Monday, February 11, 2013

Real Estate Words You Never Heard Before

This is the kind of freeting every home needs.
What's a freeting? Read on!

When you're a home seller, you soon learn that the everyday English language fails you.

You meet people, run into situations, and even DO things that demand a new word. Like these I have coined:

Blowbed – Inflatible mattress dressed to look like a regular bed.

Bubble Bath – A grandiose master bath built at the height of the housing market.

Cougar – Older home that looks good.

Dishcount – A price reduction because the home was cluttered with too many cute plates on the walls.

Drive-by Shooting – When a home buyer drives neighborhoods snapping photos on a cell phone to send a significant other for immediate feedback.

Flip Flop – Home renovated to sell, but done poorly.

Freeting – First impression the foyer of your home gives to those arriving.

Not all Scotchems are hidden. My 
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 you how to make decorative hems, 
like this pink polka dot one.  
FSBCP – For sale by crazy person, a phrase used to describe a home overpriced because the seller thinks he doesn’t have to pay a Realtor.

Galcave – Craft room

Half Baked – Kitchen not staged.

Hext – A text message that the people coming to view your home (that you spent all weekend cleaning) bought another home.

Lady Ga Ga – A married couple tours your home and only the wife falls in love with it.

Magish – When you SO desperately want a room in your house to look like a photo in a magazine, it actually happens!

Sho-wells –Towels exclusively reserved for when people are coming to view your home.

Targetize – When a home seller buys all the staging accessories in one trip to Target.    

NFH – Neighbor from hell.

Pillowize – Efforts made to cover couch stains with large, decorator pillows.

Scotchem – Shortening draperies and curtains by using masking tape or duct tape

WTF – White thrifted finds. All the furniture you bought second hand, and then painted white to stage your home. 

Zirconia – Artificial wow factor, such as an avocado refrigerator painted with stainless steel paint.

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Top photo: Meg Broff Interiors

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