In past careers, I was a high school English teacher, a travel writer, and an editor, so it’s safe to say that words matter to me. On occasion I stumble across some really entertaining spelling errors in the MLS or in marketing materials, and sometimes they’re just too good not to share. To protect the innocent (or at least save them from embarrassment) I won’t link to them.
One of my favorites: a few years ago an agent sent a marketing piece to her neighborhood farm telling owners she’d be glad to prepare a “custom market tragedy” for them. Um, I think she meant “strategy,” but I’m just not sure.
Some other recent goodies:
* There’s a “Gorgeous expanded hoe,” for buyers who want to dig up a good deal.
* “Oasis in the heart of Fan Francisco!” I know we’re fans of living here, but let’s leave it as San Francisco, shall we?
* “Emaculent Condtion.” Spell check couldn’t figure this one out?
* “Gormate kitchen with Gas Range, stainless stail appliance.” I can’t even comment on this one.
* “Hugh Level Lot. 3 story hight duplex.” Ditto my last comment.
And from our friends over at AgentGenius.com, some more fantastic MLS spelling errors and hilarious commentary:
â€œDining area w/ baguetteâ€ (For buyers who are well-bread, from someone who’s half-baked.)
â€œPlease keep kennel shatâ€ (I have no choice â€” it’s on my shoe.)
â€œFrosty glass touchesâ€ (Let me guess â€” a corncob pipe and a button nose?)
â€œBonk beds includedâ€ (Hmmmâ€¦throw in aÂ hot guy, and I’ll buy the dang house!)
â€œSeller says toke all offersâ€ (Party on, Dude.)
What Are You Rolling?
â€œSome wok will make this niceâ€ (Mused Jackie Chan while wielding a Chinese cucumber.)
â€œSellers left skate â€” very negotiableâ€ (That’s greatâ€¦if you’re a one legged skater.)
â€œMust haveÂ bank committedâ€ (People whoÂ belong inÂ straight-jackets should not throw stones.)
â€œCustom backslashâ€ (Back off, Freddy Krueger!)
C-o-o-ol, The Lava Lamp Is On
â€œXtra pot availableâ€ (Methinks you’re already one toke over the line, Ozzy.)
â€œJust need to spliff upâ€ (Said Willie Nelson whileÂ face down “on the road again.â€)
â€œJust needs a fixâ€ (Muttered Keith Richards to the chair with whom he was conversing.â€
â€œSoapstoned countersâ€ (Put down the bong and step away from the keyboard, Snoop.)
â€œLamestone bathâ€ (Intoned the lame, stoned agent.)
â€œNightspots just a hip awayâ€ (I believe you mean a liver away.)
And One Last Hitâ€¦
â€œWhat’s not to lick?â€ (Uh, if I have to tell you, you shouldn’tÂ be allowed out of the house.)