Pet Friendly Homes in Boca Raton: A REALTOR® NIGHTMARE




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I washed my phone yesterday.  Not on purpose, mind you.  It got scooped  up with the bed linens and tossed in the wash.  


By the time I realized it, my phone was in hot water...and so was I!  


I had a call to make, but I didn't know the number.  Panic set in!  I was scrambling.  Where was the number?  It's amazing how much we rely on our phones for everything today - phone numbers, contact info, alarm clock, and so on.  I remember thinking, I wish I had a phone book.


This saga started at 8:00 am and took 12 hours to resolve.  Thankfully, it's resolved.  I now have a new phone with a bright case.


What would you do if something happened to your phone?  

Elyse BermanFor information about pet-friendly housing in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Highland Beach, Boynton Beach or Boca Raton real estate market, please contact me. I am a Boca Raton Real Estate Agent.

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Comment balloon 18 commentsElyse Berman, PA • August 10 2017 08:35PM


Glad you got the nightmare resolved.

I would use my landline if my cell phone was being washed 

There are some benefits to using older technology ... even if only used as a backup. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 3 years ago

There are few things that will rattle my cage more than car problems or issues with technology.  Yes, we have become very dependent on technology.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 3 years ago

Good lesson to keep backups of all contacts.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 3 years ago

Thank goodness I sync all the contacts in my database to my phone, and vice versa.  And I have a paper record of names and numbers of folks I am currently working with.  


Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 3 years ago

Well if I was to lose mine I ay gave to jump off a

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 3 years ago

Elyse we have a CRM with database online so it would be fairly simple to re-create.  I hope I never have to. Sorry you had to go through all that....ugh.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS AZ Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) about 3 years ago

Hi Elyse,

So sorry you had to go through this. At my household I have duplication at every level. CRM - Computers etc...  My iPhone and my husband use the same data base. I have actually had to use his phone during updates etc....and I did lose my phone once - I got a GPS lock on it and locked it off and got a call from someone who found it. I gave them a reward that they wouldn't take but I insisted. I left it on my car and it went all the way up to Flagstaff before falling off the hood! 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 3 years ago

I have lost my phone (broke it, stolen, broke again) 3 times. It is truly a PIA...nightmare is a good work.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) about 3 years ago

I can't even begin to go there in my head, Elyse! Glad it all worked out in the end. But that may also be why subconsciouly I never bring my phone into my bedroom.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 3 years ago

Good Morning Elyse - our iPhones are really critical.  I assume that you had a backup on iTunes.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 3 years ago

First, I would panic...LOL...we are so used to using our phones for so much, it takes a while to adjust to a new way of doing something. 

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) about 3 years ago

Hello Elyse, I guess I'd have to freak out a bit! Just got rid of my land line last year and tossed any phone books I had saved as well. 

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 3 years ago

Elyse, I use Google contacts and calendar, so all my info is on my computer too.  Glad you had an old phone for a backup, I would panic first too.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 3 years ago

Not funny at all but glad you're up & running again.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) about 3 years ago

Hi Elyse

Well that is quite  story! I would have panicked for sure. Thanks goodness you were able to get it all resolved even though it took a while. I backup daily on icloud thankfully.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) about 3 years ago

Oh, Elyse, I'm so sorry and I can't even imagine! I have had issues with my phone but, never washed it!  When my boys were younger, they were both lifeguards and I can't tell you how many phones we went through each summer for them. It's totally different though, when you rely so heavily on your phone for business.

I have a Mac and like Kathleen Daniels would use my landline and use my contacts on my Mac (that sync with my phone) while I wait on a new one. 


Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 3 years ago

Elyse- so THAT'S what you meant when you said you washed your phone the other day!!! I panic if I my phone at home so I cannot imagine what you went through! Glad all is well! And how do you like your new phone?

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 3 years ago

I smashed my iPhone a few weeks ago and had to order another one from Amazon "next day" and for 250.00 was up and running with a better phone.  Luckily most of my important stuff was backed up on iCloud.  Sorry about your mishap Elyse Berman, PA, CRS .  Yes we rely on our phones like never before.

Posted by Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055 (Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA) about 3 years ago

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