I adore reading real estate listings, just about as much as I love reading the furniture listings. But there is nothing worse than a description that has you dreaming of moving in only to be let down when you finally get there person. Real estate listings are a classic for this.
So before getting all excited about your would be dream home check out this great interview with Barbara Corcoran on the Nate Berkus Show (two of my idols by the way) about how to decipher what those listings are really saying.
Some of my personal favourites:
- Calling small apartments ‘lofts’
- Close to the beach, when it is actually a 10min drive.
- Industrial style, when its really still a factory with little amenities.
- Spanish style, meaning very original condition.
Sometimes, it’s about reading between the lines.