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Kathy S. Koops GRI

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Realtor Speak

filed under: Informational posted on May 13th, 2015

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“Realtor Speak” is a good description of how we translate where somebody wants to house hunt into “MLS Speak”.  The map shows how the greater Cincinnati real estate market is broken into West and East and then there are codes for communities within each of the areas.

So when you tell us that you want to live in Liberty Township- we’re searching E16 LT or Wyoming W02 WY.  When buyers want a specific school district -the MLS makes it fairly easy because the one of searchable fields is “school district”.  Empty nesters wanting empty nester homes are somewhat out of luck because, at this time, we don’t have a field for empty nester so agents have to use the remarks section.

Buyers asking for specific features like – wooded lots, pool community, first floor master, basement, 2 car garage and so on- may have so many requirements that only 1 or 2 properties meet their requirements.  When that happens and buyers don’t like what’s available they usually back out some of the specific features to open up the search.  “Realtor Speak” covers a lot and it helps when both both buyers and sellers understand the MLS systems usually don’t allow us to customize for each property- so be patient if the first home search isn’t perfect.


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