One of the more popular posts on this blog was “Real Estate ClichÃ©s & How to Avoid Them.”
To that, I have one more term to add: “show and sell.”
Usually appended to the Agent Remarks field on MLS, it’s a generic — and meaningless — exhortation by the Listing Agent to the Buyer’s agent to essentially “go get ’em.”
Of course, that’s typically preceded by a breathless pitch extolling the home’s various charms, and suggesting that the property will sell itself if you merely open the front door.
If I have any association at all with the term, it’s that homes marketed in such a fashion are typically overhyped and underwhelming.