Are you sending the right message?

Real Estate Agent with Utah Prestige Real Estate

I found this email in my inbox this morning. I'm guessing the marketer does have a great IDX website set up. I am also certain that they are much better at building websites than me. However, the grammar mistakes are so glaring that I would never want to work with someone who could make that many errors in so few words. 

If my Realtor doesn't know the difference between "Your" and "You're" or "lose" and "loose", how can I trust him/her to write a proper contract?

I contemplated replying to his email with some constructive criticism, but wasn't sure how it would be received. Would you have said anything?


In closing, always do a spell and grammar check! It won't catch everything, but it will help. 

Comments (7)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Wendy... I'll be the first to say that grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes are major pet peeves of mine regardless of where or from whom they originate.

Nov 04, 2016 02:46 AM
Daniel J. Hunter
REALTOR® - New Port Richey, FL

REALTOR® < are you not supposed to have ® after such words?

Nov 04, 2016 12:53 PM
Lyn Sims

Yes you are!

Nov 07, 2016 06:20 AM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Drives me crazy.  The ABSOLUTE WORST is not knowing the difference between SALE AND SELL!

Nov 05, 2016 08:32 AM
Theresa Akin

I've received an email just recently very similar  and it wasn't the first one from the party. I finally, replied with a request for them to use ''spell and grammar" check and I may consider contacting them.  

Nov 06, 2016 07:23 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Have you ever given thought that maybe their website builder is overseas? Reason I say that is because someone built a site for me & recommended someone & I was totally appauled at their grammar skills (or lack thereof).

I provided the info I wanted used & they 'ad-libbed'. It was a disaster.

Nov 07, 2016 06:19 AM
Wendy Remley

I looked up the name of the sender through the email name and how he signed the email. Not only is he local, but we have a friend in common on facebook.

Nov 07, 2016 06:20 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

So right.  Our eyes gravitate to those mistakes quickly1

Nov 07, 2016 11:07 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Probably not a company you want to work with.

Feb 23, 2017 06:51 PM