Do you know the secret codes?

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

As a consumer looking for a home to buy, do you realize that some of the descriptions in the MLS that the listing agent has written might actually be in code? That's right. We agents are part of a secret society and we communicate by code!

Ok, not really, but there are some words that an agent will use that are highly descriptive. For instance, a home with a "Cozy" room more often than not means the room is smaller. Gleaming wood floors can mean the wood floors have been polished, but does not mean they are is great shape. And the one I personally love is, Fixer Upper. Many buyers hear this and think new paint and carpet. I have seen "Fixer Uppers" without a roof.

The main reason for this post is to let you know that we agents do work tirelessly to describe our listings as best we can and to present them in the best light. However, the best way to determine if a home will suit your purposes is to go and actually see it.

Oh, and by the way, I think it is funny to see a listing that expires after 6 months on the market and the agent placed in the description on day one, "Won't last!" Were they speaking of their career?

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Peter,

The last one is good and I like the "Price Is Right!"

Make yourself a great day.

Oct 01, 2015 01:54 AM #1
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

The "This one is priced to sell" term is funny when you've seen that they've done multiple price reductions. 

Oct 01, 2015 02:13 AM #2
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

What do you mean codes? I'm still trying to learn the secret hand shake. LOL

Oct 01, 2015 03:58 AM #3
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