Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty & Management)

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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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So true... Nathan! I use that expression all the time. But young people don't have a clue. I sold a townhome last year to a young couple who when they saw a hook-up in the kitchen for a wall phone asked me what it was for. When I told them they looked at me very strangely and then asked it it would hurt the home if they removed it!

Sep 11, 2017 04:40 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Still alive and well. Phones aren't off the hook anymore. Things are off the hook sometimes. People are off the hook sometimes.

Sep 11, 2017 06:58 AM
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Ken Jones, SRES, ASA, SCGREA
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Nathan Gesner Upon occasion, I get into discussions about the music business and there are terms that were once so common that are never used anymore. 

Such as a record - there are no such things anymore. Or, a tape recorder, or a cassette player  - they're ancient history.

Sep 11, 2017 05:22 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

Here's hoping the phrase "6%" doesn't disappear.

Sep 11, 2017 06:54 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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A phrase from the past for sure. Remember when the office phone had many buttons for indivdual lines?

Sep 11, 2017 05:51 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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How about a telephone operator saying "I have a collect call from".

Sep 11, 2017 05:02 AM
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David Martin
Fairfax Realty - Alexandria, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

You Sound Like a BROKEN RECORD...

"What's a record lol"

Image result for broken record images

Sep 11, 2017 12:46 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

That is so true. And many of our common phrases are from a by-gone error. Remember - "until the cows come home?" How many of us have cows today? What does that actually mean?  But we still use these phrases.

Sep 11, 2017 07:52 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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They say, "My phone is blowing up!" - and it's typically with text messages!

Sep 11, 2017 06:58 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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that's funny..... and very true.... 

Sep 11, 2017 06:43 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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At the risk of betraying my age, LOL, I admit to using that phrase all the time...and never think about whether or not others even know what it means. 

Sep 11, 2017 06:37 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

Good one...  

Sep 11, 2017 06:01 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

That is a great point, there is no more hook. Well i listed a very large home, builtin the 1970's complete with shag carpeting and yellow, green and white mounted rotary phones i got to how my daughter. The owner said i could have them.

Sep 11, 2017 05:42 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Do you still have a Land Line ???

Sep 11, 2017 05:08 AM
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Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Boston, MA
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Great one..thanks for sharing....

...here is one from 1993 ... .gotta go...just got paged is there a phone nearby?

Sep 11, 2017 04:43 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Lol. That's a good one Nathan Gesner !

Sep 11, 2017 12:35 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Nathan, I often refer to my name and add that I only have one personality. I  have seen blank stares from the younger generation on that comment.

Sep 11, 2017 12:16 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
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I still say "Sock it to me". Most people don't understand.

Sep 11, 2017 10:32 AM
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Carol Williams
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I remember how excited I was when touch button dial phones were installed in my office.  It saved so much time!   

I often look up the origins of old sayings I don't know the origins of.  Like "don't throw out the baby with the bath water".  That's an interesting one.  

Sep 11, 2017 07:00 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Nathan,

Had not thought of that.  A

Sep 11, 2017 06:54 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Yes.   And how about rolling down the window(as in your car)?  

Sep 11, 2017 06:54 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Nathan Gesner I can remember when "touch tone" phones replaced the rotary dial phone. Big technology break through

Sep 11, 2017 06:46 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I haven't heard this much lately but for us older folks it is a natural statement.

Sep 11, 2017 05:03 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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Quit slamming the phone down! We still have rotary phones and still use them.

 

rotary phone

Sep 12, 2017 09:14 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one!

Sep 12, 2017 05:39 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I guess we need a replacement for that. How about, my pants leg is vibrating so much it is giving me tingles.

Sep 11, 2017 05:14 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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My great aunt still says, "the greatest thing since sliced bread". She was born in 1919. They invented sliced bread in 1928 when she was 9 years old.

Sep 11, 2017 03:48 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

I hear people say my phone blew up today - all the time now!

Sep 11, 2017 03:16 PM
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

I (John) worked 20+ years in the Land-Line (Dialtone) industry, and many great phrases are taking a hit:

"Trouble Left here Fine"

"Tip and Ring"

"Butt-In (hand-set used to tap into a phone call)"

"Is this the Party with whom I'm speaking?"

"Gee, No - GTE (I once worked for General Telephone)"

Heck - they are now correcting History and downgrading Alexander Bell, as he was not the first to invent the telephone!!!

Sep 11, 2017 01:17 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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True. Sort of like 'Clean your room'?

Sep 11, 2017 11:46 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
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My son asked me why I say roll down the window.  I had to explain

Sep 11, 2017 07:43 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Color TV was incredible to behold after watching black & white

Sep 11, 2017 07:23 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yes! I have an old red rotary phone sitting on my desk to remind me of the good old days. We don't habe phone jacks in our house so it just sits there. My kids play with it and ask me why it doesn't work. At least they know it is a phone. -Kasey

Sep 13, 2017 06:47 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Julia & Associates - Johns Creek, GA
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OMG, I have not heard that saying in years!  Now it's my phone is blowing up!!! lol

Sep 12, 2017 02:18 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
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Money doesn't grow on trees

Sep 12, 2017 11:41 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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My cell phone is ringing off my hip.  

Sep 12, 2017 07:42 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Nathan Gesner - things change with the time and so are the phrases....

Sep 11, 2017 11:42 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Si agree.

Sep 11, 2017 04:59 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Many old sayings are gone because of technology

Sep 11, 2017 03:56 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Wow that is a old phrase for sure.

 

Sep 14, 2017 09:05 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That is a common term, and our young folks won't ever understand that!  

Sep 14, 2017 05:53 AM