Author Veronica Hughes Digrigoli talks about the special language of Real Estate agents today on BookSmart.
We are looking for a house here in England. My Sicilian Hubby is, shall we say, going up a learning curve.
He is learning to speak English. Learning to speak English from estate agents is probably not something most people would advise. They speak in a code which even English people have to learn to translate.
He read out one advertisement to me, utterly baffled.
“We are delighted to bring to market this realistically priced property, which could benefit from extensive refurbishment throughout. Early viewing is recommended, owing to the property being realistically priced.”
“What doesa mean?” he asked, his bright little eyes full of innocent hope.
“It means the house is cheap but nobody is going to look at it, because it is not structurally sound,” I told him.
Poop at your own risk.
“Oh,” he said. “A gorgeous home, located within a quiet cul-de-sac location and if you…
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