4 WORDS YOU WANT TO AVOID WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME
May 2, 2017 | Richard Sites
Selling your house can be tricky especially in a market like this one. Zillow says the market in zip code 33458 is “Medium” meaning it favors neither buyer nor seller. So how can you make your house stand out from the others?
One way is to do everything just a little better than everyone else trying to sell right now. So here are 4 words to avoid when describing your house.
Residential real estate has it’s own lingo and agents copy each other’s verbiage when describing a home. In other words, repeating what other agents are saying. So avoid these overused adjectives in your online description.
- SPECTACULAR: Every view is not spectacular. Sorry. In my mind the Grand Canyon is stunning, the view from your house is not.
- CHARMING: Charming means small and “cottagy”. Unless you have a cabin in the woods your house probably is not charming and you would like buyers to think of the home as large as possible. That’s the idea behind light colored paint. Charming also means rustic or it means the house was decorated by your grandma.
- LUSH: Every tropical landscape is described as lush. I like the word lush, but it is terribly overused. And there is also there slang term lush used to describe a heavy drinker. And you certainly don’t want to combine terms and say there is a spectacular, lush landscape!
- STUNNING: Another highly overused word to describe either an architectural element or the view.
If you see these words describing your home, give your agent a thesaurus and ask them to change some of the adjectives. Imagination and creativity can go a long way toward making your home stand out from the competition.
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