David Barr (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)

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Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

I do and I wrote a post about it.  In the comments I received, a Rainer pointed out that SOME folks are dyslexic or have other disabilities that can contribute  to this and SOME have computer glitch issues that cause problems with presentation.  After those responses, I try to be more tolerant of the human and electronic shortcomings of others and concentrate on their subject matter 

Mar 03, 2016 10:31 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Is it deliberate, for effect? No.
Otherwise, I overlook. With a silent eyeroll. We are supposed to be literate.

Mar 03, 2016 10:27 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

nO't rEely...

Mar 03, 2016 10:25 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes of course. I have to laugh because there was a popular blogger who would never proofread anything - then he decided to write a book! Yeah right.

There was a guy that would tell me that I made him nuts with the words 'thru' and 'through'. I called him the grammar police.

Mar 04, 2016 01:50 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I seem to have a talent for finding errors in spelling or grammar, both in my own words and in others. What really boggles my mind are newspaper articles, online news reports or printed books that have something blatantly wrong. Don't they proof those things?

I'm not sure I think more negatively about someone who makes those mistakes, but I do start thinking that whatever I'm reading could be unreliable. If those mistakes were in a contract, I'd double check every bit of information.

Mar 04, 2016 12:05 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I think it reflects on our education system, which in California is bloated with overseers and red tape.  What we have forgotten here is that the student is the client.  We spend money on the administrators and forget to train the teachers.  And then, there are those who don't want to be corrected and taught, and get mad at you if you do, and there are those who appreciate the corrections.  A

Mar 03, 2016 11:36 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Presentation does make an impact.  Everyone makes an occasional typo, but consistent errors suggest something else.  Lack of attention to detail or laziness come to mind, but some people are just terrible spellers.  

I do tend to think negatively of a poorly constructed message.  It has to be a really good message to overcome the first impression. 

Mar 03, 2016 10:59 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Negatively is too strong a word.

With auto-correct and type-ahead, too often inadvertent stuff happens.

I will look at the fabric of the message. Great thinkers won't allow random caps and punctuation interfere with the mission. Others may allow such interference.

I would think it wise to respond to fIRE the same as you would fire.

Mar 03, 2016 10:28 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I assume you are doing this in your question to make your point! Email errors are one thing, marketing materials are quite another

Mar 03, 2016 10:27 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

Oooh, my pet peeve. It doesn't necessarily make me think negatively of them, but more a lack of attention to detail. A couple random errors I can understand, even though there is spell check and grammar check, but full on issues with spelling and grammar should always be checked or proofread.

Mar 03, 2016 10:15 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It breaks the flow and branding and causes one to pause when they shouldn't

Mar 04, 2016 01:59 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't think anything more than they didn't check their work or don't know any better. If the message is one I want to hear, I can overlook it.

Mar 04, 2016 12:38 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I see is as lacking a professional touch and expect that it will filter through all that they do. Attention to detail is critical in my bidness.

Mar 04, 2016 12:23 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I dislike ALL CAPS more than mispelled words. I usually overlook mispelled words unless it's in a contract.

Mar 04, 2016 12:00 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I think either simple misspellings or the wrong choice of words in a sentence means to me that there was no proof-reading David Barr.  When this happens consistently throughout a paragraph, it's obvious that someone wrote too quickly, and their thought process was ahead of their fingers!  

Mar 03, 2016 11:42 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Ah sO deSka?

Mar 03, 2016 11:14 PM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I am not happy when my employees send something for me, using my name, that include errors.  I learned when I was young that each person excels at something, but not everyone excels at grammar and spelling and that is OK.

Mar 03, 2016 10:54 PM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

No. I pay more attention to the content of the message.  "Fred you just won a million dollars"  "fred You just Won A million dollars"  Either way Freds happy.

Mar 03, 2016 10:54 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If it is a mailing or advertising to a client I have a second set of eyes look at it.

As to spelling in the recent past they were teaching that if it was phonetically spelled correct it was ok! As long as the point of the matter is there I overlook it.

Mar 03, 2016 10:46 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

in a direct mail piece, or in a drip , or solicit yes it does...however i am the pot calling the kettle black

Mar 03, 2016 10:44 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It does make me question their attention to detail. That definitely makes me question whether they are a professional I would want to hire.  

On the other hand, for me as a trainer, they are certainly a target client to teach how to better present themselves on and offline.  

Mar 03, 2016 10:23 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 My guess would be if they are that sloppy in what they send out to the public they may not have the ability to pay attention to detail.

Mar 04, 2016 05:54 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning David. It depends on what it is, I may give a call or shoot an email to them.

Mar 04, 2016 04:54 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Mar 04, 2016 06:43 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

No.  I used to have terrible grammar before I started blogging.  Apostrophes eluded me and I had no idea where to put them.  There, their, they're...  eh.  I struggled with that too.  

I try to give people a break.  They can't all be as perfect as we are David Barr !

Mar 04, 2016 06:00 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


    Maybe not for hair-splitting grammar like "who versus whom"... but it definitely leaves a bad impression when people use "there instead of their", or "your instead of you're".   Also, ending sentences with a preposition, such as "Where are you at?"

Mar 04, 2016 05:57 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

David Barr I grew up in that time when the did NOT teach phonics so spelling has always been a huge struggle to me and often I stump spell check BUT grammar has never been a problem to me. When I see a lot of grammatical errors I usually assume I'm communicating with an uneducated person or someone who uses English as a second language.

Mar 04, 2016 05:51 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not.

Mar 04, 2016 05:37 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

yEs, aBsolutely!  

Mar 04, 2016 04:27 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

David Barr Texting has set the stage for grammatical and spelling errors. It is too bad!!

Mar 04, 2016 04:00 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, emotionally, but having said that I know I make typos when I'm going fast and sometimes when I see those later, I'm horrified. So - should not judge too soon.

Mar 04, 2016 03:55 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I notice them and the impression isn't good but if it's a minor typo and a one-off it doesn't really impact my impression of the sender. We all make mistakes.

Mar 04, 2016 02:15 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

YES!!!  I read a horrible listing description yesterday that made me think it was written by a nigerian scammer.  Made my head hurt.

Mar 04, 2016 02:04 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

It does make me think negatively.  If they can't handle getting the marketing done correctly, how are they going to handle my business?  (I'd better use spell checker from now on!)

Mar 04, 2016 12:12 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker


Mar 03, 2016 11:43 PM