Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties  (The Virtual Real Estate Team)

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Rainmaker
722,509
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

In my area, it's 'mini ranch' or 'mini ranchette' which could mean anything from a singlewide on acreage not zoned for horses to a home with a few pecan trees. Another nails-on-the-chalkboard for me is 'well appointed'. WTF! Not everything you list is well appointed, ya hair flipper! Hahahah!

Nov 07, 2017 03:54 PM
Rainmaker
2,676,856
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Interesting. those 2 styles seem to be rather descriptive here.  In particular, we have a lot of Tudors.  We have such a span of time when homes were built in our area, so these seem very accurate.  We have a lot of Victorian homes, too, but the Tudors are in the more expensive areas.

I'm not sure what type is over used/inappropriately used.

Nov 07, 2017 04:36 PM
Rainmaker
633,946
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Cottage, maybe not a "style" but the most inaccurate descriptive term I see used often in our MLS.

Nov 08, 2017 01:07 AM
Rainmaker
705,051
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I'm a simple guy. It's a 'beautiful' home is the most misused and inaccurate style of home description I see on our MLS.

Nov 07, 2017 07:46 PM
Rainmaker
470,134
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Bungalow and Cape Cod ... they don't look at all alike ... yet so many agents do not know the difference!  Very frustrating.

Nov 07, 2017 06:38 PM
Ambassador
2,358,341
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Craftsman-style.

Nov 07, 2017 05:39 PM
Ambassador
3,355,564
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

In our area, it's MCM. The ones that agents note as MCMs are not even period-specific! They were often built in 1990 - 2017 and are merely 'modern' homes, not MCM by any stretch of the imagination!

 

Nov 07, 2017 05:06 PM
Rainmaker
3,832,113
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I don't know I sure liked Debe Maxwell, CRS new MCM listing. I thought the description fit it perfectly!

Nov 07, 2017 05:01 PM
Rainmaker
749,960
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Colonial. I know agents that call everything a Colonial. Buyers don't seach for Tudors, or Split Levels, etc.

Nov 08, 2017 03:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,495,772
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

We usually do not use a home style, since our homes are most of the times are mixed. In general, most common styles: Spanish, modern, traditional.... 

Traditional is used most of the times, and I do not even know what that means:) 

Nov 07, 2017 09:20 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

We don't have that style in our MLS. The appraisers don't like us using the term contemporary because it means so many different things to each of us.

Nov 07, 2017 09:18 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

We very rarely see that here. There are other inaccuracies...like move in ready!

Nov 07, 2017 08:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,022,419
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Was in Los Altos, CA today. These are tract homes but they call it Blah blah blah, nothing great about these traditional homes other then they carry a $3.8M price tag. I almost fainted. 

Nov 07, 2017 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
933,116
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Detached.

Yep, we have a lot of Twin-homes here and agents try to sell them like detached homes to get them more exposure. But, when you pull up and it's got another home attached to it, that's a BIG problem...the kind that finds me in your office chatting with your broker. Happens more than I care to discuss.

Nov 07, 2017 08:25 PM
Rainmaker
5,039,551
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

We don't have any of those inaccurate style of homes in our area....

Nov 07, 2017 05:56 PM
Rainmaker
5,425,616
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not studied this topic.

Nov 07, 2017 04:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,082,272
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nov 07, 2017 03:39 PM
Rainer
90,875
Theo Shaw
Baird & Warner Residential Real Estate - Evanston, IL
Serving Evanston, IL & Beyond

Step ranch, raised ranch.

Nov 08, 2017 08:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,247,722
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Most, if not all of them.

Nov 08, 2017 03:57 PM
Rainmaker
852,021
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We have neither of those in our MLS.  The most commonly misused: Comtenporary

Nov 08, 2017 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
738,160
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

High ranch maybe.

Nov 08, 2017 12:57 PM
Rainmaker
2,800,501
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No matter what style of home it is ...

A perfect 10!

Pride of ownership.

No need to preview. 

Any home that "boasts" .... 

Nov 08, 2017 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
768,268
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

IN nearly all cases I can see the elements the agent pulled the description from. The presence of a column may not be the sole criteria for a type.

Nov 08, 2017 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,304,542
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not sure. Every once in a while there is some lack of clarity. 

Nov 08, 2017 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
565,713
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I agree with Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR  that "beautiful" is the most-used term and falsely so!

Nov 08, 2017 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
3,053,541
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Parked and ROFLing!

Nov 08, 2017 02:08 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I don't pay much attention to those

Nov 07, 2017 08:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,365
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Nothing major pops out at me

Nov 07, 2017 06:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,602,924
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

We don't have that in our area. Simple - condo and condo. 

Less than 400 single family homes and really don't know what style they are.

Nov 15, 2018 04:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Interesting question and now I know the answer with you!

Nov 15, 2018 03:42 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

You may be right, Joe.

Aug 27, 2018 10:34 PM
Rainmaker
3,205,096
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I agree with tudor.

Nov 11, 2017 01:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,108,619
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Raised ranch around here, so many call a bi-level a raised ranch, and it is not.

Nov 11, 2017 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,549,525
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Craftsman

Nov 10, 2017 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
2,704,856
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Many don't know what architectural style is so they simply leave the style of home blank in MLS...

Nov 08, 2017 07:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,267
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Do not know

Nov 08, 2017 11:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,473
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't even pay attention to these labels anymore.

Nov 08, 2017 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
3,135,053
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Since we don't see much mid-century modern or tudor in my market, I would say it's the use of colonial and craftsman.

Nov 08, 2017 03:58 AM