Word to the wise: Watch for these terms in home listings
Anyone who has searched for houses or rental properties knows that deciphering the listings is more of an art than a science. While "cozy" can be "quaint," it usually means the place is too small for a big-screen TV. If you are planning to sell your home Zillow.com has identified many keywords that can either help your listing stand out or hinder your efforts.
||Recent work is worth detailing for buyers.
|Stainless (also Granite, Tile, Pergola)
||Mention features that convey upgrades and those not found in all homes.
||Your yard is just as valuable to describe as your house.
||Especially in lower-priced homes, cleanliness is a plus.
|Basketball (also home theatre, dog room, rain garden)
||Be specific if a truly unique feature sets the property apart.
||Price the home right and there is no need to elaborate.
||Buyers may think the house isn't finished.
|Investment (or Investor)
||Terms that tell buyers the house is cheap or suitable to flip (quickly fix and sell).
||Generic words add no value.
|Fixer (or TLC)
||Most buyers prefer move-in ready.