September 6, 2019

Real Estate Euphemisms — New & Improved

Homes with “Great Personalities” & Other White Lies [Editor’s Note: While I do my best to avoid such euphemisms in my own capacity as a listing agent (representing Sellers), let me offer two (sort of) defenses on behalf of Realtors who are less circumspect: 1) beauty is frequently in the eye of the beholder, i.e.,...
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Realtors Who “Eat Their Own Cooking”

When the Realtor REALLY IS a “Neighborhood Expert” In finance, “eating your own cooking” means that the investment advisor has their own money in the same kinds of investments that they recommend to their clients. So, what’s the Realtor definition of “eating your own cooking?” Here’s mine: a Buyer’s agent who recommends a neighborhood or condo building...
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“De-Clutter” vs. “Trash-Out”

It Depends Who’s Talking “Have you ever noticed that their stuff is sh*t and your sh*t is stuff?” —George Carlin Part of real estate sales ” make that a big part ” is handling clients with sensitivity and respect. That’s especially true for elderly clients, who haven’t moved in decades and have strong emotional ties...
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