Where have all the proofreaders and spellcheckers gone?
Does no one proofread their work anymore? And what about the spellchecker tools are they all broken? I know I am probably being a little over dramatic but I am seeing more and more listings for Spring Texas homes with errors.
Including these that I directly copied from our local MLS:
Physical Property Description – Public: WOW! Custom home on huge cul-de-sac lot. Jenn-Air convection oven & mircowave 2007, flat surface range 2006, & 2 panties in kitchen.
What …. 2 panties in kitchen? Are the sellers really including 2 panties in the sale of their home? I thought the lack of proof reading was hilarious. But I don’t think the sellers would consider it quite as funny.
Physical Property Description – Public: DECORATORS HOME FEATURING FAUX FINISHED WALLS, SLATE FLOORS IN DEN, KITCHEN, BATH, ENTRY, PLUMBING FIXTURES AND SINKS REPLACED, GRANITE COUNTER IN MASTER BATH WITH CERAMIC TILE FLOORS AND COPPER PLUMBING, 2′ BLINDS THROUGHOUT
I have not been in this home so I can not say with 100% certainty that the description is not accurate. The home could have 2 foot blinds. But I have never seen 2 foot blinds. Now 2 inch blinds those I have seen.
Physical Property Description – Public: BRING ALL OFFERS, SELLERS ANXIOUS!!Wonderful large floorplan. 4/2.5/2 updated home. Laminage/wood/tile flooring downstairs. Carpeted upstairs. Recent paint inside. Stainless steel stove and dishwasher. Washer/Dryer and Frige are negotiable!
I wonder if Laminage is the French spelling for Laminate? And what is a Frige? According to Wikipedia, Frige is an Anglo-Saxon love goddess. Hmm … maybe the sellers have a statue of the love goddess that is negotiable with the sale of their home?
Physical Property Description – Public: THIS 4 BEDROOM 2 1/2 BATH HOME IS LOCATED IN CYPRESS FOREST SUBDIVISION WITH EASY ACCESS TO I-45. FEATURES INCLUDE COVERED FRONT PORCH AND COVERED REAR PATIO. INSIDE HAS LARGE LIVING AREA WITH FIREPLACE, RECESSED LIGHTING THROUGHOUT THRU OUT,
Did the listing agent add the two different spellings of through out for additional emphasis. Or could the agent simply not make up his mind on which spelling to use so he decided to use them both.
Maybe I am expecting too much and I am being too critical. I am sure from time to time when I am in a hurry I forget to thoroughly proofread an email or forget to use the spellchecker tool on a post. But when it comes to marketing my clients homes, I proof and I use the little spellchecker tool. Because my sellers are counting on me to do a professional job and I am not going to let them down by advertising 2 panties in kitchen instead of 2 pantries in kitchen. Oh what a difference the smallest details make.