A Euphemism for the Euphemism

New Realtor euphemisms are being coined all the time.

Case in point: the following disclaimer I just encountered on MLS in the “Agent Remarks” field of a property currently being rented:

What the Realtor said: ‘Standard tenant cleanliness to be expected.’

What the Realtor meant: the place is a mess (actually, that’s still a euphemism).

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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