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

I see this ALLLLLL the time and I'd be lying if I said it did not impact my decision to refer! 

Nov 02, 2019 07:23 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Mott,
Are you just realizing AR has "gamers"?  It's pretty easy to discern who they are.

As for proofreading, I am more careful with my blog posts than comments. I try but errors happen.

Nov 02, 2019 07:25 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I try to proofread everything I do, however, when I am doing things from my phone I have seen some very interesting words that I could swear I did not write!  But I see alot of strange stuff out there.  When I catch the mistake I try and fix asap!

Nov 02, 2019 07:29 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

As far as proofreading:  Things happen.  Onto your next "point" - ActiveRain is a points-driven platform but those who are only interested in points will miss out on so many other advantages of AR.  


Nov 02, 2019 08:36 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I do my best with spell check, and I read and reread.  I have found errors even after that.  We have a stellar proofreader for all our client's materials that we create.  

There are some of this platform who are gamers for points!  And that is what they do,  It is just reflecting their nature.  A

Nov 02, 2019 07:30 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I usually do Mott Marvin Kornicki but sometimes errors slip by. When I posted yesterday I was heavily sedated going into surgery and I let two misspellings slip by.

Nov 02, 2019 11:52 AM
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

I don't proof read when making comments on AR and often drop a word or have a typo. I should probaby spend some time proofing my comments as they do reflect on my level of professionalism. However, I would say that I do actually try to understand the questions and give actual answers regardless of grammar, typos and dropped words. That said, some questions are dull enough to simply respond, "points please" as that is the appropriate response and in line with the purpose of the question.

Nov 02, 2019 10:20 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not put any energy on that.  It is what it is.  It is telling and a good indicator of many things.  I would not refer business to those people.  If they are here for points - so be it.  There is far more to this community than points. 

I do proofread yet I have missed a few typos/bloopers from time to time. 

Nov 02, 2019 01:01 PM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

With all due respect, isn't that what you're doing here - gaming the platform? You have four questions at the top of the Q&A. Two of them relate to real estate. 

My advice is to take what you need from AR and leave the rest.

Nov 02, 2019 09:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I proof my own work... no need to ask anyone else to do it for me.

Nov 02, 2019 08:31 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I try to proofread everything but sometimes I make mistakes, too.  Yes, there are some in AR who are in for the points.  

Nov 02, 2019 02:37 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My first few blog posts were passed around the office to get many eyes to find my mistakes.

Since then I have realized that most people are more concerned with the fact that you stopped by than they are with the content of what you have to say.

Nov 02, 2019 12:53 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida


Yes, I proofread and even use the spellcheck feature.

Nov 02, 2019 11:41 AM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do try to proof read or think of a way to respond, can't speak of the rest of the audience.  

Some times, I do make mistakes too.

Nov 02, 2019 08:36 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes I proofread and use spellcheck (most of the time) but still make mistakes. I suspect we all do.

Nov 02, 2019 08:04 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I do proofread but, still seem to miss things too, Mott.

As for points, we're all point whores!  The points motivate us to write and, as a result, keep our phones ringing, adding sales, referrals and social appointments to our calendars (meet-ups)!

Nov 02, 2019 06:09 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Just worry about your own posts. Others may not be as sharp.

Nov 02, 2019 01:43 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I think most of us try not to make errors, but even with proofreading, some of them slip through. I'm thankful when I find them somewhere that I can correct them.

Meanwhile, I don't thik errors just come from trying to gain points or game the system. A couple of my favorite bloggers have terrible spelling and grammar skills - but their posts are informative and often humorous. I won't skip reading them because of a few errors.

Nov 02, 2019 10:15 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I follow the wise words of Marte Cliff who has taught us over the years how not to stink. Her words are write it, read it, re-write it, take out some words, read it again, post it.

Very good thoughts here.

Nov 02, 2019 09:52 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

With my fingers I proofread and spellcheck and still find mistakes. Something I have to deal with!

Nov 02, 2019 09:36 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I proof read every post I write.... I more often than not proof every comment.... sometimes I find grave errors made by me.... that would have been very embarrassing.... that's what rushing does!!!

Nov 02, 2019 08:53 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I definitely proof read it but sometimes even with proofing it I miss things.

Nov 02, 2019 05:58 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

 I write. I proof read. I spell check.

I still make the occasional hasty error.

Nov 02, 2019 05:21 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No comments, will read answers.

Nov 02, 2019 03:27 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Share or dont share that is the question. Hold the "why"...richspeare

Nov 02, 2019 08:53 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I proofread and review my "stuff". And then after posting, I notice something I missed and have to hit the edit button.

The gaming is the part of the foundation of AR.

Nov 02, 2019 03:30 PM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I make mistakes from time to time.  I try to change it when I see it.  Most are busy people and do have a schedule to follow, so I am guilty

Nov 02, 2019 03:30 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I feel like you get out what you put into it here.  And you know what you get for the most points?  NOT A DAMN thing.  But for those who mingle and read and learn you can get SO much out of it.

Nov 02, 2019 02:47 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Someone, review, blogs, commments, questions.

You are asking if I waste someone else's time in addition to my own.


Nov 02, 2019 12:05 PM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

I do the best I can to proof read and spell check myself!

Nov 03, 2019 01:57 AM
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

I do my best in re-reading but... I like to check in here every once in a while, do get a lot of questions in my mind answered and appreciciate the friendly atmosphere.

Nov 03, 2019 01:10 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL


Nov 03, 2019 03:43 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The 2 things i learned is that clicking the spell check does not catch all errors. Second is if you miss a spelling error, dont worry, the spelling police will let you know with a fury

Nov 03, 2019 04:51 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker


Nov 03, 2019 03:19 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I see many questions here and posts that have errors in every sentence.   I try to spell check, read and reread, and at times there are errors. 

Nov 09, 2019 11:59 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I learn to hit spell check but do not proof read enough.


Nov 04, 2019 08:56 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

After you changed the last question after it was answered, I'm not willing to answer any more of your questions.

Nov 03, 2019 07:45 AM