Introducing Miss Spelling

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Real Estate Agent with Remax Trinity 2001010154

I searched through the multiple listing service tonight for my buyer who is desperate to find a home in this quiet "holiday" housing market.  What was encouraging was that I found two or three very strong candidates for her.  What was discouraging was that I found two homes listed that had "dinning rooms" instead of "dining rooms."

Really?

I don't want to sound like the grouchy grammar nazi, but misspellings on that order are pretty egregious.  

Whenever I am helping folks buy or sell homes, I assure them of my awareness that this is one of the most expensive transactions of their lives.  This means that the care and attention I give them throughout the process needs to be equal to the amount of their investment.  If I'm listing a home and putting it on the multiple listing service for potential buyers, it behooves me, and does service to my client if I check to see if dining room is spelled with one "n" or two.

And that's about all I have to say on that subject.  It's almost Christmas time, and I don't want to destroy the good cheer in the air.  Besides, I need to get down to the kitschin and clean up, then put my car in the garaszhe in case it rains tonight . . . . 

 

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       Mark Piscitelli and Theresa Ziebro - Northeast Ohio Realtors

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Bob Crane
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Though it does not inspire confidence, I can live with spelling errors.

Dec 10, 2015 03:00 PM #1
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We can all live with them, Bob.  We have to.  They're everywhere!  :)

Dec 10, 2015 09:45 PM #2
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Francine Viola
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Spelling errors and typos are annoying and I just can't believe their seller isn't looking at the marketing, too and seeing these errors!  But one of the worst misspellings is when the street name is misspelled, and then I can't find it in the MLS!  Aaargh!  

Dec 10, 2015 11:51 PM #3
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Mark, I'm with ya, bud! There are some bloggers here who put together whole posts on major misspellings in the MLS systems in their area and they are quite hysterical. 

Ellen Degeneres has a CLASSIC real estate listings boo-boos moment...watch all of the way through, the best one is last!!!

Dec 11, 2015 12:19 AM #4
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Carol Williams
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I'm with you, Mark Piscitelli & Theresa Ziebro .  I tend to judge a persons "attention to detail" by such things as spelling.  A double n is probably less egregious than say not knowing the proper use of "your" and "you're" or "their" "there" and "they're".    The "n" is probably the result of a heavy finger on the keypad.  The other errors are a lack of understanding of basic English.   

Dec 13, 2015 09:27 PM #5
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Evelyn Johnston
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Spelling errors are just as bad as incorrect grammar. Their vs. There.  Those kinds of errors.

Dec 15, 2015 11:32 AM #6
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Can't say I've never made a mistake, but at least I can say if it shows up in spell check I don't make it.  Who doesn't use spell check?

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