“RealtorSpeak” — a New Language?
July 9, 2008
Hey White Oaks Blog readers, let's have a little fun…and in the process you can help me set up the next topic for the next “What Do You Think” poll on the blog.
“RealtorSpeak” is a term I have coined for the fictitious, and often bizarre language that Realtors tend to use when creating flyers for their listings, or writing descriptions of their properties on the MLS. (and YES, I'm sure I have been an abuser of RealtorSpeak in the past!) While the words in RealtorSpeak aren't necessarily new, their use (or overuse) is… Let's look at a few examples:
- Gourmet. As in.. kitchen. As in.. is EVERY kitchen in the world a gourmet kitchen? It seems like it. Where are all the gourmets?
- Gorgeous. People are gorgeous, homes are not (yes, I have used this G-word way too many times.)
- Staycation. Uh, no comment.
- Bungalow. “Hey, Bungalow Bill..what did you kill, Bungalow Bill?”
You get the idea. So, here's the deal, aka the audience pariticipation section….. You send me your best examples of RealtorSpeak, and I'll take the top handful and put them in our next Blog Poll. Then EVERYONE can vote for them. Just click the “Comment” link below, or send me an email. If we get a whole bunch, we'll do an American Idol style vote, where we go through several polls to get the top 5 or 10, and then we'll have a final vote for best (or would that make it the worst??)
So, what do you say? Let's have some spacious, sparkling, charming, sought-after, park-like, gleaming, breathtaking, fun…shall we?