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#186077 - 12/07/07 11:51 PM Stupid MLS comments. *****
Delicious Cake Offline
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Registered: 12/10/05
Posts: 2702
Loc: CA
Okay, so those of us who do BPOs obviously see a lot more of the MLS than your average agent.

Have you guys noticed some of the ridiculous comments in the MLS?

Practically every other listing says "Quite street"... Hmm, so it is quite a street, or is it QUIET, like there is an absence of noise?

I just ran accross this gem, "TENANT IS LIVING. PLEASE CALL LISTING AGENT"

Well thank god, because if the tenant was dead I highly doubt anyone would be interested in viewing the house.

Anyone have any good ones?

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#186082 - 12/08/07 12:05 AM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: Delicious Cake]
OHAgent Offline
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Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 2783
Loc: Ohio
How about this in a $1 mil listing - beautiful bridle staircase. Unless the staircase is meant for horses, I'm pretty sure they meant BRIDAL.

I found this one today "two hot wate tans". It took me a minute to figure out she meant 2 hot water tanks.

I think my favorite of all times was one that I saw on a double in a pretty bad area that had been withdrawn. It said "crack heads burned down my listing". \:\)

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#186083 - 12/08/07 12:08 AM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: Delicious Cake]
texasgal Offline
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Registered: 05/25/07
Posts: 596
Loc: Texas
I always see "rod iron" instead of "wrought iron."

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#186088 - 12/08/07 02:39 AM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: texasgal]
Delicious Cake Offline
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Registered: 12/10/05
Posts: 2702
Loc: CA
I HATE when people mess up wrought iron.

The first time I saw "Rod Iron" I thought it was something I hadn't heard of and called the agent to see what it was.. how embarassing, they were just a bad speller and I looked like the dummy

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#186090 - 12/08/07 04:34 AM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: Delicious Cake]
PA Roadkill Offline
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My all time favorite was the comment "Perfect for a large mother-in-law" on a listing a few years ago. Either you had to have an obese mother in law or they left out the word "Suite".
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#186104 - 12/08/07 08:10 AM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: PA Roadkill]
Gulf Winds Offline
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Registered: 02/04/06
Posts: 1715
Loc: USA
Reading the comments section in our MLS is not only a challenge but a sad indicator of how clueless our peers are!

Here are but a few of my favorites. Yes, idiots have actually (mis)used them in the comments section:

Right/Wrong (as if you need help... ha!)

Perfect/Perfic
Their/There
Entertain/Enertane
Want/Wont
Make/Maek
Pier/Peer
Concrete/Concreet
Attic/Addic
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#186106 - 12/08/07 08:41 AM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: Gulf Winds]
Mr. Foreclosure Offline
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Registered: 09/01/06
Posts: 2834
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I think at least half, if not more, of the edits I have done to my postings on this forum have been to correct spelling after I re-read what I just posted. I'm sure I missed many errors also.

At least some of the problems come from poor attempts to abbreviate words (particularly where the comment field has a restricted length).


Edited by Mr. Foreclosure (12/08/07 08:42 AM)

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#186107 - 12/08/07 08:44 AM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: Mr. Foreclosure]
Ben34105 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/05
Posts: 2304
Loc: Florida
I always like corean counters and purgo floors.

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#186122 - 12/08/07 10:24 AM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: Ben34105]
ggwwttre Offline
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Registered: 06/15/04
Posts: 1187
Loc: Watsonville, CA, USA
I always like the "hurry, this one will go fast" type of comments... invariably on the 200 day old listings.

We've got another guy that starts all his with "This house will sell"... Maybe he's got a positive mental attitude coach or something.

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#186124 - 12/08/07 10:37 AM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: ggwwttre]
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Registered: 07/17/07
Posts: 232
Loc: The Great State of NH
MY FAVORITE....I tried to find the listing so I could quote it exactly, but couldn't find it. Anyway, it went something like this....

Enjoy summers on the back deck with friends or if you don't have any friends, just hang out by yourself.

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#186130 - 12/08/07 11:10 AM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: NH-REO]
Gulf Winds Offline
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Registered: 02/04/06
Posts: 1715
Loc: USA
Here's a funny ad (although not in MLS):

WARNING: It has a word in the ad that may be considered to be offensive to some. Please do not click the link if you may be offened by slang words!

I'm certain that they meant to use the word.. Deck.

http://i19.tinypic.com/6lvtcfd.jpg
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#186135 - 12/08/07 11:41 AM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: Gulf Winds]
SLO Broker Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 662
Loc: California
THat was a BIG time joke ...........

Wait, I think that was my house ........... : )


Edited by SLO Broker (12/08/07 11:42 AM)

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#186140 - 12/08/07 12:23 PM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: SLO Broker]
Ben34105 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/05
Posts: 2304
Loc: Florida
That's what I use my deck for!

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#186149 - 12/08/07 01:12 PM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: Ben34105]
Mr. Foreclosure Offline
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Registered: 09/01/06
Posts: 2834
Loc: upstate New York
So is Shirley Hunsberger a member of this forum?

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#186167 - 12/08/07 03:03 PM Re: Stupid MLS comments. [Re: Mr. Foreclosure]
texasgal Offline
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Registered: 05/25/07
Posts: 596
Loc: Texas
Maybe Shirley is too busy being entertained and enjoying the view to post here.

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