When in Doubt, Just Make Up Words!
At least that's what I thought when I saw this in a real estate listing:
"Owner in Process of Removing Adondance of Personal Property."
Adondance? Adondance?? I had to read that sentence three times before I finally figured out what the agent was trying to say.
Now the only thing "Adondance" brought to mind for me was a family event where my father-in-law, Don, inadvertently started dirty dancing with his step daughter and her friend. Talk about A Don Dance! But that's just me. And no amount of brain bleach is going to erase that memory! Try as I might.
All kidding aside, here's my point today. As an agent, your public face is most often seen in your listings. And if those listings contain misspellings or grammatical mistakes, past, current and prospective clients may get a perception of you that is not one you want them to have!
Any spell checker would have picked up on "adondance" because it's not a word. Now I'll admit I tried running it through Word and a few others -- no one corrected it with the right word because those electronic marvels, like me, couldn't figure out what the heck it was! But if your spell checker doesn't even recognize the word, it's time for you to either use another word, or ask someone for help!
As consumers, when interviewing agents, ask to see print-outs of past and current listings. What you see is what you're going to get. An agent with good writing skills is most probably going to be the one who showcases your home in marketing and advertising pieces well. Like it or not, what someone else writes about your home is going to reflect on you!
There is an abundance of agents out there. Please pick one that doesn't just make up words!
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 www.NorthPennAndBeyond.com or call today at 215-853-2624 for a free and private consultation about all of your real estate needs.
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