In Maryland, we're allowed to put 400 characters in the remarks section of a listing. For most agents, it's no problem filling them all up, and looking for more.
Today I showed a listing that had a consise remarks section, which included the words, "light cosmetic touch up needed." I should have known better when there was only outside pictures.
Does light cosmetic touch up include the eight doors that had holes punched in them?
Does light cosmetic touch up include the carpet in the basement that was pulled up and missing. Weirdly, only 3/4 of it though?
Does light cosmetic touch up inlcude the mold remediation?
Does light cosmetic touch up include half the basement ceiling tiles that have water stains? This place must be leaking like a sieve.
Does light cosmetic touch up include the stainless steel appliances that look like someone took a hammer to them?
My favorite was the hot water heater with a bucket strapped to it to contain the leak. It had to be emptied by the homeowner while we were previewing the house...and we weren't in it that long.
I could go on, but I'll end it here.
There is a certain amount of "editorial license" that is just fine in the remarks. Outright misrepresenting the property condition is not.