Wordy Wednesday: Yes, grammar matters!

A new survey finds that people searching for a new home are wary when they read ads with spelling and grammatical errors.

A new survey finds that people searching for a new home are wary when they read ads
with spelling and grammatical errors.

If you’ve emerged from winter hibernation, you probably have noticed “For Sale” signs dotting the spring landscape. Even if the actual first day of spring is days away, those selling houses and those wanting to buy houses know that this is the time for sellers and buyers to move forward with their relocation plans.

What would you think of a house that had “a walking closet” or that could be considered “a real germ”?

An interesting survey has emerged showing that grammar matters when people are searching the real estate listings. In fact, more than 43 percent of 1,291 people taking an online survey responded that they would be less inclined to tour a home if the online listing had spelling or grammatical errors.

Why, you might ask?

Potential buyers view these errors as belonging to someone who isn’t paying attention to detail. And that spells trouble for the seller.

To read more, visit http://goo.gl/x4rDMe.

It’s always a good idea to have someone else review the description of your home. That “walking closet” could leave in the middle of the night with all of your clothes and shoes! What a disaster that would be!

(Photo illustration by hyena realty, freedigitalphotos.net)

 

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