The pursuit of a new home is both thrilling and daunting. You pull out your smartphone and get to work checking listings from Realtors and for sale by owners. This is no doubt an exciting time. Perhaps, you open up your tablet or sit down to your desktop and peruse listings just dreaming of the perfect home for you and yours. As you continue to delve deeper into listings, it is our guess that you may begin to see the same descriptive words used over and over to characterize a particular property. Have you ever noticed adjectives like cozy, pristine, and charming? If you’ve looked at listings for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed this trend. What does it all mean? These “buzzwords” are often used to draw you in…but to what? When you know the real meaning behind such terms as low-maintenance and original woodwork, you can sift through listings that just aren’t made for you.
Cozy, Quaint, and Charming
These words conjure up delightful afternoons sipping tea and snacking on shortbread. However, they are also terms that cleverly disguise the fact that a property is most likely small. If you aren’t in the market for a tiny space, best to forego listings that utilize these descriptors.
Full of Potential, Handyman’s Dream
In other words, this home needs lots of work. Hey, if that’s your thing then go for it. If not, you may want to keep looking.
Original Owners, Vintage
Old. Hey, it’s awesome that the same people who built the home you are interested in still the owners, but it could also be that they haven’t changed a thing since the build. This may work in your favor come negotiation time, or it may signal you that this isn’t the home for you.
Here at A Mother’s Touch Movers, we don’t have anything to do with how the listings are written. However, we know some of the ins and outs of the real estate market and consider it one of our jobs to help our clients navigate the moving process. One thing is for sure, why waste your time on a listing that isn’t a viable option for you? Don’t let the jazzy words lead you astray. Your time is valuable.
We help our customers save time and money with fully customizable professional moving services catered to their specific needs. We are in the business of helping the residents of Brevard County with their Melbourne, FL moves by taking the stress away. We know that finding a new home can feel overwhelming, so why not let us take some of the load off of you? Contact our offices today.