Some things just go without saying.
Who would have known that coconuts are wonderful in coconut cream pie?
Perhaps if the person at the grocery store who is responsible for writing the little blurbs about the fruits and veggies had been a real estate agent s/he would have come up with something a little more exotic than this description.
Puffery. We see that a lot in this business. A rat infested tear-down becomes a "handyman's dream". A house backing on to the highway will be described as "conveniently located". Some agents go so far as to categorize homes with a small creek in the backyard as "waterfront properties". These are common practices in the real estate industry, and most people reading the blurbs aren't fooled by them. The public at large has become quite sceptical about what they read in real estate publications and online forums.
It's a shame really. A listing agent's job is to highlight the positives of a property and downplay the negatives, so there might be some omissions in the descriptions that the public reads, but we have reached a point where some of the listings out there are downright deceptive. Occasionally I will come across a listing that is refreshingly honest, and I silently applaud the listing agent. I also believe that an honest description of a listing is actually a service to the sellers as it weeds out the people who would obviously be disappointed when they come to see it in person. Some listings that I see would almost be referred to as a "bait and switch" in any other industry.
Some homes will be harder to sell than others. Thems the breaks. Baiting people into coming and seeing your listing under false pretenses is a waste of everybody's time and only serves to get people's hopes up. As an industry, we should try to tone down the puffery a bit, at least to an acceptable level.
Coconuts - wonderful for hammering nails.