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Decoded: The Height of 'Grandeur' in Real Estate Listings

Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary. The concept: take a word or phrase that shows up in an unreasonable number of listings and decipher its true meaning. Ideas? Hit up the tipline.

Is this room outside? Why is there an awning? What is going on here? In all fairness, the listing agent isn't necessarily saying that this room has grandeur. It could have comfort. Although, to be honest, you'd probably have a difficult time getting comfortable in this room because you'd constantly be worrying that the Lollipop Guild was about to burst through those folding doors and attack you. No,seriously, this is a splendid room if the inside of your house is the outside of an ice cream store. Don't think about it too hard.

This place sort of does have a feeling of grandeur. It also has a feeling of an M.C. Escher print. What are those carved-out portions in the wall? Are you supposed to put something in those?

...or torn down. Can't really blame them for using 'grandeur' here. It sounds a lot better than 'paint.' "This home is waiting to be restored to its former paint." Just doesn't have the same ring to it.

No can do—your finger is in the way. There's probably a lot of "wow grandeur" behind that finger, though.
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