OMG, WTF is this? GTFO and STFU! Listen up, Real Estate Agents! This is a public service announcement and ALL of you must understand that listings like THIS ONE, are completely unacceptable. I mean no disrespect to the author of this. Maybe the space bar on their computer broke, maybe they jotted notes in shorthand and meant to fix it, or maybe they don’t know how to spell? Regardless, this is not legible or understandable to the average prospective home buyer or even some agents.
This is not a language and will annoy the shit out of anyone trying to read it. Seriously, I feel like I need a degree in Cryptology in order to decipher this super-secret code. Guess what else it won’t do? SELL THE HOUSE! That’s right, people want to see a brief summary of the home and its key features. I understand that there’s a limit to how many characters are allowed, so that’s when you decide to list what you feel is most important to buyers and let your photos showcase the rest! It’s very simple, really. There’s no need to make this difficult because even my kid who’s in elementary school could write a better listing description.
I asked him to do so actually, and this is what he came up with:
“Brick 2 story home with 4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2 car attached rear entry garage and full basement. Enjoy the private yard from patio off kitchen. Rooms include: Formal living room with fireplace and wet bar, Study, breakfast room, dining room, 1st floor laundry, Master Suite, and spacious bedrooms with ample closet space. Updates include: roof, windows, and HVAC. $20,000 upgrade allowance in Sycamore Schools.”
The original is 347 characters. My revised and LEGIBLE version is 344. You’re Welcome.
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