Subjective vs. Objective

See if you can spot the difference between the following, two groups of statements:

Group 1: “The prettiest house on the block!”; “character-filled”; “one of Southwest Minneapolis’ most desirable neighborhoods”

Group 2: “2,650 finished square feet”; “1 1/2 story bungalow”; “4 BR/3BA”

If you can’t tell, the first group consists of subjective statements; the latter, objective.

I just previewed a Southwest Minneapolis home that the Realtor billed as 1 1/2 stories.


The “second story” was an unfinished, basically inaccessible attic.

Is my client going to buy it? Probably not, because I’m not going to show it to them.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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