The Lighter Side:
Realtors have been accused of occasionally embroidering reality.
In their enthusiasm to sell a property, agents sometimes put a positive spin on the facts.
Their descriptions may be euphemistic, a tad exaggerated or hallucinogenic!
Here are some examples of such puffery:
"Partial water view"
"Ready to move in"
"Needs some TLC"
"Rich historical detail"
"Hot re-development area"
TRANSLATION: REAL MEANING
No room is bigger than 6" X 8", head hits ceiling
Stand on a stool with a telescope to glimpse the lake
The front door is missing
Rooms are painted day-glow purple
Keeps the water in
Hurry, my listing is about to expire
7 layers of wallpaper and no garage
Lots of screaming toddlers, only a few drug-dealers
Built between a 6-lane highway and a clover leaf
After 20 year battle with the OMB
If you call in the guys who built the Aswan Dam
Crowded with new condos, not a parking lot in sight
Drifters and squeegee kids being replaced by lofts
White paint hides cracks, potpourri hides cat smells
You need a Sherpa guide to find it
Did I mention, nuke it?