Real Estate’s New Offending Words

    what is next with offending real estate jargonThere are always those who are “correcting” and those who are easily “offended”.

    Doesn’t it seem the world has become a bit too sensitive?

    However, I’m no one to argue when representing people in my profession of Real Estate.

    According to some “legal authorities”, the following are going to be added to words which should be not used when describing real estate and homes for sale.

    You have all read the “clever descriptions” within real estate listings. Like when a home needs TLC – Tender Loving Care, it usually means the same as “Bring your Tool Box”, or “Contractors Dream”.  Translated to: The home is in bad shape and you need to be prepared for it.

    When it comes to some of the current words to stay away from, you can guess that any racial terms, slander, profane verbiage, sexist talk, Gender bias, sexual orientation and lies about the home are “naturally” those which aren’t to be used.

    How about “White Picket Fence”. While “picket fence” is okay. The word “White” may offend in a racial way.

    Then you have “See this home”. While seeing a home could be something that needs to happen, what about offending the Visually Handicapped?

    How about “Master Bedroom”. Think about it, that statement can be construed as denoting superiority between one “class/gender” and another.

    Something like “Within walking distance to the supermarket”, can itself be quite harmful. What if the person wanting to buy the home cannot walk?

    Adding a comment such as, “You will enjoy the peace and quiet”, could equate to disaster for those who are hearing impaired.

    Pretty soon you will only read comments such as.  “Home for sale, located in Valencia, Yard, Roof, Four Walls, and a floor…”

    I think that is safe, at least I hope it is 🙂

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    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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