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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

Very good question. I think writing skills are critical. The agent should be literate, grammatically correct and able to express important points clearly. I see horrifying verbiage in contracts. The more poorly written those are, the more exposure to liability.

Sep 26, 2017 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I believe ability to communicate clearly, concisely is critical in any business situation. And I believe that communicating grammatically and with correct spelling also shows one's professionalism.

Sep 27, 2017 12:33 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Being a scholar is not important but being able to clearly convey the wishes of the client is.

Sep 26, 2017 07:43 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It is important to appear literate and competent.

Sep 26, 2017 06:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It's as important as having a photo online and not be Anonymous.

Sep 27, 2017 06:28 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Very important and spell-check is likely just as important to learn to use...and USE it!

Sep 26, 2017 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Muy importante!

Sep 26, 2017 09:23 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

It is important.

Sep 26, 2017 09:10 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Writing skills ARE very important.

Sep 26, 2017 07:30 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I like to think it is.

Sep 26, 2017 07:05 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I think every real estate agent needs to be well versed with writing skills.... or that agent should have someone else write for them.... 

Sep 27, 2017 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Communication is key in this business - being able to get the point across is a valuable skill

Sep 27, 2017 05:46 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Not much. A REALTOR should be filling in blanks, not writing dissertations.

Sep 27, 2017 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Communication ability is key. Want proof, look at our politicians!

Sep 27, 2017 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I think it is important.  Often times that skill is our first impression and one that can have a lasting impact.  

Sep 27, 2017 05:23 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

How important is a Realtor's headshot?

Sep 27, 2017 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Coherent and accurate communication is always important...

Sep 27, 2017 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Examine your skills bank and activate that for optimum results

Sep 27, 2017 06:27 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It is important to be able to communicate effectively.

Sep 27, 2017 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Very important.

Sep 27, 2017 05:41 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Agents with exceptional WRITING skills to often choose to exercise those skills and write too much. Then the fun begins.

Write concisely.

Write sparingly.

Remove everything not directly pertinent, critical or essential to this transaction or representation agreement.

The real discipline, like so much of life, is not the mastery of the wordsmithing craft but learning when to shut up. Failing to do so is when the fun begins.

Sep 27, 2017 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Important, but not as important as it once was.

Sep 27, 2017 05:07 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Very important.

Sep 27, 2017 03:39 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I am with Evelina. 

And writing skills are important.

Sep 20, 2018 12:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Ha ha ha

In Miami a lot of realtors DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH and they call you and 1st questions :"Do you speak Spanish?"

So, you tell me, how importaant is writing skills. 

Sep 20, 2018 11:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Clear and precise information should be relayed and no spelling errors! 

Sep 29, 2017 06:49 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

You mean for offers? We just need to fill in the blanks.

For listing description - hire someone who writes well.

Sep 27, 2017 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think writing skills are important all around and particularly in negotiations. That might include not just vocabulary or intelligent concepts espressed in a literate way, but grammar as well - a single comma might actually change the meaning of a sentence! 

Sep 27, 2017 01:35 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

As long as  it is easy to understand that is the main issue of this.

Sep 27, 2017 09:41 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Extremely.  If you use the wrong form of their or were that is a huge mistake and can cost you.

Sep 27, 2017 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Verwy Verwy important Elmer Fudd

Sep 27, 2017 08:17 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Writing is a key element in communication.  Communication is essential. If the skills are poor I feel it impacts representation in a multitude of ways.

Sep 27, 2017 07:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

I believe REALTORS® should stick to keeping their writing skills in plain simple English. Don't try to write in what you may think is legalese. Keep it simple so everyone can understand the discussion, etc.

Sep 27, 2017 06:50 AM