidden language of a real estate ad, with real-life examples.
Memorize this list of how homes and properties are described to break the real estate ads code.
- Sophisticated city living means: Next to noisy bar
- Old World Charm means: Has some woodwork and needs cleaning
- Contemporary Feeling means: Has no woodwork or furnishings
- Close to lakes means: Impossible to reach the street, except in summer
- Picturesque setting means: Abandoned cars and waist-high weeds in neighboring lots
- Wide-open floor plan means: Previous owner removed supporting walls
- Updated kitchen means: Sink no longer overflows
- Security system means: Neighbor has mean dog
- Needs TLC means: Major structural damage
- Motivated seller means: Could not sell the home for 10 years
- Convenient location means: Next to freeway entrance ramp
- Mint condition means: Mouthwash spilled on carpet
- Neutral decor means: No mural of nudes or Elvis
- Move-in condition means: Front door missing
- Cozy means: Each room is the size of a closet
- Lower-level family room means: Ping-pong table covers sewer opening
- Light, open spaces means: Holes in walls and missing insulation
- Outstanding means: Sticks out like a sore thumb in this neighborhood