The Good, the Bad, and the Bizarre

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Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 NRDS ID#641625055

Recently, I received a Zillow testimonial from a past client. Good news.

It was hastily typed into a cell phone and reads like one long, run-on sentence. Bad news.

Instead of the period (.) my client meant to insert, an "n" two keys over was hit in error. This completely changed the meaning of the sentence. Bizarre.

The Zillow testimonial should have read, "She goes the extra mile for me."

but it reads...

"She goes the extra mile for men."

Wink, wink.   
     

Wink and Flirt


I'm more than a little embarrassed to come off like a senior citizen floozy. Ha!

I, laughingly, asked my client to correct the typo when I first saw it. She was going to delete and redo but, apparently, never got to it.

Awkward predicament.

I know she's going crazy, right about now, emptying one house and getting ready to move into another that needs all kinds of renovations but, what to do if this testimonial is not top of mind?

I suppose I could operate on the assumption that even bad press is better than no press, but I'd feel a lot more comfortable with a revision.

Zillow, can you help me?  I'd rather not be known as the REALTOR® who provides extra services for men!

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

"Me," "men"... what a difference a letter can mean!   Good luck with Zillow editing!

Jul 20, 2016 12:32 AM #1
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good afternoon Jill. This is too funny. I wouldn't worry about it unless you get a proposal. TY.     

Jul 20, 2016 02:28 AM #2
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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That is sort of a drag Jill. I value these reviews and you would think they could do a better job.

Jul 20, 2016 03:17 AM #3
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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This is funny. Since you can't change the situation, imagine that it could be much worse. At least going after men is still legal :)

Jul 20, 2016 08:33 AM #4
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Oh no. It is really funny though. Not so funny if it were me, but then I would have done exactly what you did....write a post about it. LOL

Jul 29, 2016 12:46 AM #5
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Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Jill Sackler That's funny - I know you're not laughing though.  Why not write a response to the testimonial saying thank you and mention the error, maybe in joking way.

Aug 02, 2016 09:28 PM #6
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Don't you hate that?? Yes, it's nice that he wrote it, but it's not just your average typo! This is not what you want potential cients reading. So sorry Jill - truly hope Zillow will help you out!

Aug 08, 2016 08:17 AM #7
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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

A super post, I'm glad I picked something up from your tips. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 19, 2016 02:14 PM #8
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the concept of extra services for men. It may be your best marketing strategy.

Sep 19, 2016 10:00 AM #9
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Lol. I think I'll run with that.

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