Which Description Words Sell, Which Don’t–Florida Real Estate School
The MLS typically doesn’t give agents a lot of room for descriptions. This space is valuable, so you shouldn’t repeat information that’ll show up in the details section. Save the description box for compelling, intriguing information that’ll reel agents and buyers into the home for a closer look.
Highlight the Best Stuff
Know what buyers want and, if the home you have listed has any of those features, hit them hard in your listing description.
- Any unique amenities – a gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, oversized yards and garages – are worth highlighting.
- Brand names should be sprinkled throughout the text.
- Don’t forget to mention appealing features such as those pullout shelves in the kitchen cabinets or the walk-in pantry.
Improved homes are attractive to buyers. New roofs and windows are especially appealing, but any improvements are worth mentioning. A homeowner who cares enough to replace, repair or improve is a homeowner who has most likely maintained the home, which is comforting to buyers.
Use the Right Words to Describe the Listing
Next time you sit down to write about a new listing, keep in mind that some words sell more effectively than others. They have more power: the power to compel a buyer to act.
Words that do not sell:
- Must Sell
- Move-In Condition
- New Paint or New Carpet
Words that do sell:
- Curb Appeal
- Fixer Upper
- Beautiful – Homes described as “beautiful” sell for 5% more, and 15% faster than those described as being in “move-in condition,” according to the National Association of REALTORS.
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