Is your MLS description a TRICK or a TREAT? A TRICK disappoints buyers when they arrive at the home . . . a TREAT surprises them with, not only what was promised, but something extra!
Here is an example of a TRICK. (and although the wording is not exact, it is similar to a home I actually saw a few years ago)
“This charming 1915 home offers two large main-floor bedrooms with an additional bedroom on the second floor.” This home did have two sizable main floor bedrooms. The third? It was an attic bedroom that could only be accessed through pull-down stairs! Even my daughter who is only 4’11” could only stand up straight in the center two feet of the roof line! Quite the TRICK to lure us to the home!
The listing could, however, have been worded, “This charming 1915 home offers two large main-floor bedrooms. Plenty of easily accessible, heated storage.” Buyers are attracted to storage and the space might delight a young family whose children could claim the bonus space as their hideaway! What a TREAT!
Here in Spokane, Washington, we are lucky to have many Craftsman, bungalow and historical homes for sale. Through the years, people have remodeled and re-designated areas to fit their particular needs. When describing these unique homes, it is tempting to exaggerate the number of rooms and true living space. I always remind myself that it is better to let an unexpected nook be a delightful surprise that you didn’t mention, rather than a disappointment because it was misrepresented in the listing!
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