Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)

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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Honestly, yes.  Typos don't bother me, but clear grammar mistakes do and I think it makes the person look bad.  I have more empathy when I know English is not their first language.

I tend to read less...or read them and then not comment.

I can pretty much deal w/ one or two per post, but after that I get annoyed. 

Jun 06, 2016 12:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It absolutely does influence our frequency of blogger site visits. Many posts here are too painful to read,

Jun 06, 2016 01:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

It may explain why some people do not read mine!

Jun 06, 2016 01:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends.  I'm trying to be more tolerant - it's a work in progress.  

Jun 06, 2016 12:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

OMG the English language as we know it will not exist in 10 years.  LOL, IMHO.

Jun 06, 2016 12:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

It has an affect on my desire to read and it truly tests my restraint to comment; but then I recall "hey, I'm human too, therefore fallible" I catch errors in my posts all the time. I think many know better, we're just a bit rapid in the rain. Now I'm sacred to post this, is it correct English?

Jun 06, 2016 12:15 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not me...I am one of those with poor grammar...but it doesn't stop me from being the best I can be

Jun 06, 2016 12:15 PM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Yes it does!  

BTW. . . speaking on the subejct, it should be:  ". . . a blogger's post?"  or, ". . . continue to read bloggers' posts?"

LOL

Typos happen.  I won't follow bloggers who blather, and can't find a period if it came up an bit them in the arse,  

Jun 06, 2016 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes!  I've been known to correct grammar on people's posts.  I almost countered an offer because they used the wrong "their"

Jun 06, 2016 05:39 AM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

ABSOLUTELY.  If someone can't take the time to proof their work and click on Spell Check, they aren't worth engaging with.  It is so sad that many don't have these fundamental skills.

Jun 06, 2016 03:36 AM
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Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

I think it depends. If there is truly great content being communicated then I will continue to read. But if the writing seems careless or the content is middling I can always find someone else's content to read. AR has too many good writers with great content that clearly work hard on their pieces for me to accept mediocre product. 

Jun 06, 2016 01:53 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

It does.  I view it differently when someone is making an honest attempt, but lazy, sloppy writing is at turn off.  

Jun 06, 2016 01:09 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

It absolutely does!  So does the length of the paragraph, the font, the colors, and if there are pictures or not.  

Jun 06, 2016 01:04 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Yes, it annoys me when people don't use proper grammar.

Jun 06, 2016 12:40 AM
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I have a bigger issue when the post goes on and on.  By the time I get to the third paragraph they lost me.

Jun 06, 2016 12:32 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Probably not, especially not if I am interested in what they have to say or feel I could learn something

Jun 06, 2016 12:29 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

No it does not.  Often times, I've later found the person speaks several different languages and is far more proficient in their many than I am in the one in which I think I'm capable. 

Jun 06, 2016 12:22 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

If it continues throughout the post, yes, I would stop reading. It would distract me too much.

Oct 08, 2016 05:36 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Depends on the topics they post about.  There have been a few that I unfollowed, some I enjoy a lot when they made lots of grammar errors because English is not their first language.  I don't mind. 

Jun 08, 2016 03:06 PM
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Steve Siegwalt
Realty Austin - Dripping Springs, TX
Experts in Real Estate Relationships!

Unfortunattlley Eye Half to says Pore gramr an inpoper use off Eglish ain't no way goud. Itz obnoxshos.... :^}

Jun 07, 2016 11:29 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not as much as a wall of words does, or poorly organized thoughts.

Jun 07, 2016 10:05 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Sometimes, yes - for one, it's irritating that someone didn't take the trouble to check and often the meaning becomes difficult to discern. Definitely does not encourage me to keep that person at the top of my list, so to speak.

Jun 07, 2016 12:54 AM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

The only time improper grammar would impact my reading a blogger, would be if they can't manage to make themselves clearly understood.

Grammar is designed to make it easier to communicate in an accurate and organized way.  Not to be used as a hammer to punish those who don't use it properly.

Jun 06, 2016 11:25 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Oh yes, I'm not a grammar or english teacher but I try to make sure my words are spelled correctly and use the proper word - it's not Two - it's too, it's not there it's their!

Jun 06, 2016 10:42 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Jun 06, 2016 09:28 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Depends, if I find good information and can muddle to the end.  I may skim the article.  I do notice this on MLS & that drives me crazy! 

Jun 06, 2016 01:30 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I hate to be a grammar snob, but I sort of am.  Still, there are some posts that are not all that well written, but have a message that is certainly worth reading.  I think that a lot of bloggers take a little time to find their writing "legs".  And my posts and comments are not entirely typo free!

Jun 06, 2016 01:24 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It does affect if I engage or not which means whether I stay to the end or leave a comment.

Jun 06, 2016 12:33 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Yes

Jun 06, 2016 11:26 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

If it is bad enough yes.  If I cannot figure out what they are trying to say I will move on.  Normally, no, I can figure it out.

Jun 06, 2016 11:02 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Yes. I don't claim to be perfect, nor do I expect perfection in others, but educated professionals need to be able to communicate as such.

Jun 06, 2016 08:21 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Carol - Yes it does. There are a couple of bloggers here whose efforts are so lazy that I spend more time wondering about them and ignoring their content.

Jun 06, 2016 07:10 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Sometimes.

Jun 06, 2016 06:10 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes Carol it does. Let me tell you a story about someone who used to blog here & couldn't spell a sentence correctly. Then 'they' (name hidden) went on to write a book - go figure. A book with incomplete sentences? 

Truth.

There was one of my followers who was literally the grammar police. In real estate I've begun to use the word 'thru' as an agent rather than correctly. He used to email me about through all the time. 10th time it stuck & I do it right lol.

Jun 06, 2016 04:50 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Absolutely

Jun 06, 2016 04:34 AM
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Sandy Williams
eXp Realty, sandy@sandywilliams.com - Sarasota, FL

Absolutely!  Typos bother me.  

Jun 06, 2016 04:24 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Carol,

It does influence me, and I do try to read it once in a while.  

Jun 06, 2016 04:08 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

It depends.   If English is not the author's first language, then I'm much more tolerant.  If there is an occasional "oops" moment I understand because I have plenty of them.  If however it appears that the author feverishly typed something without even attempting to check their work, then I may move on, which is a shame since what they say may be very interesting. (There, was that the world's longest sentence?)

Jun 06, 2016 03:42 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Carol Williams Today, we are so varied in a multi-cultural society. There are agents, maybe members here too where English is a second language. It doesn't really bother me unless it is a spam letter from Nigeria.

Jun 06, 2016 03:24 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

If the subject matter is interesting, I'll keep reading. It is very rare that I will just cancel out of a post in frustration. 

Jun 06, 2016 02:59 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

A writers skill improves as they write more.

If the content is worthwhile I will continue to read.

I do not cast a child aside because they do not posses the skill of an adult.

Jun 06, 2016 02:33 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i am not sure, i for one would be the pot calling the kettle black. IF it was distracting perhaps?? However if the content were amazing , maybe not. However when i post a blog for the public (not all of them are) i clean it up. When i am here among colleagues, i let er rip more often. I have always been the hulk, and the ogre under the bridge..bring me out when the job needs to get done. :)  good question Carol

Jun 06, 2016 01:53 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on many factors.

Jun 06, 2016 01:25 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Not really. A Britist realtor who spells and talks different accent may be attracted by more readers.  Bad spelling bothers me since spell checker is available showing sloppiness.....

Jun 06, 2016 12:45 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

it does for me

Jun 27, 2017 05:44 AM