MLS Agent Remarks: “Driveway Will Be Repaved When Weather Permits”

Show > Tell Kudos to the creative listing agent who thought not just to tell prospective Buyers (and their agents) about the Seller-paid new driveway, once the weather permits, but to also show them as well. An especially nice touch: superimposing the text on the “after” part of the driveway in the photo above. P.S.:...
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Is it REALLY “Lakefront Property?” My Unscientific Test

“Lakeview” vs. “Lakefront” [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced.  If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney.] In a state famed for its 10,000 lakes (actually, 11,842), you’d figure that there are LOTS of lakefront...
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17 Reasons (at least) Why It’s Never a Good Idea to Exaggerate a Home’s Square Feet

Homes That Don’t Measure Up (Literally) Hush, little baby, don’t say a word. Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird And if that mockingbird won’t sing, Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring And if that diamond ring turns brass, Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass And if that looking glass gets broke, Papa’s gonna...
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2-Story Home Listed as 1.5 Story

“Man Bites Dog” — Real Estate Version, or Realtor Fish Stories I literally can’t count how many times I’ve seen a 1.2 story home billed as a 1.5 story on MLS (trust me, if you’re over 5′ 4″, the difference is significant).  See, “When is a 1.5 Story Not a 1.5 Story?”   And sometimes, I’ve...
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