Real Estate Column: Decoding Agent Speak: Every profession has its own terminology. Some of this terminology is to describe situation that most lay people never think about. One of my favorites along this line is “winter water views”. This is an actual option when an agent lists a property. What it means is that when the leaves are off the trees you can see the water. Now in most cases the water that you can see is Long Island Sound, though I did once see a listing where you had water views of a small pond in mid-country, when the trees lost their leaves.