My tutor is giving me spelling lessons

Real Estate Broker/Owner with American Foursquare Realty RM423982

There are tons of tutors out there!  So many, in fact, you'd have to believe that the real estate agent spelling issues would have been licked ages ago.

Yesterday, my post was about the large number of homes on my local MLS that have stainless steal.  Not a misprint.  That's the way they were listed.

Liz Wallace (Century 21 Sherlock Homes) pointed out that one of her favorite misspellings is tutor - when the agent does not mean an after school education helper!

That got me looking on my own MLS, and I found out that we have a lot of tutors as well!  Broken down into categories:

People who think the world of their wonderful educators

•·         this stately Tutor offers much

•·         Custom English Tutor located in prestigious neighborhood

•·         Well Kept Tutor

•·         Splendid west end tutor

•·         Well maintained Grand English Tutor

•·         Lovely One Of A Kind Tutor

•·         Well Maintained Tutor

•·         Charming Tutor In Convenient Neighborhood

•·         Beautiful Tutor

•·         Very Handsome Classic English Tutor

•·         English tutor reminiscent of true English charm

•·         Great Updated Tutor

•·         One-Of-A-Kind Tutor

•·         Pretty Stone Tutor

Who ever knew so many tutors were twins (is the other twin a tutor, too)?

•·         charming Brick tutor twin

•·         Charming tutor twin

•·         Exquisite Tutor/Colonial twin

•·         Spectacular Tutor Twin

•·         Three Story Tutor Twin

•·         Lovely two story tutor twin

•·         Newly renovated tutor twin


Some educators may only look like educators . . .

•·         Tutor Façade

•·         has been styled after the Tutor tradition

•·         English Tutor exterior


Some educators are all business, without a charming personality

•·         Stone English Tutor


Okay - your educator may have packed on a few pounds, but do you have to advertise that?

•·         Magnificent Over-Sized Tutor

•·         Extra Wide Tutor

•·         Grand English Tutor


Or some may be just shy of the five foot mark

•·         mini English Tutor


Some of my favorites!

•·         Detached Tutor (she knows her material, but is just so aloof!)

•·         Brick Tutor (perfect if you need to brush up on your masonry skills)

•·         With Tutor Beamed Ceiling (what to do with the tutors that just didn't work out)

•·         Tutor Single (when your MLS turns into a dating site!)

•·         Right On Tutor (a child of the 60's)

•·         Charm & character describes this stone tutor (Really? What an oxymoron.)

Which brings me to the listings with truly awful spelling

•·         Beautiful Tuder home

•·         Well Maintained Tuder

•·         Well built tuder style row home


And the special award to the only one spelled this way: Charming Twin Tudur.

The only saving grace was that I couldn't find a home listed as "A lovely two door home in a great neighborhood."

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 Richard Strahm is an award winning Realtor specializing in the North Penn areas of Montgomery County -- Lansdale, Upper Gwynedd, North Wales, Towamencin, Hatfield -- and beyond!  Visit him at or call today at 215-853-2624 for a free and private consultation about all of your real estate needs.
Richard Strahm
Broker / Owner
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA

415 North Broad Street
Lansdale, PA 19446

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Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Yikes, Richard, you have way too much time on your hands !   LOL  Have a terrific weekend.

Jun 12, 2010 06:43 AM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Spelling errors drive me crazy - is it possible that so many people really don't know Tudor from tutor? 

Jun 12, 2010 06:47 AM
Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate

Bill - Shhh - I'm trying to get out of cutting the lawn!

Margaret -- It's amazing.  As professionals in the field, you think we should be expected to know the correct names of housing styles.

Jun 12, 2010 06:49 AM
Kymberly Caldwell-Muniz
(909) 973-0410 - Fontana, CA
TCR Group Keller Williams Realty Rancho Cucamonga



You see a lot of misspelling on the MLS it really irritates me. I always see stainless steal so we know that they do not use spell-check. We would be the rude ones if we call these agents and told them. 

Jun 12, 2010 07:09 AM
Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

And of course you are leaving out the two door, as in coupe.

Jun 12, 2010 07:49 AM
Charles Edwards Bentonville
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 - Bentonville, AR
AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker

Mike stole my thunder, my mind went immediately from tudor to tutor to two door. It's man thing.

Jun 12, 2010 08:26 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

That's funny Richard. I've never actually com across that spelling mistake before.

Jun 12, 2010 08:55 AM
Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate

Kymberly - Sometimes I politely point out (in private) an error I think someone would like to correct.

Mike & Charles - Yes - my last line!

Malcolm - If is wasn't for Liz, I never would have seen it either!

Jun 12, 2010 09:23 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

This is just way too funny.  I am going to have to check our mls and see what I can come up with.

Jun 12, 2010 10:36 AM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Ugh.  TUDUR?  I can (almost) excuse the "tutor" spelling, but "tudur" seems worse to me.  I guess it's because "tutor" is an actual word, although misused in this case.

Jun 12, 2010 11:28 AM
Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate

Richard W - Report back on what you find!

Jason - I agree.  Tudur just rubs me the wrong way.  Looks too much like turd.

Jun 12, 2010 12:08 PM
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

That's too funny.  I can't believe there's so many mistakes.

Jun 12, 2010 01:09 PM