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 🙂