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Estate Agents and poor spelling

  • 27-09-2022 11:12pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,416 ✭✭✭

    Every now and again I take a look on daft and "see what's out there". I have noticed quite that they mis-spell the name of even the actual place incorrectly ALOT.

    Call me a stickler, but with Google Maps, Eircode finder and a plethora of 2-second checks being available to consult, it strikes me that they cut corners alot.

    Examples: Danesfort in Kilkenny as "Danesford" and "Danesforts" in 2 separate ads. I died a little inside to be honest.

    Maybe i'm unlucky and have just seen rare examples but i doubt it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,592 ✭✭✭dennyk

    What would an Alot of irony look like, I wonder? 🤔

    The people posting these ads are no doubt busy and can't be arsed to proofread. Hard to blame them when you could post an ad for a house in Qwertyuiop with a description of "Lorem ipsum..." and people would still be bidding fifty over asking within a day.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭tscul32

    We saw a house online that had the floor plans of a completely different house - 3 bed single front instead of the 4 bed double front that it is. Went to an open viewing for it and they had lovely glossy brochures for the house, with the same incorrect plans. I pointed it out to the EA and he had never noticed. Ad is still up with wrong plans.

    I'm not sure they're too bothered.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,485 ✭✭✭endofrainbow

    I saw an ad for house share along my road - the interior photos were actually of the house next door (which had recently been sold).

    Laziness pure and simple.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,614 ✭✭✭Deebles McBeebles

    It is lazy and they don't care. They could post an ad on Daft telling every pleb looking for a rental to anally impale themselves on a sweeping brush before viewing and you would see a line of three legged people with exasperated expressions on their faces, trundling up the road, with references from their job and last 10 landlords in their sweaty paws.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,971 ✭✭✭Dodge

    I’m fairly certain we got a relative bargain on the house we bought because the estate agent listed it incorrectly

    So thank god for them and their mistakes

  • Registered Users Posts: 791 ✭✭✭CreadanLady

    They don't care. They know people will still bit through their eyeballs to get it.

    The MFV Creadan Lady is a mussel dredger from Dunmore East.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,976 ✭✭✭✭Dav010