Not new — but “meticulously maintained.”

Real Estate Synonyms — and Antonyms

True or false: “Meticulously maintained” means the same thing as “updated.”

Give up?

The correct answer is “False.”

In fact, “meticulously maintained” is almost always Realtor code for not updated.

Ditto for synonyms such as “well-loved,” “quaint,” “vintage,” “long-time owner,” etc. (all very nice things, by the way — just not the same as “updated”).

See also, “Real Estate Marketing 101: When to Acknowledge a Home Needs Updating ” & When Not To“; “Real Estate Euphemisms“; and “Real Estate Clichés and How to Avoid 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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