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Real Estate Agent - Sotheby's International Realty - BRE # 01362887
A very humorous Blog that highlights gaffes from the MLS & ad bloopers.
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Welcome to this week’s marketing typo blooper reel, friends. Apparently Siri and auto-spell have become my writing partners, as a lot of these MLS and advertising gaffes would suggest. I prefer to believe that haste makes waste, and not that stupidity is on the rise… but you be the judge:Some Fol...
09/11/2015
THANKING YOU THIS LABOR DAY We DID do it - we built a great nation, my friends. Thank you all , young and old, for your incomparable contributions.  So enjoy Labor Day, and be thankful for all we have here in our beloved USA!  GWEN BANTA - SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY, SUNSET BLVD/BEVERLY HILLS...
09/06/2015
Oh, Ricky!There is some old saying about the best laid plans going asunder, and I am about to tell you where asunder is: it's a place in New Jersey. Picture a lovely suburb of tract homes in Jersey, circa 1969. One year my mother Marie decided we should sell the family home and get something bigg...
08/24/2015
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  WOOHOO - It's official - I just signed my first book deal for my novel, The Fly Strip. It will be published by Waldorf Publishing and will be out in hardcover in 2016. Please excuse my shameless promotion,, my friends, but it took me a long time to get here!SynopsisThe Fly Strip - A Novel By Gw...
08/07/2015
  Something may have been rotten in the State of Denmark, but the MLS isn’t smelling much better.  Check out this review of some of my favorite stinkers and clinkers from the MLS and real estate ads if you’re in the mood for a few giggles:Something Seems Amiss…"New farmers stink" (Old farmers don...
07/25/2015
Friends, I'm out of town this week, but I thought you would enjoy this Blooper Blog re-run:From blundering fools to complete tools, the bloopers on the MLS were hysterical this week, folks. I received some great contributions from John M. Scott of beautiful San Francisco, Jane Peters from right h...
07/09/2015
  Hi Folks - the blooper blog is back, and the MLS gaffes are more hilarious than ever.  I think you will enjoy my list of this week's favorites:First a Moo"Cows returned after 9 am" (Uh, got milk?)"Golf curse home"  (A home that is obviously not up to par...)"Pack as soon as you arrive" (Apparen...
06/24/2015
 Alert the media, as out of the mist appears the masked Blooper Blogger! Hey friends, I'm back with a list that was too good not to write up. Thanks to Jane Peters of Los Angeles,  Portland's own Carla Muss-Jacobs, and Juli Vosmik of Scottsdale for their hilarious contributions:  Mass Confusion "...
05/10/2015
  Hey friends, it's time for the Blooper Blog again. I accumulated some whoppers during my hiatus, as apparently carelessness remains rampant. On the other hand, perhaps we can attribute the gaffes to the fact that it's margarita season. (Oh, wait, maybe that's just at my house.) Here they are fo...
03/16/2015
Hi Friends, Several of you have been kind enough to inquire as to my whereabouts of late. I promise I will be back soon with The Blooper Blog, but in the meantime, I wanted to share what I have been doing. I am still at Sotheby's International Realty on Sunset Blvd, but two of my colleagues and I...
03/02/2015
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A very humorous Blog that highlights gaffes from the MLS and real estate ad bloopers.