An anonymous reader sent us this message this week, which started a discussion between me and Candy:
I have a real pet peeve with some home listings I’ve seen recently. If a client is paying a realtor to list their home, the LEAST the realtor can do is a professional listing. When I see things like this I think that either the realtor can’t be bothered with the property or is not very bright. Either way it’s sloppy and to me reflects poorly on the agent and the property.
I am not a realtor — just someone who is always looking at properties but I would never hire an agent where a listing like this is acceptable to them.
Example of the sloppy listing:
One of the largest units in thecomples on the first floor! Spacious and open floorplan. Two living areas. The back door opnes to a beautiful pool areas. Pool views from the living room, breakfast room and the naster bedroom. Great closet space. washera nd dryer connections in the unit. Quiet secure complaex close to restaurants, shooping and highways.
I know that listing information is going the way of the dodo, with more buyers passing up that little nugget from Realtors entirely to look at dimensions, square footage, and photos. But still, it is important to make sure spelling, grammar, and punctuation don’t reflect poorly on the listing agent and brokerage.
Sadly, I see this way too much. I also see tons of listings in upper price ranges (think $500K and skyward) use all caps in the listing information area. Simply unacceptable, folks. I agree with our writer, that it’s a pet peeve, but I think the solution is for sellers to demand better from their agents, to check their work and make them fix it.
What do you think?