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Amusing RE ads

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by Jacque, 26th Nov, 2005.

  1. Jacque

    Jacque Team InvestEd

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    Read these in the SMH today and thought someone might get a laugh out of them. Poor REA's are given such a hard time over common spelling errors in their ads that I'm sure most of them would be happily hiring proof readers if they could only afford it :)
    Some recent examples:

    Property in Penrith advertised as having "duel access"- buyers are obviously expected to fight for the property!

    Property in Tassie has STD problems, evidently, with a house being put forward as "not your usual brick venereal home"

    But I thought the funniest one was the old Smith Family headquarters on Crown St (Sydney) was promoted as "a floorless opportunity!"- What a hoot! Makes you wonder whether or not it was safe to enter!!
     
  2. TakeStock

    TakeStock Well-Known Member

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    The house must have been used as a brothel. ;)
     
  3. Jacque

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    Actually, I've been thinking of compiling a list of commonly misspelt words in real estate ads and sending a list of corrections (if only to assist the poor agents!). What do you think?
    So, let's start a list.....

    SOUGHT instead of SORT
    DUAL instead of DUEL
    SEPARATE instead of SEPERATE
    QUIET instead of QUITE
    PROFESSIONAL instead of PROFFESIONAL
    TENANT instead of TENNANT, TENENT or TENANNT


    Anyone got any others to add? :)
     
  4. D&K

    D&K Well-Known Member

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    I can't add to the spelling contest, but I do find it amusing that many houses in QLD have built in bedrooms! I'm yet to find one that advertises bedrooms being built somewhere in the backyard down by the shed, but who knows where they might put them! ... such a pity that the REs are only being lazy about describing BIRs.

    Dave
     
  5. Jacque

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    Hehe Dave :) Know where you're coming from there with the BIR's!
    I love it when some contracts stipulate on their list of inclusions that the BIR's and letterbox are actually included. I kid you not!
    Can you just see it now- a vendor digging up his letterbox and attached 40kg concrete base to load onto the removalist truck...... :D
     
  6. Jacque

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    One to top them all today....

    a "colder sack" in Leura. Hehehehehehehehe...... :D
     
  7. Tzaki

    Tzaki Well-Known Member

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    Welllll it could be a great selling point, being "colder" and all after the recent weather!! :D