John Wiley,  Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I post it exactly as they wrote it.  Spelling and grammatical errors are a pet peeve of mine, but I don't want to change it as it may offend them.  If they are gracious enough to provide a testimonial for me, then I accept it the way it is.

Nov 10, 2017 04:32 AM
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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

This is an excellent question. And my answer is, leave it exactly as they wrote it.

Nov 10, 2017 04:32 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I'd just publish it. Then the next buyer who doesn't use grammar properly will know I am a grammar-neutral agent. Haha

Nov 10, 2017 05:52 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Correct typos? Yes.  Change the grammar? No

Nov 10, 2017 04:15 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Use quotation marks as newspapers & online reporters do.

Nov 10, 2017 05:59 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It would depend on how egregious the errors are.

Nov 10, 2017 05:32 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

A quote is no longer a quote if edited - so it depends on the way in which the words will be utilized.  

Nov 10, 2017 05:10 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Yes. I don't want it to reflect bad on me or the client.

Nov 10, 2017 05:07 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Perhaps it depends. Maybe not publish at all if it could lead to embarrassment.  That would be a better judgment call.

Nov 10, 2017 04:47 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I would depend...

Nov 10, 2017 04:46 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I leave it as written.

Nov 10, 2017 09:06 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am with many others here. Like Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers I will correct spelling but not grammer. That said, most of my clients give me permission to change or edit as I see fit. 

Nov 10, 2017 07:19 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Post it as written or don't post it!

Nov 10, 2017 05:11 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Edit serious errors.  Leave the rest alone.

Nov 10, 2017 04:04 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I never would correct. We are not perfect and any flows even in grammar is fine with me. The meaning and intentions are more important and greatly appreciated. 

Nov 10, 2017 11:46 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Depends on how bad the grammar is. If it takes away substantively from the content, then I'd fix it, with their permission.

Nov 10, 2017 10:16 AM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

It depends. If they were trying to call you an "angel" but it came out "a hole" I might want it corrected.

Nov 10, 2017 09:22 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Interesting to see the diverse views on this subject.  Thanks for asking the question, John Wiley .

Nov 10, 2017 07:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Edit if possible.

 

Nov 10, 2017 06:16 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I've been in the same scenario. I believe I posted it as the client wrote it.

Nov 10, 2017 06:16 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

I post the original.

Nov 10, 2017 05:54 AM
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Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Edit it for sure.

Nov 10, 2017 05:13 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think that puts you between a stone and a hard place..... grammar is a reflection of one's education! I'd edit it....

Nov 10, 2017 04:55 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I would edit the grammar minimally and the spelling.

Nov 10, 2017 06:54 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The public sees what they see.  Who am I  to judge.

Nov 10, 2017 05:23 PM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I post it the way it was written.  

Nov 10, 2017 11:59 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

Most of our clients give us permission to edit.

Nov 10, 2017 08:11 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Wiley I would not change it. Your clients heart is in the right place.

Nov 10, 2017 07:21 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would not change it and I would not publish it.

Nov 10, 2017 06:56 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would edit with permission.

Nov 10, 2017 05:42 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

1st, I will consider if an extract would serve the purpose better.

2nd I will consdier if this clients reads the recommendation later, will they notice or be notified of this oversight? Do take care to not cause shame on those helping you.

3rd, present the issue and offer to correct for their final approval.

Finally, the agent should commit to getting FIVE testimonials from the client that addresses, individually,  each of the five question all sellers have regarding the agent they hire. 

After all, they hired you because they found the answers (perhaps unknowingly) to enable them to make a decision.

Nov 10, 2017 04:56 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Hmmmmm ..........

Nov 10, 2017 04:37 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Boy that is a hard one.  I hate to change what they wrote.

 

Nov 12, 2017 10:40 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

The only edits we make are mis-spelled words. I want them to be in their own voice and how they talk - not ours.

Nov 11, 2017 04:20 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I don't know how you edit it anyway! Are you sharing it somewhere besides where they originally posted the review, John Wiley?

Nov 10, 2017 08:20 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I would not post it if it's poorly written, nor would I feel comfortable editing it. If you did, you'd have to ask the writer permission, I would think, and that might be embarassing to them. 

Nov 10, 2017 02:30 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Reviews can not be touched by realtor. Sign in,  ipaddress and location must be from clients.  

Nov 10, 2017 08:07 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It has to be done or it has an opposite effect

Nov 10, 2017 06:49 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Nov 10, 2017 06:34 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

It does not matter. I keep it.

Sep 01, 2018 11:33 PM
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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

I have not, it was original and from the client.

Nov 13, 2017 07:29 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

I'm not big on asking for recommendations from clients or for that matter, taking pictures of them after successful closing. I treat my customers just like a doctor would. When you a searching for a new doctor, do you look for or ask them for testimonials? As for your question, I would not change the grammar, but  decide on weither or not I would post it.

Nov 11, 2017 05:48 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I would edit it so as to not embarrass the former client

Nov 11, 2017 05:14 AM