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“Escrow now terminal” – killing your marketing with errors?

Typing is difficult, and spell checking is even difficulter… see? These real life marketing typos were discovered in the MLS and are sure to make you feel better about your own simple mistakes.

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Killing your marketing, one eff up at a time

Do you ever wonder how some people continue to get work in spite of their blunders? I know I do. I can overlook the occasional blooper, but some of these are ridiculous. They are also quite hilarious… although I doubt the sellers would think so. Well, this is the return of the blooper highlights filled with real errors found in property listing descriptions in the MLS, so let’s have some fun:


“Beautiful rodenten bushes” (Do you fertilize them with cheese?)

“Wood carpet” (This must be the home of Pinocchio.)

“Trampauline strays” (Pauline may be a runaround tramp, but you’re a moron.)

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“Seller put out contract” (Who’s your seller – Vito Corleone?)

“Escrow now terminal” (Apparently the contract paid well.)


“No show Mom” (She probably left home because of your terrible spelling.)

“Swimming pol”  (I’ll bet that politician is back paddling.)

“Big serene pod in back” (Big scary alien on back porch.)

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“Leave foo outside” (…What Foo’s wife said when he arrived home late after shooting craps in Chinatown.)


“No sow without 24 hr notice” (Sign on Miss Piggy’s stage door.)

“We got infantory” (Sign in window at We’ll-Screw-Up-Your-Kids Preschool.)

“Must have cop check” (What are you checking them for – contraband donuts?)

“Seller say Sell NO” (…Then it seems he’s got the right guy for the job.)

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“NEW! IMPROVED! READY! EVERYTHING NEWLY WIRED!” (Including the agent, it seems.)


“No smoke in hose” (I can’t help it – my thighs rub together.)

That’s it for this week, folks. Remember: Spell well and sell.

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I wear several hats: My mink fedora real estate hat belongs to Sotheby’s International Realty on the world famous Sunset Strip. I’M not world famous, but I've garnered a few Top Producer credits along the way. I also wear a coonskin writer's cap with an arrow through it, having written a few novels and screenplays and scored a few awards there, too. (The arrow was from a tasteless critic.) My sequined turban is my thespian hat for my roles on stage, and in film and television, Dahling. You can check me out in all my infamy at LinkedIn,, SherlockOfHomes, IMDB or you can shoot arrows at my head via email. I can take it.

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