The Age recently published little article I loved and couldn’t wait to share with you. It describes a special lexicon, a vocabulary that real estate agents use to make horrible dump sound like a palace. Didn’t it happen to you before – reading the ad makes you feel like you’ve found your dream home, just so you could be terribly disappointed when you see it in real life?
Here are a couple of examples:
They write: BRIGHT AND SUNNY
Which means: The previous tenant scarpered with all the blinds and curtains.
Because something’s gotta be done about the rats.
The agent couldn’t be bothered moving the previous tenant’s crap out of there
ONE WEEK’S RENT FREE
Will somebody please, please sign a lease on this uninhabitable shithole?!
Anyway, here’s the link and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Click here to read the full article about real estate adds lexicon.